June 11, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Ice Drilling Program & Summit Science Coordination Office
Conveners: Joerg Schaefer, Mary Albert, Jason Briner, Zoe Courville
The U.S. Ice Drilling Program and the Summit Science Coordination Office are co-sponsoring a U.S. science community planning workshop on June 11, 2021, to identify and articulate U.S. science community interests for long-term planning of potential scientific traverses on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
The workshop is designed to identify the driving scientific questions that require access to interior areas of the Greenland Ice Sheet and would benefit from traverse approaches for the coming decade and beyond. What are the primary science questions that the U.S. scientific community would seek to answer? The outcome from the workshop is a set of white papers that will help identify technological and logistical requirements that will be needed to support the science.
- June 6, 2021: registration deadline
How to Join
To participate in the virtual online meeting, you must register for the meeting. When you register, you will have the option to provide a title for a 5-minute “pitch” for science that you envision for the future. After we receive your registration, we will send you additional details of the meeting as it develops. There is no registration fee; however, only those registered will be admitted onto the zoom site. The registration deadline is June 6, 2021.
The workshop's agenda is outlined below. You can also download the agenda as a PDF. All times listed are Eastern time zone.
Friday, June 11
|11:00||Welcome and workshop charge: Joerg Schaefer, Mary Albert, Jason Briner, and Zoe Courville|
|11:05||NSF Remarks: Dr. Jen Mercer|
|Compelling science questions needing ground-based measurements on the GIS: short presentations|
|11:15||The ice sheet bed: GreenDrill and beyond – Schaefer and Briner|
|11:25||Ice core evidence of past conditions - Osterberg|
|11:35||Surface mass balance – Hawley|
|11:45||Hydrology - Chu|
|12:00||Ice sheet surface processes - Medley|
|12:10||Drilling technology - Tanner Kuhl|
|12:20||Q&A and Discussion|
|1:00-2:00||Science questions requiring a scientific traverse (5-minute ‘pitches’ for what, why, where, when)|
|2:00||Discussion: Identifying commonalities|
|2:30||Discussion: Identifying white paper topics & co-authors|
|3:00||Breakout group discussions: Creating outlines & planning the writing|
|3:30||Reporting back to the whole group|
|4:45||Workshop summary and instructions for white paper completion|
View the workshop report.
View the presentations from the workshop.
Questions / Contacts
For questions, contact the U.S. Ice Drilling Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.