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:   

Link to Tweet on this event here – retweets welcome!  


Tuesday, June 28, 2016; 10-11am AKDT 

Jeremy Mathis, Director NOAA Arctic Research Program (ARP)

Register here!

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

More information:

Through this process, we are aiming to complete a broad assessment the status of data and information systems interoperability within the polar regions, as well as connections to global systems.  The assessment will not be limited to technical aspects of interoperability.  Topics discussed will include governance, sustainability and evolving business models, and potential connections to documented forms of Indigenous Knowledge and social science data.

We see this as a process rather than an event.  The process will be active before and after the workshop and virtual participation will be possible during most of the workshop.  We are encouraging participation through a brief pre-worshop survey (  If you have thoughts on interoperability or are engaged in a relevant project, please complete the survey.  Following the workshop, there will be approximately two months available for broad input to the process including live contribution to documents.

The workshop will be preceded by the a meeting of EU-PolarNet (a workshop co-convener) Task 3.3 (Data Management and Interoperability), and will be be followed by the third meeting of the IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee.

Space during the workshop is limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.  Additionally, if you would like to participate virtually, please register and indicate this.

Kind regards,

Peter Pulsifer,on behalf of our co-conveners and organizing team

For more details on the meeting and a current list of co-convenors, please see:

Dear ArcticNet colleagues,

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada and its partners are pleased to welcome the Arctic research community to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 12th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (
ASM2016) to be held from December 5 – 9th 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre.

As the largest annual Arctic research gathering held in Canada, the ASM welcomes over 500 participants annually and is the ideal venue to present results from all fields of Arctic research and stimulate national and international networking and partnership activities. Scientists, policy and decision makers, representatives of government and non-government organizations, the private sector, Inuit and northern stakeholders and media are invited to join us at ASM2016 to address the global challenges and opportunities brought to the Arctic by climate change and modernization.


Abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing all fields of Arctic research are now being accepted by completing the online abstract submission form available on the ASM2016 website. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday October 3, 2016. 

Anyone interested in organizing specific topical sessions should contact me as soon as possible at: 

Posters presented by graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Poster Awards.  


The ASM2016 is a 5-day Conference beginning with Student Day at 8:30 on Monday December 5, 2016. The official opening session of the Conference will be at 13:30 on Tuesday December 6 and the Conference will finish at 12:00 on Friday December 9, 2016.

The Conference Banquet will be held Wednesday December 7 at the RBC Convention Centre and is included with your registration.

ArcticNet is very proud to host the 2016 Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony in conjunction with its annual meeting. This event will be held Thursday December 8 at 8:00 pm at the Centennial Concert Hall and will feature a performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Nunavut Sivuniksavut. 

On-line registration for the Conference is now available on the ASM2016 website. Register before the early-bird deadline of Monday October 31, 2016 to save on your registration fee. 


Our host hotel for the ASM2016 is the Delta Winnipeg, ideally situated in the heart of the city and conveniently connected by Skywalk to the RBC Convention Centre and in close proximity to downtown Winnipeg attractions.  

Our block of rooms is guaranteed until November 7, 2016. Please book your rooms as early as possible by using the hotel reservation information provided on the ASM2016 website. Be sure to quote ASM2016/ArcticNet when making your reservation by phone in order to take advantage of the Conference rates.

Additional information on the conference, hotel & venue, and sponsor/exhibitor opportunities is available on the 
ASM2016 website.  

Please post and circulate this announcement among your national and international Arctic networks and we hope to see you in Winnipeg for another exceptional Arctic research and networking meeting.

Warm regards,

Leah Braithwaite, for the ASM2016 Organizing Committee

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