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Posts by Heather McFarland

IARC researcher receives presidential award

Elena Sparrow was recently honored with a U.S. presidential award for her excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics mentoring. Sparrow is a University of Alaska Fairbanks research professor and the education outreach director at the International Arctic Research Center. The award, which includes a $10,000 National Science Foundation grant, recognizes the important role mentors…

Arctic climate change: Alternative futures

While changes of sea ice and air temperature have received widespread media coverage, other changes in the cryosphere and the broader Arctic environment have been synthesized in recent assessment reports. A consistent pattern of change through the Arctic system has emerged. However, the future trajectory of the system is subject to various uncertainties, and human…

Congress holds maritime transportation in the Arctic hearing

International Arctic Research Center researcher and retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, Dr. Lawson Brigham, testified to Congress during the Maritime Transportation in the Arctic hearing this week. Brigham was called to testify on June 7 as part of the committee hearing addressing the United States’ lack of adequate infrastructure, research, and preparedness to accommodate increased maritime…

Arctic Field Summer School: student presentations

Join us for student presentations by the 2018 Arctic Field Summer School- Norway-Canada-USA collaboration.  When: Friday, June 8 Where: Akasofu 401 Presentation schedule 2:00 – 2:10 Introduction 2:10 – 2:30 Ingrid Olsen, Sofia Kjellman Estimating the response of lake ice breakup to lake depth using satellite observations and field measurements on Northern North Slope, Alaska 2:30…

Climate Change 101

Climate change is happening in Alaska. It is affecting us all. Let’s work together to create positive strategies to adapt. Learn to gather up-to-date, scientific and community-based knowledge about future changes. Develop skills for communicating these changes to others.   UAF climate change researchers and communications experts are offering a hands-on, climate change workshop to address climate change questions. Environmental…

Google Drive- brown bag workshop

IARC’s Nate Bauer will lead a brown bag workshop on Google Drive: introduction and integration. Work smarter Google Drive integrates with gmail, google docs, slides, sheets, and photos, among many other third-party applications and tools, making using, sharing, and searching easy. Work together Collaborate with IARC colleagues to understand and determine shared spaces and processes…

Perspectives on citizen science in the Arctic

IARC’s April Research Salon Series seminar will explore citizen science. Come learn about current collaborations with citizen scientists in the Arctic. Guest speakers include: Katie Spellman, International Arctic Research Center Ryan Toohey, USGS Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center You are welcome to bring your quiet lunch. Where: Akasofu building, 401 Date: April 26, 2018 Time: Noon For more…

UAF Arctic Research Open House

In conjunction with the Alaska National Lab Day, 11 Arctic research facilities will open their doors to the public. “The coolest part of my job is coming in the morning and seeing where there were earthquakes last night and whether anyone felt them,” explains Helena Buurman at the Alaska Earthquake Center. This is one of…

New summary available on Bering Strait winter 2018 sea ice conditions

The amount of sea ice in the Bering Sea this winter was the lowest it has been since 1850. Communities throughout the region were significantly impacted. The International Arctic Research Center recently produced a NEW summary about these conditions. Bering Strait: an overview of winter 2018 sea ice conditions explains why so little sea ice…

New course offered: Climate change and my community

Course Date: June 18-22, 2018 Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus and nearby field sites Climate change influences our lives in Alaska and the changes occurring in the Arctic impact the entire planet. The Arctic & Earth SIGNs course is for educators, youth group leaders, and/or community members interested in learning more about the impacts…