News Archive

2019 Sea Ice Outlook Post-Season Report

18 February 2020
2019 Sea Ice Outlook Post-Season Report

The 2019 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Post-Season Report is now available. The SIO is a community network activity led by the Sea Ice Prediction Network – Phase 2 Project Team, with contributions from key partners, to advance our understanding of the state and evolution of Arctic sea ice cover. This report includes in-depth discussions and analysis of factors impacting sea ice this past summer, the SIO contributions, regional observation, predicted spatial fields, Antarctic contributions, seasonal sea ice forecasting for the Alaska marine shipping industry, and a summary from the Sea Ice Drift Forecast Experiment (SIDFEx).

Arctic Research Seminar Recording Now Available

13 February 2020
Arctic Research seminar with Jim Thomson

A recording is now available of the Arctic Research seminar with Jim Thomson, Senior Principal Oceanographer at the University of Washington's Applied Physics Lab. Thomson's presentation explored "Ocean Waves in the New Arctic", as the rapid decline of summer sea ice cover in the Western Arctic has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the sea state of the region.

Witness Community Highlights

31 January 2020
Witness Community Highlights

The January 2020 issue of Witness Community Highlights is now available online. This issue includes two articles: “NOAA Arctic Report Card 2019: Brief Summary” highlighting discussions on key land, ice, ocean, and atmosphere observations that are included in full report; and “Development of UArctic’s Thematic Network on Collaborative Resource Management,” an overview of the network’s activities to better leverage the knowledge of local experts in resource management decisions.

Arctic Research Seminar Series with Jim Thomson

27 January 2020
Arctic Research Seminar Series with Jim Thomson

ARCUS invites registration for our next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Jim Thomson, Senior Principal Oceanographer at the University of Washington. This seminar, titled "Ocean Waves in the New Arctic," will be held Friday, 7 February 2020, 08:00 a.m. AKST (12:00 p.m. EST) online via Zoom.

Helen Wiggins Selected as ARCUS Executive Director

24 January 2020
Helen Wiggins Selected as ARCUS Executive Director

The ARCUS Board of Directors is pleased to announce today the appointment of Helen V. Wiggins as its new Executive Director. For the past year, Wiggins has served as ARCUS’ Interim Executive Director, and has held the position of ARCUS’ Director of Programs since 2008. “ARCUS is very pleased to recognize Helen’s expertise in managing ARCUS’ programs, staff, and the complexity of our membership community. She has repeatedly demonstrated her capability at leading the organization to success in numerous endeavors,” said ARCUS outgoing President of the Board Audrey Taylor.

Arctic Indigenous Scholars Call for Applications

23 January 2020
Arctic Indigenous Scholars

ARCUS and the Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska are pleased to announce the 2020 call for Arctic Indigenous Scholars. Three scholars will be selected to travel to Washington DC to share their views and build relationships with policy and decision-makers. We strongly encourage hunters, culture bearers, and those active in their communities to apply.

Visit the Arctic Calendar

14 January 2020
Arctic Calendar

ARCUS' Arctic Calendar is an online, searchable calendar of major meetings and events relevant to the arctic science, education, and policy communities. It serves as a community resource for tracking and publicizing major Arctic events and conferences, and to help avoid conflicting meeting dates. It is updated daily.

We encourage anyone organizing a meeting, seminar, or webinar to submit the event for inclusion on the calendar. We also welcome other Arctic organizations to link to the Arctic Calendar. Events can be submitted through the online form at: http://www.arcus.org/events/arctic-calendar/submit or by emailing calendar [at] arcus.org

Underwater Encounter with Weddell Seals

9 January 2020
Underwater Encounter with Weddell Seals

Join Weddell seals in the icy cold waters of Antarctica in this video by PolarTREC Teacher Bridget Ward. Watch the video!

Arctic Research Seminar Series with Jeffrey Brooks

2 January 2020
Arctic Research Seminar Series

ARCUS invites registration for our next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Jeffrey Brooks, Social Scientist at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). This seminar, titled “Science and Traditional Knowledge in Decision-Making: A Federal Agency Shares its Experience in Alaska,” will be held Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 10:00 a.m. AKST (2:00 p.m. EST) online via Zoom.

Witness Community Highlights

23 December 2019
Witness Community Highlights

The December 2019 issue of Witness Community Highlights is now available online. This issue includes two articles: “The Future Shape of the Greenland Geodetic Network,” an NSF-funded Research Networking Activity (RNA) that aims to make data from this series of global navigation satellite system installations more accessible and to foster innovative research and “Permafrost Discovery Gateway: A New Online Platform Supporting Knowledge-Generation from Big Imagery” an NSF-funded project that will create pan-Arctic data products and provide easy access and discovery of these large datasets through visualization tools accessible through an interactive web browser.

