The 2013 Arctic Report Card was released on 12 December 2013 during a press conference led by Dr. Martin Jeffries, Principal Editor of the Arctic Report Card and science advisor to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. This annual update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports on key indicators and components being tracked in the Arctic. The 2013 update contains 18 essays by 147 authors from 14 countries describing the state of the Arctic environmental system.
Note: The workshop will be held even if the US government shutdown continues through the workshop dates.
The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a high-level summit that aims to provide community-driven and science-based guidance for the design, implementation, coordination, and operation of an international network of arctic observing systems to be sustained over several decades. AOS is led by the International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC) as part of the implementation of the observing change component of the ISAC Science Plan. AOS 2013, scheduled to convene 30 April - 2 May 2013 in Vancouver, Canada, is the first in a planned series of biennial summits. AOS 2013 registration is now open.
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
9-13 December 2013
San Francisco, California
Submission deadline: Friday, 19 April 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Arto Rinne will fly from St. Petersburg, Russia to Boston, Massachusetts for 6 weeks of playing music, lecturing and touring in the Midwest and New England. He will be accompanied by his band Sattuma, a four-person Karelian Folk band. Sattuma will start the 2013 summer tour at the PECO Multicultural Day at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 15th then on to Hancock, Michigan as featured performers at the US FinnFest in June, and on to Sudbury, Canada to perform at the Canadian FinnFest. In addition to playing, Arto will be giving lectures in many locations along the tour.
Dr. Klein traveled to Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida to work with members of the Department of Biological Sciences. He presented a talk entitled "Red and Arctic Fox Predation on Colonial Nesting Seabirds in a Changing Climate on Alaska's Bering Sea Islands" to faculty and graduate students. Dr. Klein also presented a BIOSCOPES webinar on "Climate Change Effects on the Ecology of Wildlife in the Alaskan Arctic and Sub-Arctic".
Dr. Mukasa visited three different elementary schools in the Hilliard City School District in Columbus, Ohio to speak to 4th and 5th graders on the changing Arctic environment. Questions he discussed with students include: