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
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.