Newswise — Journalists are invited to join an October 12 Zoom media briefing with U.S. scientists and agency experts involved in the international Arctic research expedition MOSAiC. The Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate mission embedded a German icebreaker in Arctic sea ice for 12 months. Hundreds of scientists from around the world spent months aboard, in shifts, studying the complete Arctic climate system, including the ocean below, sea ice, and the atmosphere above. 

Monday, the Alfred Wegener Institute’s Polarstern will return to its home harbor. A team of U.S. scientists from several disciplines will briefly speak about their data and initial insights and will respond to questions from journalists.

RSVP required. Journalists unable to attend can submit questions in advance and may watch a recording of the briefing.

What: MOSAiC mission end science briefing by U.S. participants

When: Monday, October 12, 1 pm ET

Who: 7 U.S. MOSAiC participants (identified by team) and agency representatives

  1. Scott Borg, Deputy Assistant Director for Geosciences, National Science Foundation
  2. Matthew Shupe, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, and NOAA’s Physical Sciences Laboratory, senior research scientist. Co-coordinator of the MOSAiC mission. Atmosphere team. 
  3. Frank Rack, National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs, Arctic Research Support and Logistics Manager. 
  4. Gary Geernaert, Department of Energy, Director for the Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division within the Office of Science's Biological and Environmental Research.
  5. Robin Webb, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Physical Sciences Laboratory Director
  6. Carin Ashjian, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution senior scientist and biology department chair. Ecosystem team. 
  7. Jeff Bowman, Scripps Institution for Oceanography, University of California, San Diego assistant professor. Biogeochemical cycles team.
  8. Jennifer Hutchings, Oregon State University associate professor. Ice team.
  9. Steve Archer, Bigelow Laboratories, senior research scientist. Atmosphere team. 
  10. Gina Jozef, CU Boulder PhD student, atmospheric and oceanic sciences. Atmosphere team.
  11. Lianna Nixon, CU Boulder graduate student, education. Outreach team. 


Your Hosts: CIRES/CU Boulder, National Science Foundation, DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement user facility, NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory. 

RSVP: Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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