2007 Events [top]
10–14 December, 2007
NSIDC personnel will be attending and presenting at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. NSIDC staff will be in Booth 139 and will be available to field questions and provide data products and support.
5 October, 2007
Preconcert Conversation with Julienne Stroeve
NSIDC Research Scientist Julienne Stroeve leads a conversation about sea ice and climate change at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her talk comes just before the Artist Series performance First person: stories from the edge of the world,which features Ensemble Galilei with National Public Radio's Neal Conan. Stroeve's talk will take place on the Boulder campus in Macky Room 102. For more information, visit the Artist Series Web site at http://www.cuconcerts.org/firstperson.html.
24 September, 2007
The Basis of Recent Climate Change
NSIDC Senior Research Scientist Mark Serreze gives an invited lecture at The Wildlife Society 14th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Tucson, Arizona, that discusses current and past climate and the prospect of abrupt climate change. The lecture will take place at 8:00 am at the Tucson Convention Center. For more information, visit the annual meeting Web site at http://www.wildlife.org/conference/tucson07/index.cfm; to read Serreze's abstract, search for it by title.
18 September, 2007
International Polar Year Webcast on Sea Ice
NSIDC scientists Walt Meier and Julienne Stroeve will share their research on Arctic sea ice with students during a live educational Webcast, broadcast via http://commonsvcg.oar.net/MAGPI/, starting at 10:00 am Muontain Time. Meier and Stroeve will be joined by scientists from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany. The public is encouraged to send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the importance of Arctic sea ice, see Frequently Asked Questions within the Arctic Sea Ice News Fall 2007 Web site.
18 September, 2007
Odyssey of a Giant Iceberg: What Icebergs Tell Us about Ice Sheets in the Climate Change Era
NSIDC Lead Scientist Ted Scambos gives a talk on Antarctic icebergs and climate change at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, on Tuesday September 18 at 7:00 pm. The lecture is part of the CU @ The Boulder Public Library Series and takes place at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Theatre (1000 Canyon Blvd; Boulder Public Library parking at 10th and Arapahoe). The lecture is free and open to the public; for more information, please contact the Boulder Public LIbrary at 303.441.4113. To learn about the expedition that informed Scambos's research, please see IceTrek: Exploring the Lifecycle of a Drifting Antarctic Iceberg.
6 September 2007
Planet in Peril: Polar Ice Update
NSIDC Senior Research Scientist Mark Serreze gives a lecture on the decline of Arctic sea ice at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 pm. The cost is $12 per museum member, $15 per nonmember. For directions and more information about the lecture, please visit the museum announcement at: http://www.dmns.org/main/en/General/Education/AdultProgram/Lectures/Programs/polarIceUpdate.htm. For more information about the importance of sea ice, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions About Sea Ice.
22 April 2007
Film Showing: "Good Days on the Trail"
NSIDC is showing some of our rare archival footage as part of the International Film Festival at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU).
Featuring recently-discovered historical footage of CU student alpine hikes in the Front Range mountains, this silent color film provides a unique glimpse into the mountaineering lifestyle and familiar landscapes of the past. Watch students in the Mountain Recreation Department from 1938 to 1942 hike, climb, and camp in the Indian Peaks and nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. The showing includes live narration by university scientists, a brief history of the alpine program, a look at the science of local glaciers, and reminiscences of former students.
NSIDC will show the film at 7:00 pm on campus in the ATLAS Building, Film Studies Theatre Room 100; entry is $5.00. For more information or to order a copy of the film on DVD, see Good Days on the Trail, 1938-1942 Documentation.
8–11 March 2007
NSIDC is participating in Ice Fest, a community-wide event in Boulder, Colorado, that marks the beginning of the International Polar Year (IPY). Ice Fest will feature films, science talks, and activities around the themes of snow, ice, polar research, and climate studies. The celebration is sponsored by NSIDC's parent organization, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), as well as other organizations. For more information about NSIDC's involvement in the International Polar Year, see IPY at NSIDC.
2006 Events [top]
11–15 December 2006
NSIDC personnel will be attending and presenting at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting from December 11 to 15 in San Francisco, California. NSIDC personnel will be staffing Booth 616 and will be available to field questions and provide data products and support.
26 October 2006
NSIDC scientists Mark Serreze and Ted Scambos will talk about the state of Arctic and Antarctic ice at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. They will discuss current Arctic sea ice conditions and the effects of warmer temperatures's on Antarctic ice shelves and glaciers.
25 October 2006
NSIDC will host a one day seminar on 25 October 2006 to celebrate 30 years of the WDC for Glaciology, Boulder, and to acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Stan Wilson to the NASA Polar Oceanography Program, the DAACs, and their predecessor Pilot Data Systems. The agenda consists of four themes, with speakers and scientists involved in the development of the NASA Polar Oceans Program and the Boulder WDC.
13 October 2006
NSIDC Director Roger Barry to present Goldthwait Lecture
Barry will present the Goldthwait Lecture, "Arctic Ocean-Ice-Atmosphere Interactions," on October 13, 2006, in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, see the news release, NSIDC Director Receives Goldthwait Polar Medal.
7–9 August 2006
NSIDC scientists Tingjun Zhang, Oliver Frauenfeld, Richard Armstrong, Andrew Slater, and Chris Helm will be attending the conference in Lanzhou, China. Zhang is convening one of several special workshops surrounding the conference; special sessions include geotechnical engineering in warm permafrost areas; climatic, cryospheric, and environmental changes in Central Asia; and monitoring, mapping, and modeling of mountain and high-elevation permafrost. A special focus will be on the recently completed Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
Zhang obtained a grant from the United States National Science Foundation to help defray the costs of attendance for students, postdoctoral candidates, and young researchers from all over the United States.
10–12 July 2006
NSIDC is supporting this conference, which focuses on the scientific use of virtual globes. Virtual globes are desktop software programs, such as the popular Google Earth, that allow users to zoom in on a virtual Earth to view specific types and layers of information. The conference will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
15–19 May 2006
NSIDC is sponsoring the symposium, which will be held in Seward, Alaska. The conference focuses on remote sensing applications in the polar environments, and will provide a forum for exchanging research and encouraging cooperation in the circumpolar regions of the world. It will also serve as an excellent method to report progress on International Polar Year activities. NOAA at NSIDC project manager Lisa Ballagh will present a poster illustrating NSIDC data sets viewable through Google Earth.
14–16 May 2006
The workshop will include presentations of recent climatological, oceanographic, and glaciological research in the Antarctic Peninsula (AP). A primary objective of the meeting is to develop a coordinated science plan for the International Polar Year.
3–4 March 2006
NSIDC and the IPY Programme Office hosted a data management workshop at the the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, England to begin developing an implementation plan for the IPY Data and Information Service (DIS).
2005 Events [top]
5–9 December 2005
American Geophysical Union Fall Conference
Please visit NSIDC at booth number 921. You'll find information on new and updated data sets and tools, data resources for cryospheric and Earth science researchers, and information for journalists, educators, and the general public. Come by and learn more about how we can help you! Please see NSIDC at AGU, Fall 2005.
5–9 April 2005
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting
Please visit NSIDC at booth number 423.
2004 Events [top]
16–17 November 2004
The intent of the workshop is to bring together current and potential users of EOS snow and ice standard products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS (AMSR-E), Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat), Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), and Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) sensors. The themes of the workshop center on the snow and ice products and results, including validation results; integration of EOS snow and ice products into models; production of climate data records; and improvements to data access and availability.
8–10 August 2004
A Chronicle of Distinction: From the Arctic to the Andes