IASC is proud to host Dr. Alice Bradley, 2018 Cryosphere Working Group Fellow, to the IASC Secretariat in Akureyri for a general-audience seminar - Friday 26 January 2018 at 12:00 GMT
As an pilot, IASC will be streaming this talk online as a webinar. Register here.
Title: Observational Approaches for Seasonal Sea Ice Environments
Abstract: Melting summer Arctic sea ice is one of the most visible indicators of climate change. Ice that grows out of open water, increasingly common in the modern Arctic, presents particular challenges for observation. This presentation covers two remote sensing methods developed to study first-year ice environments. The first uses an ice-tracking algorithm to trace ice floes backwards through the winter from an end-of-season ice thickness measurement to the time and location of freeze-up. The second method addresses a remote sensing gap: persistent monitoring of ice conditions on coastlines. Initial validation against Alaska Native community records show that this approach can detect freeze-up events and seasonal breakup. This data product will provide a more complete estimate of sea ice extent in the Arctic and will be a tool for operational ice centers that require sea ice information near shorelines.
Bio: Alice Bradley is a postdoctoral researcher at Dartmouth College. She develops methods for observing coastal sea ice, including instrumented buoys and remote sensing techniques. She completed her PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2016 with a dissertation on observed over-winter feedback processes in the Arctic seasonal ice zones. Alice was President APECS in 2016-7 and is now an IASC Fellow for the Cryosphere Working Group.
The Polar Data Planning Summit was held 23-25 May in Boulder, Colorado, USA: https://arcticdc.org/…/conferenc…/polar-data-planning-summit
A report will be coming up, but it was very clear that we have many important and productive polar data initiatives in place. Based on leadership efforts of groups like the IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee, the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, Southern Ocean Observing System, the EU Arctic Cluster, Polar View, Arctic Portal, GEOCRI and others, we are increasingly seeing good collaboration among these initiatives.
Material will be posted at https://nsidc.org/mailman/listinfo/polardata
SAON Committee on Observations and Networks (SAON CON)
Side meeting at POLAR2018
Arctic Value Tree Analysis –Recent developments and implications for societal benefits
Date: Thursday, 21 June, 2018
Room: A Wisshorn
There is an increasing societal and political interest calling for efforts to observe the Arctic areas and monitor their environmental changes for mitigation and adaptation in the future. At the same time, the Arctic monitoring efforts and related research are still lacking long-term support to maintain sustained and harmonized observations. Furthermore, the connections between the Arctic earth observations and monitoring data and the different societal benefit objectives should be strengthened for efficient policy advice.
The side meeting is highlighting the SAON CON activities supporting improved information flow between the international and national Arctic monitoring efforts, and two current Arctic value tree projects, aiming to connect the Arctic observations with related key societal benefit objectives.
More information is available here.
The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a high-level biennial summit that aims to provide community-driven guidance for the design, implementation, coordination and sustained operation of an international network of Arctic observing systems. The AOS provides a platform to address urgent and broadly recognized needs of Arctic observing across all components of the Arctic system. It fosters international communication on and coordination of long-term observations aimed at improving understanding of and response and adaptation to system-scale Arctic change. It is an international forum for optimizing resource allocation through coordination of and exchange among researchers, Indigenous organizations, the public, private and not-for profit sectors and all others involved or interested in the Arctic. The AOS is a contribution to the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) initiative.
Climate Teleconnections and Predictions: Past, Present, Future
To be held at Norheimsund, Norway June 30 – July 6
Targeted at MSc / PhD students / early career postdocs
For terms, registration and more information, please go to: http://ncoe-arcpath.org/node/30?qt-summer_schools_tab=0#qt-summer_schools_tab
The summer school is jointly organized by the projects ARCPATH and CONNECTED
Arctic Circle will be held 19-21 October 2018 in Reykjavik.
More information is available here: http://www.arcticcircle.org/
These sessions are particularly relevant/related to SAON:
- ROADMAP TO ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND MODELLING PROGRAMS AND NETWORKS. Organized by EU-PolarNet and SAON CON. Friday, October 19, 10:45 –11:45
- RESEARCH FOR SOCIETAL BENEFIT: WHERE POLAR RESEARCH CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Organized by EU-PolarNet. Friday, October 19, 16:00–17:30
- THE COOPERATION OF ARCTIC SCIENCE WITH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY. Friday, October 19 7:45-19:15
- MINIMISING THE FOOT PRINT OF ARCTIC RESEARCH. Organized by the European Polar Board (EPB) and INTERACT. Sunday, October 21, 11:15-12:15
- HOW CAN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING IN THE HIGH-ARCTIC CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY. Organized by Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS). Sunday, October 21, 11:15-12:15
Link to programme: http://www.arcticcircle.org/Media/2018-arctic-circle-assembly-program.pdf