science-communicationReports on recent research, emerging projects, and ongoing scientific pursuits

Topics include:

  • Observations from mooring tidal currents
  • Global climate model predictions
  • Sea ice loss and permafrost research
  • Social issues related to Arctic research and climate change
  • And much more!

Thanks to Abraham Endalamaw and Till Baumann for organizing the Research Salon Series for the 2015–2016 academic year.

Scheduled Talks

Seminars and Salon Series talks are listed below, most recent first.

A novel gaussianization methodology for assimilating ice concentration data from satellites - August 7, 2017 | 12pm, noon, 401 Akasofu- Max Yaremchuk will discuss a modified gaussianization technique for ice concentration data from satellites.
Partnerships for Place-Based Problem Solving - July 25, 2017| 1:30pm, 401 Akasofu- For this seminar, Megan Godfrey and Sorina Seeley will discuss existing tensions that exist between managers and users, so that we are able to think more critically about what creates good relationships/partnerships and what needs to be addressed in order to obtain them.
Isentropic analysis of polar cold air outbreaks - June 16, 2017 | 2pm, 417 Akasofu- For this seminar, Professor Toshiki Iwasaki will be discussing his research pertaining to cold air outbreaks in the polar region.
Locally-based participatory monitoring - May, 11, 2017 | 3pm, 401 Akasofu- This seminar will discuss expanding the scientific basis for how the world can monitor and manage natural resources.
S.T. Lee Fellow Seminar: Frozen and liquid seawater problems - April 21, 2017 | noon-1:00pm, 401 IARC- During this seminar, visiting S.T. Lee Fellow Eva Sutter will introduce two studies - both tied to saline waters and electrical current.
Flora and Fauna of Alaska: Living in a Changing Climate - April, 13, 2017 | noon, 501 Akasofu- This joint presentation will discuss changes, adaptations, and resiliencies of the flora and fauna of Alaska in the context of climate change.
Arctic Research and Economic Diversification - Monday, March 27, 2017 | 3:00 pm, Globe Room (Elvey)- Visiting researchers Sei-Ichi Saitoh and Taro Osabe will discuss Arctic research being conducted at Hokkaido University and fish resources in the Pacific Arctic.
Why is climate science under public debate? - March 9, 2017, noon-1:15 p.m., 401 Akasofu- A joint presentation by John Walsh (IARC), Nancy Fresco (IARC/SNAP), and Chanda Meek (UAF Political Science Department)
Ice Navigation Challenges and Information Requirements in the New Maritime Arctic - Thursday, March 2, 2017| 3:30-4:30 pm, 401 Akasofu- Arctic shipping and security expert Lawson Brigham will discuss recent changes in Arctic sea ice, greater marine access, and potentially longer seasons of navigation.
Permafrost thaw and methane release from Arctic lakes - Friday, February 24, 2017| 9:30-10:30 am, 401 Akasofu- Katey Walter Anthony will present a relatively new discovery that permafrost thaw lakes have a natural process that mitigates greenhouse gas losses, and over the long term can lead to net climate cooling.