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.
Convenor: Jack Buckingham
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): The logistics of delivering a large-scale cross-disciplinary project.
07:45 - 08:15 Dr. Pip Bricher: Data Officer of SOOS: The DueSouth database.
08:15 - 08:45 Dr. Antonio Quesada: Project Manager of the COMNAP Efficiency Taskforce Peninsula 2019/20 project: Logistics to reduce our collective footprint.
08:45 - 09:15 Dr. Cath Waller: SCAR Plastics Action Group: Why collaborative logistics are necessary to reduce our plastic footprint at the poles.