PolarTREC News

AGU Abstracts Due August 6

PolarTREC teacher presents at AGU
18 July 2014

Reminder! Abstracts are NOW due for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting 15-19 December in San Francisco, California. Present on PolarTREC science and education, attend lectures and the GIFT workshop, and connect with polar researchers.

Current Expedition

Barrow, Alaska
14 July 2014

How do people respond to environmental risk in a time of rapid global change? Follow Sian Proctor and her team studying the historical ecology of risk management in Barrow, Alaska.

Current Expedition

Students in JSEP
7 July 2014

Joint Science Education Project 2014

Students from Greenland, Denmark, and the US are all working together to study Arctic science and contribute to a cultural exchange. Follow the student blogs from Kangerlussuaq and Summit Station.

Report Released

22 July 2014

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.

Current Expedition

Linne Glacier
18 July 2014

Teacher Peggy McNeal is in Svalbard, Norway as part of a research team, which includes undergraduate geoscience students participating in the Research Experiences Undergraduates (REU) Program. They are researching how high latitude glaciers, melt-water streams, and sedimentation in the fjords reflect climate.

PolarTREC Alum on Permafrost Project

Tom Lane
9 July 2014

PolarTREC Teacher Tom Lane has taken science experiences into his own hands. He is working with Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky on the 2014 annual borehole survey in northern Alaska.

PolarTREC Alum in Siberia

John Wood participating in Siberia field work
27 June 2014

Program Alum John Wood joins the Polaris Project in Siberia. He's blogging for the science team as the Education Liaison.

Latest Journal

Screenshot of video title Arctic Disaster Walk
Hello everyone, today we gathered at the beach to go on a disaster walk organized by Laura Thomas...

Latest Comments

I don't know what sound a reindeer makes, but they sure taste good!
Lucy, Thank you for your kind words and absolutely- copy and repost to your hearts content! Feel free to share the address to my journal pages as well. We have a great group and we are all bursting...
Peggy, I am Kean's mom. I am enchanted by your posts--both for us back at home, trying to soak up everything we can that has to do with this fabulous, important study you all are on, as well as for...
wow what a high speed looking team! what sounds do the reindeer make? it looks so beautiful there! :)
Great article! So glad to keep up with the team on their adventure PS: cute snow bunting! *chirp chirp

From YouTube

Recent Resource

Researcher Jason Briner
31 May 2014
Article written by 8th grader, Emma Jacklin, describing Dr. Briner's visit to Ipswich Middle School and her reactions to his presentation.