Title Role of Remote Sensing in Arctic Monitoring
Lead Helen Joseph, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Yves Crevier, CSA, Charles Hannah, DFO, Bill Crawford, DFO, Seth Reinhart, NGMP; Dave Fox, EC.
Objective To build on the MORSE program engaging users and communities, and particularly Northern Communities in Arctic Coastal areas,  with a focus on ocean and marine ecosystem monitoring

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Title Circumpolar Health Observatory
Lead Kue Young (email: kue.young(at)utoronto.ca), Susan Chatwood, (email: susan.chatwood(at)ichr.ca) (…more…)
Objective
  • CircHOB is an international collaborative health information system, involved in systematic, standardized, and consistent data collection and analysis. It is population-based, and covers all northern regions in all circumpolar countries
  • CircHOB’s purpose is to monitor trends and patterns in health status, health determinants, and health care, and provide an on-going and sustainable knowledge base and analytical support for decision-makers, service providers, academic researchers and consumers.
  • CircHOB promotes training and research in population health and health systems and enhances partnerships and collaborations among circumpolar regions and countries.

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URL http://circhob.circumpolarhealth.org
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Title IPA workshop on data user requirements definition for permafrost observing GTN-P
Lead Karina Schollän ()
Objective The International Permafrost Association will organize a workshop to establish data user requirements for the dissemination and visualization of the permafrost data products of the Global Terrestrial Network on Permafrost (GTN-P).

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URL www.ipa-permafrost.org
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Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX)

Leads

PEEX- Preparatory Committee Members

  • Academy Prof. Markku Kulmala Univ.Helsinki , Finland
  • Prof. Sergej Zilitinkevich Finnish Meteorolological Institute, Finland
  • Director Yrjö Viisanen Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
  • Prof. Vladimir Kotlyakov Inst. of Geography, Russia
  • Prof. Nikolay Kasimov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Prof. Valery Bondur AEROCOSMOS, Russia
  • Prof. Gennady Matvienko Inst. of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Russia
  • Prof. Guo Huadong, Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS, Beijing, China
  • Prof. Li Chongyin, Institute of Atmospheric physics, CAS, Beijing, China
  • Prof. Alexander Baklanov, World Meteorological Organization
Objective

PEEX "Pan-Eurasian Experiment" is a multidisciplinary climate change, air quality, environment and research infrastructure program focused on the Northern Eurasian particularly arctic and boreal regions. It is a bottom up initiative by several European, Russian and Chinese research organizations and institutes. The overall goal of PEEX is to solve interlinked global challenges like climate change, air quality, biodiversity loss, chemicalisation, food supply, energy production and fresh water in integrative way recognizing the increasing role of the arctic and northern boreal forests in the context of global change.

PEEX-MISSION: To be a next generation natural sciences and socio-economic research initiative having a major impact on the future environmental, socio-economic and demography development of the Arctic and boreal regions. To be a science community building novel infrastructures and capacities in the Northern Pan Eurasian region.


PEEX Objectives / Focus areas:

  1. PEEX research agenda: to understand and quantify biogeochemical cycles, land use change, biosphere/cryosphere - atmosphere interactions, atmospheric and ecological processes and their relations and interlinks to e.g. energy production, natural resources, transport and urbanization in various Pan-Eurasian environments
  2. EEX Infrastructures: to establish a sustainable, long-term Pan Eurasian research Infrastructure building on and coordinating existing activities and infrastructures; a particular focus is comprehensive research stations (Station for Measuring Ecosystem-Atmosphere Relations, SMEAR) including development of new instruments and harmonized data products to be implemented to the models of appropriate spatial and temporal scales and topical focus.
  3. PEEX Society dimension: to deliver climate scenarios in Pan Eurasian context and analyze the climate-air quality interactions and human interactions and impacts. Furthermore, it will assess the natural hazards (floods, forest fires, droughts) under cryospheric changes in PEEX domain and provide a mitigation plans for sustainable land use, health and energy production.
  4. Knowledge Transfer: to promote exploitation of PEEX scientific outcomes and assessments to policy making, education of next generation environment experts and scientists and increase public awareness of the climate change impacts in Pan Eurasian region.

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The Svalbard integrated Earth Observing System (SIOS)

Leads
  • Jon Borre Orbaek, Research Council of Norway (RCN), SIOS-PP Coordinator, , Norway
  • Vito Vitale, National Research Council (CNR-ISAC), , , Italy
  • Nicole Biebow, Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI), , Germany
  • Piotr Glowacki, Institute of Geophysics – Polish Academy of Sciences (IGFPAS),, Poland
  • Cynan Ellis-Evans, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), , United Kingdom
  • Sergey Priamikov, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet (AARI), , Russia
  • Hyoung Chul Shin, Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), , Republic of Korea
  • Kim Holmén, Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), , Norway
  • Ragnhild Rønneberg, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), , Norway
  • Bo Anderson, Norwegian Space Centre (NSC), , Norway
Objective

Establish in and around Svalbard an upgraded and world class regional observing system, based on already existing research infrastructure and excellence, and guided by an Earth System Science (ESS) perspective.

Develop governance, coordination and integration of the distributed research infrastructure on the basis of "Best Practice" management principles.

Elaborate and manage a joint strategy for optimize, further upgrade, the research infrastructure, thus providing guidance and advice for national plans.

Establish a Joint operational Knowledge Center through which provide relevant core services (Data, Access, Logistics, Knowledge) to the research community and stakeholders.

Promote a culture of openness and stimulate ”best practice” with respect to and sharing of data, in coherence with Principles and Practices for Arctic Data Management adopted by IASC.

Address key ESS questions mainly relating to processes acting on annual to decadal timescales (SIOS core activities).

Build close cooperation and coordination with other ESFRI projects with Arctic nodes, existing regional research networks in the European Arctic and pan-arctic initiatives.

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http://www.sios-svalbard.org/servlet/Satellite?c=Page&pagename=sios/Hovedsidemal&cid=1234130481072

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Title Distributed Biological Observatory
Lead Jackie Grebmeier, , Univ. of Maryland, Center for Environmental Studies, USA
Objective

The Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) was initiated by the Pacific Arctic Group (PAG) and has been supported by the Marine Working Group (MWG) of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). Under this proposed task, work will be done to strengthen the DBO and put it on a path to sustainability and product delivery. In particular, effort will be placed on the following activities:

  1. Forming science teams to coordinate observations and data management
  2. Developing an effective data management protocol
  3. Identifying opportunities for integrated data analysis and synthesis
  4. Disseminating results of DBO activities and products

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URL http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/dbo/.
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