Project Title: Coordination and Participation: US-UK Joint Workshop on Arctic
Research (Award# 1237438)
PI:Hinzman, Larry D (firstname.lastname@example.org) Phone:(907) 474.7331 Institute/Department:U of Alaska, Fairbanks, Water and Environmental Research Center IPY Project? Funding Agency:US\Federal\NSF\GEO\OPP\ARC\RSL Program Manager:Ms. Renee Crain (email@example.com) Discipline(s): |Education and Outreach |
Science Summary: This grant will provide travel support to approximately 25 U.S. participants to the US-UK Joint Workshop on Arctic Research to be held at Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK in 2012. The workshop will build on significant new investments in arctic research made by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) through its Arctic Research Programme. The workshop will enable U.S. investigators to discuss common areas of interest, potential collaborations, and opportunities for sharing logistical resources with their UK colleagues. Participants will be selected by a committee based upon their expected contributions to the subject and their experience in relevant research themes, disciplinary balance and geographical location. U.S. participants are anticipated to be familiar with the goals of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change SEARCH. SEARCH is in the process of developing an updated set of scientific goals for the next five years, which currently include: improving understanding and prediction of sea ice changes and the consequences for ecosystems, human activities, and climate; understanding the consequences of the loss of shallow permafrost on arctic and global systems; improving predictions of future land?]ice loss and impacts on sea level; and analyzing societal and policy implications of arctic environmental change. NERC is developing a program focused on four linked scientific objectives, detailed in its science plan (http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/arctic/documents/arctic-science-plan.pdf): understanding and attributing the current rapid changes in the Arctic; quantifying processes leading to Arctic methane and carbon dioxide release; reducing uncertainty in Arctic climate and associated regional biogeochemistry predictions; and assessing the likely risks of submarine hazards associated with rapid Arctic climate change. This grant will facilitate international collaboration and furtherance of the two national initiatives to study change in the Arctic.
Logistics Summary: This project supports US participation in the US-UK Joint Workshop on Arctic Research to be held at Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK in May 2012. Building on significant new investments in arctic research made by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) through
its Arctic Research Program, the workshop, which will be organized by the NERC Arctic Office, will enable senior US investigators to discuss common areas of interest, potential collaborations, and opportunities for sharing logistical resources with their UK colleagues.
US participation in the workshop is anticipated to involve approximately 25 senior investigators, primarily those affiliated with the US Interagency Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) and the NSF Arctic Observing Network (AON).
No fieldwork is conducted.
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