The permafrost thaw action group attended the annual meeting of PermafrostNet on November 18 to represent T-MOSAiC. This NSERC network is led by Stephan Gruber and it was very nice and well-organized meeting. We had several people attending our T-MOSAiC break out session with interest about our standardized protocol to measure permafrost thaw. If you are interested in the protocol at your site, please contact the AG Chairs. Soon a great mobile app for recording data will be released.
João Canário, T-MOSAiC chair, presented the project at the 1st Beijing Normal University Arctic Workshop on November 19th, 2020. The workshop was organised by Dr. Xiaofan Yang, the Chinese representative at the IASC TWG. With this presentation we hope to bring more Chinese colleagues to our program.
The call for abstracts for ASSW2021 is open until November 30, 2020. The instructions and submission form may be found at the conference website. Among almost 90 scientific sessions, five are organised by T-MOSAiC members and collaborators.
T-MOSAiC Remote Sensing AG chairs Annett Bartsch and Gonçalo Vieira will chair a session at the European Polar Science Week. The session entitled "Arctic Land-Surface Characterisation - Needs, Challenges and Gaps/T-MOSAIC" will have Isla Myers-Smith, Guido Grosse, Matthias Siewert and Thomas Ingeman-Nielsen as keynote speakers. More information is available in the meeting website.
The Environmental Pollution Journal (IF: 6.792) formally accepted the publication of the special issue on Arctic Terrestrial Pollution (including Coastal Areas). This special issue will be edit by João Canário (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Katrin Vorkamp (Aarhus University, Denmark), Mark Mallory (University of Acadia, Canada) and Scott Zolkos (Woods Hole Research Center, USA). Manuscript Submission will start on December 1st, 2020 and will be open until June, 2021.
The extended deadline for the RATIC/T-MOSAiC ssession: IHE20 - Northern Roads and Railways: Social and Environmental Effects of Transport Infrastructure on Arctic roads and railways, closes on Monday 14 September (midnight). Please to consult the website for more information.
A scientific session of the Trace Gas Fluxes T-MOSAiC AG will be organised at the AGU 2020 Meeting. The session entitled "Arctic trace gas and carbon biogeochemistry: Connecting landscapes and qualifying fluxes using novel approaches" is now open for abstract submission. More information here.
Professor Gonçalo Vieira (IGOT - University of Lisbon), T-MOSAiC EXCOM and Remote Sensing AG Chair is one of the new Vice-Presidents of the International Permafrost Association (IPA). More information can be accessed here. Professor Vieira is a physical geographer from the Centre for Geographic Studies and is research is on the changing Polar and mountain regions using physical geography skills and high resolution remote sensing.