GRID Polar Division News

GA representation at RIO+20
18-22 June, 2012 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Peter Prokosh and Lawrence Hislop represent GA at the RIO+20 events. Peter will attend several high-level events and network actively in the corridors and during the plenary. Lawrence will take part in panel discussions with the aim of enhancing exposure to GA's activities in the Arctic and in the Himalayas.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
Lawrence Hislop participates in a mini-workshop to finalize a six-month project with the European Space Agency
15 June, 2012 - Paris, France - Lawrence Hislop participates in a mini-workshop to finalize a six-month project with the European Space Agency, which is supporting European Arctic policymaking. Partners from the Polar View consortium will be present at the meeting as well. The project will close at the end of the workshop.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
Lawrence Hislop participates in the 15th Council meeting of the University of the Arctic
12-14 June, 2012 - Tromsø, Norway - Lawrence Hislop participates in the 15th Council meeting of the University of the Arctic. Lawrence will propose the creation of a new thematic network on Communicating Arctic Research. The new network will help instruct students and researchers on state of the art communication tools and techniques related to Arctic issues.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
HICAP team planning
21-22 May, 2012 - Arendal, Norway - Nand Kishow Agrawal and Andrea Perlis from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Asuncion St. Clair and Armando LaMadrid from the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO) visit GA for a HiCAP team planning and familiarisation with GA activities.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
UNEP at the Arctic Council's Deputy Ministers' Meeting
15 May, 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden - Peter Prokosch represents UNEP at the Arctic Council's Deputy Ministers' Meeting.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
Field trip related to the HICAP project
10-20 May, 2012 - Thimphu and Gasa, Bhuta - Lawrence Hislop joins colleagues from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO) in a field trip to collect data, take photos and conduct personal interviews in relation to the HICAP project.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
Kathrine I. Johnsen represents UNEP at the 11th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
07-11 May, 2012 - New York, USA - Kathrine I. Johnsen represents UNEP at the 11th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
International Polar Year (IPY) conference
21-25 April, 2012 - Montreal, Canada - Lawrence Hislop attends the International Polar Year (IPY) conference to network with partners and attend relevant meetings and events.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
Central Asia Mountain Conference
26-30 March, 2012 - Dushanbe, Tajikistan - Lawrence Hislop attends the Central Asia Mountain Conference and meets with partners to discuss the Himalaya Climate Adaptation Project (HICAP) and the potential for replication in the Central Asia region.
Monday 24 Sep 2012
Publication of Report 'The contribution of Space Technologies to Arctic Policy Priorities'
June 2012 - 'The contribution of Space Technologies to Arctic Policy Priorities' is published. In this report the needs of Arctic stakeholders are compared with the contribution different types of satellite technologies can make to meet current and future requirements. It will help the European Space Agency (ESA) understand Arctic issues, increase the synergy between ESA activities and Arctic initiatives, and assist ESA in preparing relevant Arctic related programme proposals to meet future requirements
Monday 24 Sep 2012

External Polar News

Greenland’s icecap losing stability
April 24, 2014 - www.alaskadispatch.com
Ozone Depletion in the Arctic Not as Extreme as Antarctic
April 15, 2014 - http://newsoffice.mit.edu
Inuit Circumpolar Council Discussing Food Security
April 11, 2014 - www.alaskapublic.org
ICC Greenland Faces Shutdown After Funding Slashed
April 9, 2014 - http://arcticjournal.com