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Sixth International Summer School in Glaciology 2020

The Sixth International Summer School in Glaciology organized by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), will be held in McCarthy, central Alaska, from 6 to 16 June 2020. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the physics of glaciers and current research frontiers in glaciology with focus on quantitative glaciology and remote sensing. The course is open to 28 graduate students from around the world targeting primarily early stage PhD students who perform glacier-related research. It will be taught by faculty of UAF’s glaciology group and several invited guest instructors from outside Alaska.

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Arctic Community Meeting Rooms Available during 2019 AGU Fall Meeting

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the availability of community meeting space during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2019, to be held 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California. Meeting space is available, by reservation, in rooms Monterrey I and Monterrey II of the Hotel Nikko San Francisco (222 Mason St., San Francisco, California).

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EGU travel funding for ECRs available - Submit before 1 Dec

The EGU is committed to promoting the participation of both early career scientists and established researchers from low and middle-income countries who wish to present their work at the EGU General Assembly. In order to encourage participation of scientists from both these groups, a limited amount of the overall budget of the EGU General Assembly is reserved to provide financial support to those who wish to attend the meeting.

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Ice core session at EGU2020

We are pleased to inform you about an ice core session at the next EGU meeting: "Past climate reconstructions from ice core records: limits and gaps in the interpretation of proxies embedded in the ice". We are very excited for this EGU session that highlights the work being performed to overcome current challenges in the interpretation of ice core paleoclimate records.

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3rd International Conference on Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium

Organizers announce the 3rd International Conference on Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium. This conference will convene 24-26 September 2020 in Toruń, Poland. The aim of the conference is to present scientific achievements and to identify gaps in the field of the historical climatology of the polar regions based on early meteorological observations, history, dendroclimatology, paleolimnology, geophysics, geomorphology, and other sources.

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Early Career Travel Grants Available Permafrost Researchers

The U.S. Permafrost Association (USPA) will be awarding $500 travel grants and the $1000 Andrew Slater Award for U.S.-based students and post-graduate researchers (within six years of their last degree) to attend the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2019. The AGU Fall Meeting will convene 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California.

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Registration for 9th Annual Meeting of the Permafrost Carbon Network

The 9th Annual Meeting of the Permafrost Carbon Network will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 (9:00 - 5:00 pm) at the Parc55 hotel in San Francisco, CA (55 Cyril Magnin St). Our program is structured into short synthesis updates in the morning and an introduction to the new phase of Permafrost Carbon Network activities. The afternoon will be used to discuss various topics in small breakout groups. Lunch will be provided for registered participants.

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