Date: Thursday 25 February 2021
Time: 1230 to 1500 (UK)
Online meeting: Zoom (details will be circulated to all registered participants)
Welcome and Introductions
Environmental Changes in Svalbard
1235 – 1250: Atmospheric changes in and around Ny-Ålesund – Mark Clilverd, British Antarctic Survey
1250 – 1305: Glacier change in the Kongsfjord region – Jack Kohler, Norwegian Polar Institute
1305 – 1320: Crossing disciplines to understand changes in the Arctic marine environment – Helen Findlay, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
1320 – 1335: The terrestrial area of Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard: overview and recent environmental changes – Elise Biersma, British Antarctic Survey
1335 – 1350: Update on Station support and new equipment – Nick Cox, NERC Station Manager
1350 – 1400: NERC Funding Opportunities – Lizzie Garratt, NERC
1400 – 1415: Ny-Ålesund GIS system – Vera Sklet, Research Coordinator, Norwegian Polar Institute
1415 – 1430: Svalbard Science Forum and update on the Research in Svalbard (RiS) Database – Helen Johanne Andersen, Svalbard Science Forum
- Do the environmental changes in Ny-Ålesund and Svalbard as a whole, point to new areas of promising research?
- How can the new facilities and equipment best be used by research teams?
- Are there opportunities to develop longer-term research partnerships, programmes and observations?