The 8th UK Sea Ice Group meeting will take place at National Oceanography Centre on Thursday 16 September and Friday 17 September 2010.
Recent climatic changes in the Arctic Ocean and an unprecedented rapid decline of Arctic sea ice cover, occurring during the last decade, are anticipated to impact regional and global climate, environment, marine industries, and society. Amongst the possible benefits of the change are the exploitation of natural resources and navigation, although those might be overwhelmed by negative impacts, as destabilised climate and ecosystems. To understand and predict Arctic Change is the pressing issue for sea ice researchers, oceanographers and climate modellers.
The UK Sea Ice Group
The sea ice research community in the UK includes some 60 researchers and numbers are growing. The community has internationally recognised professional expertise. The purpose of the UK Sea Ice Group (www.cpom.org/ukseaicegroup) is to foster collaboration and exchange of ideas within the UK sea ice community and allied areas such as physical oceanography, marine biology, and climate modelling. The UK Sea Ice Group holds informal annual meetings, typically in the first half of September with the venue rotation between UK oceanographic centres.
Click here for Registration and full details of the 8th UK Sea Ice Group meeting: www.noc.soton.ac.uk/omf/uk-sea-ice-annual-meeting.php