October 2, 2019
“We need MOSAiC” explained Dorothea Bauch during her biogeochemistry lecture. The data obtained from MOSAiC will help to improve climate change models by gathering information on processes that have been difficult to study due to the remoteness of the Arctic. It also brought together many different discplines to study the system as a whole, rather than just bits and pieces of it. As the next generation of Arctic scientists, students of the MOSAiC School took part in lectures from experts in all of the core disciplines of the expedition: sea ice, ocean, biogeochemistry, ecology and atmosphere. The lecture series provided students an opportunity to learn outside of their normal area of focus, developing an appreciation for what others are studying, and to encourage collaboration in future work. Focus was also placed on media literacy and outreach.
Interested in what was learned during the MOSAiC School? Fortunately, CIRES just published a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) at https://cires.colorado.edu/news/escape-central-arctic!
I would like to thank all of our wonderful teachers for their participation in the MOSAiC School (order by "appearance"):
Markus Rex, Anja Sommerfeld, Stanislav Ksenofonto, Shannon Hall, Christopher Cox, Jessie Creamean, Michel Tsamados, Tim Stanton, Jari Haapala, Marc Oggier, Steve Archer, Ying-Chih Fang, Matthew Shupe, Allison Fong, Thomas Rackow, Dorothea Bauch, Pauline Snoeijs Leijonmalin, Michael Angelopoulos, Sebastian Rokitta, Vera Schlindwein, Friederike Krüger, Anne Gold, Katie Gavenus, Daisy Dunne, Falk Ebert, Chelsea Harvey, Martha Henriques, Ravenna Koenig