Synopsis of February 2021 Collaboration Team Meetings

Meredith LaValley March 22, 2021

February 2021 Collaboration Team Meetings Synopsis


Health & Well-being February Meeting


Atmosphere & Glacier & Sea Level Collaboration Team Meeting February 2021 (Agenda, Recording, Notes)


Sea Ice Collaboration and Physical Oceanography Team February 2021 Meeting (Agenda, Recording, Notes)

  • Topic: The role of sea ice export in the Arctic freshwater budget
  • Presentations:
    • Fram Strait sea ice export variability – why does it matter?- Lars Smedsrud
    • Arctic Freshwater in CMIP6: Declining Sea Ice, Increasing Ocean Storage and Export- Hannah Zanowski
  • Highlight: The role of the Fram Strait in sea ice export variability and its representation in CMIP6 was explored. 
  • Relevant Links: n/a
  • Performance Elements:
  • What’s next: Ice Ex Campaign- Sea Ice Collaboration Team Meeting March 29


Marine Ecosystems, Sea Ice, Coastal Resilience, Environmental Intelligence, Modeling, Arctic Observing Systems Collaboration Team Meeting January 2021 (Agenda, Notes, Recording)


Glaciers & Sea Level Collaboration Team Meeting February 2021 (Agenda, Notes, Recording)

  • Topic: Free the Data QGreenland and PROMICE
  • Presentations:
  • Highlight: QGreenland is a free mapping tool to support interdisciplinary Greenland-focused research, advanced secondary or post-secondary teaching, decision making, and collaboration. QGreenland is funded via NSF EarthCube and led by the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. QGreenland is a package of a curated geospatial datasets for Greenland that works on the QGIS platform. QGreenland includes data on a wide variety of topics, and benefits from the contributions of collaborators and editorial board members from around the world. Many insights on how scientists, funders, and organizations can support and create more universally accessible data have come from the first round of QGreenland development. In this presentation we discuss some of these pressing issues to make future discovery and analysis more efficient, effective, and application oriented. PROMICE: Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet is a Danish programme to assess current changes in mass of greenland icesheet. Looking at in situ measurements. Provide decision-makers with a firm knowledge base. 
  • Relevant Links:
  • Performance Elements: NA
  • What’s next: Tracking Greenland Freshwater: Glaciers & Sea-Level and Physical Oceanography Team Meeting- March 11 


Permafrost and Terrestrial Ecosystems Collaboration Team Meeting February 2021 (Agenda, Recording, Notes)

Terrestrial Ecosystems Collaboration Team February Meeting (Agenda, Notes, and Recording)

Coastal Resilience Collaboration Team February Meeting (Agenda, Notes, and Recording)


Environmental Intelligence Collaboration Team February Meeting (Agenda, Notes, and Recording)


Arctic Data Collaboration Sub-Team February Meeting (Agenda, Notes, and Recording)

  • Topic: Domain awareness and monitoring coastal change
  • Presentations:
    • “AI to monitor coastal change in the Arctic” – Lauren Decker, Polartec LLC
    • “From Sensing to Sensemaking: Adventures in arctic maritime domain data collection, analysis, and decision support for the Canadian Armed Forces” – Mark Stoddard, MARS
  • Highlight: This meeting continued the IARPC Data Team’s theme that focuses on practitioner engagement, and highlights efforts to use remote sensing and in-situ assets to address operations for: 1) monitoring coastal change in the Arctic, and 2) developing situational awareness in the Canadian Arctic.  The team’s continuing theme demonstrates how science assets are being developed across the IARPC community to help address practitioner information needs and enable evidence-building to inform government policies.
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  • Performance Elements: 9.4.4, 9.4.5
  • What’s next: Arctic Data Sub-team March Meeting


Arctic Observing Systems Sub-Team Meeting February 2021


Modeling Sub-Team Meeting February 2021

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