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  • ASABE 1st Climate Change Symposium - Adaptation and Mitigation | PolarTREC
    About Products Expedition Reports Collections Media Archive Find a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Calendar ASABE 1st Climate Change Symposium Adaptation and Mitigation Event Type Conferences and Workshops When 2 May 2015 to 4 May 2015 Where Chicago Illinois The purpose of this conference is to bring researchers practitioners and policy makers to a world wide platform to share research and discuss creative solutions related to global climate change impacts The conference will emphasize the importance of global climate change impacts on agriculture while covering a range of topics related to climate change impacts on land and water resources Global Climate Change has been related to increases in temperature prolonged wet and dry hydroperiods and an increase in climatic extremes In the US the recent 2014 US National Climate Assessment report http nca2014 globalchange gov recognizes that effects of human induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States with water growing scarcer in dry regions torrential rains increasing in wet regions heat waves becoming more common and more severe wildfires growing worse and forests dying under assault from heat loving insects Such extreme events are already impacting our ecosystems e g agricultural urban suburban aquatic wetlands forests coastal etc Melting of glaciers sea level rise and salt water intrusion in coastal areas are stressing our water resources Recent literature indicates that to combat climate change two approaches must be applied those of adaptation and mitigation Considering that the impacts of climate change are already being observed we must develop adaptation strategies to cope with existing impacts while developing mitigation strategies to reduce future impacts The first day of the symposium will focus on Adaptation to Climate

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  • 6th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology | PolarTREC
    Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Calendar 6th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology Event Type Conferences and Workshops When 5 September 2015 to 9 September 2015 Where Ceske Budejovice Czech Republic Organizers of the 6th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology announce a call for early registration and abstract submission The conference will be held 6 10 September 2015 in Ceske Budejovice Czech Republic This meeting will be a continuation of the highly successful meetings previously held in Rovaniemi 2004 Finland Innsbruck 2006 Austria Banff 2008 Canada Ljubljana 2011 Slovenia and Big Sky 2013 USA The conference will bring together the scientific community for discourse on the latest in all aspects of cold living microorganisms and their role in polar and alpine environments The 2015 conference will again provide an opportunity to share ideas and build research collaborations addressing the latest developments in microbiology in polar and alpine habitats We welcome submissions for oral and poster presentations that fit any of the conference topics Polar alpine microbiology and environmental change past present and future Microbial diversity and evolution Cold physiology and cryobiology Supraglacial glacial and subglacial microbiology

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  • 11th Conference on Hunting Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11) | PolarTREC
    that the momentum is not being lost The Vienna conference will be a joint effort by four among the major anthropological institutions in town the World Museum Vienna formerly the Museum of Ethnology the Institute for Social Anthropology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and the Anthropological Society Vienna Call for Sessions deadline October 1 2014 CHAGS 11 Conference Theme REFOCUSING HUNTER GATHERER STUDIES With the landmark conference Man the Hunter in 1966 the study of hunter gatherer societies became a major topic within the social and human sciences Since then some of the topics and concerns egalitarianism sharing and mobility remain central while others such as social and technological evolution have seen better times Thus while scholarly trends change over time the goal of the initial conference to establish a unified field of hunter gatherer studies is still valid The general question of CHAGS 11 therefore is how the results of the last 50 years and new research agendas can be utilized for the present and future While many hunter gatherers are forced to give up their ways of life and subsistence practices they figure prominently in public discourses on ecological and ideological alternatives to industrial society Thus CHAGS 11 will attempt to attract a variety of stakeholders in these debates indigenous representatives NGOs scholars etc Based on fieldwork and research from the full spectrum of hunter gatherer ways of life and from all perspectives our disciplines have to offer the goal of CHAGS 11 is to bring hunter gatherer studies back to the center of the human and social sciences Session proposals addressing topics ranging from the classical domains of hunter gatherer research to new and alternative practices referencing hunter gatherer lifestyles are welcome We would

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  • POLENET/SERCE GIA Training School | PolarTREC
    and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Calendar POLENET SERCE GIA Training School Event Type Field Training and Schools When 12 September 2015 to 18 September 2015 Where Gibraltar Island Lake Erie Ohio The ongoing global process of glacial isostatic adjustment GIA contributes significantly to present day rates of sea level change causes temporal changes in the Earth s gravitational field and is evident in the displacement of the Earth s surface A training school focused on GIA modeling will be held from 13 19 September 2015 at the Ohio State University s Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island in Lake Erie Ohio The school is aimed at early stage researchers from a wide range of backgrounds and no previous experience in GIA modeling is required An introduction to the fundamentals methods applications and current state of GIA modeling will be provided Participants will be given intensive training on GIA modeling and relevant processes including ice mass change solid earth deformation and sea level and geoid variations and they will learn about the multitude of relevant data and data sources used to generate tune and constrain GIA models The program will include both lectures and computer exercises utilizing freely available modeling software and participants should expect to come away with an understanding of the theory and development behind GIA modeling as well the practical ability to independently install and run GIA modeling software Instructors for the GIA School include Mike Bentley Mike Bevis Ian Dalziel Erik Ivins Matt King Meredith Nettles Giorgio Spada Holger Steffen Bert Vermeersen Wouter van der Wal Pippa Whitehouse and Doug Wiens There is no registration fee and participants will be provided with food and lodging for the duration of the training school Funding for additional travel expenses including airfare may be available for both US and non

