Recently on Member Space: IARPC Plan Development FRN, Job Announcements, ACCAP Webinars, AOS2020 Conference Statement

April 10, 2020
By Kelley Uhlig

Meredith LaValley Seeking Comment on Next IARPC 5-Year Arctic Research Plan: Federal Register Notice Announcement IARPC will begin developing the next 5-year Arctic Research Plan and we want to know what should be included. Your thoughts and ideas are valued and welcome. A scoping Federal Register Notice (FRN)… Apr 7, 2020 by Meredith LaValley 

Allen Pope Webinar / Online Workshop: Exploring diversity, equity and inclusionI’m part of the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement ( and their community call this month focus on topics which I thought might be of interest to this… Apr 22 by Allen Pope

Meredith LaValley GlacierMIP - A model intercomparison of global-scale glacier mass balance models and projections (Regine Hock) Apr 9, 2020 by Meredith LaValley

Chelsea Wegner Koch Working with Indigenous Communities Workshop Wondering how to respect and incorporate Indigenous knowledge into your research? Join us April 16th at 8-9:30pm EST for a workshop on working with Indigenous communities. The Association of Polar… Apr 16 by Chelsea Wegner Koch

Terri Edillon NSF Office of Polar Programs seeks Executive Officer for senior management team The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for an Executive Officer position in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Alexandria, Va.…Apr 9, 2020 by Terri Edillon

Fabien Maussion Slides: The Open Global Glacier Model: a modern, modular and extensible framework for large scale glacier modeling (Fabien Maussion) Slides for the talk: The Open Global Glacier Model: a modern, modular and extensible framework for large scale glacier modeling Glaciers & Sea-level Collaboration Team April 2020 Meeting … Apr 9, 2020 by Fabien Maussion 

Tina Buxbaum ACCAP Webinar: 2020 Alaska River Break-up Preview Speakers: Crane Johnson, National Weather Service, and Rick Thoman, ACCAP Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), A NOAA RISA Team POC: Tina Buxbaum (,… Apr 21 by Tina Buxbaum

Tina Buxbaum ACCAP Webinar: April 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook BriefingSpeaker: Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), A NOAA RISA Team POC: Tina Buxbaum… Apr 17 by Tina Buxbaum 

Tina Buxbaum Webinar: Future changes in Alaska snow conditions from statistically downscaled climate projections Speaker: Jeremy Littell, Research Ecologist / Lead Scientist, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center USGS Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), A NOAA RISA Team Seminar… Apr 15 by Tina Buxbaum

Meredith LaValley Terrestrial Ecosystems Meeting Agenda April 2020 AGENDA Zoom Tech Intro (Meredith, 1 min) Roll Call (Meredith, 5 mins) Please state your name, affiliation, and if this is your first IARPC meeting IARPC Collaborations Member Updates (5mins) We… Apr 8, 2020 by Meredith LaValley

Meredith LaValley Coastal Resilience and Diversity & Inclusion Meeting Agenda April 2020 Next 5-Year Arctic Research Plan Listening Session: Social Science Focus Zoom Tech Intro (Meredith, 1 min) Roll Call by Region (Meredith, 10mins) Please state your name, affiliation, and if this… Apr 8, 2020 by Meredith LaValley

Amber Todoroff Coastal Resilience in Alaska: Programs and Policies Helping Communities Adapt in the Nation’s Fastest-Warming State RSVP here: The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on scientific developments and policy initiatives that are… Apr 21 by Amber Todoroff 

Ravi Darwin Sankar AOS 2020 Draft Conference Statement The Executive Organizing Committee for the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) announce the release of the AOS 2020 Draft Conference Statement. This statement summarizes the main conclusions and call to… Apr 8, 2020 by Ravi Darwin Sankar 

Hazel Shapiro Agenda: Arctic Observing Summit 2020 - Readout and Future collaborative opportunities - Arctic Observing Systems Sub-team meeting (draft) (Hazel Shapiro)Agenda Summary (please download the document for the full details): AOS summary from Working Groups and Summit Organizers (@Sandy Starkweather, 30 min) WG 1: Design, Optimization and…Apr 7, 2020 by Hazel Shapiro

Kelley Uhlig Distantly Social Hour - Working with Data from NSF's Arctic Data Center Topic: Accessing data through NSF's Arctic Data Center We hope to complement our Collaboration Team meetings with this informal venue, focusing on topics that reflect our current reality of social… Apr 10 by Kelley Uhlig

