1. Organization of Ice Sheet Mass Balance Activities Discussion at ISMASS 2012

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    ISMASS Group Organization -- Roundtable Discussion lead by Francisco Navarro, Edward Hanna, Frank Pattyn ISMASS 2012 is an activity of the renewed SCAR/IASC ISMASS expert group, which focuses on the mass balance of ice-sheets and their contribution to sea level changes. The workshop is sponsored by ICSU, SCAR, IASC, WCRP, IGS, and IACS with support from CliC and APECS. Video recording and editing provided by Kristin Poinar, Mai Winstrup, and Jenny Baeseman

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    • Plenary Session 3 - Arctic Ice Melt: Global Weather Events --- Entire Session

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      The Arctic Circle is nonprofit and nonpartisan. Organizations, forums, think tanks, corporations and public associations around the world are invited to hold meetings within the Arctic Circle platform to advance their own missions and the broader goal of increasing collaborative decision-making without surrendering their institutional independence. The Arctic Circle is designed to increase participation in Arctic dialogue and strengthen the international focus on the future of the Arctic. Participating organizations will maintain their full institutional independence, identity and decision-making abilities. To this end, the Arctic Circle aims to create opportunities for everyone to attend different meetings, conduct their own networking and engage in one-on-one informal discussions. Organizations will be able to decide their own agendas and convene their own meetings.

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      • Historical Sea Ice Atlas For Alaska Waters

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        John Walsh, Chief Scientist, International Arctic Research Center (IARC), University of Alaska Fairbanks & Lena Krutikov, Climate Science Analyst, Scenarios Network for Alaska & Arctic Planning (SNAP) Coastal communities, marine navigation, industry (fishing, tourism, offshore resource extraction), the military, and Earth/Arctic system science research have all expressed a clear need for an Alaska sea ice atlas. Indeed, many requests for historical and climatological sea ice information for Alaska coastal waters presently go unanswered because such an atlas does not exist. The availability of GIS software, in-house expertise and historical databases extending back to the 1850s makes the construction of an Alaska sea ice atlas timely and feasible. The atlas consists of digitally-stored sea ice concentration data on a grid covering all Alaska coastal waters to a distance of ~500 km (300 mi) from shore, with a spatial resolution of 25 km. The time resolution is monthly for the period 1850s-1950s, and weekly for the period from the early 1950s to 2010 with the allowance of subsequent updates. The Historical Sea Ice Atlas is a joint project by International Arctic Research Center’s research units, ACCAP and SNAP, funded by the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS).

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        • 2011 September – Sea Ice

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          Session Chairs: Penelope Wagner – University of Delaware, USA Angelika Renner – Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway Presentations: Antarctic Sea Ice: International Polar Year Cruise-Results from the SIMBA Field Campaign (Sept – Oct 2007) --- Stephen Ackley, University of Texas – San Antonio Aspects of the Biology of Sea Ice --- Rolf Gradinger, University of Alaska - Fairbanks Sea Ice Detection with Advanced Scatterometer --- Steve Reeves, Brigham Young University, USA Arctic Sea Ice Education Package:
and People of a Feather --- Joel Heath, University of British Columbia, Canada Video Recording and Editing Team: Sam German and Jenny Baeseman Special thanks to Daniela Liggett and the University of Canterbury for hosting this session and to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) for funding of the editing, and to Norden for funding the project. About the APECS Virtual Poster Session This recording is part of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) effort focuses on bringing the concept of the poster presentation beyond the four walls of the conference hall and creates an online database of polar research poster publications. This project allows members with similar goals and interests to exchange information and assures a platform for the exchange of Arctic, Antarctic and Cryospheric research, policy, and education activities that are Shaping the Future of Polar Research. APECS is leading an effort towards e-conferences among polar researchers where participants can present their research findings to an international audience through web-based settings using the APECS website. As part of this project regular online virtual poster sessions are held. For more information or to find out about upcoming sessions, visit http://apecs.is/virtual-poster-session.