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  • Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS) Meeting and Workshops | PolarTREC
    Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Calendar Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard IPSiS Meeting and Workshops Event Type Conferences and Workshops When 17 September 2015 to 23 September 2015 Where Svalbard Scientific Conference in Longyearbyen 20 21 September 2015 amp Field Workshops in Longyearbyen area 18 19 September 2015 and in Hornsund 22 24 September 2015 Scientific Conference Longyearbyen 20 21 September 2015 Field Workshops for young researchers Longyearbyen area 18 19 September 2015 Hornsund 22 24 September 2015 The University Centre in Svalbard Norway UNIS and the Centre for Polar Studies Poland CPS together with University of Oslo and University of Sheffield invite to conference and field workshops under the common title Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard IPSiS The main goal of IPSiS is to facilitate international and interdisciplinary cooperation in studies on the interactive effects of climate change on Arctic nature and societies The meeting has a special focus on young scientists and PhD students in particular and is meant to enable them to share ideas and acquire new skills and experiences in Arctic research mainly by participating in the workshops The conference part of IPSiS will provide a venue where scientists authorities entrepreneurs and local inhabitants will have an opportunity to meet exchange experience and discuss monitoring the current climate change and its effects in the Arctic The plenary sessions of the conference will be open to general audience including Longyearbyen citizens authorities and entrepreneurs IPSiS will cover wide range of disciplines and study areas climatology and atmosphere physics glaciology geomorphology periglacial processes freshwater hydrology terrestrial ecology physical oceanography marine ecology environmental chemistry human activity in the Arctic Abstracts of oral presentations and posters are welcomed for submission Important dates Abstracts submission application for workshops 15 May

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  • 8th Polar Law Symposium | PolarTREC
    eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Calendar 8th Polar Law Symposium Event Type Conferences and Workshops When 22 September 2015 to 25 September 2015 Where Fairbanks and Anchorage Alaska The Science Scholarship and Practice of Polar Law Strengthening Arctic Peoples and Places The Eighth Polar Law Symposium is sponsored by University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Anchorage UAA Justice Center UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research and University of Washington School of Law in cooperation with the Arctic Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association The symposium will be held September 23 24 Wednesday Thursday at University of Alaska Fairbanks September 25 26 Friday Saturday at the University of Alaska Anchorage This conference The Science Scholarship and Practice of Polar Law Strengthening Arctic Peoples and Places seeks to address the following questions How can lawyers and other legal scholars interact with scientists and academics from other disciplines to the benefit of the Arctic What can lawyers and academics from all disciplines contribute to each other s understanding of issues of common concern Can models of cooperation among scientists scholars and lawyers from other geographic areas be adapted for the Arctic Other major

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  • 2015 Arctic Energy Summit | PolarTREC
    a Resource Contribute Fast and Fun Facts En Español Search form Search T eachers and R esearchers E xploring and C ollaborating Virtual Base Camp Calendar 2015 Arctic Energy Summit Event Type Conferences and Workshops When 27 September 2015 to 29 September 2015 Where Fairbanks Alaska The Institute of the North works on an array of critical issues in the Arctic focused on the region s economic prosperity and resilient communities Our legacy work has addressed Arctic infrastructure development including energy aviation telecommunications and marine shipping Much of that work is based on establishing and sustaining cross border relationships The Arctic Energy Summit is a great example of our efforts in this arena having occurred twice under the auspices of the Arctic Council s Sustainable Development Working Group and generating robust discourse resulting in tangible outcomes This intersection of business community and government provides meaningful exchanges that inform decision making Beyond those who attend the sessions are filmed and video presentations and the written proceedings are distributed to a network of thousands of interested stakeholders The 2015 Summit will address Oil Gas Exploration and Production Remote and Rural Heat Power Business of Clean Energy Transportation and Transmission The three day

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  • Arctic Marine Resource Governance | PolarTREC
    Marine Resource Governance Event Type Conferences and Workshops When 13 October 2015 to 15 October 2015 Where Reykjavik Iceland The Department of Environmental and Business Economics University of Southern Denmark invites to a conference on Arctic Marine Resource Governance 14th 16th of October 2015 in Reykjavik Iceland The conference is part of the project Marine Resource Governance in the Arctic financially supported by Nordic Council of Ministers Arctic Co operation Programme the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Carlsberg Foundation Conference Themes The ecosystem changes underway in the Arctic region are expected to have significant impacts on living resources in both the short and long run and current actions and policies adopted over such resource governance will have serious and ultimately irreversible consequences in the near and long terms The themes of the conference will be Global management and institutions for Arctic marine resources Resource stewards and users local and indigenous co management Governance gaps in Arctic marine resource management Multi scale ecosystem based Arctic marine resource management There is no conference fee Acceptance is limited and will occur on a rolling basis with a final deadline for abstract submission for presentation considerations of May 31 2015 For consideration as a presenter please submit a short abstract and title pertinent to the theme For consideration as an attendee please send a short note identifying your experience and interest in the topic Presenters and attendees should expect to contribute to conference outputs some of which may include publications and receive stipends details to follow Deadline for enrollment is September 15 2015 Please send your application and sign up by e mail to arctic at sdu dk News and questions Updated information about the conference can be found at the Arctic website www sdu

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