3rd T-MOSAiC Workshop Shaw Centre - Ottawa - Canada December 10th - 13:00h - Room 102
Chairs:Warwick Vincent, João Canário and Diogo Folhas
13:00-13:05h – Introduction to the workshop - Diogo Folhas 13:05-13:30h – Formal Presentation of the Science Plan - Warwick Vincent and João Canário 13:30-13:50h – Remote Sensing Activities - Gonçalo Vieira 13:50-14:10h – Data Challenges and Opportunities – Peter Pulsifer 14:10-14:30h - Application of Monitoring Activities in Greenland – Torben Christensen 14:30-15:00h – Climate-driven regime shifts: Paleolimnological insights and opportunities - John Smol and Bianca Perren
15:00-15:30h – Coffee Break
15:30-15:50h – Permafrost opportunities in T-MOSAiC - Stephan Gruber 15:50-16:10h – Atmospheric Monitoring and possible links with T-MOSAiC - Norman O'Neill 16:10-16:30h - T-MOSAiC and hydro-systems – Philip Marsh 16:30-16:50h – T-MOSAiC - Societal Benefit Areas (SBA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) - Maribeth Murray 16:50-17:10h – Outreach and Citizen Science - Scott Zolkos on behalf of ECS-SC 17:10-17:20h – Final Remarks - João Canário, Warwick Vincent and Diogo Folhas
Short Bio of the T-MOSAiC Workshop Speakers (under construction)
Gonçalo Vieira Associate Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon and Head of the Portuguese Polar Program. Coordinates the Polar and Mountain Environments team at Zephyrus/CEG and is collaborator at the Centre for Nordic Studies, University Laval. His main research interests are on the effects of climate change on Arctic and Antarctic permafrost environments. In this topic, his main research is on monitoring the thermal state of permafrost, high latitude geomorphological and vegetation dynamics, both using field observations and remote sensing. He is the Portuguese representative at the International Permafrost Association and Cryosphere Working Group of IASC, national delegate at the European Polar Board and member of the SC of the GTN-P.
Peter Pulsifer Dr. Peter Pulsifer is a research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, where he leads the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) and other projects. His research addresses questions around computer-based information representation with a particular focus on interoperability and sharing across knowledge domains. This includes examining technicaland social aspects of data and information sharing. In his role as Chair of the international Arctic Data Committee, the co-chair of the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, and a representative to the Arctic Science Forum at the upcoming Second Arctic Science Ministerial, Peter is active in leading the coordination of polar data resources. This includes chairing the internationalnPolar Data Forum in 2015, the PolarConnections workshop on polar data interoperability in November 2016 and the Polar Data Planning Summit in May of 2018.
Torben R. Christensen Scientific Leader of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring programme. Experienced researcher and teacher in climate change and arctic environmental issues. Research focuses on Arctic ecosystem ecology and trace gas biogeochemistry with special focus on carbon dioxide and methane exchange in northern terrestrial environments. Holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has carried out extensive research in Greenland, Alaska, Svalbard, Siberia and northern Sweden.
John P. Smol Professor at Queen’s University, Canada, where he also holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change. He has been awarded 6 honorary doctorates. Smol founded and co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab dedicated to the study of long-term global environmental change, and especially as it relates to lake ecosystems. Much of his research deals with the impacts of climatic change, acidification, eutrophication, contaminant transport, and other environmental stressors. Since 1990 John has been awarded over 70 research and teaching awards and fellowships, including the 2004 NSERC Herzberg Gold Medalas Canada’s top scientist or engineer and a recent winner of the International Ecology Institute Prize. Smol holds the distinction of winning three individual medals from the Royal Society of Canada, having won the Miroslav Romanowski Medalfor environmental sciences, the Flavelle Medalfor biological sciences, and the McNeil Medalfor the Public Awareness of Science. He was named by Nature, following a nation-wide search, to be Canada’s Top Mid-Career Scientific Mentor. He is now President Elect of the Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of Canada. In 2013, John was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his environmental work.
Bianca Perren Bianca is a palaeoclimatologist at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge UK and a visiting scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) specialising in Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine environmental change. Her work has focused primarily on reconstructing postglacial and recent anthropogenic environmental changes in remote lake ecosystems in Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, the French Alps, Lofoten, Alaska, and the Subantarctic islands.
Stephan is a professor at Carleton University and the Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Impacts/Adaptation in Northern Canada. His research is focused on quantifying permafrost thaw, i.e. the loss of ice in the subsurface, and the persistent changes in physical characteristics of ground materials that this causes. He is presenting at this workshop to foster linkages between T-Mosaic and the proposed NSERC Permafrost Partnership Network for Canada.
Norman T. O'Neill Full professor at the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) and a co-I of CANDAC (Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change). He is an expert in ground- as well as satellite-based aerosol RS. His research has revolved around investigations into the information content of passive as well as active multi-dimensional RS data. His more recent work has focussed on the coherence of fine and coarse mode sunphotometer and starphotometer polar-summer and polar winter retrievals . He has also worked on various, Arctic-based, model evaluation projects where the goal was to analyze the similarities and differences between model predictions of fine and coarse mode optical and microphysical parameters.
Maribeth Murray Executive Director of the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) and Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary, Canada. Her research is focused on human and marine system dynamics in the Arctic and sub-Arctic, emphasizing the integration of climate, historic, oceanographic and ecologic data to better understand how the Arctic functions as a system with people integral to that system. In recent years, she has been engaged in the development of an Arctic Research Data Infrastructure for Canada, and internationally in the development of an integrated Arctic Observing System that provides both scientific and societal benefits, including for Arctic Indigenous people, for adaptation planning, renewable resource management, and operational services.
Scott Zolkos (on behalf of T-MOSAiC SC ECS) Scott is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta. He studies the effects of permafrost thaw on carbon cycling in the western Canadian Arctic. Much of his graduate work is conducted in partnership between the University of Alberta and the Government of the Northwest Territories in response to Northwest Territories’ community interests in the downstream effects of permafrost thaw. He is presenting at the T-MOSAiC workshop on behalf of the early career scientists on the steering committee, who have broad interests and expertise in Arctic ecosystems, environmental change, and working with northern communities.