The 2017 West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop, sponsored by NSF and NASA, will be held Sunday to Wednesday, October 8-11, 2017 at the Camp Casey Conference Center / Fort Casey State Park on Whidbey Island, Washington. This will be our first time at Camp Casey, which is ~50 miles northwest of Seattle, WA. Camp Casey sits on the Admiralty Inlet, which leads to the Pacific Ocean, and offers excellent views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains as well as easy access to the Olympic Peninsula (via ferry; terminal at the venue).
The NSF-sponsored Interdisciplinary Antarctic Earth Sciences meeting (formerly known as the TAM Meeting) is scheduled for October 11-14 at the same venue, the Camp Casey Conference Center, immediately following the WAIS workshop. The meeting is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss results of recent Antarctic research in the Earth Sciences and to encourage conversations about future interdisciplinary collaborations.
The 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress will build on the success of the first Congress, held in 2014 in Trondheim, Norway and will bring together scientists, policy-makers, government officials, Indigenous representatives, Traditional Knowledge holders, industry, non-governmental organizations and others to promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity.
The following goals have been outlined for the Congress, and are intended to guide the structure and contents of the program:
More details about session themes, registration cost, travel support, etc., for both meetings will follow in the coming weeks. Both food and lodging will be available for all at Camp Casey.