The workshop aims to discuss synthesis of data from the SAS, during which more than 15 cruises from 12 different nations collected a set of parameters across the Arctic Ocean in the late summers of 2021 and 2022. Compilation of the SAS data will allow an expanded characterization of Arctic circulation, hydrography, carbon cycle, ocean acidification, and marine ecosystems, and provide a unique baseline to track climate change and its impacts.
The goals are to overview the cruise results, establish networks of archived datasets, identify teams to address the key SAS research questions, and draft synthesis papers. It also provides an opportunity for teams of modelers and observationalists to identify projects that would use the SAS data in modeling efforts that expand understanding of the Arctic system.
The workshop is set up as a two- and a half-day program, with plenary presentations in the morning and different break-out discussions in the afternoon. The break-out topics planned are: water mass circulation, including volume, heat, and freshwater transport; marine biogeochemical cycles; nutrient and carbon fluxes, including modeling; trophic level components and key carbon component processes; discussion of SAS1 synthesis papers; planning for SAS2 field and synthesis activities; and possibly others. There will be opportunities for a modest number of posters to be available.
Registration deadline: 21 May 2023
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