The IGS President and Council Members are pleased to announce that, in 2019, individual Seligman Crystals (forexceptional scientific contributions to glaciology) have been awarded to Douglas R. MacAyeal and to Richard Hindmarsh; and that a Richardson Medal (for outstanding service to the International Glaciological Society and/or to the field of glaciology) has been awarded to Johannes Oerlemans. These awards were made from a strong field of applicants for both awards.Read more ...
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We are delighted to announce that the first recipients of the newly established IACS-IGS Graham Cogley Award are Carolina Aubry-Wake, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Eric Keenan, University of Boulder, USA, in recognition of their presentations at the IUGG General Assembly in July 2019.
The new IACS-IGS Graham Cogley Award was established in memory of Graham Cogley (Trent University, Canada) who passed away in October 2018.
The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is currently conducting a brief community survey to inform a potential new effort that will help individuals interested in interdisciplinary/ transdisciplinary Arctic research opportunities to connect more easily. The survey deadline is 31 July 2019.Read more ...
The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is looking for a part-time Communications and Information Officer to promote SCAR’s activities within the Antarctic research community and beyond. Working from the SCAR office in Cambridge, UK, the successful candidate will play a key role in growing our social media presence, assisting with preparations for SCAR meetings and conferences, and supporting the smooth running of the Secretariat. This is a fixed-term appointment of 24 months, with the possibility of extension.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 16 July 2019.
For full details of the post and how to apply, go to: https://www.scar.org/about-us/vacancy/
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis - The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation welcome nominations for The International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (The Mohn Prize).Read more ...
The SCAR Action Group Workshop on "Plastic in the Polar Environment: Sources, Impacts and Solutions" will take place from 28-30 October in Hull, United Kingdom.Read more ...
The APPLICATE project releases its first case study that contributes to understanding "Effects of Arctic seaice on energy production in mid-latitudes". The case study describes a cold spell in winter 2016-17 that was accompanied by record-breaking low precipitation and wind speed, increasing energy demand and reducing renewable power generation, which contributed to an energy-security risk situation.Read more ...
This autumn, SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System) will offer a training course on how to effectively use satellite data, tools and software in the context of marine research in Svalbard. The course is intended for researchers, PhD students and technicians with no or little experience with satellite remote sensing techniques.
Time: 2-5 September 2019 (starting Monday morning, ending Thursday at lunch time)
Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard