A small meeting with the Arctic Freshwater Synthesis component leads and co-leads will be held from 4-6 May, in Stockholm, Sweden.

This meeting will build on previous discussions and develop plans for the next steps including writing team selection, cross-cutting topics, and more. Travel support for the members will be provided by IASC for this meeting.

For more information contact Arvid Bring and Johanna Mård Karlsson.

Travel and accomodation

Meeting Hotel: Scandic Hasselbacken (see map below)


A general note on taxi transport in Stockholm: Free price setting applies to taxi rides in Sweden and prices may vary greatly. There is more information at:  http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/Travel/In-Stockholm/Tips-In-Stockholm/Taxi-/
How to get there from Arlanda Airport

Wait for a taxi at the taxi rank sign outside the arrivals hall. Make sure you ask for the price in advance (it should be between SEK 475 and SEK 625 for a trip to central Stockholm). The trip to the hotel will take around 30-40 minutes.
Arlanda Express
The Arlanda Express train takes you to Stockholm’s Central Station in 20 minutes. One-way fare SEK 260, return SEK 490. There are departures about every 10 minutes during rush hour. For further information, please see www.arlandaexpress.com The Arlanda Express is signposted from the arrivals hall at Arlanda.
Airport bus
The airport bus departs from outside the arrivals hall every 10 minutes during rush hour. One-way fare SEK 99, return SEK 198. For further information, please see www.flygbussarna.se. The trip to Stockholm by bus takes around 40 minutes.

From Stockholm Central Station to Scandic Hasselbacken

By tram: Walk ~500 meters from the Central station to Sergels Torg, then take tram number 7 to Skansen. The Journey takes approximately 10 minutes.

Step by step to Sergels torg: Head northeast on Vasaplan toward Vasagatan – continue onto Bryggargatan – turn right onto Klara Norra kyrkogata – turn left onto Klarabergsgatan – continue on to Sergels Torg

By taxi: From Stockholm Central Station, taxis are available to take you directly to Scandic Hasselbacken hotel. The journey usually takes 10 minutes from the station to the hotel.


Meeting Venue: Swedish Polar Secretariat (www.polar.se/en)

Address: af Pontins väg 6, house 4, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

The easiest way to get to the Swedish Polar Secretariat is to walk (5 min). Head south on Hazeliusbacken toward Djurgårdsvägen – turn left onto Djurgårdsvägen – turn right onto af Pontins väg – destination will be on the right (House 4)


Arctic Freshwater Synthesis Workshop, Stockholm, May 4-6, 2014

Meeting Venue: Swedish Polar Secretariat
Address: af Pontins väg 6, house 4, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
(See map under Travel and Accommodation)

The agenda is still subject to change, but provides an overview of the planned time table. The breakout sessions are intended to be component-to-component discussions, in five rounds so that every component will meet with all others. Breaks can be used for informal updates between components.


Time Agenda Item
 14.00-14.15 Welcome, Introduction, Meeting Objectives

Progress to date of each Component including review of bulleted outlines

  • 6 components at approx. 10 minutes each
  • 15 minutes for overall review comments and guide to breakout sessions
 15.30-16.00  Break
 16.00-17.30  Breakout Session A


Agenda Item
 08.30-10.00 Breakout Session B
 10.00-10.30 Break
 10.30-12.00 Breakout Session C
 12.00-13.30 Lunch
 13.30-15.00 Breakout Session D
 15.00-15.30 Break
 15.30-17.00 Breakout Session E
 17.00-17.30 End of Day Recap



Agenda Item


All Component Review

  • Presentation by each component on progress and plans for inter-component interactions (e.g., key inter-component authors) and writing/meetings
  • 15 min each
 10.00-10.30 Break

Final Recap

  • Review of progress
  • Venues and timings for subsequent meetings



Arvid Bring Stockholm University, Sweden
Eddy Carmack Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Irina Fedorova Otto Schmidt Laboratory, Russia
Marika Holland NCAR, USA
Arne Instanes Instanes Polar A/S, Norway
Margareta Johansson Lund University, Sweden
Vasily Kokorev State Hydrological Institute, Russia
Camille Lique University of Oxford, UK
Johanna Mård Karlsson Stockholm University, Sweden
Terry Prowse Environment Canada, Canada
Volker Rachold IASC, Germany
Lars-Otto Reiersen AMAP, Norway
James Screen University of Exeter, UK
Timo Vihma Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
John Walsh University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Fred Wrona University of Victoria, Canada
Michiyo Yamamato-Kawai Tokyo University, Japan

Here is the pdf version of the meeting notes and other documents from the meeting.

Information for AFS Stockholm meeting May 2014

Examples for Cross-Component Dialogues

Zero order drafts

Meetings notes

Summary of the cross-component discussions


{accordionfaq faqid=accordion668 active=item10}