Anchorage Arctic Research Day on March 24

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) and UAA are hosting the first Anchorage Arctic Research Day on Friday, March 24, in UAA's Rasmuson Hall. The event is to provide information about the diversity of research and creative activity among Arctic researchers, and to foster new collaborations. There will be participants from government, industry, and academia, as well as not-for-profit and indigenous groups. Researchers from across the natural and social sciences, health, engineering, humanities, and arts will make presentations.

Diane Hirshberg of ISER co-organized the event with ARCUS, and she and Marie Lowe and Matthew Berman of ISER will also make presentations. Registration is free. Go to:

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Lunchtime Talk: Investigating Climatic Conditions in Ice Caves and Glacial Caves


Andreas Pflitsch is a professor of physical geography at Ruhr University in the German city of Bochum. He has studied climatic conditions in ice caves in a number of U.S. states since 1996.

At ISER, he’ll talk about his research in ice caves in Alaska and in glacial caves on volcanoes in Oregon and Washington. Many glaciers have far-reaching cave systems in the ice, and Dr. Pflitsch's work is some of the first to assess climatic conditions in those caves. Join us at ISER to hear what he's learned.

When: Thursday, March 23, 12 to 1
Where: ISER conference room,
Third floor, 1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 301

Parking is free. Call 907-786-7710 if you need directions. Those who can't attend in person can stream the talk live at:

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