This is a workshop for those involved in community-based monitoring (CBM) who wish to build this community of practice and increase the effectiveness of CBM in decision making. The workshop will introduce participants to INTAROS and other relevant initiatives that are supporting development of CBM networks. Presentations and breakout groups will allow participants to exchange experiences and discuss the next generation of CBMs in the Arctic.

The workshop is being hosted by the INTAROS: Integrated Arctic Observing System with collaboration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC) and the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA). More information: http://akarctichost.org/program/community-based-monitoring-summary-workshop-best-practices-and-cross-linkages-opportunity

The dialog is part of the Week of the Arctic, a series of events associated with the Arctic Council Ministers Meeting to be held during the week of May 8-12, 2017 in Fairbanks, AK, USA. You can learn more about the Week of the Arctic and associated events, including this workshop, here: http://akarctichost.org/program/arctic-interchange

 

The workshop focuses on applications of commercial satellite imagery for polar science. Instructor-led short courses include Discovering Geospatial Data at the Poles, DEM Extraction from Stereoscopic Imagery, Georeferencing Maps and Aerial Imagery, and more. The PGC Boot Camp also hosts visiting expert speakers and offers dedicated project work time for one-on-one support from PGC staff.

Visit the Polar Boot Camp website for details. Application closes June 14th, 2017!
http://bootcamp.pgc.umn.edu/

The 2017 International Conference on Arctic Science: Bringing Knowledge to Action will: Bring together diverse expert communities ranging from scientists to decision-makers in order to identify, explore and create mechanisms and venues where science and knowledge can inform the development of policies and decision-making: http://www.amap.no/documents/download/2878/inline

The 2017 GRC on Polar Marine Science "Understanding Ecosystem Change through Time Series Observations, Technological Advances, and Biophysical Coupled Modeling” will bring together leading investigators in Antarctic and Arctic marine research.  Using a tradition of excellence facilitated by the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), participants will present and discuss cutting edge interdisciplinary polar science observations, technological advancements and biophysical modeling activities associated with polar time series studies. The unique GRC format incorporates invited science talks by experts working at both poles, which are moderated by discussion leaders, and are followed by in-depth open discussion periods. We will have a highlight session daily for the afternoon poster session. The format of the GRC inspires scientists from different disciplines to synthesize new ideas and to brainstorm about the ongoing status and change in the polar oceans.

In both the Antarctic and Arctic, ecosystem variables such as sea ice dynamics, atmospheric and ocean exchange, biogeochemical cycles, food web dynamics, and sediment proxies have in the past and are currently responding to climate and environmental change. How the ecosystem is responding to ongoing stressors in the marine environment and devising appropriate modeling approaches to predict future change are important foci for polar science. The 11th GRC on Polar Marine Science will primarily discuss new findings and uncertainties in observing marine time series data, the use of developing technology for collecting those observations, and successes and challenges emerging from time series observations and biophysical modeling that can be used to accurately forecast future ecosystem response.

A Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will occur the weekend prior to the 2017 Polar GRC to provide a forum for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to present their work and interface with their peers and experts in variable disciplines. The major focus at the 2017 GRS will be on innovative marine technology including autonomous and remotely operated instruments, camera systems, advanced laboratory techniques, and numerical modeling. The early career scientists will present data and discuss how these technological advances improve the physical-biological understanding of polar marine ecosystems. Financial support will be offered in priority to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attending both the GRC and the preceding GRS.

 

The preliminary program, including speakers and discussion leaders, is posted on the GRC website http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=12642, including instructions on registering for the conference and other logistics. 

The 2017 GRC on Polar Marine Science "Understanding Ecosystem Change through Time Series Observations, Technological Advances, and Biophysical Coupled Modeling” will bring together leading investigators in Antarctic and Arctic marine research.  Using a tradition of excellence facilitated by the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), participants will present and discuss cutting edge interdisciplinary polar science observations, technological advancements and biophysical modeling activities associated with polar time series studies. The unique GRC format incorporates invited science talks by experts working at both poles, which are moderated by discussion leaders, and are followed by in-depth open discussion periods. We will have a highlight session daily for the afternoon poster session. The format of the GRC inspires scientists from different disciplines to synthesize new ideas and to brainstorm about the ongoing status and change in the polar oceans.

In both the Antarctic and Arctic, ecosystem variables such as sea ice dynamics, atmospheric and ocean exchange, biogeochemical cycles, food web dynamics, and sediment proxies have in the past and are currently responding to climate and environmental change. How the ecosystem is responding to ongoing stressors in the marine environment and devising appropriate modeling approaches to predict future change are important foci for polar science. The 11th GRC on Polar Marine Science will primarily discuss new findings and uncertainties in observing marine time series data, the use of developing technology for collecting those observations, and successes and challenges emerging from time series observations and biophysical modeling that can be used to accurately forecast future ecosystem response.

A Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will occur the weekend prior to the 2017 Polar GRC to provide a forum for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to present their work and interface with their peers and experts in variable disciplines. The major focus at the 2017 GRS will be on innovative marine technology including autonomous and remotely operated instruments, camera systems, advanced laboratory techniques, and numerical modeling. The early career scientists will present data and discuss how these technological advances improve the physical-biological understanding of polar marine ecosystems. Financial support will be offered in priority to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attending both the GRC and the preceding GRS.

The preliminary program, including speakers and discussion leaders, is posted on the GRC website http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=12642, including instructions on registering for the conference and other logistics. 

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