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          • Climate Change in Greenland - Arirang TV documentary featuring award-winning photojournalist Jenny E. Ross

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            Greenland's natural environment and traditional way of life are being transformed by climate change. This documentary -- produced by Arirang TV for world-wide broadcast in association with the Copenhagen Climate Summit -- takes you to northwest Greenland, and to Siorapaluk, the northernmost settlement on Earth. Featuring the images and insights of renowned photographer Jenny E. Ross, the program shows you the majesty of the Arctic, the drama of melting glaciers and disappearing sea ice, and the poignant plight of the Inuit people as they struggle to preserve their traditional lifestyle in the face of climate change. In remote northwest Greenland, the sea remains unfrozen along the coast in late fall, at a time of year when it should be covered with ice. Glaciers are melting, and shedding huge quantities of ice and melt water into the ocean. The animals inhabiting the land and water are threatened by rising temperatures and loss of sea ice. Greenlanders who have survived for generations by hunting are now losing their prey and their traditional way of life. Indigenous arctic people are facing the stark reality of a warming climate and are trying to adapt. Until now, the Inuit who were born in Greenland, and know only their traditional culture based on hunting, have never thought of a different life, a different future. The sea, the ice, and the marine mammals here are everything to them. But now they must face the possibility of losing their ancient traditions and their prey along with the disappearing ice. They must find a way to cope. Eventually, if we do not take action to fight climate change, we will all be seriously affected and we will all have to cope with the devastating consequences of a dramatically warming planet.

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            • Hajo Eicken, Gary Hufford, and Vera Metcalf. Weather Forecasts and Sea Ice Information For Bering Straits Communities

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              Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Hajo Eicken, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Gary Hufford, National Weather Service, Alaska Region; Vera Metcalf, Eskimo Walrus Commission, Kawerak, Inc. The Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO), an activity of the SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook, is a new resource for Alaska Native subsistence hunters, coastal communities, and others interested in sea ice and walrus. The SIWO is updated weekly with information on sea ice conditions relevant to walrus in the Northern Bering Sea and southern Chukchi Sea regions of Alaska. SIWO reports include: an assessment of current ice conditions relevant to distribution and access of walrus; a 10-day outlook of wind conditions; up-to-date satellite imagery for the Bering Strait and St. Lawrence Island; written observations of ice development from Alaska Native hunters, sea-ice experts, or NOAA and university researchers; and additional comments provided by local experts and other contributors. Please join us to learn how the SIWO is created, how to contribute to the outlook, and for discussion about how it can serve your sea ice information needs and be most useful to you. Presentation/Slides: http://ine.uaf.edu/accap/documents/2010_6_SIWO_Eicken.pdf

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              • Polar Bears and Climate Warming

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                "Insights into the Natural History of Polar Bears and the Significance of Climate Warming" - Dr. Ian Stirling presents his research on polar bears and climate change at the University of Colorado Boulder, April 2013.

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                • Marine Terminating Glaciers

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                  APECS Ice-Ocean Interactions webinar2 February 12th 11am EST Presenter: Dr. Gordon Hamilton University of Maine Climate Change Institute Webinar coordinator: Ellyn Enderlin ellyn.enderlin@gmail.com

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                  • Sea Level Rise Discussion at ISMASS 2012

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                    Thermal expansion of the oceans and impacts of sea-level rise -- Roundtable Discussion lead by Francisco Navarro, Catia Domingues, Robert Nicholls ISMASS 2012 is an activity of the renewed SCAR/IASC ISMASS expert group, which focuses on the mass balance of ice-sheets and their contribution to sea level changes. The workshop is sponsored by ICSU, SCAR, IASC, WCRP, IGS, and IACS with support from CliC and APECS. Video recording and editing provided by Kristin Poinar, Mai Winstrup, and Jenny Baeseman

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                    • Modeling of Ice Sheets Discussion at ISMASS 2012

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                      Modeling of Ice Sheet Dynamics -- Roundtable Discussion lead by Frank Pattyn, Catherine Ritz, Slawek Tulaczyk ISMASS 2012 is an activity of the renewed SCAR/IASC ISMASS expert group, which focuses on the mass balance of ice-sheets and their contribution to sea level changes. The workshop is sponsored by ICSU, SCAR, IASC, WCRP, IGS, and IACS with support from CliC and APECS. Video recording and editing provided by Kristin Poinar, Mai Winstrup, and Jenny Baeseman

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