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January
2010 Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska. January 18-22, 2010

An estimated 700-800 people attended the event, which included opening remarks by Alaska Senator Mark Begich (right), marking the first time in the event's history that a U.S. senator has attended in person.
Other activities included daylong plenary talks, a special session on early results of the 2009 Prince William Sound Field Experiment, and keynotes by PIs from the BEST-BSIERP Bering Sea Project, Kate Moran (Office of Science and Technology Policy), Michael Beck (The Nature Conservancy), Larry Mayer (University of New Hampshire), and Charlotte Vick (Google Earth OCEAN).

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Living in the High North 24-29 January 2010.

Policy section: Sustainable communities in the Arctic 25–26 January 2010.
Science section: 27–29 January 2010.
Call for Papers.
Arctic Frontiers 2010 calls for the submission of papers and posters under three themes:
* Part I: Ice and climate, including paleo climate
* Part II: Sustainable communities in the High North; economy, well-being including health issues, and self-governance
* Part III: Marine biodiversity under change

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February
International Glaciological Conference. Ice and Climate Change: A View from the South. Valdivia, CHILE, 1-3 February 2010.

We are pleased to announce the glaciological Conference “Ice and Climate Change: A View from the South” (VICC 2010) to be held in Valdivia, Chile, 1-3 February 2010. The objective of the Conference is to present new results and discuss ongoing cryospheric and climate changes in the Southern Hemisphere and their impacts and consequences on society and the environment. Although the main focus will be glaciology and climatology, we hope to foster interdisciplinary discourse about climate change through the contribution of other disciplines in earth sciences and social sciences.
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2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting. 22-26 February, 2010, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

The 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting will cover topics in all areas of ocean sciences.
Stewardship of marine resources in the 21st Century demands the development of predictive tools based on models and field observations. The challenge of developing these tools forms the theme of the 2010 Ocean Sciences meeting.

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March
NECC 2010: Nordic Environmental Chemistry Conference 02.03. - 05.03. 2010, in Longyearbyen (Svalbard, Norway).

Environmental Chemistry is considered today as an important interdisciplinary research area within the complex field of environmental sciences. The planned meeting is meant to create and enhance strong expert co-operation networks among environmental scientists within the Nordic countries. The conference series was originally initiated a decade ago as bi-national Norwegian-Swedish co-operation. However, from 2010 the meeting is also addressing environmental chemistry research conducted in Denmark, Finland and other Nordic countries.
Deadline for abstracts 15.01.2010

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State of the Arctic Conference. 6-19 March 2010 in Miami, Florida.

The State of the Arctic Conference, to be held 16-19 March 2010 in Miami, Florida, will be an international meeting to present, exchange, and discuss the latest knowledge on the state of the Arctic and future directions of Arctic science and policy.
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Polar Technology Conference. 5th and 26th (Thu & Fri) March 2010, UNAVCO, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Following the tradition established by Stanford University and SRI International, the 6th annual Polar Technology Conference will be hosted by UNAVCO on 25 and 26 of March 2010.
The primary purpose of this conference is to bring together Polar Scientists and Technology Developers in a forum to exchange information on research system operational needs and technology solutions that have been successful in polar environments. This exchange of knowledge helps to address issues of design, implementation, and deployment for systems that are to achieve their research goals in the Polar Regions.

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April
Arctic Science Summit Week - ASSW 2010.

Greenland is pleased to serve as the host country to ASSW in April 15 to 19, 2010 in Nuuk. ASSW 2010 is hosted by the Government of Greenland.
The ASSW is a collaborative effort between:
* International Arctic Sciences Committee IASC
* Arctic Ocean Sciences Board AOSB
* European Polar Board EPB
* Pacific Arctic Group PAG
* Forum of Arctic Research Operators FARO

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International Science Conference «Marine research in polar areas of the Earth in IPY 2007/08»

International Science Conference «Marine research in polar areas of the Earth in IPY 2007/08» will be held in the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet (AARI), St.-Petersburg, Russia on April 21-23.
Conference topical directions:
– polar oceanology;
– sea ice;
– ocean/atmosphere interaction;
– polar oceans and climate, impact of climatic changes on marine activities;
– marine ecosystems, marine environment contamination.
During the Conference a competition for the best report, which will be presented by young scientists, will be organized.
First information letter (pdf)
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Workshop on Cold Regions Hydrology. 28-30 April 2010. Innsbruck, Austria.

A scientific symposium on Cold Regions Hydrology, to be held in Innsbruck, 28-30 April 2010, is organized by the Network of Climate and Cryosphere Research at the University of Innsbruck, ENVEO IT, and the European Space Agency (ESA). The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Programme of WCRP is a scientific co-sponsor of the workshop.
The objective of the workshop is to review and assess recent developments in observations and modelling of the water cycle and runoff in regions where contributions by snow and glaciers are essential. The outcome of the workshop shall provide guidance for future developments in observation systems, data assimilation techniques and modelling. The topic of the workshop is relevant to scientific preparations for the Cold Regions Hydrology – High resolution Observatory (CoReH2O) mission presently in Phase-A (feasibility) study at ESA, as well as for use of satellite data in hydrological models in general.

