Progress within the Ny-Ålesund Atmosphere Flagship Programme Roland Neuber, Christina A. Pedersen and the programme contributors NySMAC Meeting, 6 – 7 November 2014, Goa Atmosphere Flagship Workshop 8-9 Oct. 2014 A workshop financed by SSF was held 8-9 October 2014 in Potsdam to provide a forum for organizing research work in the field and cooperation among contributing scientists, in particular for making joint analyses possible, which individual actors cannot provide alone. Main Goals of the workshop: “Climate change in the Arctic: How do we tackle the challenge?” “Develop collaboration and joint research actions”, i.e.: • Plan for joint expeditions, observational periods, campaigns • Develop cross-station field activities • Develop cross-station utilisation and analyses of available data and ongoing measurements, plan joint publications • List new observational needs • Provide timeline for future activities Flagship topics as of Oct. 2014 (1): • • • • Boundary Layer Properties Snow and atmosphere Meteorology network and long-term data sets Clouds, Humidity, Precipitation Flagship topics as of Oct. 2014 (2) • Aerosol Direct Effect (Clear Sky Closure Study) • Aerosol indirect effects • Regional Representativeness , including Satellite Validation • Long range transport and modelling activities • Comparison & analysis of duplicate measurements (e.g. trace elements) Atmosphere Flagship Workshop continued Atmospheric Flagship Gap Analysis Workshop, Goa, 4 – 5 November •Aim of the workshop •Identify the Gaps in the Atmospheric Research at Ny-Alesund and find area of collaboration where India can contribute •The meeting heard the point of view of the modellers Some Areas where identified and contact points where identified ● Air – snow interaction ● Aersols, Clouds and precipitation ● Arctic Climate and Forecast Modelling It is felt in the meeting that research in aersol chemical charaterization not very active and stressed the need for giving an impetus to it Future development of the flagship Scientific committee • • • • • • • • • • Roland Neuber, Alfred-Wegener Institute Christina A. Pedersen, Norwegian Polar institute Vito Vitale, NRC Ove Hermansen, Norwegian Institute for Air Research Hans-Christian Hansson, Stockholm University Masataka Shiobara , NIPR Young Jun Yoon , KOPRI Satheesan Karathazhiyath , NCAOR Boris Ivanov, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute Grzegorz Karasiński, Polish Academy of Sciences Atmospheric flagship webpage Will contain information about: - the flagship - Ongoing activities/campaigns/focus areas - Monitored parameters (with link to actual dataset, data owner, frequency and period) - Publications Mailing list to all flagship participants to spesific topics Need of (annual) meeting arenas • Apply to Svalbard Strategic Grant for an Atmospheric Symposium 2015. Will be an opportunity to present and develop collaborative work • Can we manage to secure funding for an annual meeting? (workshop, symposium, meeting, targeted workshop, etc.) • Follow up meetings connected to other events e.g. ECRA workshops, YOPP, MACC, IAGOS, ICOS, ACTRIS2 An initiative by NySMAC and SSF: Science Plan Kongsfjorden International Research Base (KIRB), Svalbard: Develop Flagship programmes to define and organize core scientific research Flagship programs define core scientific foci for KIRB. All scientists active within KIRB are encouraged to focus on developing the science and outcome of the agreed flagships. Activities that are endorsed flagship activities will be prioritized when infrastructure or human resources limit activities Ny-Ålesund Flagship Programmes Marine flagship ”Kongsfjorden System” ® C. Lydersen Terrestrial Ecosystems flagship ® C. Hübner Atmosphere research flagship ® L. Bakken Glaciology research flagship ® E. Ø. Kjartansson Thank You !