Study of Environmental Arctic Change
The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) program is currently working on implementation of a new structure and activities. The new activities will focus on sea ice, permafrost, land ice, societal/policy implications, "Arctic Futures 2050", and fostering a coordinated arctic observing system. A 5-page summary of the new SEARCH vision, mission, goals, and structure is available on the SEARCH site.
Sea Ice Outlook
The Sea Ice Outlook post-season report is available. Thirty-four groups contributed outlooks this season - thank you! The report provides brief highlights and a discussion of the 2013 sea ice season and lessons learned.
Join a free webinar on the Arctic Observing Network (AON) on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST. This webinar is one of a series from the National Science Foundation on long-term observing management and governance. The webinar will be archived for those who want to view it afterwards.
Girls on Ice
Applications are now available for the Girls on Ice 2014 Expeditions! Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year a team of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 11 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists and mountaineers. This year there are TWO expeditions:
Girls on Ice NORTH CASCADES is the original expedition in Washington State.
Open to all girls age 15-18 (yes, international girls can apply!) July 28 - August 8, 2014
Girls on Ice ALASKA is geared toward Alaskan and Pacific Northwest girls (age 15-18).
June 20 - July 1, 2014
Applications are due January 31, 2014.
Joint Science Education Project (JSEP)
Applications from US high school students are now being accepted for the Joint Science Education Program. Learn about research being conducted in Greenland and the logistics involved in supporting the research. During this international experience, students conduct experiments and participate in inquiry-based educational activities.
More information about the program and application can be found on the website. The complete application must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on Friday, January 31, 2014.
Long-term Observing Management and Governance Discussions
ARCUS is soliciting online proposals for funding support to enable discussions related to long-term observing management and governance. Proposals will be accepted on a continuous basis until June 1, 2014.
Sea Ice Prediction Network
The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) project, which will be launched over the fall 2013, will develop a collaborative network of scientists and stakeholders to advance research on sea ice prediction and communicate sea ice knowledge and tools
Call for Abstracts: Community & Citizen Science in the Far North
Community and Citizen Science in the Far North is a free, virtual conference scheduled for 5–7 Oct. 2021. This virtual conference, integrated with social media, will focus on sharing, networking, and discussing the various aspects of conducting community and citizen science research in the Arctic. Abstracts are due on Monday 23 August 2021 at 5:00 PM Alaska Daylight Time. We encourage community members, students, and educators to submit an abstract. Share your experiences with community and citizen science research in the Arctic. There are no registration or abstract fees. Conference registration opens on August 16, 2021.