Arctic Data Collaboration Team Meeting with a focus on Arctic Data and Systems Interoperability: opportunities, challenges and the way forward
Oct 20, 2016 1 - 2 pm Eastern Daylight Time

You are invited to the next meeting of the Arctic Data Collaboration Team which will focus on Arctic Data and Systems Interoperability: opportunities, challenges and the way forward which will be held on October 20 at 1:00 EDT. For more information and to view the agenda, click the link below. Team co-lead Peter Pulsifer has also posted an update with more information about the meeting at

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Tuesday, 6/21, 1-2pm EDT:  Google+ Hangout on Arctic water issues

The State Department will be doing our first Arctic-themed Google+ Hangout ever early next week on water issues in the region. During the hangout, Senior Arctic Official Julie Gourley and Bill Griffith from the Water Division of Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation will discuss water-related environmental, health, and economic challenges in the Arctic and how the Arctic Council, the wider international community, academics, and entrepreneurs are tackling water-related issues.  No registration necessary. To join, simply go to this link at 1pm on Tuesday:

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Friday, 6/24, 12:30-2:30pm EDT:  Speech on the U.S. Chairmanship by the Special Representative for the Arctic at Scandinavia House in NYC  

Next Friday, U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic Admiral Robert Papp will deliver a speech on Arctic cooperation and the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at Scandinavia House in NYC (58 Park Ave).  His talk will be the latest installment of the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Curtis L. Carlson Distinguished Lecture Series, and will be followed by a light reception.  The event is free, but registration is required.  I invite you to attend the event if you are in NYC, or to share the registration link with any contacts in the city you think may want to attend:   

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016; 10-11am AKDT 

Jeremy Mathis, Director NOAA Arctic Research Program (ARP)

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With critical past, and potential future environmental changes affecting Alaska and the Arctic Region, the United States needs to rapidly expand long-term observing of the ice and marine environment across the greater Arctic Ocean Basin, as well as conditions across the state of Alaska. This will allow us to better monitor changes across the region, and support stakeholders with improving prediction capabilities for weather, marine ecosystems, sea-ice, and climate.

Available online or in-person in 407 IARC/Akasofu building on the UAF campus.

General Webinar Information here

IARPC Arctic Data Collaboration Team (ADCT) Meeting and Webinar

June 30, 2016

13:00 EDT (09:00 AKDT)


Adobe Connect :

Bridging across data barriers: From Arctic permafrost to global connections

Lynn Yarmey, Research Data Alliance

Colleen Strawhacker, National Snow and Ice Data Center

Abstract: Of critical importance to the ultimate success of Arctic data efforts is the ability to connect data across geospatial and temporal scale, domain, and national boundary among other dimensions. While rarely can a project or program address all of these at once, partnering and collaboration offer mechanisms to advance data efforts. In this talk we present one example of this type of partnership and opportunity by looking at connections within the national and international permafrost data communities, and then between permafrost efforts and broader global cross-disciplinary work. Partnering permafrost and data management expertise, the NSF-funded PermaData project led by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has the goal of making existing permafrost data easier to access and use across scales. PermaData has partnered with national and international teams from the Arctic Observing Viewer (AOV) the international Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)  , the Arctic Data Committee and others to ensure a widely useful approach that will support meaningful change to make permafrost data easy to use. The Research Data Alliance is a community-driven, distributed organization committed to enabling the open sharing of data by building social and technical bridges. With similar goals and communities, collaboration and partnership across Arctic and global efforts present a natural path forward to advance the work of data and research more broadly.

The 2016 Arctic Forum will take place from the 19th to the 21st of September

The Arctic Forum 2016 will focus on the following themes:
- Preparedness
- Environmental Waste Management
- Fisheries Management
- Aquaculture

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