The University of Washington IGERT Program in Ocean Change (iPOC), together with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), is pleased to announce a free, public seminar:
Title: Beyond the ice: People and a changing Arctic Ocean
Speaker: Henry Huntington, Arctic Science Director for the Pew Environment Group
Date + Time: October 22, 2012, 4 PM
Location: Ocean Sciences Building, Room 425
The Arctic Ocean is undergoing rapid changes, most notably in the loss of summer sea ice. In addition to the impacts to the physical and biological system, these changes are having profound effects on humans as well. This talk will discuss several examples, including effects of sea ice loss on indigenous hunters in light of their traditional knowledge about sea ice, the implications for industrial and commercial activity in the Arctic Ocean, the challenge of engaging Arctic communities in making decisions about development, and the economic cost of feedbacks to the global climate system resulting from the loss of sea ice.
Dr. Henry Huntington is the Arctic Science Director for the Pew Environment Group, and also an independent Arctic researcher specializing in human-environment interactions. He has worked in the Arctic for over 20 years, studying traditional knowledge, the effects of oil and gas activities, the impacts of climate change, Arctic marine shipping, traditional hunting and fishing practices, and other topics. His research has taken him to all Arctic countries, and also to the Himalayas. Huntington lives in Eagle River, Alaska, with his wife and two sons.
IGERT Program in Ocean Change at UW
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
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