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, Jérome 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.
The call for abstracts for the science days of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2021under the overarching topic “The Arctic: Regional Change Global Impacts” is open until December 10.Among all the scientific sessions, some are related with our program: THEME B) SESSION ID:2 – Changing Arctic Coasts THEME C) SESSION ID:69 - Paleoclimate records of recent change from Arctic lake sediments THEME E) SESSION ID:6 - Arctic ecosystem changes, pollutant issues and their impact on wildlife and northern communities and SESSION ID:12 - Microbiomes and biogeochemical processes along geographic and environmental gradients in the circumpolar North THEME H) SESSION ID:31 - Aerosol observations in the Arctic from ground-based and satellite systems during T-MOSAIC and SESSION ID:68 - Progress Towards Realizing Data Sharing for the Arctic Region and Beyond. For more information, please consult the ASSW2021 website.
Extreme events were observed in summer 2020 throughout the circumpolar Arctic. In this T MOSAiC article, Warwick Vincent and Derek Mueller describe changes taking place along the northern coast of Canada over the last few years in the ‘Last Ice Area’, including collapse of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf (see photo). The thick, persistent sea ice of this area has a strong influence on the coastal terrestrial environment. The article can be downloaded here.
Break-up of the Ward Hunt Shelf in August 2011, in the Last Ice Area. CEN/Université Laval