ANNOUNCING the 2015 APS SYMPOSIUM!

Make your plans now to attend the 80th ANNIVERSARY MEETING and SYMPOSIUM TOPIC:  "The Polar Oceans and Global Climate Change" November 3-6, 2015 Scripps Institution of Oceanography at La ...

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Center for Climate Change at UC San Diego

A Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation was created at UC San Diego following a gift of $5 million from supporters of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (August 24, 2015, Press Release). ...

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Patty Elkus Joins APS Board of Governors

The American Polar Society is pleased to welcome Patty Elkus to the Board of Governors, whose name becomes synonymous with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography by virtue of her position on its ...

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First Arctic Cargo Shipped Through the NW Passage

Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, today announced that its vessel, the MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada's Northwest ...

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Arctic Wreck Found After 169 Years

After more than 169 years, Canadian researchers discovered one of the two ships from the doomed Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin, cracking one of the largest mysteries in sea ...

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World’s Largest Iceberg Continues to Break Apart

B15T is the largest surviving remnant of the largest ever recorded iceberg B15, which calved from the Ross Ice Shelf in March of 2000 and was roughly the size of Jamaica when it originally ...

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