Arctic-COLORS is a Field Campaign Scoping Study supported by NASA's Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry (OBB) Program that aims to quantify present and future impacts of changing land and ice on marine net ecosystem productivity in the fastest warming environment on the planet: the Arctic. A Science Plan is under development that describes and justifies the design of an integrative, interdisciplinary oceanographic field campaign and modeling program that addresses high priority science questions related to land-sea-ice interactions in the nearshore Arctic, and assesses the impacts of natural and anthropogenic changes on coastal ocean ecology and biogeochemistry.
The panel convened by NASA OBB to review a preliminary version of the Arctic-COLORS Science Plan wasvery supportive of Arctic-COLORS and recommended revisions and re-submission of the report for further consideration by NASA.
To view the science plan, go to:
The one and a half day open community workshop at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute will engage interested scientists in a dialog about the proposed field campaign and obtain broad community input on these revisions. During this workshop participants will focus the top level science questions, discuss potential de-scoping scenarios, and narrow the study domain.
Registration Deadline: 15 June 2016.
To register please visit the link above.
For questions, please contact:
Email: antonio.mannino-1 [at] nasa.gov