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Polar Marine Science
Beyond IPY: Crossing Boundaries
March 15-20, 2009
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort
Lucca (Barga), Italy
Chair:
David Thomas

Vice Chair:
Patricia L. Yager

The 2009 Gordon Research Conference will take place directly following the 2007-2009 International Polar Year (IPY), which has been one of the most significant internationally coordinated efforts yet undertaken in polar research. Many of the IPY campaigns have concentrated on marine sciences, and this conference will seek to capture the excitement of the polar marine science discoveries that have resulted from IPY research over the last two years. These results will provide a stimulus for discussing the directions that polar marine science might take in the coming years. It has become increasingly apparent than ever before that for Polar Marine Science to move forward, traditional disciplinary research boundaries must be crossed. To this end we aim to have speakers representing as many disciplines of marine science as possible, working in both the Arctic and Southern Oceans. The effects of climate change are anticipated to form a considerable part of the discussions. It is envisioned that recent changes as well as new findings from paeleo-studies will be discussed in the context of the geological history of the regions. Poster sessions will provide an opportunity for lively and informal discussion, in counterpoint to the more formal oral sessions. These poster sessions and related discussions will provide a forum for presentation of the latest results, seeding of new ideas and establishment of new collaborations. The overarching conference goal will be to bring together marine scientists from wide ranging disciplines for discussion of future research pathways within a cross-disciplinary context in order to better understand the implications of large-scale marine dynamics in the polar regions.


SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Check-in Desk Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmCROSSING INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES
7:40 pm - 7:50 pm Discussion Leader: Steve Ackley (UTSA, San Antonio, USA)
"Introduction"
7:50 pm - 8:30 pm Tony Worby (AAD & ACE CRC, Hobart, Australia)
"International Cooperation in Antarctic Marine Science"
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Jean-Claude Gascard (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
"Arctic Changes - Global Warming, Global Warning"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 am - 8:55 amGeneral Conference Announcements
9:00 am - 12:30 pmALLOCHTHONOUS INPUTS
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Jim McClelland (UTMSI, Port Aransas, USA)
"Introduction"
9:10 am - 9:50 am Rainer Amon (Texas A&M University, Galveston, USA)
"Use of river water tracers to improve our understanding of surface ventilation in the Arctic Ocean"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break / Group Photo
10:30 am - 11:10 am Robert Sherrell (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA)
"Allohcthonous inputs of Fe and other trace metals, and the related topic of natural Fe fertilization in an otherwise Fe-limited region"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Rob MacDonald (IOS, Sidney, Canada)
"The curious case of contaminant mercury; it's an allochthonous input into the Arctic Ocean, but is risk developed by the authochthonous system?"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session 1
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmGAS EXCHANGE WITH POLAR WATERS
5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Discussion Leader: Maurice Levasseur (Université Laval, Canada)
"Introduction"
5:40 pm - 6:20 pm James Orr (Marine Environment Laboratories, Monaco)
"Acidification of the polar oceans"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Discussion
6:30 pm - 7:10 pm Nick Bates (BIOS, Bermuda)
"Ocean carbon cycle, air-sea CO2 exchange and ocean acidification issues in the polar oceans"
7:10 pm - 7:20 pm Discussion
7:20 pm - 7:30 pm 1 minute introductions to posters by poster contributors
8:00 pmDinner
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 am - 8:55 amGeneral Conference Announcements
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCRYOSPHERE LINKS TO OCEAN AND ATMOSPHERE
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Jody Deming (University of Washington, Seattle)
"Introduction"
9:10 am - 9:50 am Christopher Krembs (Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, USA)
"The organic carbon budget in sea-ice is transparent, or isn't it?"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Ken Golden (University of Utah, USA)
"Thermal evolution of fluid permeability and microstructure in sea ice"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Stathys Papadimitriou (Bangor University, UK)
"Carbon cycling in sea ice: The role of biological and abiotic processes"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session 2
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmPHYSICS CROSSING BOUNDARIES
5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Discussion Leader: Erica Key (Columbia University, LDEO, Palisades, NY)
"Introduction"
5:40 pm - 6:20 pm Sharon Stammerjohn (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
"Seasonal Ice-Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions, a Polar Comparison"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Discussion
6:30 pm - 7:10 pm Yueng-Djern Lenn (Bangor University, UK)
"Polar shelf seas: no longer marginal!"
7:10 pm - 7:20 pm Discussion
7:20 pm - 7:30 pm 1 minute introductions to posters by poster contributors
8:00 pmDinner
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 am - 8:55 amGeneral Conference Announcements
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCROSSING DECADAL TIME SCALES - ANTARCTIC
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Peter Sedwick (BIOS, Bermuda)
"Introduction"
9:10 am - 9:50 am Hugh Ducklow (MBL, Woods Hole, USA)
"Rapid Climate Warming and Ecosystem Response on the West Antarctic Peninsula from Microbes to Elephant Seals and Penguins"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Wayne Trivelpiece (SFSC, NOAA, La Jolla, USA)
"A Penguin's perspective of ecosystem changes in the Antarctic Peninsula region of the Southern Ocean"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Walker Smith (VIMS, Gloucester Point, USA)
"Southern Ocean productivity: Observations, Models, and Climate Change"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session 3
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmCROSSING GEOLOGICAL TIMES
5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Discussion Leader: Kevin Arrigo (Stanford University)
"Introduction"
5:40 pm - 6:20 pm Andreas Mackensen (AWI, Bremerhaven, Germany)
"The deep Southern Ocean during the Last Glacial Maximum"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Discussion
6:30 pm - 7:10 pm Simon Belt (Plymouth University, UK)
"High resolution Arctic sea ice records for the Holocene"
7:10 pm - 7:20 pm Discussion
7:20 pm - 7:30 pm 1 minute introductions to posters by poster contributors
8:00 pmDinner
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 am - 8:55 amGeneral Conference Announcements
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCROSSING DECADAL TIME SCALES - ARCTIC
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Rebecca Woodgate (APL, Seattle, USA)
"Introduction"
9:10 am - 9:50 am Jeomshik Hwang (POSTECH University, Korea)
"Particulate organic carbon flux in the deep Canada Basin"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Wieslaw Maslowski (NPS, Monterey, USA)
"Arctic climate positive feedback loop"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Koji Shimada (Tokyo University, Japan)
"Mechanism on further catastrophic reduction of Arctic sea ice: influence of oceanic change"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session 4
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmCROSSING TO BENTHOS AND LARGER ORGANISMS
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Discussion Leader: Melanie Massaro (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
"Introduction"
5:45 pm - 6:25 pm Sue Moore (NMML, NOAA, USA)
"Marine Mammals as Arctic Ecosystem Sentinels"
6:25 pm - 6:40 pm Discussion
6:40 pm - 7:20 pm Julian Gutt (AWI, Bremerhaven, Germany)
"Climate induced Biodiversity-Change in the Antarctic benthos"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pm Discussion
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
8:00 pmDinner
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart

 
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