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Call for Input: Third Arctic Science Ministerial

The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) will take stock of the progress made by the international community up to 2020. ASM3 will be held 21-22 November 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, and will be co-hosted by Iceland. The ASM3 organizers would like to hear directly from the research community about what matters most in international Arctic science collaboration. Organizers plan to use the responses from the feedback form to inform their engagement and dialogue with the Arctic research community in the lead up to the 2020 Ministerial meeting in Tokyo.

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ASSW2020: 2nd Call for Arctic Science Community Meetings

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) was initiated by IASC in 1999 to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research and to economize on travel and time. ASSW is now an annual venue for meetings of Arctic organizations, scientific collaborations, and more.

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Sign up for MOSAiC Monday today!

Born from an IASC-funded workshop, now more than 500 scientists from over 19 nations are spending a year in the Arctic ice to collect important data on the Arctic climate system. From September 2019 through October 2020, the icebreaker RV Polarstern will drift across the Arctic near the North Pole frozen in sea ice during one of the most extensive Arctic research expeditions ever conducted.

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Call for Registration: ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar with Jeffrey Brooks, BOEM

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Jeffrey Brooks, Social Scientist at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). This event will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 9:30 a.m. ASDT (1:30 p.m. EST). Registration is required for this event. 

The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series invites leading Arctic researchers and community leaders to share the latest findings in Arctic research and what they mean for decision-making. The events are free and open to the public, and will be of particular interest to the international Arctic research community, Arctic educators, non-governmental organizations, federal agency officials, and the public.

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ICASS X: Call for Abstracts

iassa logoThe International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) announces the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X) to be held on the campus of Northern (Arctic) Federal University, in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 15-19 June 2020. June 20 will be reserved for additional excursions, such as the Solovetsky Islands. ICASS X will mark the 30th anniversary of IASSA. ICASS is held every three years, bringing together people from all over the world to share ideas about social science and humanities research in the Arctic. ICASS IX, held in June 2017 in Umea, Sweden, attracted 800 participants from 25 different countries.

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USPA annual meeting at 10 December

pyrn smallDear PYRN members, the USPA annual meeting will occur on the Tuesday of AGU and PYRN members are encouraged to come. The U.S. Permafrost Association annual meeting returns to San Francisco, CA during AGU week on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Catch up with colleagues and friends across the frozen ground community, and meet the rising generation of permafrost scientists and engineers. During the meeting we will recognize early career grant recipients, share news on upcoming permafrost community events, and announce the results of USPA's 2019 board elections.

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