The MoU between T-MOSAiC and ArcticNet was officially signed yesterday in an event hosted by the Ambassador of Canada to Portugal. This event were organized in parallel to the ASSW2021 and participants included the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education; the President of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT); the President of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC); the Directors of Polar2E, Institut nordique du Québec (INQ) and Centre d’études nordiques (CEN); and the Executive and Scientific Directors of ArcticNet. This MoU will enhance collaboration between our T-MOSAiC program and the Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence dedicated to Arctic Research.
João Canário, T-MOSAiC Chair, was elected one of the two vice-chairs of the Terrestrial Working Group of IASC in the 2021 TWG business meeting. This meeting took place last Sunday, March 21 during the Lisbon ASSW. Ulrike Herzschuh (AWI) T-MOSAiC Steering Committee member was elected chair of the group in the same meeting. More information about ASSW2021 here.
The 8th T-MOSAIC Newsletter has been released and can be downloaded below. This NL is special dedicated to the ASSW2021 and list all T-MOSAiC related sessions and communications. If you want to be regularly informed about our Arctic Program please use thislink.
The Arctic Microbiomes AG is editing a special issue in journal "Frontier of Microbiology". On the topic Digitizing Frozen Earth - Revealing Microbial Diversity and Physiology in the Cryobiosphere through ´Omics´ Tools, Volume II", this SI is now online and ready for submissions. The editors of this SI include Anne Jungblut, Jérôme Comte and Birgit Sattler. For more information check the SI website here.
Ivan Alekseev, T-MOSAiC EXCOM and Steering Committee Member, is the new fellow of the Terrestrial Working Group of IASC. Ivan expertise is on permafrost soils, organic matter and environmental contamination. Congratulations to Ivan and to the other new appointed IASC fellows.
An article entitled "New ways forward in Canadian Arctic Research" was published in the "The Globe and Mail Canada" journal on January 12. Warwick Vincent (T-MOSAiC co-chair) and other authors are encouraging discussion about returning to research in the North later this year, when it is expected that the pandemic will be more under control. The article can be accessedhere.
The T-MOSAiC Remote Sensing AG is organizing a session on Facilitating remote sensing applications across the terrestrial Arctic in EGU. It would be excellent to count with contributions from T-MOSAiC members and projects. The deadline for submissions has been postponed to 20 january, 13:00 CET
The T-MOSAiC special issue on Arctic Terrestrial Pollution (including Coastal Areas) is now open to receive submissions. The submissions must be made in the Environmental Pollution journal website until June 2021. For more information feel free to contact T-MOSAiC secretariat.
Prof. Warwick Vincent, T-MOSAiC co-chair, gave a presentation at the 3rd Plenary of the Arctic Change 2020 Meeting. The Plenary entitled "The Arctic: An Ocean of Change and Collaboration" also had Dr. Markus Rex (MOSAiC Chair) and Dr. Antje Boetius (AWI Director), as speakers.