The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) launched a comprehensive Arctic shipping activity database on February 7, 2019.Read more ...
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This is an announcement of the 51st Liège colloquium on ocean dynamics - Polar oceans facing changes on 6 to 10 May 2019 at the University of Liège.Read more ...
This is a reminder of the 2019 meeting of the Chilean Society of the Cryosphere, (SOCHICRI, Sociedad Chilena de la Criósfera), which will take place in the city of La Serena, in the INACAP institute, May 9‑10.Read more ...
The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the next Arctic Research Seminar Series event featuring Donna Hauser. The event will be held on Monday, 25 March 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. AKDT in Fairbanks, Alaska. This seminar will also be available as a webinar live-stream for those unable to attend in person.Read more ...
The Students in Polar and Alpine Research Conference 2019 is fast approaching. We would like to remind you that the deadline for registration and abstract submission in 29 March. The conference will be held between 4-6 April in Brno, Czech Republic.
More information is available on conference website: https://sparc-brno.webnode.cz.
Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science project will overhaul McMurdo Station over the course of a decade
The National Science Board (NSB) has authorized the National Science Foundation (NSF) to move forward with the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project. AIMS is planned as a 10-year undertaking to overhaul McMurdo Station into an energy- and operationally efficient platform from which to support world-class science. Through its Office of Polar Programs (OPP), NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which funds and facilitates the nation's scientific endeavors on the southernmost continent and the waters around it.
Read more information on NSF's press statement: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?preview=y&cntn_id=297843.
The National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs’ Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems Program has issued a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) to encourage the submission of research proposals that would advance scientific understanding of how Antarctic creatures evolve and adapt to unique and ever-changing Antarctic environments.
The DCL encourages submission of proposals that address the National Academy of Sciences' strategic direction to focus support research activities that address the genetic basis and adaptations for life in Antarctica, as well as NSF Big Ideas emphases on Understanding the Rules of Life, Harnessing the Data Revolution and Convergent Research.
Read the letter here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19045/nsf19045.jsp.
The Antarctic, Arctic, and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP, the so-called Third Pole) have been undergoing unprecedented changes in climate and environment. Extensive research has been conducted either on single processes (such as the cryosphere, climate, hydrology, biogeoscience and ecosystems), or individual regions. Integrated studies are essential and expected to advance our understanding on the potential linkage and interaction among the Three Poles. Remote sensing is capable to provide long-term observational data in large scale, which has great potential to investigate the Three Poles as an entirety.
This Special Issue is seeking integrated research on climatic and environmental changes over the Three Poles, especially coupled processes and the teleconnection, synchronization, and asynchronization among regions, as well as the changes induced over other regions in the earth system. Examples include but are not limited to the contradictive sea ice changes found in the Arctic and Antarctic; sea level rising due to the retreat of the Antarctic sheet, Greenland sheet and the glaciers; snow and ice albedo feedbacks; the freeze/thaw of permafrost and melting of snow and ice; and the spatio-temporal changes of vegetation in the Three Poles.
The Special Issue will also facilitate cross-cutting research on data-model integration, interactions of multiple-spheres of the earth system, and the environmental changes in other regions induced by changes in the Three Poles. New methods/technologies, reviews and future perspectives are also encouraged for submission.Read more ...
The 5th call for proposals to the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) is now open. AWR wishes to contribute to and support the work of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) so that the Antarctic krill fishery is managed in a manner consistent with the precautionary approach detailed in the Convention text. The aims of the AWR have therefore been developed to be consistent with the work of CCAMLR.Read more ...
The EGU Division on Cryospheric Sciences awards two prizes each year:
- Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal
- Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award