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May
 
International Conference Applications of Computer and Information Sciences to Nature Research (ACISNR 2010). Department of Computer and Information Sciences State University of New York Fredonia, New York, USA. May 5-7, 2010.

The Application of Computer and Information Sciences to Nature Research (ACISNR) conference series are dedicated to applications of computing in the fields of natural sciences.
The conference will take place May 5-7, 2010 and will be conducted online in two languages, English (preferred) and Russian.
You are invited to submit your papers in either English (preferred) or Russian. The abstract must be in English.

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APECS RUSSIA Panel at VNIIOkeangeologia Young Researchers Council. 12-15 May. Saint-Petersburg.

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), together with the All-Russia Research Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources of the World Ocean (VNIIOkeangeologia) held the APECS RUSSIA Panel "The first step to APECS" at the monthly meeting of the VNIIOkeangeologia Young Researchers Council, held in St. Petersburg, Russia from May 14, at 14.00.
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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SEA ICE IN THE PHYSICAL AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL SYSTEM.

International Glaciological Society. 31 May - 4 June 2010.
It is our pleasure to invite you to the IGS symposium Sea Ice in the Physical and Biogeochemical System in Tromsø, Norway.

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June
The IPY Oslo Science Conference

The IPY Oslo Science Conference will:
* demonstrate, strengthen, and extend IPY's remarkable accomplishments in science and outreach.
* represent an essential opportunity to display and explore the full breadth and implications of IPY activities.
* emphasize the breadth and global impact of polar research during IPY.
* highlight the extraordinary interdisciplinary and multinational efforts in research and in communication of research to the public.

2nd Circular: Call for abstracts
PDF
Registration now open (Early bird registration deadline is 8th of March)

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Third European Conference on Permafrost, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

The conference will focus on both arctic and alpine permafrost research, and recent achievements like the permafrost related IPY campaigns. Issues related to CO2-storage in permafrost areas will also be covered. A preliminary list of the planned topics can be seen here. The conference will also host the official IPA Executive Committee and Council meetings.
EUCOP III is hosted by The University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS, which provides modern conference facilities.

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July
38th COSPAR Assembly, July 18-25, 2010. Bremen. Germany

Bremen is proud to host the biggest interdisciplinary scientific convention on space research, the 38th COSPAR Assembly 2010. The international event is taking place in the Fair and Congress Center Bremen, where representatives from science, government, industry and academia will meet.
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August
International Joint Conference by the CliC and IACS, August 12-14, 2010

The Joint International Conference on Cryospheric Changes and Influences—Cryospheric Issues in Regional Sustainable Development will be held in Lijiang, China during August 12-14, 2010. The aim of the conference is to promote our understanding of changes in all components of the cryosphere and their interdependence and causes, our current capabilities to model and assess these changes, and mitigation and adaptability strategy for the changing global climate and cryosphere.
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September
ICETECH 2010 (International Conference And Exhibition on Perfomance Of Ship And Structures In Ice). September 20-23, 2010 - Anchorage, Alaska, USA

The ICETECH 10 Conference will cover topics including:
* Icebreaking Ships (including Naval Architecture and Marine Operations)
* Structures in Ice/Iceberg populated waters (including Structure Design, Ice/Iceberg-Structure Interaction and Ice/Iceberg Mechanics)
* Construction and Logistics in ice-covered areas
* New Offshore Developments in ice-covered areas
* Pipelines and Facilities
* Codes, Regulations and Standards
* Ice Conditions, Forecasting and Remote Sensing
* Safety, Risk and Environmental Protection
* Escape, Evacuation and Rescue (EER)
* Marine Systems for Offshore Drilling and Production Operations in Ice
* Evaluation of Arctic Hazards
* Global Warming Implications to Arctic
* Arctic Geopolitics

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6th Canadian Conference on Permafrost. 12-16 September 2010. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Canadian National committee of the International Permafrost Association (CNC-IPA) invite you to the 6th Canadian Conference on Permafrost. The Conference will be held concurrently with the 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from September 12-16, 2010.
Permafrost sessions:
* Mackenzie Delta and Coastal Dynamics
* Climate Change and Permafrost
* Sumps and Contaminants in Permafrost
* Periglacial Processes
* Permafrost Geophysics
* Slope Stability
* Permafrost and Glaciers
* Forzen Core Dams and Mining
* Infrastructure
* General Permafrost Science
Authors are invited to submit abstracts of a maximum 400 words through the conference website www.geo2010.ca.

