PolarTREC News

AGU Abstracts Due August 6

PolarTREC teacher presents at AGU
18 July 2014

Reminder! Abstracts are NOW due for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting 15-19 December in San Francisco, California. Present on PolarTREC science and education, attend lectures and the GIFT workshop, and connect with polar researchers.

Current Expedition

Barrow, Alaska
14 July 2014

How do people respond to environmental risk in a time of rapid global change? Follow Sian Proctor and her team studying the historical ecology of risk management in Barrow, Alaska.

Current Expedition

Students in JSEP
7 July 2014

Joint Science Education Project 2014

Students from Greenland, Denmark, and the US are all working together to study Arctic science and contribute to a cultural exchange. Follow the student blogs from Kangerlussuaq and Summit Station.

Report Released

22 July 2014

A new report is now available on Arctic Research Support and Logistics: "Increasing Arctic Accessibility Over the Next Twenty Years”. The report was based on recommendations discussed at a workshop and with input from the broader community. It includes recommendations for sustaining and expanding logistics resources, capacity building, and opportunities for improved coordination of resources. The report is available free as a PDF.

Current Expedition

Linne Glacier
18 July 2014

Teacher Peggy McNeal is in Svalbard, Norway as part of a research team, which includes undergraduate geoscience students participating in the Research Experiences Undergraduates (REU) Program. They are researching how high latitude glaciers, melt-water streams, and sedimentation in the fjords reflect climate.

PolarTREC Alum on Permafrost Project

Tom Lane
9 July 2014

PolarTREC Teacher Tom Lane has taken science experiences into his own hands. He is working with Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky on the 2014 annual borehole survey in northern Alaska.

PolarTREC Alum in Siberia

John Wood participating in Siberia field work
27 June 2014

Program Alum John Wood joins the Polaris Project in Siberia. He's blogging for the science team as the Education Liaison.

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The Arctic is a really cool place.  We got to ride polar bears!  Created by Courtney Payne.
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Latest Comments

Bobby- Happy to report I slept until 6:30 this morning! The trick was to open the window. It's been too hot in here!
10PM to Midnight?! All that food looks good...yumm
Sian, those are beautiful pictures! I agree- the ice is really pretty. There are so many different shapes and shades. It takes on a dramatic life of its own. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Lucy- Thanks for checking in! Today there was more science prep and also a lot of rope untangling- more on that to come along with the "polar bear commute" picture for everyone to see!
Addie! It is so beautiful that I am afraid of walking into a pole because my attention is on the gorgeous scenery around me! We have two boats now, a third will become available soon. In the...

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Overview Scientists use bathymetry to understand the ocean floor. This lesson is a basic introduction to bathymetry using salad trays to help students understand how bathymetric maps work. Objectives Students will be able to identify the advantages to using a bathymetric map. Students will be...