AGU Abstracts Due August 6
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Program Alum John Wood joins the Polaris Project in Siberia. He's blogging for the science team as the Education Liaison.