From September 11-17, 2016, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in Denver, Colorado for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is ‘From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution’.  As such, International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and innovation:

The 14th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium 12-16 September 2016 Homer, Alaska, USA at the Alaska Islands and Oceans Center

Please visit the 14th ICRSS webpage for information regarding venue location, registration, abstract submissions, important dates, transportation and lodging options, and sponsorship opportunities:

Thursday, February 18th at 13:00 the Arctic Data Coordination Team of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee will host a webinar where Carolina Behe of the Inuit Circumpolar Council will present on Alaskan Inuit Food Security: implications and recommendations for data and information collection and curation.

Based on a recently published report, this promises to be a very informative talk that will provide the data management community with a better sense of the data and information needs of Inuit.  Connection information 

February 18th, 2016 

1:00-2:30 EST 

WebEx To join the online event 

1. Click here to join the online event. Or copy and paste the following link to a browser: 

2. Click "Join Now". 

US TOLL FREE: +1-855-282-6330 Access code: 666 385 894

For more details go to:

The EarthCube Polar High-Performance Distributed Computing Research Coordination Network (Polar HPDC RCN) is now recruiting proposals for a polar computing hackathon at XSEDE16 this July 17-21 in Miami. The 2-page proposals are due March 15, 2016.  Winners will receive travel and expenses to attend the XSEDE ’16 conference and will have the opportunity to work with a team of computer scientists at no cost to make significant progress on their polar project over the course of a 2-day hackathon.  No experience in high performance computing needed.

Please find attached the flyer with submission information, and help spread the word by forwarding along to others who may be interested.

More details can be found at:

Thank you,

The Polar HPDC RCN team

Hello All,

I am writing to inform you that the Arctic Data Coordination Team of the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (see will be holding an open town hall meeting as part to Arctic Summit Summit Week being held in Fairbanks, Alaska in March.

The current highlighted themes for the session include

1) Enhancing the Arctic Theme for the Climate Data Initiative (CDI) and the Climate Resilience Toolkit (CRT) ( ;;

2) International data collaboration;

3) Identification and discussion of high value "pathfinder projects" that can help to demonstrate and advance data sharing across agencies and international partners; and

4) Research crossover with operations (Search and Rescue, Disaster preparation and response). A special presentation will be given on the joint NASA and DoD Arctic Collaborative Environment Project by Dr John Walsh of UAF and Mr Stephen Spehn, Deputy Science Advisor for the U.S. European Command ‎.

If you are planning to attend ASSW, I would encourage you to participate in the town hall meeting. There will be a strong focus on international data sharing. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact session chair Joe Casas ().

Kind regards,


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