Next year is the SCAR OSC in Davos in Switzerland.
POLAR2018 –Where the Poles come together
A SCAR/IASC Conference
Davos – Switzerland
15 – 26 June 2018
Call for Abstracts – Open Science Conference
This is the session which I will convene at this conference. If you are interested in submitting an abstract to this session, my fellow convenors and I would be pleased to meet you in Davos next year.
SH Social Sciences and Humanities & AC Atmosphere, Climate
Session Number SH-8
Data science for polar environments – discovery, rescue, and mining
This session brings together two communities who recover and interpret historic information, the users of environmental data and the community applying new data mining methodologies to that data. While observational data near the poles are still sparse, the quantity of data from historical records, satellite observations, reanalyses and climate models is growing constantly. To improve our understanding of the complete climate system, it will be critical to take full advantage of the recent data available and to link it to historical reference data.
Contributions on improving understanding and modeling of the Polar climate system through data rescue, data mining and machine learning methods are welcome. Studies that develop and implement new data‐mining methods for climate diagnosis in the atmosphere, ocean or cryosphere are encouraged, but submissions that integrate information from multiple components of the climate
system are particularly welcome. Historic records are vital for a better understanding of changes in Polar environment such as climate, landscape, flora and fauna. Recent advances in image and data processing, digitizing, and crowd sourcing allow placing this information in a better spatio‐temporal context. Abstracts from historians, humanities and GIS researchers dealing with the recovery, visualization, and interpretation of information from indigenous narratives, log‐books, maps and diaries are welcome.
Lead Convener: Ursula Rack
Affiliation lead-convener: Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Co-convener 1: Adrian McDonald
Affiliation: Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Co-convener 2: Thomas Mote
Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Georgia, USA
Co-convener 3: David B Reusch,
Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech, USA
Co-convener 4: Petteri Uotila
Affiliation: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Co-convener 5: Clive Wilkinson
Affiliation: Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK