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ASOF (Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Flux Study) meeting
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20.03.2017 - 22.03.2017

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It is our pleasure to announce next year's ASOF (Arctic-Subarctic Ocean Flux Study) meeting to take place on the shores of the Baltic Sea in Sopot, Poland, on March 20-22 2017.

We are grateful to the IOPAN, the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, to host the workshop.

As usual, we will have a focus topic for the meeting, but of course are also open to submissions of presentations on other topics related to the ASOF objectives:

Arctic and sub-Arctic ocean observations: where do we go?

New Arctic and sub-Arctic observational programs are upcoming, enhancing ongoing activities. These focus on an Arctic observing system (e.g. INTAROS, AOS), high-latitude/mid-latitude interaction (e.g. APPLICATE, BLUE ACTION), prediction capabilities (e.g. YOPP, SIPN) or the drifting observatory MOSAIC, to name a few. At the same time we have seen the cessation of a number of long-term observational programs in the Arctic and sub-Arctic.

With a temporal horizon of 5 years in mind, we suggest to discuss the path of Arctic observations in the context of ASOF:
How well do the observational programs do in contributing to solve key scientific questions?
Where do we see progress, where are the gaps (spatial, temporal, technical, scientific) and how could they be closed?
What is the current status of the integration of models and observations: a) how well can models aid observational network design, b) how an observing system is/shall be set up which is able to be useful for models and model prediction.
What is the role of ASOF in these activities, and should we get involved more, for example into the AOS, and into YOPP?
Submission and registration:
We look forward to receive submissions for presentations and/or your registration until January 31st 2017.

Please register to the meeting, providing your name, dates of stay, email and title of your presentation plus a short abstract (in the extra text box) if you want to submit in the following table:
Travel support for early career scientist:
Thanks to the generosity of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)'s 'Climate and Cryosphere' project CliC we will have the chance to support one early career scientist with a full travel grant to visit the workshop (up to 1500-2000 Euro depending on the needs). As part of CliC’s commitment to outreach and sharing knowledge on topics addressed at this Conference, CliC expects a funded participant to create social media posts - one Twitter post, one Facebook post and one CliC web site news item post. To provide input to CliC’s long term strategy CliC requires a one-page summary reflecting the overall outcomes of the meeting and including one paragraph focussing on the possible links between the conference content and CliC’s activities (www.climate-cryosphere.org).
Please send applications with a short abstract of your planned presentation and a brief CV to until January 15th 2017. A committee consisting of ASOF and CliC representatives will make a decision until January 31st.

Details on the travel logistics can be found on the ASOF website after December 31st: www.asof.awi.de
The detailed agenda will only be available after we have received all the submissions, we will end the meeting early afternoon on the 22nd March latest.