The U.S. public knows that something is happening in the Arctic. It involves melting ice, because that has been mentioned in so many news accounts and scientific reports. But where exactly is that ice? Is it still melting? What might that mean for people who live far away? On such points public awareness becomes fuzzy, with some people's perceptions shaped by their ideology instead of geographic or science knowledge. What people believe about polar regions, who believes what, and how those beliefs take shape are topics of ongoing research.
The National Ocean Council has extended the public comment period on the draft National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan through 28 March 2012. This extension will provide stakeholders, users, and the public additional time to provide input to inform development of the final Implementation Plan.
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following program committee members:
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Meeting
Thursday, 15 September 2011
A data-sharing agreement signed in August 2011 between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and three oil companies (Shell, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil) has laid the groundwork for the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) to provide public access to a wealth of oceanographic and environmental data collected between 2008 and 2012 in the Chukchi Sea.
Online Conference Registration Now Open
2008 Arctic Science Conference
"Growing Sustainability Science in the North: The Resilience of the
People in the Arctic"
September 15-17, 2008
Online Abstract Submission and Conference Registration Now Open
2009 Arctic Science Conference
"Impact of Environment on Human Health: Interdisciplinary Science and
14-16 September 2009
Public Hearing Available
European Union Arctic Policy
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Registration deadline: 3:00 p.m. Brussels time, Friday, 25 January 2013
Public Comment Period Open
Ocean Research Priorities Plan
U.S. National Science and Technology Council
Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology
Call for Nominations
Public Advisory Committee Members
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (EVOS) Trustee Council
Nomination deadline: Friday, 6 August 2010