Top Scientists to Discuss Global Changes at Arctic Conference in Miami
Conference will discuss latest research on the changing climate in the Arctic
Hundreds of the world's top scientists and policymakers are expected to attend the State of the Arctic conference at the Miami Hyatt Regency from March 16 - 19, 2010. Speakers will include Arden Bement, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Jane Lubchenko, administrator of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Wendy Watson-Wright, assistant director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The conference will review our understanding of the arctic system in a time of rapid environmental change and will include some of the latest research results from the world's leading polar scientists.
Specific topics to be addressed include historical and future perspectives on current warming and predictions of future climate; the changing carbon cycle of the Arctic; and the future of sea ice loss, its impact and links to changes on land. For a copy of the current program, go to http://soa.arcus.org/program.
The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is organizing the conference on behalf of the arctic community and sponsoring organizations.
The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS), based in Fairbanks, Alaska, was formed in 1988 as a nonprofit member consortium of educational and scientific institutions that have a substantial commitment to arctic research.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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