The International Association for Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) is soliciting nominations for the IACS 2018 Early Career Scientist (ECS) Prize. The IACS ECS Prize is a bi-annual cash prize of € 1000 awarded to two early career scientists who have published the best scientific papers on a cryospheric subject as assessed by an evaluation committee. The papers must have been published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018.
The 4th biennial workshop of Polar Educators International (PEI) will be held in Cambridge, United Kingdom, home of
- Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
- British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
- UK Arctic Office and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
The 21st Arctic Science Summit Week, established by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), is going to be held from 22 to 30 May 2019 in Arkhangelsk. The thematic focus of the summit in 2019 is "Climate Change and Development of the Arctic Population."
Update: The early Registration deadline for ASSW2019 has been extended to 28 February. The abstract submission deadline is also 28 February. The deadline for application for visa letters for participation in the Summit is March 31.
The full First Circular and List of Sessions are included below:
Online abstract submission for the International Symposium on ‘Sea Ice at the Interface’ is now open.
The meeting is held 18–23 August 2019 in Winnipeg, Canada.
Please note that the abstract submission system is separate from the IGS portal. You will have to register your details if you have not submitted an abstract with us before.
If you have not already done so please go to https://community.igsoc.org/events/5c45f14c6f7ccb395faeb223/description and register your interest to attend as that will ensure you receive all future communications relating to the symposium. Formal registration should open on 10 April.
Please go to https://www.igsoc.org/symposia/2019/winnipeg/ and submit your abstracts.
The first circular is posted on the IGS website. The second circular should appear before the end of this week.
Please use the symposium hashtag #seaice2019 when you tweet about it.
Please investigate whether you need a visa to enter Canada. The sooner you apply the more chance there is your visa will be ready in time for the symposium.
As Winnipeg is very popular during August we highly recommend that you book your hotel early. Full information will appear in the second circular
The 21st Arctic Science Summit Week, established by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), is going to be held from 22 to 30 May 2019 in Arkhangelsk. The thematic focus of the summit in 2019 is "Climate Change and Development of the Arctic Population." The main venues for the event are the Northern Arctic Federal University and the Northern State Medical University.
About 400 Russian and foreign scientists are expected to arrive in Arkhangelsk. For the first time, the city will receive such a considerable delegation of scientists from more than 23 countries conducting systematic research in the Arctic. Dozens of roundtables and discussions will take place, hundreds of reports and presentations will be delivered. Scientific sessions on 22 topical issues, closely interrelated with the thematic focus of the Week, will be held.
Hosting ASSW in Russia provides an opportunity to show the enormous potential of the country in researching, developing, and preserving the natural potential of the Arctic to the international scientific community. The topic of this scientific week is especially important for Russia, since the most Indigenous people, localities, and industrial centers in the Arctic are concentrated in its northern territories.
Schedule of the Arctic Science Week:
- May 22-23 - Meetings and sessions of IASC & partners
- May 24-25 - Days of Science: speakers' lectures, sessions, and poster presentations
- May 26 - Day of partners’ meetings, sessions, poster presentations
- May 27 - Business Day (presentations, sessions, the IASC medal award)
- May 28 - Indigenous Day and Science Day (sessions and poster presentations)
Among the main speakers are members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, representing various fields of science, well-known foreign researchers from the leading scientific centers of the Arctic and non-Arctic states, heads of the largest national companies of Russia, pursuing industrial and infrastructure development of the macroregion: Gazprom, Alrosa, Atomflot, USC of Russia, and representatives of the Arctic territories.
The summit will include the ceremony of the IASC medal - one of the most prestigious awards for Arctic research. The award is presented by the President of the IASC and is accompanied by a lecture by the laureate.
Participation in the Arctic Science Summit Week in Arkhangelsk will also provide early career scientists with exceptional opportunities to get new information and knowledge about the Arctic and get directly acquainted with the latest achievements in the research of the Arctic.
UArctic and Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat jointly organized a panel to discuss education and training needs for Arctic Indigenous Peoples during the UArctic Congress 2018 in Oulu, Finland on September 5, 2018. The panelists represented each of the Arctic Council Permanent Participants organizations. The full report of the panel discussion is now available.
The panel discussed historical and contemporary challenges in Indigenous education, general suggestions for improved education systems, and specific actions for UArctic to improve education outcomes for Indigenous students.
Some of the challenges discussed by panelists included:
- Continued prejudice against Indigenous students by educators
- Lack of opportunity to learn Indigenous languages in school and most courses being taught in the majority language
- Most education is based on Western paradigms instead of place-based and traditional knowledge
- Non-Indigenous peoples educating Indigenous students and topics
- Many Arctic students having to travel south for higher education
The panel suggested specific actions for UArctic including:
- Collect good practices - Monitor Indigenous achievement, identify and evaluate successful programs for Indigenous achievement and determine where Indigenous achievement gaps exist.