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2010 Arctic Science Conference: Water-integrating Health, Habitat and Economy. 13.09.2010 - 15.09.2010

The Arctic AAAS Division annual meeting will be held September 13th to 15th, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska (USA). The theme for this year’s conference is “Water: Integrating Health, Habitat and Economy”.
Increasingly rapid global change now presents Alaska with emerging challenges, many of which are related to water and balancing its quality, supply and demand. While water and its management, conservation and utilization will determine the survival and well-being of billions of people, both today and for the foreseeable future, the 2010 Arctic Science Conference will seek a better understanding of the key issues that surround water.

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11th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing symposium. 20.09.2010 - 24.09.2010

The 11th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium will be held in Cambridge (UK) from September 20th to 24th, 2010. The conference will deal specifically with remote sensing applications in the polar regions, both Arctic and Antarctic. It will provide an international forum for the discussion of work currently being carried out in the circumpolar regions.
This symposium will be of interest to scientists, scholars, students, and industry and government professionals. It will provide a forum for the exchange of current applied international research, the presentation of new technology, and the advancement of international cooperation in the circumpolar regions. It will also serve as a way to report on activities undertaken as part of the International Polar Year.

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October
The International Symposium of Snow Science and avalanche practice will be held from October 17 - 22, 2010 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in beautiful Squaw Valley, California.

ISSW 2010 will offer a full social agenda to complement this week of learning and enlightenment. Traditionally, ISSW participants leave the lecture halls for a day of field observation and learning. Lake TahoeThe Lake Tahoe venue, home of the 1960 winter Olympics, begs for a variety of field trips in to avalanche terrain which shaped the historic culture of the place and continues to govern habitation and recreational imperatives to this day.
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Northern Research Forum 6th Open Assembly “Our Ice-Dependent World”. 24.10.2010 - 27.10.2010

The Northern Research Forum’s 6th Open Assembly to be held in Oslo and Kirkenes (Norway) from October 24th to 27th, 2010. The conference will address the impact of the ice decrease on the complex interface of nature and society in all climatic zones of the world, with an emphasis on the Arctic, the Antarctic and the Himalayas.
In light of the man-made part of climate change, particularly meaning global warming, and the natural phenomena of ice is gradually becoming a concept of global politics affecting societal life in quite dramatic ways on a global scale. Themes that will be addressed at the Oslo and Kirkenes 2010 Open Assembly will include:
* The interfaces between nature, society, culture and livelihoods on Ice: Global implications
* Humanity, Communities, Minds, Perceptions and Knowledge on Ice
* International law, "Soft Laws" and Governance on Ice: Economic, Cultural and Political Implications
* Geopolitics and International Security on Ice
* Can We Imagine a World Without Ice? Economic, Political, Social and Political Consequences

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November
International Arctic Conference: Geopolitical Issues and Equations in the 21st century. 22.11.2010 - 23.11.2010

The International Arctic Conference on Geopolitical Issues and Equations in the 21st Century will be held in Lyon (France) from November 22nd to 23rd, 2010. The conference, which brings together geophysicists, political scientists, jurists, geographers and historians will discuss and analyze the stakes in present controversies, clarify modes of governance, explore the possibility of international regulations.
The conference aims at bringing together a variety of scientific expertise to stimulate debate and promote further research in the academic world, disseminating the state of knowledge on the transformation of the Arctic and its governance to a larger public, and influencing official policy. It will be organized four themes, arranged in the following sessions:
* The Arctic: a geographic space in transformation
* The Native peoples, political actors
* Frontiers and international law
* Regional and international regulations

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December
Second International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-2) Arctic System in a Changing Earth. 7 - 9 December 2010. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

The Arctic and surrounding region of sub-Arctic is one key area for the study of global change because the anthropogenic impact is projected to be the largest in this area due to the complicated feedback processes of the nature. This Arctic region is undergoing strong changes in the recent years during the global warming. In order to understand the feedback processes, in which various components are interacting in the Arctic and sub-Arctic, and to project the global warming in the future, we need to exchange more knowledge and information than ever by combining the different scientific communities under the common interest of the Arctic region. The First International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-1) was successfully held on 4-6 November 2008 at Miraikan in Tokyo, Japan in order to discuss about the Drastic Change under the Global Warming. The total number of participants was 190 from 12 countries. As the statements of ISAR-1, we recognized that Arctic has confronted drastic change in the recent global warming and that further scientific discussions need to be made, national and international cooperation is indispensable for the Arctic climate research, and more collaboration among Arctic and non-Arctic countries is needed. This symposium is planned to be held every 2-years.
Therefore, we planned the Second International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-2) including some topics under the theme, “Arctic System in a Changing Earth”, and will be held at end of 2010 at Tokyo.

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The International Symposium of Snow Science and avalanche practice will be held from October 17 - 22, 2010 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in beautiful Squaw Valley, California.

ISSW 2010 will offer a full social agenda to complement this week of learning and enlightenment. Traditionally, ISSW participants leave the lecture halls for a day of field observation and learning. Lake TahoeThe Lake Tahoe venue, home of the 1960 winter Olympics, begs for a variety of field trips in to avalanche terrain which shaped the historic culture of the place and continues to govern habitation and recreational imperatives to this day.
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