Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

Upcoming Arctic Science Meetings

Alaska Marine Science Symposium

Marine scientists will meet in Anchorage to share results from research projects in the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea, and Gulf of Alaska January 17-21, 2011. Through workshops, keynote speakers, luncheon events, and poster receptions and oral sessions, scientists will communicate a wide range of topics in ocean science including climate, marine birds and mammals, and socioeconomics.

The conference kicks off January 16 with the Alaska Marine Gala, a “blue tie” banquet and charity auction with a presentation by Joel Satore, National Geographic photographer, and music by Anchorage band H3.

Arctic Frontiers – Arctic Tipping Points

The Northern Research Forum (NRF) will hold their fifth annual Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromso, Norway, January 23-28, 2011. This year’s meeting, entitled “Arctic Tipping Points,” will be split into two two-day sections:  a policy section and a science section.

Launched by Iceland President Ólafur Ragnur Grimsson in 1998, the NRF’s primary objective is to provide a forum for an international and multidisciplinary group of researchers to communicate their science to educators, politicians, and policy-makers from the Circumpolar North. A second objective is to address issues and opportunities important to people living in the northern countries.

The NRF also provides several opportunities for young researchers, students, decision makers and students including the International Forum at the Arctic Circle as part of the Jokkmokk Winter Conference, January 31-February 3 in Jokkmokk, Sweden. This year’s theme:  “Pathway to Sustainable Northern Communities.”

Arctic Science Summit Week

ASSW will be held March 27 – April 1, 2011, in Seoul, Korea, hosted by the Korea Polar Research Institute. The meeting focuses on atmosphere, climate change, modeling, and ecosystem change.

During the meeting the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists will hold a one-day Career Development Workshop to help young researchers network and hone insights into Arctic Science organizations and programs as well as communication and publication skills.

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