Twenty-seven students from universities in the circumpolar north and beyond participated in the Fourth UArctic Model Arctic Council. Although organizers had been planning for months to hold the program face-to-face in Akureyri, Iceland, they moved it online, owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Students and organizers videoconferenced through the Zoom platform. The program opened on Friday, March 20, and continued Monday, March 23 through Thursday, March 26, 2020.
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Eight new Thematic Networks were approved by the Assembly of UArctic at their fist annual meeting held on February 25-26, 2020, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more about the new networks here.
The goal is to identify six Nordic (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands and Iceland) finalists that UArctic will select to represent UArctic at the international science popularization contest during the UArctic Congress held in Reykjavik (6-8 Oct 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland). The call is open until May 1, 2020 to enrolled MA and PhD students from UArctic Nordic member institutions working in the field of northern or Arctic research. Find out more and how to apply here.
The ongoing pandemic has caused many changes and this newsletter is devoted to inform about the ongoing situation and how INTERACT responds and is helping. Read the INTERACT #7 March 2020 Newsletter here.
The Arctic Data Center will host a 5-day data science training workshop October 19 - 23, 2020 at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California. This 5-day workshop will provide researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Arctic Circle has decided to postpone the Forum in Berlin, Germany, which had been scheduled for June 30 - July 1st. Proposals for Sessions will remain valid and our international partners are encouraged to continue their dialogue and preparations for the Forum. A new date for the Forum will be announced in the coming months. Please keep an eye on http://www.arcticcircle.org/ for updates.
If you are looking for some virtual fieldwork, VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes may be of interest. Our virtual field trips allow you to explore the fascinating and often spectacular world of glaciers and glaciated landscapes. Look all around and zoom-in on features of interest – rather like Google Streetview – and see how the landscape changes from one location to the next. This free and easy-to-use resource from the University of Worcester provides ground-level virtual fieldwork to locations in Switzerland, California and the English Lake District.Read more ...
Today's young people will be disproportionately affected by what we do to our planet. But what issues matter most to youth in the Arctic, and how can we move forward together? In this issue of The Circle, we examine what matters to youth in the Arctic and how they think we can move forward.
The Circle is a magazine produced by the WWF Global Arctic Programme. Our goal is to inform decision-makers, scientists and the interested public about Arctic environmental and development issues.