CliC’s parent organization, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), was established over 30 years ago (in 1980), under the joint sponsorship of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) , and, since 1993, has also been sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC of UNESCO).
CliC is one of 4 core project of WCRP. In this section, learn more about our sister projects, sponsors, and more. Check out upcoming WCRP events and find out what has been happening lately.

CliC Executive Officer Position Available

The Climate and the Cryosphere (CliC) Project and the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) invite applications for a permanent position as Executive Officer for the CliC International Project Office. As a core project of the WCRP, the "Climate and Cryosphere" project encourages and promotes research into the cryosphere and its interactions as part of the global climate system.

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Summer course in Arctic studies

The International Summer School at the University of Oslo Norway has launched a new interdisciplinary course in Arctic Studies.

The course combines Natural Sciences, Law and Social Sciences to explore the environmental, legal, and political changes in the Arctic region. Participants will learn about current issues involving the Arctic's changing environment and how this impacts the legal framework provided by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The course also explores how this may generate new opportunities, risks, and governance challenges for Arctic states, companies and non-Arctic stakeholders.

Scholarships Available:
A limited number of participants will be eligible for financial support to attend this six week course from 21 June - 1 August 2014.

Apply now!
Request an application by 10 March 2014 to see if you qualify for financial support.

Contact
Contact the International Summer School at iss@admin.uio.no or (+47) 22 85 63 85 for more information.
A full course description can be found on our website at http://www.uio.no/english/studies/summerschool/new-courses/index.html.

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CUAHSI cyberseminar series

The upcoming CUAHSI cyberseminar series will focus on snow

Friday, February 7, 2014 (3:00pm ET)

Title: The World of Arctic Snow
Presenter: Dr. Matthew Sturm, University of Alaska, Faribanks, Geophysical Institute

Friday, February 14, 2014 (3:00pm ET)

Title: Assessing Snow and Snowmelt Runoff in Remote Mountain Ranges
Presenter: Dr. Jeff Dozier - University of California, Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science Management in conjunction with Dr. Anne Nolin - Oregon State University, Department of Geosciences

Friday, February 21, 2014 (3:00pm ET)

Title/Topic: Snowmelt processes in forests: Apparent paradoxes and implications for advancing hydrologic understanding in complex terrain
Presenter: Dr. Timothy E. Link - University of Idaho, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

Friday, March 7, 2014 (3:00pm ET)

Title/Topic: Large-scale Snow Extent over Northern Hemisphere Lands
Presenter: Dr. David A. Robinson - Rutgers University, Department of Geography

Details, including instructions on how to connect, can be found here:

http://www.cuahsi.org/2014cyberseminars.aspx

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ACCAP Webinars

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) will be hosting three webinars.

February 18, 2014 at 10am (AKDT ): Historical Sea Ice Atlas For Alaska Waters

Speaker: John Walsh of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Lena Krutikov of the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)

Register and more information

March 11, 2014 at 10am (AKDT): What Do Alaskans Need?: A Review of Documents Addressing Research Needs Related to Climate Change

Speaker: Corrie Knapp (Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy - ACCAP)

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April 22, 2014 at 10am (AKDT): NOAA Climate.gov: An Audience-Focused Approach to Public Communication

Speaker: David Herring, Director of Communications & Education, NOAA Climate Program Office

Register and more information

If you have any questions please contact Tina Buxbaum at 907-9-474-7812 or by email at tmbuxbaum@alaska.edu.

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Karthaus course: Ice sheets and glaciers in the climate system

9-20 September 2014
Karthaus, Italy

The course will provide a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on (or will soon start working on) a glaciology-related climate project. The registration fee will be € 600. This includes lodging, full board, course material and excursion.

Lecturers include: T. Blunier, E. Bueler, D. Dahl-Jensen, A. Fowler, H. Gudmundsson, A. Jenkins, F. Navarro, F. Nick, A. Stroeven, C. Tijm-Reijmer, W. van Pelt, R. van de Wal, J. Oerlemans (convenor).

Send your application to the convenor (j.oerlemans@uu.nl), before 10 May 2014.
You will be notified about the decision of the Selection Committee by 13 June 2014.
Your application should include:
• A short statement why you want to partipate in this course
• Affiliation and name of supervisor
• A description of your research project (~200 words)
• A curriculum vitae
Please supply this information as a single PDF file.

Karthaus course website:
http://www.projects.science.uu.nl/iceclimate/karthaus/

Sponsored by:

The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University
Netherlands Earth System Science Centre
The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
SVALI (Nordic countries)

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