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 

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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,


Registration is open for the 2nd Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) Science Conference & the 6th PEEX Meeting to be held on 18-20 May 2016 in Beijing, China.

Conference themes are relate to atmosphere – land ecosystems – aquatic  - anthropogenic activities – Northern societies in the Northern Pan-Eurasian region and in China.

Conference registration:

Conference website:

Abstract submission:
PEEX website:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2016
  • Notice on abstract acceptance: 1 March 2016
  • Registration & fee payment deadline: 15 April 2016

The conference is hosted by Institute of Remote Sensing and digital Earth, CAS (RADI).

APECS arranges a webinar 7th June on making maps and figures with Quantarctica. Even though the focus is the Antarctic, this may also be of relevance for an Arctic audience:

Invitation to a Reception
Fri 16th Oct at 16:30-17:30, Kolabrautin, Fourth Level, Harpa
INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science  

RSVP Hannele Savela () by 14th October, 2015.


You are cordially invited to the reception held to celebrate the book launch of INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science.

This highly illustrated popular science book contains stories of cutting-edge Arctic research supported by INTERACT Transnational Access, as told by 138 scientists from 17 countries.

The book consists of seven sections focusing on landscape-forming processes, glaciers and permafrost environments, ground processes that store and release greenhouse gases, the ecology of land and freshwater, and the Peoples of the Arctic. These topics are all interconnected and together contribute to the “Arctic System” – a system of great global importance but one that is changing dramatically.

We are also celebrating the launch of a mass outreach video course based on the book and supported by INTERACT, Tomsk State University and the University of the Arctic.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to celebrate with us and to giving you a complimentarycopy of the book!

Terry Callaghan & Hannele Savela

Editors of the book



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