Early Career Award Winners


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ARCUS managed an Early Career Travel Award competition in collaboration with US Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS). A big thank you to our sponsors: the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Congratulations to the award winners!

Jennifer Watts, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, University of Montana. "Integrating Tower Eddy Covariance, Satellite Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modeling to Identify Changes in Hydrology and Carbon Fluxes Across the Alaskan Arctic"

Elchin Jafarov, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado. "Sustainable Permafrost Observing in Support of a Permafrost Forecasting System"

Anne Gaedeke, Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks. "What Role do Glaciers play in Subarctic Hydrology?"

Alice Bradley, University of Colorado. "Near-surface Temperature Gradients Detected by Microbuoys in the Arctic Ocean"

Victoria Herrmann, Scott Polar Research Center, University of Cambridge/The Arctic Institute, Washington D.C. "Frozen Assets: On the Evolution of Risk in Arctic Oil & Gas Development"*

Alek Petty, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland. "Characterizing Arctic Sea Ice Topography using High-resolution IceBridge Data"

Matthew Druckenmiller, Rutgers University and the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder. "Sea Ice Matters: Science Communication through the SEARCH Sea Ice Action Team"