Polar Technology Call for Abstracts

20 December 2019
Polar Technology Call for Abstracts

The Polar Technology Conference is planned for 10–12 March 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. The goal of the meeting is to link experts in polar science and technology development to discuss current technological resources for polar research and identify barriers to research and application of technology for problems unique to polar regions. Abstract submission has been extended until 7 February 2020, 5:00 p.m. Alaska time.

Happy Holidays!

20 December 2019
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us at ARCUS! We look forward to doing great work in the new year!

Celebrate Antarctica Day with ARCUS!

10 December 2019
Celebrate Antarctica Day with ARCUS!

ARCUS will be celebrating Antarctica Day by hosting a LIVE, real-time event with PolarTREC educator Jocelyn Argueta from the South Pole Station in Antarctica. This event will take place on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:10 AM Alaska Standard Time [9:10 AM PST, 10:10 AM MST, 11:10 AM CST, 12:10 PM EST]. Learn more about Jocelyn’s adventures at the South Pole here.

ARCUS at the American Geophysical Union

6 December 2019
ARCUS at the American Geophysical Union

Join the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, held 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California.

ARCUS staff and board members hope to see many of our colleagues and friends—and meet new ones—at the ARCUS-related events at AGU this year!

A list of other Arctic-related events and sessions taking place during the AGU Fall Meeting is available through the ARCUS website.

Witness the Arctic

2 December 2019
Witness the Arctic

This issue includes a summary of NSF’s FY2020 solicitation for Navigating the New Arctic (NNA); a call for community input on development of the IARPC Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026; Arctic Data Center news about a new semantic search product; news about the recently funded International Permafrost Coastal Systems Network; news from U.S. Arctic GEOTRACES of a novel public outreach program; Arctic social science focused articles about recommendations to protect the ecosystem habitat in Bristol Bay, a cross-cultural collaboration effort to improve Native Alaskan wellbeing, and a school-based sled-building project in eastern Greenland; updates on the SEARCH program, the Arctic Indigenous Scholars program, the PolarTREC program, the Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 project, and plans for the 2020 Polar Technology Conference; comments from ARCUS board members and Interim Executive Director Helen Wiggins; and a highlight of ARCUS member institution, the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS).

Celebrate Antarctica Day with ARCUS!

2 December 2019
Celebrate Antarctica Day with ARCUS!

CANCELLED
NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to lack of satellite availability. There is a possibility that it could be rescheduled. We'll announce it on the website, if that happens. Thanks for your patience and interest!

ARCUS will be celebrating Antarctica Day by hosting a LIVE, real-time event with PolarTREC educator Jocelyn Argueta from the South Pole Station in Antarctica. Learn more about Jocelyn’s adventures at the South Pole here.

Arctic Research Funders Meet & Greet

25 November 2019

On Tuesday, 10 December 2019 from 3:00-5:00pm, please join ARCUS and IARPC Collaborations for our 2nd Arctic Funders Meet & Greet networking event at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, CA. This special event will provide an informal opportunity for Arctic researchers to connect in-person with multiple agency program officers to gain insight into each organization’s Arctic research funding interests and opportunities. There is no cost to participate and you do not have to be registered for the AGU Fall Meeting to attend.

SIPN2 Sea Ice Community Open Meeting

22 November 2019
SIPN2

Please join the Sea Ice Prediction Network - Phase 2 (SIPN2) for a Sea Ice Community Open Meeting on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (PST) in the ARCUS Arctic Community Meeting Room: Monterrey I — Hotel Nikko San Francisco, located at 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA.

All attendees are invited to participate in a fast-paced round-robin session to share information about related efforts and/or needs for input. A PowerPoint template is available, for those who want to share information in a slide format, upon request.

Arctic Research Seminar Series with Jeffrey Brooks

21 November 2019
Arctic Research Seminar Series

ARCUS invites registration for our next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Jeffrey Brooks (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management). This seminar, titled “Science and Traditional Knowledge in Decision-Making: A Federal Agency Shares its Experience in Alaska,” will be held Wednesday, 4 December 2019 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. AKST (1:30-2:30 p.m. EST) online via Zoom.

Arctic Research Community Reception

14 November 2019
Arctic Research Community Reception

Please join us Wednesday, 11 December from 7:30-9:00pm (Pacific Time) for a special Arctic Research Community Networking Reception being held at the Hotel Nikko (222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102, Monterey I & II) in San Francisco, CA. An ARCUS member affiliation is not required to attend and there is no cost to participate. However, advance registration is encouraged.