Synopsis of May Collaboration Team Meetings

June 7, 2018
By Jessica Rohde

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Health & Well-being and Atmosphere June 5th Meeting

(Agenda, Recording, Notes)

Topic: Wildfire forecasting—potential tools for community applications

Presentations:

Highlights: Are we getting the right tools to the right people? What are gaps and what are the next steps to fill those gaps. Might be a good idea to pursue the opportunity to reconvene this group and perhaps advise state/regions/borough on how to coordinate different tool sets to help wildfire response.

Performance Elements: 1.1.1, 2.3.3

Linkages to other teams: AOSST, TECT

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: Permafrost Stores of Mercury in the Arctic: Health & Well-being, Permafrost, and Terrestrial Ecosystems Collaboration Team- June 19th

           

Atmosphere June 5th Meeting: See Health & Well-being

What’s Next: Late June meeting canceled for Polar 2018 

Sea Ice May 21st Meeting

(Agenda,Notes,Recordings)

Topic: ICEX2018 and Operation IceBridge Updates

Presentations:

Highlights: ICEX is a good example of science informed decision making in decision of where to place ice camp. Science had a lot to offer to operations. ONR’s Arctic Global Prediction Program always welcomes ice papers that include basic unclassified research that has relevance to the Navy. Jackie encouraged people to reach out if they think they have pertinent research to be in touch with Martin Jeffries and/or Theo Goda.

Performance Elements:

Linkages to other teams: EICT

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: ONR updates (Scott Harper), SIPN update (TBD), and unusual SSW blocking and Arctic-mid latitude weather linkages this winter (Cecilia Bitz, Michael Sigmond, and Karen Smith)- June 25th

  

Marine Ecosystems May 23rd Meeting

(Agenda,Notes,Recordings)

Topic: Broad scale sea ice to biological impacts and feedback on the marine ecosystem (part II)

Presentations:

Highlights: There are multiple opportunities for potential ship collaborations relevant to the developing Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) via additional interdisciplinary collections on planned cruises during the SAS campaign, such at the NABOS, Nansen Legacy and PACEO programs, along with other planned shelf-to basin international cruises. SAS and MOSAiC are both opportunities for interdisciplinary Central Arctic Ocean and slope studies pertinent to scientific needs to understand that changing system as it opens up via reduce sea ice coverage. 

Performance Elements: 4.1.2, 4.3.1, and 4.3.4

Linkages to other teams: CRCT, EICT

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: Ecosystem change and coastal community needs- June 27th

 

Glaciers & Sea Level: Off

What’s Next: Upcoming satellite missions of major relevance to Arctic ice dynamics investigation- June 7th

 

Permafrost May 10th Meeting

(Agenda, Notes, Recordings)

Topic: Gas Emission Craters on the Yamal

Presentations:

  • Yamal Craters: Permafrost, climate, methane controls and triggers- Marina Leibman.

Highlights:  Dr. Leibman presented findings on the mysterious Yamal Craters based on four years of field monitoring, remote-sensing data analysis, laboratory tests of samples taken from the crater walls, crater lakes and surrounding environments. She described when the craters formed, what was observed inside, how they have developed following formation, and various approaches to potentially predict where similar features might form in the future.  In addition, she touched on the potential environmental risks of recently formed craters and how that might change in the future if more craters appear.

Performance Elements:

Linkages to other teams:

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: Permafrost Stores of Mercury in the Arctic: Health & Well-being, Permafrost, and Terrestrial Ecosystems Collaboration Team- June 19th

  

Terrestrial Ecosystems and Arctic Observing Systems May 16th Meeting

(Agenda, Notes, Recordings)

Topic: Observing system applications & gaps for wildfire smoke detection & forecasting

Presentations:

○      http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/links_and_tutorials/Arctic_Summit_Meeting_Alaska_2018.asp

  • Visualization Mapping Exercise

○      US AON Wildfire Smoke Detection & Forecasting Task

○      Identifying Partnership Opportunities for Wildland Fires in Alaska, EPA-US AON

Highlights: This meeting reviewed and built upon recent work and initiated a resource mapping visualization exercise to describe how different observing systems supports the range of detection and forecasting applications critical to Alaskan health and well-being that was met with community support.

Performance Elements: 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 9.1.2

Linkages to other teams: HWCT, ACT

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: Permafrost Stores of Mercury in the Arctic: Health & Well-being, Permafrost, and Terrestrial Ecosystems Collaboration Team- June 19th 

 

Coastal Resilience May 30th Meeting

(Agenda, Notes, Recordings)

Topic: Understanding the Arctic Through a Co-Production of Knowledge

Presentations:

Highlights: There was discussion on the nature and source of distrust among indigenous Peoples and researchers as well as ways to restructure systems to facilitate co-production processes. See notes and recordings for more details.

Performance Elements: All CRCT PEs

Linkages to other teams: All other teams

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: Examination of co-production research practices: presentation by Andy Mahoney and Cyrus Harris- June 22nd

           

Environmental Intelligence May 15th Meeting

(Agenda, Notes, Recordings)

Topic: 2018 Bering Sea Field Season Coordination: Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms

Presentations:

Highlights: PIs from a number of different agencies and projects reported on their activities this summer field season as they relate to HABs and their capacity to add additional monitoring.

Performance Elements: 9.5.1

Linkages to other teams: SICT, MECT, CRCT, HWCT, AOSST, ADST, MST

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: TBA

            

Arctic Observing Systems Meeting: See Terrestrial

What’s Next: Canceled for Arctic Observing Summit

 

Arctic Data May 31st Meeting

(Agenda, Notes, Recordings)

Topic: Arctic Observing Summit Focused Meeting

Presentations:

  • Summary reporting on the results of the Polar Data Planning Summit, 22-24 May, Boulder, CO
  • Sharing plans for the Arctic Science Summit Week and the Arctic Observing Summit, Davos, June 2018.

Highlights: This meeting provided a snapshot of the current state of conversations on data synthesis.

Performance Elements: 9.4.1, 9.4.2

Linkages to other teams: AOSST

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: Canceled for Arctic Observing Summit

               

Modeling Meeting May 31st

(Agenda, Notes, Recordings)

Topic: Arctic Changes and Global Impacts

Presentations:

Highlights: The was discussion on what can be done in regional vs. global models and the timescales that are being considered. The lack of observational data was noted and the result of the reliance of looking at after effects.

Performance Elements: 3.1.7, 9.2.2, 9.2.3

Linkages to other teams: SICT

Relevant Links:

What’s Next: TBA- June 28th

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