The Polar Data Planning Summit was held 23-25 May in Boulder, Colorado, USA: https://arcticdc.org/…/conferenc…/polar-data-planning-summit
A report will be coming up, but it was very clear that we have many important and productive polar data initiatives in place. Based on leadership efforts of groups like the IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee, the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, Southern Ocean Observing System, the EU Arctic Cluster, Polar View, Arctic Portal, GEOCRI and others, we are increasingly seeing good collaboration among these initiatives.
Material will be posted at https://nsidc.org/mailman/listinfo/polardata
SAON Committee on Observations and Networks (SAON CON)
Side meeting at POLAR2018
Arctic Value Tree Analysis –Recent developments and implications for societal benefits
Date: Thursday, 21 June, 2018
Room: A Wisshorn
There is an increasing societal and political interest calling for efforts to observe the Arctic areas and monitor their environmental changes for mitigation and adaptation in the future. At the same time, the Arctic monitoring efforts and related research are still lacking long-term support to maintain sustained and harmonized observations. Furthermore, the connections between the Arctic earth observations and monitoring data and the different societal benefit objectives should be strengthened for efficient policy advice.
The side meeting is highlighting the SAON CON activities supporting improved information flow between the international and national Arctic monitoring efforts, and two current Arctic value tree projects, aiming to connect the Arctic observations with related key societal benefit objectives.
More information is available here.
The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a high-level biennial summit that aims to provide community-driven guidance for the design, implementation, coordination and sustained operation of an international network of Arctic observing systems. The AOS provides a platform to address urgent and broadly recognized needs of Arctic observing across all components of the Arctic system. It fosters international communication on and coordination of long-term observations aimed at improving understanding of and response and adaptation to system-scale Arctic change. It is an international forum for optimizing resource allocation through coordination of and exchange among researchers, Indigenous organizations, the public, private and not-for profit sectors and all others involved or interested in the Arctic. The AOS is a contribution to the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) initiative.
Climate Teleconnections and Predictions: Past, Present, Future
To be held at Norheimsund, Norway June 30 – July 6
Targeted at MSc / PhD students / early career postdocs
For terms, registration and more information, please go to: http://ncoe-arcpath.org/node/30?qt-summer_schools_tab=0#qt-summer_schools_tab
The summer school is jointly organized by the projects ARCPATH and CONNECTED
Arctic Circle will be held 19-21 October 2018 in Reykjavik.
More information is available here: http://www.arcticcircle.org/
These sessions are particularly relevant/related to SAON:
- ROADMAP TO ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND MODELLING PROGRAMS AND NETWORKS. Organized by EU-PolarNet and SAON CON. Friday, October 19, 10:45 –11:45
- RESEARCH FOR SOCIETAL BENEFIT: WHERE POLAR RESEARCH CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Organized by EU-PolarNet. Friday, October 19, 16:00–17:30
- THE COOPERATION OF ARCTIC SCIENCE WITH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY. Friday, October 19 7:45-19:15
- MINIMISING THE FOOT PRINT OF ARCTIC RESEARCH. Organized by the European Polar Board (EPB) and INTERACT. Sunday, October 21, 11:15-12:15
- HOW CAN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING IN THE HIGH-ARCTIC CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY. Organized by Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS). Sunday, October 21, 11:15-12:15
Link to programme: http://www.arcticcircle.org/Media/2018-arctic-circle-assembly-program.pdf
Inaugural Open House: Monday October 22
The Icelandic Centre for Research and the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) host the inauguration of the China-Iceland Joint Aurora Observatory on October 22 in Kárhóll, North Iceland.
The unique location of Kárhóll allows for polar upper atmosphere observations of auroras, geomagnetic field variations and other phenomena to provide data critical to understanding solar-terrestrial interactions and space weather. Work conducted at the observatory will strengthen scientific understanding of space and the universe.
• Hallgrímur Jónasson, Director of the Icelandic Centre for Research
• Huigen Yang, Director-General of the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC)
• H.E. Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland
• Ambassador Jin Zhijian, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Iceland
• Larry Hinzman, President of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
• H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman Arctic Circle, President of Iceland 1996-2016