- Atmosphere and Climate
- Education and Outreach
Dr Mike Sparrow is currently Executive Director of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. He has a PhD in Physical (Southern Ocean) Oceanography, a Masters degree in Atmospheric Sciences and a Bachelors in Physics. Previous to moving to the SCAR Secretariat in 2007, Mike was based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, working for the Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) project of the World Climate Research Programme, where he was responsible for coordinating CLIVAR's interests in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic region as well as in Africa. He has also worked and lived in Spain and China and taken part in four cruises to the Antarctic, including two as co-chief scientist. He has published scientific papers ranging on subjects as diverse as the flow of Antarctic Bottom Water around Antarctica to the study of regional climate change in China, and given media interviews to e.g. Sky News and the Chinese Broadcasting Corporation.
- Mentor Panels
These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
of the panel meeting.
- Career Development Presentations
Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.
- One-on-One Mentoring
Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.
- Participation in live online discussions
This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
posted online for future reference.
- In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
- Telephone/Skype conversations
- Email Exchange
- SCAR Open Science Conferences