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First Name Last Name Email Department Organization Phone Address City State/Province Postal Code Country Title Current Research Science Specialties
James O'Brien jobrien [at]

Center for Ocean Atmospheric Prediction Studies

Florida State University

850-644-4581 2035 East Paul Dirac Drive Tallahassee Florida 32306 United States Professor emeritus, meteorology and oceanography

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physical oceanography, sea ice modeling, meteorology

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W. John O'Brien w_obrien [at]

Department of Biology

University of North Carolina

336-256-0079 417 Eberhart Building Greensboro North Carolina 27402 United States Professor

Lakes coordinator for Arctic LTER at Toolik Lake.

limnology, zooplankton, aquatic ecology

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Suzanne O'Hara sohara [at]

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

Columbia University

845-365-8381 PO Box 1000 Palisades New York 10964 United States

Ice camp and arctic cruise support and logistics. Logging systems for GPS. Weather and ctd data in the Arctic.


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Todd O'Hara fftmo [at]

Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB)

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-2798 PO Box 757000 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States

toxicology, veterinary medicine, biology

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Kevin O'Neill koneill [at]

Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Research Division

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

603-646-4312 72 Lyme Road Hanover New Hampshire 03755 United States

Numerical computation and remote sensing of ground thermal regime and phase change. Numerical modeling for radar detection of buried metallic mines, pipes, unexploded ordnance, etc. in the active layer.

electromagnetic modeling, ground penetrating radar, modeling

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Todd O’Brien todd.obrien [at]

Marine Ecosystems Division

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

301-713-2363 ext. 174 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring Maryland 20910 United States Oceanographer

Building a global database (COPEPOD) of zooplankton and phytoplankton abundance, biomass, and composition data.


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Colm O’Cofaigh colm.ocofaigh [at]

School of Geographical Sciences

University of Bristol

+44-117-928-9830 Bristol Glaciology Centre Bristol BS8 1SS United Kingdom

Quaternary geology. Geophysical and geological investigations of Late Quaternary continental margin sedimentation in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea. Late Quaternary iceberg-rafting and palaeo-ice sheet dynamics, Antarctica.

geology, glacial geology, glacimarine processes

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Christopher O’Connors oconnorsc [at]


National/Naval Ice Center

301-457-5303 FOB#4 Room 2301 Washington District of Columbia 20395 United States Meteorologist

Member of the International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) which works to maintain a drifting buoys array in the high Arctic to collect surface temperature, pressure, and ice drift. Ice Forecaster at the National Ice Center, doing weekly analysis of gobal sea ice cover using various remote sensing instruments. In addition to the analysis, we produce a variety of forecast products.

meteorology, sea ice, lake ice

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Jane O’Dwyer jane [at] N/A

Norwegian Polar Institute

+47-7775-0555 Polarmiljøsenteret Tromsø N-9296 Norway

Exchanges between the Nordic seas, the Arctic Ocean, and the Barents Sea and how these affect climate.

oceanography, ocean circulation, climate change

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John O’Neil oneilj [at]

Department of Community Health Sciences

University of Manitoba

204-789-3677 750 Bannatyne Avenue Winnipeg Manitoba R3E 0W3 Canada Professor and Director

Public health in arctic communities.

public health

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Dan O’Neill onefam [at] N/A 907-479-2988 2590 Home Run Fairbanks Alaska 99709 United States Independent Writer

Literary historical research and writing. Author of “The Firecracker Boys,” a history of Project Chariot. Currently completing book on the Bering Land Bridge: part a history of the development of the applicable scientific work, and part a biography of David M. Hopkins.

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Jill Oakes jill_oakes [at]

Clayton H. Ridell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources

Centre of Earth Observation Science

204-474-7352 464 Wallace Building Winnipeg Manitoba R3T 5V5 Canada Professor

Sami lifestyles. Relationship between spirituality and environment, clothing and footwear.

circumpolar anthropology, man/environment interaction

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Michelle Oakley michelle.oakley [at]

Department of Environment, Fish & Wildlife Branch

Yukon Government

+1-867-634 2439 Box 5429 Haines Junction Yukon Territory Y0B 1L0 Canada regional biolgist and wildlife veterinarian

Ecology, management and health/disease studies of wolves, woodland caribou, moose, Dall sheep, grizzly and black bears, and wood bison. Captive caribou breeding program. Fertility control of wolves. Chemical immobilization of wildlife. Applications of portable ultrasound to wildlife projects- pregnancy determination, body condition determination, fish egg collections. Hoary marmot radio transmitter and data logger implants (internal).

