October is MOSAiC Month on IARPC Collaborations!

September 30, 2020
By Liz Weinberg

two people dragging sleds across sea ice with an icebreaker in the background

Lianna Nixon/Alfred Wegener Institute (CC-BY 4.0)

Throughout October, IARPC Collaborations will be bringing together a number of events focused on the MOSAiC Expedition. Led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition is the first year-round expedition into the central Arctic exploring the Arctic climate system. 

Since September 2019, the German icebreaker Polarstern has been locked in the Arctic ice and drifting through the Arctic Ocean. Hundreds of researchers from 20 countries have joined the expedition to gain fundamental insights key to better understanding  global climate change. Join IARPC Collaborations for a series of webinars and meetings focused on MOSAiC:

October 1, 1pm ET / 9am AKT: Physical Oceanography Team Meeting focused on physical oceanography research during MOSAiC

  • Céline Heuzé is co-lead of Team Ocean, and will give us an overview of the Physical Oceanography activities during MOSAiC. Tim Stanton will discuss deployment of flux buoys in the Distributed Network and present some AOFB/ITP results.
  • To join this Collaboration Team meeting, request a free account on IARPC Collaborations. If this poses a barrier to you, please contact web manager & community coordinator Liz Weinberg at liz@iarpccollaborations.org.

October 8, 2pm ET / 10am AKT: IARPC Public Webinar Series – MOSAiC Expedition Overview

  • Matthew Shupe will give an overview of the MOSAiC expedition, and Benjamin Rabe will describe the MOSAiC Distributed Network and work conducted by Team Ocean.
  • An IARPC Collaborations account is not required to join this webinar.

October 19, 2pm ET / 10am AKT: IARPC Public Webinar Series – MOSAiC Early-Career Researcher Lightning Talks

  • Early-career researchers and MOSAiC participants Madison Smith, Carolynn Harris, Ying-Chih Fang, Gina Jozef, and Michael Angelopoulos will each give 3-5 minute talks on their research while on MOSAiC. Researchers of all career stages are encouraged to attend this webinar.
  • An IARPC Collaborations account is not required to join this webinar.

October 19, 4pm ET / 12pm AKT: Joint Collaboration Team Meeting on Air-Ice-Ocean interactions – initial report backs from MOSAiC

We hope to see you at many of these events!

If you have questions or suggestions for a future IARPC Collaborations themed month, please contact liz@iarpccollaborations.org.

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Liz Weinberg
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