The Arctic Circle Assembly will be held in the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland, on October 17 - 19.

The annual Arctic Circle Assembly brings together governments, organizations, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, Indigenous communities, citizens, and others for a comprehensive and democratic Arctic dialogue. The Assembly is the largest gathering on Arctic affairs. It is a place for international engagement, cooperation, and celebration.


1st International Workshop on Biodiversity in Svalbard Archipelago: state of the art and perspectives

To Who it is addressed: All scientists working on biodiversity in Svalbard

Funded by SIOS and hosted by the Institute of Polar Sciences (CNR-ISP), Messina (Italy), the 1st International Workshop on Biodiversity in Svalbard Archipelago aims at being a multidisciplinary arena where to discuss the state of the art and the gaps in the knowledge on Arctic biodiversity, and the way for future development in the studies of this vulnerable polar environment.

Registration deadline: 29 July 2024 (noon)

Organizing Committee: 

  - Nicoletta Ademollo, Gabriella Caruso, Francesco Filiciotto, Angelina Lo Giudice, Maria Papale, Francesco Smedile, Vito Vitale (CNR-ISP);
  - Adriana Profeta (CNR-IRBIM);
  - Angela Augusti, Luigi Paolo D'Acqui, Olga Gavrichkova, Stefano Ventura (CNR-IRET);
  - Nicoletta Cannone (Univ. Insubria).

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Earth Observation (EO) training course in collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System, SIOS. The course will be held for researchers, students, PhD students and young professionals who use EO technology within their research or work and want to improve their knowledge of remote sensing. In total 24 students can attend the summer school.



The Cryo2Ice Symposium focuses on work that makes use of CryoSat-2 or ICESat-2 or a combination of both satellites. 

Missions Status: including CryoSat-2 and ICESat-2 satellite systems, sensors, and data operations, calibration and validation. Sea Ice: including lead detection, snow loading, sea ice freeboard, roughness, thickness, dynamics and thermodynamics. Ice Sheets and Ice Shelves: including long-term, seasonal, and episodic changes in ice sheet, ice shelf, and iceberg elevation, thickness, and mass, ice sheet grounding line migration, and iceberg calving, and subglacial lakes and hydrology. Mountain Glaciers and Ice Caps: including long-term, seasonal, and episodic changes in elevation, thickness, and mass. Oceans and hydrology: including polar and coastal oceans, regional and global sea level rise, marine gravity, and land hydrology. Synergies and follow-on missions: including planned and future missions that build on the heritage of polar altimetry.

UP2.6 - The cryosphere and cold region processes in the climate systemThe 2024 Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society will take place as a hybrid event at the Historical University of Barcelona & online from 2 to 6 September 2024. This conference focus topic aims to explore the critical role of weather and climate research in shaping policies, strategies, and technologies that will pave the way towards a climate-neutral Europe.
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Conveners: Renato R. Colucci (CNR-ISP), Bianca Mezzina, Andrea Securo (CNR-ISP), Andrea Fischer
Polar regions are sentinels of climate change, biodiversity, and human resilience. They have experienced the most rapid rates of warming in recent years. Its expected impacts will exceed those forecasted for many other regions, resulting in significant consequences affecting natural ecosystems and human activities.
The 2nd European Polar Science Week is an important milestone in the cooperation between the European Commission and the European Space Agency.  

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