Kelley Uhlig Introducing Distantly... a virtual social hour from IARPC On behalf of IARPC Collaborations, I'm pleased to announce a new Zoom-based networking endeavor designed to bring together the IARPC community to meet and learn with one another during this time… Apr 7, 2020 by Kelley Uhlig

Roberto Delgado Federal Register Notice (Request for Information): IARPC Arctic Research Plan, FY2022 - FY2026 The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), chaired by the National Science Foundation, seeks public input on the content and organization of the next 5-year Arctic Research Plan:…Apr 6, 2020 by Roberto Delgado 

Sammie Buzzard New IASC Executive Secretary and Extension of Secretariat in Iceland Announcing Dr. Gerlis Fugmann as IASC's Next Executive Secretary Dr. Gerlis Fugmann comes to IASC with extensive experience in Arctic research and international organizations. She held the position…Apr 6, 2020 by Sammie Buzzard

Church Kee ADAC Virtual Annual Meeting, 14 May 2020 Distinguished and Dear Colleagues, Good afternoon from 61 Degrees North, We in ADAC so very much hope you and your family and loved ones are staying safe and healthy in light of the COVID-19… Apr 6, 2020 by Church Kee

 Candace Nachman New Risk-Based Approach to Aircraft and Ship Deployment will Impact NOAA Surveys, Other Field Operations In support of Federal guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19, NOAA has implemented a risk-based approach to aircraft and vessel deployment to keep our teams and those they work with as healthy and… Apr 6, 2020 by Candace Nachman

Alex Taitt CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: 2020 USAPECS Blog Series - "Bridging Science and Policy at the Poles" - DEADLINE EXTENDED USAPECS is hosting a ‘Bridging Science and Policy at the Poles’ blog series this year! We are looking for US-based scientists and professionals with any polar/alpine/cryosphere connection… Apr 6, 2020 by Alex Taitt

Carolynn Harris Soliciting feedback on Early Career Researcher engagement at AOS/ASSW 2020 Hi Early Career Forum! My name is Carolynn Harris and I am one of the VPs of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS). APECS, in collarboration with the IARPC Early Career Forum… Apr 6, 2020 by Carolynn Harris

Ann-Christine Zinkann Minutes: Methods of Tracking Water Masses in the Arctic Ocean Modeling Collaboration Sub Team March 2020 Meeting Apr 3, 2020 by Ann-Christine Zinkann 

Christine Mataya Cryospheric Science with ICESat-2 Hackweek 2020 NASA is exploring offering a remote hackweek, the Cryospheric Science with ICESat-2 Hackweek, in May followed by a virtual hack event the week of June 15, 2020. Applications for the virtual hackweek… Apr 2, 2020 by Christine Mataya

Christine Mataya NASA's Earth Observatory Story: Drifting with Broken Sea Ice On March 31, 2020, NASA's Earth Observatory posted a story on the challenges Arctic sea ice pose to ship-based researchers participating in the MOSAiC expedition. The complete article is available… Apr 2, 2020 by Christine Mataya

Sara Bowden Physical Oceanography Self-forming Team Inaugural Meeting Please join the first meeting of the Physical Oceanography Self-forming Team (POST) Meeting Agenda Welcome, participant introduction: 10 min Introduction to IARPC: 15 min Introduction of POST: 15… Apr 23 by Sara Bowden

Mike Kuperberg Kelvin Droegemeier named Acting Director of the National Science Foundation THE WHITE HOUSE Office of Science and Technology Policy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2020 White House OSTP Director Named Acting Director of the National Science Foundation Following the… Apr 2, 2020 by Mike Kuperberg

Michael Falkowski ABoVE Cancellations in Response to COVID-19 Due to the risks and uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the 2020 ABoVE airborne campaigns of UAVSAR (L-Band) and AVIRIS-ng. We intend to reschedule these campaigns for…Apr 2, 2020 by Michael Falkowski

Katie Lund Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities March Newsletter The Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities (CETC) at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) has published its March 2020 newsletter. This issue features a play performed by… Apr 1, 2020 by Katie Lund

Chelsea Wegner Koch Inclusion in Diversity During Social Distancing Early Career Forum Members - "Moving closer together while we're moving further apart" What does inclusion look like in unprecedented social distancing? Please join the conversation and share your… Apr 1, 2020 by Chelsea Wegner Koch

