Now Available: IARPC Collaboration Team Leaders Workshop Report and Annual Calendar

June 30, 2017
By Jessica Rohde

Collaboration Team Leaders IARPC came together in Anchorage, Alaska on March 22-23, 2017, for a two-day workshop. The purpose was to provide the team leaders with an opportunity to engage with one another at the launch of the implementation of new Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 (hereafter “the Plan”).

The workshop had four key objectives:

  1. Encourage intra-and inter-team communication and collaboration;
  2. Develop first-year annual work plans;
  3. Explore cross-cutting themes to reduce duplication and encourage collaboration;
  4. Empower team leaders with tools and support, and energize them to actively support implementation of the Plan.

Review our workshop report for more information about our activities in Anchorage and our Collaboration Team Meeting Annual Calendar to see what our teams are planning to discuss in the coming year. 

With annual plans in hand and networked team leaders at the ready, IARPC looks forward to successfully implementing Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021, forming new collaborations, and accelerating the pace of Arctic research.

Scroll horizontally to see the full year. Last updated 6/30/17. Request an account on our member space to learn more about or attend these meetings.



RISING SUN Violence One Health/food security Air quality/wildfire Water and sanitation One Health Off Water and sanitation (at the ALPHA Summit) One Health


Advancement of reanalyses through observation evaluation Energy budgets over glaciers - forcing and response Multiple observational perspectives on Arctic aerosol-clouds interactions Community impacts of fire and the relevance of emissions and transport Land-cover/sea ice impacts on surface energy balance  Connecting atmospheric science and Arctic people  Off    


MOSAiC and reanalysis ArcticCap people- use CS-2, LCC talk Off Models informing observations; SIWO synthesis SIO, summer sea ice wrap up, bring a local community rep to discuss summer in their community - link to LEO Program Update on US IABP




Pending DBO sampling with saildrones MMC Chukchi Borderlands Project BOEM Activities MARES

DBO update

Marine biodiversity Marine seabirds 


IceBridge/IceSat2 status updates on the next round of space space borne monitoring Agency activity (NPS, CRREL, USGS, AK DGGS, others? Observational constraints for models 1. tidewater systems (ice-ocean, instability) 2. land based systems (climate forcing) OMG Coupling atmospheric forcing into ice sheet models. Is this the next best step? Do the objectives of the two groups align? Firn processes. What do we know about the wet firn? What do we know we don't know? What do we think we can know? Need to know ALL elevation change studies, which are abundant

AGU Meeting



Active Layer Monitoring Network and infrastructure impacts Break Break Permdata NSF Program Managers discuss how to write a solid proposal that could help address cross-cutting themes in the contexts of collaboration teams An international perspective on things reconciling the ASM and the GTN-P

AGU activities



Community engagement approaches and opportunities Recent advances in remote sensing of vegetation change Snow and permafrost dynamics Vegetation change and subsistence Snow drought and seasonal outlook Drivers of vegetation change

Improvements to the fire emissions model



LTER Network

Concept maps

Inventory Follow-up on engagement Technology Cross cutting- invited teams to provide a presentation on what they are doing that relates to PE 8.2.5




Report plan: IARPC staff meeting June 23/ July staff group meeting Environmental Intelligence Forum: Global Carbon Census (after all sub-team meetings- Monday July 31 1-3pm) Closed meeting team leader check-in

Environmental Intelligence Forum: Security

Carbon check-in

Closed meeting: team leader check-in

Report out Arctic Report Card

Security/Carbon check-in Team leader call


Reanalyses of SIRTA (ACT, SICT) Regional Arcitc models: focus on carbon (AOSST, ADST) Improving resolution and predictions from GESM (GSLCT?) Process understanding of Arctic system: focus on sea ice (SICT)

Supporting ISMIP6: Integration of ice sheet models into earth system models  (GSLCT)

Impacts of snow on thermal forcing on sea ice (ACT)

AGU Fall Meeting: Environmental Intelligence Carbon Session

Arctic Change and Global Ocean Circulation


Arctic Testbed: improving high-latitude models


Arctic carbon and how data plays a role in US-Arctic Observing Network (AON) Data ontology and governance: carbon case study Year of Polar Predition (YOPP): data perspective Permafrost data needs Global Cryosphere Watch

Funders and funding: funding cyber infrastructure

AGU Fall Meeting: Environmental Intelligence Carbon Session

Human-oriented data and cyberinfrastructure: spotlight on community-based data collection and knowledge

Connecting to the global data ecosystem


Network inventory-essential varialbles? Carbon Essential Variable Case Study, Part I

What is the Arctic Observing Conceptual Framework? How can we understand the “value tree” of Arctic observations?

What can we learn about “Essential Variables” from other global activities?

Carbon Essential Variable Case Study, Part II

Advancing US participation in Arctic observing systems, potentially through developing white papers on Arctic Essential Variables by research specialty (e.g. atmosphere) Advancing US participation in Arctic observing systems, potentially through developing white papers on Arctic Essential Variables by research specialty (e.g. atmosphere)

AGU Fall Meeting: Environmental Intelligence Carbon Session


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