Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ny-Alesund Newsletter – June 2014

The latest ‘Ny-Alesund’ Newsletter (34th edition) is now available and can be downloaded here. This includes updates on several recent workshops based on Ny-Alesund activities. Also included is an article on  the Environmental Specimen Bank and news from the Svalbard Science Forum. To subscribe to the newsletter, please email nysmac@npolar.no and put ‘subscribe’ in the […]

Committee on the Arctic publishes call for evidence

The House of Lords Committee on the Arctic has today published its call for evidence and is inviting all interested parties to submit written evidence to the Committee by 29 September. Please see the website for further information Call for evidence (PDF) Submit written evidence The Committee, which has been appointed to look at recent […]

Practical use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences

The University of Birmingham in association with the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) are leading a second iteration of the NERC funded training initiative: “Practical use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences”, in Oban 18th-22nd Aug 2014. This 5-day course will detail the knowledge and hands-on practical skills required to […]

AGU: Multiple Session Announcements and Calls for Abstracts

Multiple Session Announcements and Calls for Abstracts American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 15-19 December 2014 San Francisco, California Abstract submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Wednesday, 6 August 2014 To submit an abstract, please go to: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/scientific-program/ To download a tutorial on the new abstract submission process, click on the “tutorial” link found at: […]

2nd ART Science Workshop: Registration and Call for Abstracts now open

Second Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Science Workshop ‘Integrating spatial and temporal scales in the changing Arctic System: towards future research priorities’ 21-24 October 2014 Brest, France Deadline: Abstract submission and registration by 11 August 2014 Registration and Call for Abstracts for the Second Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Science Workshop ‘Integrating spatial and temporal […]

Whalers tale sheds new light on Arctic ice

Vital data on the Arctic ice sheet before extensive fossil fuel use began to impact on climate has been gleaned from a new study analysing the log books of British whaling ships’ journeys more than 200 years ago. Article by Tim Radford. More can be read on the Climate News Network website. The Arc-Doc Project […]

Ecology Under Lake Ice

Traditionally summer has been considered the “growing season” in seasonally ice-covered lakes; however, it is increasingly evident that winter is a time of diverse biological activity and physical processes that affect ecosystem functioning throughout the year. Pioneering research on sea-ice systems has disclosed that under-ice communities can contribute more than half of the total annual […]

SUMMER SCHOOL: Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society

The Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society (ACCESS) and Arctic Resilience Report (ARR) Summer course September 22-26, 2014. Stockholm, Sweden. Deadline for applications is 15th August 2014. We cordially invite applications for the ACCESS and ARR summer course organized jointly by the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (ACCESS partner) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (ARR […]