An International Workshop – June 24-26 2008 UC Irvine, California
We are pleased to announce that the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine will host the 5th international workshop on Antarctic Peninsula Climate Change on June 24-26 2008. The meeting will include presentations of recent climatological, oceanographic, environmental, and glaciological research in the Antarctic Peninsula. A primary objective of the meeting is to promote interactions and collaborations between international groups conducting research in the Peninsula. The workshop will include keynote talks, contributed talks, poster sessions, and breakout sessions for collaborative research relevant to International Polar Year (IPY) activities. We encourage student participation and are trying to secure travel support funds for some of them. Please inquire later. We plan to distribute a bound volume of the program and submitted abstracts to workshop attendees. There will be no workshop fee.
- Present the most recent research results and identify the current frontiers of knowledge in the AP ice, ocean and climate system.
- Understand how the ecosystem of the region is adjusting to rapid changes in ice and climate, and how it has adjusted in the past.
- Discuss evolving research plans for the IPY period and promote the formation of collaborative interdisciplinary research groups.
- Provide a forum for graduate-student presentations and exchanges.
- Discuss outreach ideas and plans for IPY-AP activities.
- Discuss national and international logistical assets and possible logistical linkages for conducting IPY-period field work.
Eric Rignot, ESS/Univ. California Irvine
Elizabeth Ford, ESS/Univ. California Irvine
Ala Khazendar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ted Scambos, NSIDC/Univ. Colorado
Konrad Steffen, CIRES/Univ. Colorado
David Vaughan, British Antarctic Survey
- 2000: Antarctic Peninsula Climate Variability, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- 2002: Antarctic Peninsula Climate Variability: A Historical and Paleoenvironmental Perspective, Hamilton College, New York, USA
- 2004: Antarctic Peninsula Climate Variability: History, Causes and Impacts, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
- 2006: Antarctic Peninsula Climate Variability: Observations, Models, and Plans for IPY Research, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA