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ArcticNet ASM2019 - Registration and Call for Abstracts now open!

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national partners invite the Arctic research community to the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2019) to be held at the Halifax Convention Centre, December 2 - 5, 2019. The ASM2019 will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields.

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Call for Abstracts Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Research

Organizers invite abstract submissions for the Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-6). The symposium will convene 2-6 March 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The theme of ISAR-6 is Arctic Research: The Decade Past and the Decade Future, and will focus on how Arctic research has been progressing in the past ten years and what should be done in the next ten years for the sustainable development goals.

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Funding Opportunities Available from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites letters of intent for funding opportunities. These opportunities are offered through NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO). The first opportunity invites letters of intent for Climate Program Office Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) funding. This opportunity includes 10 competitions with approximately 90 anticipated awards.

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CodeRefinery hackathon: Building a Nordic community of research software engineers

CodeRefinery hackathon in Stockholm: Building a Nordic community of research software engineers. The idea behind this event is to bring together people who are working with code and/or data in research, in an informal environment where ideas can be exchanged, expertise shared and real work done! Welcome to the first CodeRefinery hackathon from November 6-7, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more information about the registration here.

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Glacial Isostatic Adjustment training school: virtual participation opportunity

Preparations for our forthcoming training school on glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) are nearly complete, the training school will run between Monday 26th and Friday 30th August 2019. The training school was significantly over-subscribed, so it has been made possible to follow the lectures remotely, both in real time, or shortly afterwards if time zones make this difficult. The lectures will cover a wide range of subjects relating to GIA.

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Arctic Data Science Training Workshop - Register until 15/08

The Arctic Data Center invites registration for their Arctic Data Science Training Workshop. This workshop will convene 7-11 October 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. Registration deadline is 15 August 2019. This five-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.

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