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Dominque on FB

Look who is getting READY FOR ANTARCTICA! Follow Dominique Richardson on PolarTREC. Her expedition can be followed on PolarTREC as well as on FaceBook here and @EastAntarctica on Twitter!

New Report

Antarctic Science Journal

A roadmap for Antarctic and Southern Ocean science for the next two decades and beyond

Antarctic and Southern Ocean science is vital to understanding natural variability, the processes that govern global change and the role of humans in the Earth and climate system. The potential for new knowledge to be gained from future Antarctic science is substantial. Therefore, the international Antarctic community came together to ‘scan the horizon’ to identify the highest priority scientific questions that researchers should aspire to answer in the next two decades and beyond.

Research Experience for Teachers

NOAA ship Fairweather, photo by Dana Clark, NOAA TAS

Spread the word! The 2015 NOAA Teacher at Sea application is now online. They are NOW ACCEPTING applications for its 2015 Field Season. The deadline for applications--including letters of recommendation--is September 30, 2014 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Preview the application:http://tinyurl.com/mbodjrm
Apply online here: http://tinyurl.com/l3txt9f
And if you're a TAS alum from 2013 or earlier, check out our alumni application: http://tinyurl.com/on4rba7

PEI International Polar Workshop

Polar Educators International

Exciting news! The registration for the PEI International Polar Workshop: Education Meets Science Bringing Polar Research into Classrooms is ready!

We hope you can join us in Hannover Germany, April 1-4, 2015. Start looking for funding now!

For more information, contact PEI: polareducators [at] gmail [dot] com

New Report

Visible true color mosaic of the Arctic Ocean for 14 August from the NASA MODIS sensor. Image from NASA WorldView, http://earthdata.nasa.gov/labs/worldview/

The August Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) report is now available here. The report includes comments on modeling outlooks and on regional predictions, a summary of current conditions, key statements from each Outlook, and links to view or download the full outlook contributions.

Upcoming Polar Week

APECS Polar Week

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is hosting Polar Week once again! Celebrate the poles during the equinox in September 2014.

Report Released

A new report is now available on Arctic Research Support and Logistics: "Increasing Arctic Accessibility Over the Next Twenty Years”. The report was based on recommendations discussed at a workshop and with input from the broader community. It includes recommendations for sustaining and expanding logistics resources, capacity building, and opportunities for improved coordination of resources. The report is available free as a PDF.

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Nice journal Lucy. I love all the socks that you have and your collection of warm clothes! I'm looking forward to your upcoming adventure. Janet
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18 August 2014
Emily Dodson-Snowden, a sixth-grade science teacher at Morton Middle School, didn’t have a typical summer break. She spent three weeks in Greenland studying how climate change influences plant/pollinator interactions and plant reproduction as part of PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring...