Second installment of Sydney Chapman Lecture Series to be held Thursday, March 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the Elvey Auditorium

February 29, 2012


David Barber, of the Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba will present:


Sea Ice and climate research international collaborative programs at the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), University of Manitoba, Canada.

3:30-5:00 PM, Thursday 1 March, Elvey Auditorium


Abstract: Canada is increasing support for fundamental and applied science research in the Arctic marine system. The University of Manitoba Arctic research group has expanded significantly over the past 10 years and now houses 17 faculty member, 11 full time research staff, 45, MSc, 47 PhD, 9 Pdf and 27 support staff. This group works on all aspects of the ocean-sea ice-atmosphere interface with a particular emphasis on geophysics, climate forcing, biogeochemical processes, contaminants and marine ecosystem function. In this presentation we review new major initiatives recently announced by the Government of Canada – including the renewal of ArcticNet, the new research icebreaker CCGS Diefenbaker, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) and the new Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) programs. The CEOS team is involved with many large-scale national and international programs and several new international initiatives