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May 2017

  1. NASA's Arctic ecosystem science flights begin

    A NASA-led effort to advance our ability to monitor changing Arctic and boreal ecosystems has started its second season, with the first aircraft taking flight over Alaska and northwest Canada this month. Scientists with the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment, or ABoVE, will fly suites of...

  2. Sea Ice Outlook - Overview of Plan for the 2017 Season

    This is a summary of plans for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO); the call for submissions for the June report will be circulated at the end of this week. 2017 SIO will include calls for contributions to the regular June, July, and August monthly reports that synthesize predictions for the...

  3. IASSA Northern Notes Issue 47 Spring / Summer 2017

    The newest issue of the IASSA newsletter Northern Notes is out. The spring/summer issue includes information on ICASS IX, candidates for IASSA Council 2017-2020, and bids for IASSA Presidency 2017-2020. This issue features e.g. Information about Umeå and ICASS IX - People and Place...

  4. New model helps predict regional and seasonal sea ice extent

    Scientists have developed a new method to forecast the extent of sea ice in some regions of the Arctic up to 11 months in advance. The method, which incorporates information about ocean temperatures and focuses on regions rather than the entire Arctic Sea, could help in the planning of...

  5. New version of the OSISAF Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Record

    The EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) team is pleased to announce the release of OSI-450, a new full reprocessing of its Sea Ice Concentration (SIC) Climate Data Record (CDR). The release provides a SIC CDR over the polar regions, derived from passive microwave...

  6. What Indigenous Cultures Can Teach Us About Managing Arctic Change

    As global temperatures continue to rise on land and at sea, wild animals and plants are on the move worldwide, looking for conditions they can tolerate. These climate change-driven migrations have been starkly visible in the Arctic for years. As ocean ice cover contracts, reports of species...

  7. Long-term research project planned for Arctic coastline

    The Arctic coastline is a fascinating landscape, both visually and scientifically. A new long-term research project is about to get underway to look at the intersection of land and water along the Beaufort Sea shore. "The coastlines of the Arctic have been largely left out of the marine...

  8. Call for papers: Education in the North special issue

    This special issue of the journal "Education in the North" will be created in conjunction with the UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education. Deadline for expressions of interest and abstracts: 23 June 2017.  The Arctic region is...

  9. NASA annual Arctic ice survey expanded range this year

    NASA's annual survey of changes in Arctic ice cover greatly expanded its reach this year in a series of flights that wrapped up on May 12. It was the most ambitious spring campaign in the region for NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to monitor ice changes at Earth's...

  10. Negribreen glacier on the move

    Rapid acceleration of an Arctic glacier over the past year has been detected by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites. Sitting on Norway's Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago, the Negribreen glacier has recently seen a surge in ice surface speed, increasing from 1 m to 13 m a...