Collaboration Team Activities for January 2020
February 18, 2020
By Jessica Rohde
Each of 's Collaboration Teams meet once a month to share research progress and news relevant to their community. They are open to anyone who wants to join and can contribute to our Arctic research efforts. Join any teams you wish by requesting an account on our member space.
Here's what the teams discussed in January 2020:
Marine Ecosystems and Glaciers & Sea Level January 24th Meeting (Agenda, Notes (see comments), Recording)
- Topic: Peak Q: Earth system modeling of glacier runoff
- Highlights: Ken spoke about spring time net-caught and simulated mesozooplankton biomass relative to spring simulated primary production on the western Gulf of Alaska shelf. Glacier melt and runoff effects on the GOA shelf mainly as a potential iron source. There was discussion about how glaciologists might contribute to this work.
- Performance Elements: 4.3.4, 5.2.1, 9.2.2
- What’s next: Central Arctic Ocean Monitoring- February 26th
Glaciers & Sea Level: Did not meet
Permafrost January 27th Meeting (Agenda, Notes (see comments), Recording)
- Topic: Statewide Threat Assessment Review and Discussion with Denali Commission
- Highlights: 1) We need to better understand what might happen in the future to engineered structures and how to adapt. 2) We need more specific geotechnical data on how permafrost and infrastructure intersect using consistent methods with a qualified team. 3) We need better information on the type, timing and location of infrastructure damage due to permafrost thaw.
- Performance Elements: 6.4.1, 6.4.2
- Relevant Links:
- What’s next: Navigating the New Arctic with a focus on Ground Ice- February 19th
Terrestrial Ecosystems January 16th Meeting (Agenda, Notes (see comments), Recording)
- Topic: Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Model team presents climate-driven ecosystem responses
- Highlights: IEM- Integrated Ecosystems Model- explores how landscapes are expected to respond to change and targeted at the management community. Primarily a terrestrial model looking at coupled nature of disturbance, biogeochemistry, permafrost, and vegetation dynamics. IEM has several applications outside the project (, , Rapid Ecoregional assessments, Permafrost Carbon Research Coordination Network, Bonanza Creek and Caribou-Poker Flats LTERss, Northern Test Case). The IEM team acknowledges a gap between data availability and users and are developing web app to help close this distance. Looking for users to give input via survey and to join web app co-production team.
- Performance Elements: 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4
- Linkages to other teams:
- Relevant Links:
- What’s next: Arctic Greening- February 20th
Coastal Resilience Meeting January 21st (Agenda, Notes (see comments), Recording)
- Topic: Responding to Relevant Resolutions from the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention
- Ben Mallott (Vice President ) will speak on relevant resolutions passed during theAFN convention in November 2019
- Highlights: We will discuss two 2019 Convention Resolutions (19-56 and 19-61) involving climate change action/needs, how resolutions work, what happens with resolutions after the convention, and how could/should the science community get involved.
- Performance Elements: 8.1.1
- Linkages to other teams: All other Collaboration Teams
- Relevant Links:
- What’s next: Economic Research Relevance to Resilience
Arctic Observing Systems Meeting January 15th (Agenda, Recording)
Arctic Data January 19th Meeting (Agenda, Recording):
Modeling and Glaciers & Sea Level January 30th Meeting (Agenda, Recording)
- Topic: Modeling Greenland Ice sheet Meltwater
- MeltwaterroutinginGEOS: The source and fate of ice sheet runoff- Lauren Andrews (NASAGSFC)
- Interactions between surface melt and glacier dynamics in ice sheet and climate models- Matt Hoffman ()
- Performance Elements: 5.2.1, 9.2.3
- What’s next: Joint Data and Observing Team Call- March 18th
Diversity & Inclusion January 17th Meeting (Agenda, Notes (see comments), Recording)
- Topic: Being a Woman in the Field: The things no one tells you
- Highlights: Women have been conducting scientific research and fieldwork since the beginning of time and each new generation has made great strides in overcoming obstacles set by the patriarchy. However, with so few women involved historically, a woman typically hasn’t had many resources to tap for advice and knowledge on how to survive everyday life in the field as a woman, and as a result she often has to devise her own solutions. Additionally, a woman may be hesitant to discuss the many topics that are either completely woman-specific or are inherently different from the way a man experiences them (e.g. fitting of clothing and gear, metabolism and body heat, nutrition, toileting, menstruation/menopause, reproduction and child rearing, social interactions, and so on). This presentation will aim to share examples and start a discussion that brings these topics out of the shadows and into the mainstream.
- Linkages to other teams: All other teams
- Relevant Links:
- What’s next: TBA
Health & Well-being:
Sea Ice November 18th Meeting (Agenda, Notes (see comments), Recording)