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Polar Marine Science (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Advancing the Physical-Biological Understanding of Polar Marine Ecosystems Through Innovative Technology


March 25-26, 2017


Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA


Ingrid Wiedmann & Nicole Couto

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Polar Marine Science is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present. It stimulates the exchange of new data and cutting edge ideas among young fellows.

In 2017, the major focus will be on innovative marine technology including autonomous and remotely operated instruments, camera systems, advanced laboratory techniques, and numerical modeling. The early career scientists will present data and discuss how these technological advances improve the physical-biological understanding of polar marine ecosystems.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Polar Marine Science" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Advancing the Physical-Biological Understanding of Polar Marine Ecosystems Through Innovative Technology - Opportunities and Challenges
Discussion Leaders: Maxime Geoffroy (UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway) and Natalie Freeman (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmFinlo Cottier (Scottish Association for Marine Science, United Kingdom)
"The Opportunities and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Polar Science"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNot Living, but Highly Energetic: The Dynamics of Heat Mixing, Sea Ice, Inorganic Gasses, and Bioactive Trace Metals Assessed by Cutting-Edge Technology
Discussion Leaders: Zhixuan Feng (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA) and Lorenz Meire (Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmEshwan Ramudu (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
"Large Eddy Simulation of Heat Transfer from the Ocean Mixed Layer to Sea Ice in the Arctic"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmMax Thomas (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
"Two Modes of Pressure Buildup and Release in Young Sea Ice"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmChristian Katlein (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany)
"Advancing Interdisciplinary Sea Ice Research with a New Under-Ice Remotely Operated Vehicle and Autonomous Observatories"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmPrecious Mongwe (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), University of Cape Town, South Africa)
"The Seasonal Cycle of CO2 in the Southern Ocean: Diagnosing Anomalies in CMIP5 Earth Systems Models"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmMarie Kotovitch (University of Liege, Belgium)
"N2O Dynamics in Sea Ice, Insights from a First Time Series and Isotopic Tools"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmAmber Annett (Rutgers University, USA)
"Bioactive Trace Metal Distribution and Cycling Along the Rapidly Warming Western Antarctic Peninsula Shelf"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amWhere Are They and What Do They Do? Tracing and Investigating Dynamics of Polar Organisms by Innovative Techniques
Discussion Leaders: Amber Annett (Rutgers University, USA) and Christian Katlein (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:15 amHanna Kauko (Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway)
"Biological Information Retrieval from Ice Transmitted Irradiance"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amHisatomo Waga (Hokkaido University, Japan)
"Impact of Spatiotemporal Variability in Phytoplankton Size Structure on Benthic Infaunal Distribution in the Pacific Arctic"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amAndres Rigual Hernandez (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
"Southern Ocean Sediment Traps: Novel Applications for Understanding Ecosystem Functioning and the Biological Pump"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amLauren Manck (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Microbial Dynamics in a Fjord Ecosystem Along the West Antarctic Peninsula"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amMaxime Geoffroy (UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
"AUV-Based Acoustic Observations of the Distribution and Patchiness of Zooplankton During Midnight Sun"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amLaura Hobbs (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom)
"Seasonal Variation in the Strategies of Arctic Zooplankton"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Shaping the Future of Polar Marine Research
Discussion Leaders: Laura Hobbs (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom) and Hanna Kauko (Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Shaping the Future of Polar Marine Research: The Next Big Problems and the Tools to Solve Them"
  • Finlo Cottier (Scottish Association for Marine Science, United Kingdom)
  • Jacqueline Grebmeier (Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, USA)
  • Jean-Eric Tremblay (Laval University, Canada)
  • Paul Wassmann (UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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