An open meeting of the Ny-Alesund Science Managers Committee (Ny-SMAC) on the International Arctic Research and Monitoring Facility in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard and the International Polar Year 2007-2008 will be held on 16-18 October 2007 in Cambridge, UK.

The annual Arctic AAAS Division meeting will be held in Anchorage, Alaska from 24-26 September 2007. This year's conference theme is "Partnering for Northern Futures: Science, Policy, Education, Legacy In the International Polar Year."