ARCUS | Survey Answers
10. Other comments
- 2 logistics program needs to remain investigator-driven and flexible. Office of Aircraft Services and U.S. Antarctic Program are not appropriate models for the Arctic. PCSP might have good advice.
- 4 Thanks for asking
- 2 NSF Arctic program should provide logistics support beyond global change science--to other NSF programs that need access to arctic regions
- 1 don't underestimate satellite data, especially in providing recent, hi-res info on sea ice dynamics and atmospheric forcing/feedback
- 1 let's not let sudden climatic change in the Arctic surprise us. This would be a black eye in our research support seeking efforts
- 1 make friends with the Russians, use their icebreakers.
- 1 make a deal with the Navy for a "science submarine"
- 1 are we explicitly grappling with the issue of safety under arctic field conditions?
- 1 talk to V. Alexander about Helix replacement
- 1 very hi res satellite imagery of all arctic regions would be useful to researchers in variety of fields
- 1 consider bringing the Karluck back to the Arctic (NOAA has her now)
- 1 growing gulf between arctic field work and model development. Combining the two is needed for complete understanding.
- 1 why is this survey confined to U.S.?
- 1 does anyone know what Russia's arctic research policy is? Do they have publications available? Can we get a breakdown of activities in the Russian Arctic, contact info, etc.
- 1 general use computers in Barrow
- 1 lack of potential access to satellite remote sensing data
- 1 suggesting new methods for arctic research support is difficult
- 1 still more planning than execution
- 1 build on the 97 report rather than supplant. Use the 99 BARS report
- 1 study lessons of NARL--logistics should scale with science, be sustainable, continue user cost-sharing
- 1 Contingent on how the long term priorities are defined: Regionalize logistics support bases (1. Alaska/Russia/Japan and Canada/US. 2. Greenland/Svalbard/European/Russia combined with sea-ice/Greenland capability.3. Submarine capability.4. Ice-breaker capability.)
- 1 Safety should not be compromised for lower logistics costs. Hence the need to prioritize deployments in terms such as (i) critical, (ii)Important, possible additional tasks/goals and finally those (iii) nice to have tasks if time and $$ allow.
- 1 Keep small, mobile field teams in mind
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