Collaboration Team Meeting Synopsis November 2017

December 11, 2017
By Jessica Rohde

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Health & Well-being November 21st Meeting (Agenda, Notes):

Topic: One Health Group Quarterly Meeting

Presentations:

  • Surveillance of Environmental Signals to Forecast Emerging Threats Craig Stephen (DVM PhD, CEO Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative and Professor, Western College of Veterinary Medicine)

Highlights: Share outs from the One Health Group community provided updates from information gathered from August to present. Conversation on the recent walrus and seabird fatalities sparked interest among the group. The presentation by Dr. Stephen provided a framework for understanding and responding to emerging threats.

Performance Elements: N/A

Linkages to other teams: CRCT

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: December 19 meeting on recent activities of the Principles for the Conduct of Arctic Research Review working group.

Atmosphere December 5th Meeting (Agenda, Notes, Recordings):

Topic: Atmosphere Related AGU Updates

Presentations:

Highlights: Brief talks provided updated from the community on recent activities and presentations to be given at AGU/EGU that were atmosphere related.

Performance Elements: N/A

Linkages to other teams: N/A

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: ACT will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume in January

Sea Ice November 28th Meeting (AgendaNotesRecordings):

Topic: Discussion-based Sea Ice Collaboration Team meeting ideas and NOAA Sea Ice Projects

Presentations:

Highlights: New Team Lead Janet Intrieri gave a presentation on NOAA/ESRL sea ice prediction projects

Performance Elements:3.2.2

Linkages to other teams:  N/A

Relevant Links: N/A

What’s Next: SICT will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume January 25th at 1p EST with a meeting on the Year of Polar Prediction.

Marine Ecosystems November 8th Meeting (AgendaNotesRecordings):

Topic: The Role of Freshwater in a Changing Arctic Climate

Presentations:

Highlights: Dmitry Dukhovskoy provided insight into the way fresh water is flowing into the arctic ocean in relation to the changing climate.

Performance Elements: 4.3.4, 4.3.6

Linkages to other teams: MST

Relevant Links: N/A

What’s Next: MECT will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume in January

Glaciers and Sea Level November Meeting: Off

What’s Next: GSLCT will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume in January

Permafrost November 14th Meeting (Agenda, Notes, Recordings):

Topic:

Presentations:

Highlights: Updates on the GTN-P were reported and discussed. Michelle Mack provided updates on IASC and insight into its connections with IARPC.

Performance Elements: 6.1.1, 6.1.2

Linkages to other teams: ADST, AOST

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: The PCT will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume January 25th at 1p EST with a meeting on the Year of Polar Prediction. 

Terrestrial Ecosystems November 30th Meeting (Agenda, Notes, Recordings)

Topic: Proposal for a Vegetation Change Working Group

Presentations:

  1. Overview of proposed activity  Eric Kasischke (NASA)
  2. Discussion of available data sets – Howard Epstein (University of Virginia) and Amy Breen (UAF)
    • Satellite observations documenting vegetation greening and browning
    • Satellite observations that can be used to further understand patterns of green and browning
    • Field observations in boreal and tundra regions to study causes of greening and browning
  3. Discussion – Is there enough interest in moving forward? – Michelle Mack(Northern Arizona University)
  4. Online space for Vegetation Working Group- Jessica Rohde (IARPC)

Highlights: Eric proposed a new activity for the TECT which will focus on synthesizing ground and satellite data to measure vegetation change in the Arctic. The need for this work to be started was agreed upon and mechanism through which the project could be started were discussed. Participants for the working group and known information on datasets was solicited.

Performance Elements: 7.2.1, 7.2.2

Linkages to other teams: N/A

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: TECT will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume in January

Coastal Resilience November 20th Meeting (Agenda, Notes, Recordings):

Topic: Vulnerable Archaeological Sites in the Arctic

Presentations:

Highlights: Information on projects happening in the North Slope and the Aleutian Islands on preserving archaeological sites and relics was provided in colorful detail. The importance of keeping the artifacts within the community was discussed, as well as the feasibility of resources to do this with respect to other important community issues.

Performance Elements: 8.1.4

Linkages to other teams: NA

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: CRCT will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume in January 

Environmental Intelligence:

Arctic Observing Systems November 15th Meeting (AgendaNotesRecordings):

Topic: The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)

Presentations: NOPP Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Reggie Beach (ONR)

Highlights: The NOPP is uniquely suited to facilitate broad agency announcement (BAA) and coordinate amongst federal agencies, academic institutions and industry organizations. The history of NOPP demonstrates the benefits of supporting legislation for such interagency projects and could be used to move the US AON forward.

Performance Elements: 9.1.2

Linkages to other teams:

Relevant Links:http://www.nopp.org/

What’s Next: AOSST will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume January 17th at 3p EST with a meeting on the Year of Polar Prediction and the International Arctic Buoy Program.

Arctic Data November 30th Meeting (AgendaNotesRecordings):

Topic: NSF’s Arctic Cyber-infrastructure research opportunities.

Presentations: Polar Cyberinfrastructure: Marc Steiglitz (NSF)

Highlights: The presentation provided context for what defines a CI activity, the types of activities funded by NSF, the Directorates that support such activities, and the challenges related to engaging Polar researchers in such efforts.

Performance Elements:  9.4.1

Linkages to other teams: n/a

Relevant Links:https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/members/updates/10314

What’s Next: ADST will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume January 25th at 1p EST with a meeting on the Year of Polar Prediction.

Modeling November 30th Meeting (AgendaNotesRecordings):

Topic: High Resolution Ocean, Atmosphere and Coupled Arctic Models

Presentations: High-Resolution Arctic Models

Highlights: Experts in ocean, atmosphere and coupled modeling discussed their recent work and results in the Arctic. Each identified developments and future work that needs to be done to improve the skill of respective models. Speakers identified the intersection of observing capabilities and how they inform model processes that are critical to model skill. The upcoming YOPP observational campaign was discussed and the potential for targeting observations of not well understood microphysical processes in the atmosphere.

Performance Elements: 9.2.3, 9.3.2, 9.3.4

Linkages to other teams: ACT, SICT

Relevant Links: n/a

What’s Next: MST will not meet in December due to AGU activities but will resume January 25th at 3p EST with a meeting on the Year of Polar Prediction.

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