The Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) – International Planning and Coordination Workshop

May 15-16, 2019

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

There will be an open coordination and planning workshop to continue planning the Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) project on May 15-16, 2019 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. The SAS is a developing international program envisioned to mount a coordinated, multi-nation, oceanographic field based effort on a Pan Arctic scale over two summer seasons (2020-2021). The key objective is to achieve a quasi-synoptic baseline understanding of the fundamental structure and function of the linked Arctic carbon-ecosystem-physical systems that will permit detection of ongoing and future changes. More information and the international science plan is available at http://www.synopticarcticsurvey.info/.

The goals of the workshop include planning coordinated field sampling, international data sharing, education including graduate student participation, post field-season data synthesis, public outreach, and involvement of indigenous communities and identifying additional measurements (e.g., atmospheric measurements) or approaches (e.g., modeling) that would contribute to accomplishing the goals of the SAS. The SAS is a ground-up effort and wide participation, of all scientific career stages, including graduate students, are welcome, as is the participation of science managers across multiple disciplines and representatives of indigenous communities and organizations.

The participation of early career scientists is particularly encouraged. Limited travel support is available for early career scientists, both from US and international sources to participate in the workshop.  Early career scientists here are defined as post-doctoral investigators, untenured, or tenure-track equivalent individuals within 5 years of their initial appointment. To apply for support, individuals should send a short 2-3 page CV and a brief statement of how their research interests align with the SAS scientific questions to by April 15. The applications will be evaluated by the US SAS steering committee and decisions made as soon as possible after the deadline to expedite travel planning.

Planning to attend? Please send a confirmation and the following information to as soon as practical and at the latest by April 30: Name, Affiliation, Address, Country, Email address, Phone number, Position, Early Career (yes/no; even if not applying for support). Additional logistical details will be provided to these registered participants.

Please contact Carin Ashjian () if you have questions.

Øyvind Paasche (International SAS Science Steering Committee Chair)

Carin Ashjian and Jackie Grebmeier (US SAS Science Steering Committee Members) 

Best regards,

Lina

Na Li

Executive Secretary

The Pacific Arctic Group (PAG) 

Polar Oceanography Division (POD) of 

Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC)

No. 451 Jinqiao Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200136

Tel: +86-21-58712034

The SAON Board will have a physical meeting in Arkhangelsk, Russia. Meeting documents will be made available here.

The Third Polar Data Forum will take place 18-22 November 2019 in Helsinki, Finland at FMI headquarters. 

The meeting will be co-organized with regional partners including the INTAROS project in conjunction with the EU Arctic Cluster, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, and other European organizations.  The Forum will be co-convened by the IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee, Southern Ocean Observing System, Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, the World Data System and other organizations engaged in polar data management.

This iteration of the Polar Data Forum will combine a two to two and a half day conference style meeting in support of information exchange, with the remainder of the week using a "hackathon" approach that will build on the development work done in Boulder, Geneva and other meetings.

More information will be posted at www.arcticobserving.org and https://arcticdc.org/

Dear ArcticNet colleagues,

Save the date!

This is the First Announcement for the 15th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2019) to be held from 02 to 05 December 2019 at the Halifax Convention Centre, Nova Scotia, Canada.

As the largest annual Arctic research gathering held in Canada, the ArcticNet ASM is the ideal venue to present results from all fields of Arctic research and stimulate networking and partnership activities.

Building on the success of previous ASMs, the 2019 Meeting will welcome researchers, students, Inuit, Northerners, policy makers, stakeholders and the media to address the global challenges and opportunities brought by climate change and modernization in the Arctic.

 Detailed information on the meeting, registration, call for abstracts and sponsor/exhibitor opportunities will be available on the ASM2019 website in July.

We hope to see you all in Halifax!

Mickaël Lemay,  on behalf of the ASM2016 Organizing Committee

It’s our great pleasure to announce that The Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Research will be held at Hitotsubashi Hall in Tokyo from March 2 to 6, 2020. It will be launched under the Japan Consortium of Arctic Environmental Research (JCAR) with the auspices of several institutions in Japan.

The rapid warming in the Arctic has been revealed. However, the precision of forecasting the future of climate and environmental change is still insufficient for utilization in sustainable development in the Arctic, while interests for resource utilization and economic activities are growing and progressing rapidly. The ISAR is aimed at presenting and discussing the scientific research results together with the Arctic researchers from all over the world, extracting and sharing issues to solve, and exploring the future of the Arctic. In ISAR-6, we are planning to discuss how Arctic research has been progressing in the past ten years, and what we should do in the next ten years for sustainable development.

ISAR-6 will consist of general and special sessions. The general sessions will address the following topics: atmosphere; ocean and sea ice; rivers, lakes, permafrost and snow cover; ice sheets, glaciers, and ice cores; terrestrial ecosystems; marine ecosystems; geospace; laws, politics and economy; language, culture and health; engineering for sustainable development. The special sessions will be solicited on cross-cutting themes, till May 6, 2019. Please visit the WEB site (www.jcar.org/isar-6/).
The special sessions are of inter-disciplinary and solicited from the participants. Proposal for Special Session should be submitted using the form to ISAR-6 secretariat: no later than May 6, 2019.
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The Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Research(ISAR-6)

Sub-title: Arctic research: the decade past and the decade future

Themes:
・ Understanding the Arctic change and its accelerating and cascading impacts.
・ How the Arctic research has contributed to sustainable development.

Dates: March 2-6, 2020
Venue: Hitotsubashi Hall
National Center of Sciences Building 2F
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439, JAPAN

Main Organizer:
Japan Consortium of Arctic Environmental Research (JCAR)
Co-Organizers:
National Institute of Polar Research
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Hokkaido University
Japan Arctic Research Network Center
(As of January 18, 2019)
Web Site: https://www.jcar.org/isar-6/

Call for Special Sessions:
・The proposal for the special session can be submitted following the procedure described at the web site: https://www.jcar.org/isar-6/session/
・The proposal should be sent to ISAR-6 secretariat: no later than May 6, 2019

For any inquiries, contact ISAR-6 Secretariat

 

Link to First Circular

Link to 6 Special Session Proposal Form

 

 

 

 

 

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