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)

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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 An Audience-Focused Approach to Public Communication

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

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If you have any questions please contact Tina Buxbaum at 907-9-474-7812 or by email at

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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 (, 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:

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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Advanced Climate Dynamics Course

The course will take place 16th - 31st of August 2014 at Arctic Station, on Disko Island, western Greenland.

Detailed information is available online at: and on the flyer

Advanced graduate students and early post-docs are encouraged to apply. The registration is now open and the application deadline is the 1st of March 2014.

The main focus of this year's course will be on understanding the basic principles and dynamics behind changes to the Greenland ice sheet in the past, present and future. The course aims to provide an environment for engaging discussions between all participants (students and lecturers), exchange of concepts and ideas between meteorology, oceanography, paleoclimate and glaciology, and identification of key scientific challenges.

The current list of confirmed lecturers includes: Fiamma Straneo (WHOI), David Battisti (U. Washington), Camilla Snowman Andresen (National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland), Kerim Nisancioglu (BCCR/U. Bergen), Patrick Heimbach (MIT), and Øyvind Paasche (U. Bergen), amongst others. 

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