- Provide opportunities for Indigenous leadership - UArctic institutions to initiate programs that build Indigenous leadership capacity and
usher Indigenous leaders into high-level administrative, instructional, and teaching-level positions.
- Allow Indigenous students to study from their communities - create hybrid, flexible programs to allow for students to remain in their home communities yet receive higher education through suggestions such as satellite campuses, distance learning, digital technology and micro-credentials.
- Demonstrate the value of Indigenous knowledge - innovative programs that UArctic institutions could adopt to place a higher value on Indigenous knowledge such as allowing Indigenous students to teach and earn faculty salaries while working towards their PhDs.
At the conclusion of the UArctic Congress 2018, UArctic membership proclaimed, “In partnership with Indigenous peoples and communities, we seek to transform our education institutions and systems to be inclusive, relevant and responsive to Indigenous peoples, their perspectives, interests, and knowledge systems”
The full report can be found here.
The Chair of the Council of UArctic, Liisa Holmberg and President of the UArctic, Lars Kullerud, moderated the panel of seven representatives of the Arctic Council Permanent Participants. Panelists included:
- Tiffany Jackson, Aleut International Association (Administrator for the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe)
- Norma Ann Shorty, Arctic Athabaskan Council (Independent Indigenous Researcher; Adjunct Instructor, University of Alaska Southeast and University of Regina)
- Evon Peter, Gwich'in Council International (Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks)
- Dalee Sambo Dorough, Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC International Chair)
- Nina Veisalova, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (1st Vice-President of RAIPON; Advisor to the Rector, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia)
- Ellen Inga Turi, Saami Council (Head of Delegation to the Arctic Council, Head of Academic Administration at the Sami University of Applied Sciences)
- Tukumminnguaq Olsen, Inuit Circumpolar Council Greenland
Organizers are currently accepting abstract submissions for the 27th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly. This meeting will convene 8-18 July 2019 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Conveners of the following session invite abstract submissions:
SESSION M02: First Results from the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)
Conveners: Amelie Kirchgaessner, Tom Bracegirdle, Annick Terpstra, and Holger Schmithusen
The climate system in the polar regions has changed rapidly over recent decades. Predictions show continued dramatic changes in all components of the polar climate system due to anthropogenic climate change drivers. In addition, ongoing increases in transportation and economic activity are leading to growing demand for improved regional weather and broader environmental prediction information in the polar regions. Significant improvements in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions, and beyond, are required to meet these demands. A major initiative towards achieving this is The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), which is the flagship activity of Polar Prediction Project (PPP), and provides a period of coordinated intensive observing, modeling, verification, user-engagement, and education activities. For this session, conveners invite all contributions from the Year of Polar Prediction, particularly reports and first results from recent field campaigns in the Arctic and Antarctic. In line with the interdisciplinary nature of YOPP, convers encourage contributions that connect the atmosphere with the ocean, cryosphere, and biosphere.
For abstract submission guidelines and to submit an abstract, go to:
Abstract submission webpage
For more information about this session, go to:
For questions about this session, contact:
Phone: +44 12 2322 1359
Abstract submission for the XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES 2019) is open on the Symposium website until 31 March 2019.
XIII ISAES 2019 will be held from 22-26 July 2019, at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The symposium aims to bring together Antarctic earth scientists from different areas in order to gather and highlight their outstanding expertise and ideas. 25 sessions are proposed under 10 major themes:
- Continental evolution of Antarctica
- Antarctic solid earth structure and interactions with cryosphere
- Past and present permafrost changes in Antarctica
- Glacial history of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
- Antarctic surface processes and landscape
- Changes in the Southern Ocean
- Climate change in the 21st century
- Antarctica and the evolution of life
- Remote sensing and satellite
- General Antarctic earth sciences
For details of the sessions, see Themes and Sessions on the Symposium website.
For general information on ISAES 2019 and for abstract submission, visit the Symposium website.
Northern Notes 50th Edition: Call for submissions!
Calling for contributions for the next issue of Northern Notes, deadline March 15, 2018.
Submissions may include:
- Reports on recent activities
- Short articles featuring particular projects
- Meeting, conference and workshop announcements
- News from IASSA members, Working Groups, etc.
- Major publication announcements
- other IASSA-relevant items
Please look at the IASSA Newsletter page to see previous editions of NorthernNotes content or ask questions if you are unsure if your submission will meet the requirements for the Northern Notes!
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