UAK meeting: Partnership for Research and Education

UAK: "Partnership for Research and Education" is a project funded by the Research Council of Norway for the period 2018-2020. The projected is coordinated by NERSC and connected to INTAROS. The goal of UAK is to build partnerships between educational and research institutions in Norway, USA and Canada on selected Arctic topics. The meeting was hosted by Maribeth Murray at University of Calgary and was attended by about 20 people. INTAROS was represented by S. Sandven, H. Sagen, T. Hamre and L. Olsen from NERSC and M. Sørensen from UiB.

These topics of UAK are:

(1) Studies of natural and human-made hazards with focus on earthquakes, slope failures and fuel-spills. The studies include physical processes and causes behind the hazards, how they may be influenced by climatic changes, how they can be monitored and how risks can be minimized and impact mitigated.
(2) Status and change of the ocean acoustic environment, which is affected by increased shipping, tourism and exploitation of resources in the Arctic regions, will be investigated. UAK will provide workshops and training courses in on the impacts of acoustic pollution of the environment in the different regions, which is important for developing mitigation plans for protection of marine life.
(3) Cross-disciplinary data management and building knowledge from the increasing amount of data in the Arctic, especially from satellites, is important. UAK will provide training of scientists and data managers in development and use of integrated observing systems.
(4) Community based monitoring evolves as an important contribution to an integrated Arctic Observing System, including communication between academic research and local communities.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:00