August 11th, 4:45-7:00 GMT
August 11th, 4:45-7:00 GMT
The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is proud to announce that we will be running an early career workshop in collaboration with the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR), entirely online so join us for this unique event! The theme for the workshop is “Antarctic Science - Global Connections”, aiming to bring together polar ECRs from around the globe to network, engage with topics presented at the workshop through a series of plenary and workshop sessions, and to potentially develop new research ideas and collaborations to take forward into their careers in the future.
Event date: 11-13th August, 2020
Location: Online! Join us on Zoom (links available in the registration form).
August 11th: Introduction and Plenary
August 11th: Science Communication: what can we learn from journalists and outreach projects that have succeeded
August 11th: The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)
August 12th and 13th: Logistical Collaboration
Registration: To register, please click here.
August 11th, 4:45-7:00 GMT
Outreach can be a foreign concept to grasp for those that have never been involved in these activities before. This session brings established science journalists and outreach scientists to talk us through the challenges, importance and which is the most effective way to do it. The session Research Communication 1 is lead by the journalists that will talk us through how to engage in outreach using an intermediary. Talks will cover the relationship between scientists and traditional media outlets, how to give interviews and how to share your work through social media in an effective way. The session Research Communication 2 brings the leads of science outreach programs and initiatives that will show how scientists can engage with the community directly. They will further discuss the importance of such work and quantify the influence scientific outreach has in the community they are inserted.
8:00 - 8:30 Martha Henriques: BBC Future planet. Twitter: @Martha_Rosamund / @BBC_Future
8:30 - 9:00 Daisy Dunne: Carbon Brief
9:00 - 9:30 Dr. Adele Wilson: Young Tassie Scientist Program Manager
22:00 - 22:30 Chelsea Harvey, EE News.
22:30 - 23:30 Katie Aspen Gavenus, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
A successful example is the the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) as a part of the Polar Prediction Project (PPP). PPP is a 10-year (2013–2022) endeavour of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) with the aim of promoting cooperative international research enabling development of improved weather and environmental prediction services for the polar regions, on time scales from hours to seasonal. YOPP is the flagship activity of PPP with the aim of enabling a significant improvement in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond, by coordinating a period of intensive observing, modelling, verification, user-engagement and education activities.
The YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) session offers an overview of some of the key activities and efforts. The presenters will introduce a variety of YOPP-SH activities and provide an opportunity for ECRs to find out how they can use weather and ice forecasts for their research, what kind of meteorological data are available, and ways to contribute to YOPP and PPP.
15:00 - 15:05 Welcome
15:05 - 15:20 YOPP-SH Overview: David Bromwich, the YOPP-SH Task Team leader, will kick-off the session with an overview of YOPP-SH and the Polar Prediction Project.
15:20 - 15:35 YOPP Communications: Sara Pasqualetto will describe how the International Coordination Office works together with the participating Members of the Polar Prediction Project and other international programs to disseminate Polar Prediction stories and activities.
15:35 - 15:50 SIPN South: François Massonnet will provide an update on sea-ice prediction in the Southern Ocean and how realistic prediction exercises are being aligned with YOPP’s Special Observing Periods. François leads the Sea Ice Prediction Network South (SIPN South) initiative.
15:50 - 16:05 AntClimNow: Tom Bracegirdle will describe a new group, the Near-term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System (AntClimNow) that aims to answer fundamental science questions (as identified by tdshe SCAR Horizon Scan), relating to Antarctic Climate variability.
16:05 - 16:20 Antarctic AWS system: Taylor Norton, Sophie Orendorf, and Matthew Lazzara will report on the annual activities and status of the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC) and Automatic Weather Station (AWS) and how these contribute to the YOPP Special Observing Period in the Southern Hemisphere.
16:20 - 16:35 Gone with the Wind - Providing Forecasts to the Polar Windsled Expeditions: Sergi Gonzalez will describe the atmospheric observations taken across the data-poor Antarctic Plateau using a zero-emissions Windsled, and how weather guidance was used to plan and develop the expedition.
16:35 - 16:50 ASPeCT observations: Marilyn Raphael will describe the ASPeCT sea-ice program and how this program complements and contributes to YOPP and other international science programs.
16:50 - 17:05 YOPP Data Portal: Siri Jodha Khalsa will close the session with an introduction to the YOPP Data Portal and information on how to link and access data sets collected across the YOPP projects.
17:05 Session closure
In these times of global upheaval and climate change, we need to work together to reduce the footprint that anthropogenic activity has on the sensitive environments that we work in. Polar science is only made possible through incredible feats of logistics, yet there is always room for improvement. Currently, research ships go out with empty berths, and surplus samples sit for years in storage. The streamlining of logistical operations to reduce these problems is one such way in which we can reduce our collective impact, but this will only be possible through communication- through forging global connections. This is a chance to do that: an opportunity to share opportunities, a chance to talk and work together to achieve more science with less consequence.
This session will feature speakers discussing how and why logistical collaboration is essential in delivering cross-disciplinary, cross-national field projects as well as speakers highlighting ways individual researchers can reduce their own footprints through collaboration.
Session 1: August 12th, 08:00 - 10:00 GMT
Session 2: August 13th, 07:00 - 09:00 GMT
08:10 - 08:15 Welcome
08:15 - 08:45 Dr. Madeline Green: Co-founder of Otlet: A global, open-access platform to share and source biological samples
08:45 - 09:15 Prof. Terry Callaghan: Scientific Coordinator of INTERACT: The value and necessity of net-working researchers
09:15 - 09:45 Dr. Anja Sommerfeld: MOSAiC Project Manager: The logistics of delivering a large-scale cross-disciplinary project
09:45 - 10:15 Representative from the European Polar Board (speaker tbc): The Action Group on Environmental Impacts of Polar Research and Logistics
07:10 - 07:15 Welcome
07:15 - 07:45 Dr. Craig Cary: Co-chair of the SCAR ANTOS Group (Antarctic Nearshore and Terrestrial Observation System)- speaking about the logistics of delivering a large-scale cross-disciplinary project
07:45 - 08:15 Dr. Pip Bricher: Data Officer of SOOS, speaking about the DueSouth database
08:15 - 08:45 Dr. Antonio Quesada: Project Manager of the COMNAP Efficiency Taskforce Peninsula 2019/20 project- speaking about using logistics to reduce our collective footprint
08:45 - 09:15 Dr. Cath Waller: SCAR Plastics Action Group- speaking about why collaborative logistics are necessary to reduce our plastic footprint at the poles