Meet our new coordinator, Anne Kari

Hello Anne Kari Øhman Meisingset!

  • What is your background? I have an MSc in chemical oceanography from the University of Bergen where I studied the increase in anthropogenic CO2 in the Nordic seas and Arctic Ocean. After finishing my degree last year, I participated in an ICOS Norway project, and I have been working on getting my thesis published.
  • What will you be doing in the SAS project? I will join the SAS team as a coordinator.
  • What fascinates you about the Arctic? There is so many fascinating things about the Arctic, but what intrigues me the most is all the unanswered questions and the ability to be a part of a community that might answer some of them. For example, how will climate change affect the Arctic region, and how will the physical, chemical, and biological processes respond to that change? When I worked on my thesis I never really knew what to expect from my results in the Arctic Ocean since there is not many findings to compare with, and it was always exciting to dive into different theories that could explain what I found.

Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) Meeting on Biological Protocols

04/06/2020, 15:00 – 17:00 (UTC+2)

Welcome to the virtual SAS meeting on the 4th of June. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss biological sampling/storing protocols for the upcoming SAS cruises. Are Olsen will give a brief presentation on existing protocols for physical and chemical sampling. Then, the main presentation will be given by Pauline Snoeijs Leijonmalm (SU) who will address the necessity and the associated challenges with developing biological protocols for SAS cruises. After this presentation, we will open for a discussion on how to best proceed in developing such a protocol.

Pauline has prepared a document for SAS on how to move forward on DNA and RNA sampling:  Oden-SAS OMICS proposal PSL 200220. We encourage participants to read and consider this prior to the meeting.

Hopefully, by the end of the meeting there will be an agreement on how to proceed with regard to standardized SAS biological protocols.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Meeting details:

When: 4th of June, 15:00 – 17:00 local time (UTC +2:00)

Where: Teams, join by clicking this link: Join Teams Meeting

The Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) – Informational Meeting during the AGU’s Fall meeting in San Francisco

December 11, 2019, 14:30 – 15:30
ARCUS Community Meeting Room Monterrey II
Hotel Nikko
222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA

The Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) is an ongoing international
program conducting a multi-nation, oceanographic field based
effort on a Pan Arctic Scale over two years (2020-2021) during a
single season (late summer).

With this the SAS seeks to achieve the baseline understanding of
the fundamental structure and function of the linked
carbon-ecosystem-physical systems that will permit detection of
ongoing and future changes in the Arctic Ocean.

The first cruises will take place in late summer 2020. Several
cruises will also take place in 2021. Join us for an informal
update on the status of the international efforts.

All are welcome.

Øyvind Paasche (International SAS Science Steering Committee
Chair (SSC)) and Carin Ashjian (Int.’l SSC Member and Co-Chair, US SSC)

Science Plan Workshop, Gothenburg, September 28-29, 2016

A workshop focusing on Science Plan themes was conducted in Gothenburg. The full report is available for download.

Workshop participants. Back row: Kumiko Asetzu-Scott (Canada), Leif Anderson (Sweden), Vidar Lien (Norway), Peter Schlosser (USA), Jim Swift (USA), Øyvind Paasche (Norway), Are Olsen (Norway), Sebastian Gerland (Norway), Yiming Luo (Norway), Takashi Kikuchi (Japan), Kyoung Ho Cho (South Korea). Front row: Motoyo Itoh (Japan), Karen Edelvang (Denmark), Carin Ashjian (USA), Lise Lotte Sörensen (Denmark), Jens Hölemann (Germany) and Andrey Ye Novikhin (Russia).