wildlife management, veterinary medicine

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Martyn Obbard martyn.obbard [at]

Wildlife Research and Development Section

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

705-755-1549 DNA Building, Trent University Peterborough Ontario K9J 7B8 Canada Research Scientist

Population ecology of southern Hudson Bay polar bears; denning habitat requirements; genetic structure of Hudson Bay polar bear populations

bears, population ecology, wildlife management

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Rachel Obbard rachel.w.obbard [at]

Thayer School of Engineering

Dartmouth College

603-286-0328 14 Engineering Drive Hanover New Hampshire 03755 United States Professor

brine network topology

Sea ice microstructure; materials characterization techniques; porous materials

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Steven Oberbauer oberbaue [at]

Department of Biological Sciences

Florida International University

305-348-2580 11200 SW 8th Street Miami Florida 33199 United States Professor and Chair

Effects of long term warming and climate change on phenology and composition of tundra plant communities. Cold season physiology of tundra plants. Effects of altered soil water level on tundra ecosystem response, particularly trace gas fluxes. Combining manual and automated measurements for long-term monitoring of changes in tundra plant structure and function.

physiological ecology, ecosystem science, global warming

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Friedrich Obleitner friedrich.obleitner [at]

Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

Innsbruck University

+43-512-507-5464 Innrain 52 Innsbruck Tirol A-6020 Austria

ICEMASS project, mass balance, and energy balance investigations at Kongsvegen glacier, Svalbard. Regional atmospheric structure and relationships to glaciers.

environmental monitoring, atmospheric physics, glaciology

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Satochi Ochiai ochiai [at]

Applied Research and Standards Division

Communications Research Laboratory

+81-42-327-6901 4-2-1 Nukuikitamachi - Koganei Tokyo 184-8795 Japan

Study on stratosphere by microwave remote sensing. Development ground-based and spaceborne microwave instruments.

atmospheric sciences, remote sensing

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Ann Marie Odasz-Albrigtsen annmarie [at]

Department of Arctic Biology

University of Tromsø

+47-7764-5728 Institute of Medical Biology Tromsø N-9037 Norway Associate Professor

Arctic plant population demographics. Plant response to grazing by reindeer in Norway and on Svalbard.

plant ecology, botany

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Daniel Odess daniel_odess [at] N/A

National Park Service

202-354-2128 1849 C Street NW Washington District of Columbia 20240 United States assistant associate director, Park Cultural Resources Programs

North American Arctic prehistory. Arctic Small Tool tradition. Archaeology and Paleoecology of Laptev and East Siberian Seas. Siberian prehistory. Museum anthropology.

archaeology, anthropology, paleoecology

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Jon Øyvind Odland joodland [at]

Institute of Community Medicine

University of Tromsø

+47-7764-4808 Tromsø N-9037 Norway Ass. Professor, Epidemiologist/ Gynecologist

Reproductive health in arctic areas.

health care, epidemiology, medical sciences

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Walter Oechel oechel [at]

Department of Biology - Global Change Research Group

San Diego State University

619-594-4818 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego California 92182 United States Director of Global Change Research Group

Carbon balance of arctic tundra. Land/atmosphere interaction. Positive and negative feedbacks on global change. Ecosystem physiology. Large scale functioning of arctic ecosystems.

global change, remote sensing, tundra ecology

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Christoph Oelke coelke [at]

Institute for Geophysics

University of Muenster

+49-251-83-34730 Corrensstr 24 Muenster 49149 Germany

Historical arctic sea-ice charts. Hydrographic climatology for the Nordic, Barents, and Kara seas (including interaction with sea ice and the atmosphere [NAO]).

modeling, permafrost, remote sensing

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Julia Offen joffen [at]


SUNY Oswego

315-312-3061 313 Mahar Hall Oswego New York 13126 United States Ph.D.

Arctic/Antarctic research communities

cultural anthropology

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David Ogbe ffdoo [at]

Petroleum Development Laboratory

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-7698 PO Box 755890 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States

Coalbed Methane Resource Development for Energy in Rural Alaska. Optimization models for effective utilization of Alaskan North Slope natural gas resources. Formation evaluation and dynamic data integration for reservoir characterization. High-performance computing and methods for large-scale petroleum reservoir simulation.

petroleum engineering, modeling

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