Meredith LaValley Glaciers and Sea Level Collaboration Team Meeting Agenda April 2020 Modelling ALL the glaciers: Global glacier modeling Zoom Tech Intro (Meredith, 1 min) Roll Call (Meredith, 7mins) Please state your name, affiliation, and if this is your first IARPC meeting … Mar 31, 2020 by Meredith LaValley

Terri Edillon NSF Office of Polar Programs science support and operational changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic NSF is committed to being supportive and as responsive as possible to the needs of the research community in the face of challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please consult the NSF… Mar 31, 2020 by Terri Edillon

Betsy Turner-Bogren Now Available: Witness Community Highlights — March 2020 The March 2020 issue of Witness Community Highlights is now available online. This issue includes two articles: “Long-Term Monitoring Program Sheds Light on High-latitude Landscape Response… Mar 30, 2020 by Betsy Turner-Bogren

Terri Edillon NSF DEADLINE April 27: Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems program director vacancy The National Science Foundation is seeking a qualified candidate for an Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems (AOE) program director’s position within its Office of Polar Programs’ (OPP)… Mar 30, 2020 by Terri Edillon

Kaja Brix Inclusion in Diversity Join the conversation and share your thoughts @LetsInclude "Moving closer together while we're moving further apart" What does inclusion look like in unprecedented social distancing? ... Mar 30, 2020 by Kaja Brix

Kaja Brix Arctic STEM workshop The Arctic STEM workshop steering group held a series of listening sessions in Alaska in the last couple months to solicit input for the now-postponed workshop. Information from the listening… Mar 29, 2020 by Kaja Brix

Jackie Grebmeier Planned Activities for the 2020-2021 International Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) - A Virtual Workshop Date: 30 MARCH | 12:00-14:00 (GMT), Zoom Link: 1200 GMT=Local start time: 2000 CST Shanghai/China; 2100 KST Seoul/Korea, 2100 JST Tokyo/Japan, 0500 PDT… Mar 27, 2020 by Jackie Grebmeier 

Caitlyn Florentine Consideration for all of you during the COVID-19 outbreak IARPC Glaciers and Sea Level Collaboration Team members, Just wanted to reach out and express some consideration for all of you during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our situations and responses to the… Mar 27, 2020 by Caitlyn Florentine

Colleen Strawhacker News Article: Congress pumps up NSF program to fast-track COVID-19 research Relevant to the recent IARPC Program Officer chat led by @Roberto Delgado and @Greg Anderson.... Mar 27, 2020 by Colleen Strawhacker

Jackie Grebmeier Pacific Arctic Group (PAG) virtual meeting, Mar 30 for ASSW2020 Date: 30 MARCH | 00:00-02:00 AM (GMT) Zoom Link: 0000 GMT=Local start time: 0800 CST Shanghai/China; 0900 KST Seoul/Korea, 0900 JST Tokyo/Japan, 1700 PDT (Mar… Mar 27, 2020 by Jackie Grebmeier

Dorothy Castille COVID-19 New Notice Of Funding Opportunity for Tribes from the CDC The National Indian Health Board is sharing a "Dear Tribal Leader" letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The letter details a new, non-competitive funding opportunity for Tribes… Mar 26, 2020 by Dorothy Castille

Roberto Delgado NSF Office of Polar Programs seeks Science Analyst The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for a Science Analyst position in for the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Alexandria,,… Mar 26, 2020 by Roberto Delgado

Greg Anderson NSF COVID-19 Information Page Dear colleagues, NSF has developed a central Web site with information for the community about our response to COVID-19: You’ll find a set of guidance documents for… Mar 25, 2020 by Greg Anderson

Meredith LaValley IASC Marine Working Group (MWG) meeting Update (Lee Cooper) Mar 25, 2020 by Meredith LaValley

Franz Mueter IARPC Marine Ecosystems Pacific Arctic fisheries Mueter 2020-03-25 (Franz Mueter) Presentation on fisheries work in Pacific Arctic, including recent work to sample Arctic cod under the ice. See also outreach video at... Mar 25, 2020 by Franz Mueter

Jackie Grebmeier International Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) Research Programs: Confirmed 2020 Cruises and Planned 2021 cruises (Jackie Grebmeier/UMCES) The Central Arctic Ocean remains profoundly understudied, particularly carbon cycling, ecosystem alteration, and associated changes in atmosphere, ice and ocean physics that influence those… Mar 25, 2020 by Jackie Grebmeier 

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