Arctic Coastal Dynamics

3rd ACD Workshop

University of Oslo, Oslo (Norway) 2-5 December 2002

The third IASC-sponsored ACD workshop was held in Oslo, Norway, on December 2-5, 2002. Participants from Canada (3), Germany (3), Great Britain (1), the Netherlands (1), Norway (6), Russia (11), Switzerland (1) and the United States (2) attended. The objective of the workshop was to review the status of ACD according to the Science and Implementation Plan, with the main focus on the quantitative assessment of the sediment and organic carbon input to the Arctic Ocean through coastal erosion.

During the first part of the workshop, 29 papers dealing with regional and/or circum-Arctic coastal dynamics were presented. Based on the material presented, three regional working groups and two circum-Arctic working groups were organized. The main task of the regional working groups was to continue previous efforts to segment and classify the coast for their sectors. The coastal segmentation and classification is the basis for the assessment of the sediment and organic carbon input through coastal erosion. The circum-Arctic working groups focused on GIS development and extraction and presentation of environmental data, respectively. Finally, the results of the workshop and the next steps were discussed in the ACD Steering Committee meeting.

Financial support from the International Arctic Sciences Committee (IASC) is highly appreciated and was essential for conducting the workshop. Additional support of ACD activities is provided by the International Permafrost Association (IPA), INTAS (International Association for the promotion of co-operation with scientists from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union), the International Arctic Research Center (IARC), and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).

Proceedings: Rachold, V., Brown, J., Solomon, S. and Sollid, J.L. (eds.) 2003: Arctic Coastal Dynamics - Report of the 3rd International Workshop, Oslo (Norway), December 2-5, 2002. Reports on Polar and Marine Research 443 (download PDF)

Workshop Particpants:

  • Feliks Are*, St. Petersburg University, Russia

  • David Atkinson**, Canadian Geological Survey, Dartmouth, Canada

  • Jerry Brown*, International Permafrost Association, Woods Hole, USA

  • George Cherkashov*/***, VNIIO, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Sverre Dokken, Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo, Norway

  • Dmitry Drozdov***, Earth Cryosphere Institute, Moscow, Russia

  • Bernd Etzelmuller***, Oslo University, Norway

  • Mikhail Grigoriev*/***, Permafrost Institute, Yakutsk, Russia

  • Jens Holemann, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany

  • Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten*, Alfred Wegener Institute, Potsdam, Germany

  • Alexandr Kizyakov**, Earth Cryosphere Institute, Moscow, Russia

  • Hugues Lantuit, Dpt. of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • Andy Mahoney**, Geophysical Institute, University of Fairbanks, USA

  • Ian May, UNEP- World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), Cambridge, U.K.

  • Rune Odegard, Gjovik University College, Norway

  • Stanislav Ogorodov**, Moscow University, Russia

  • Volodya Ostroumov***, Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science, Pushchino, Russia

  • Dmitry Perednya**, Moscow State University, Russia

  • Volker Rachold*/***, Alfred Wegener Institute, Potsdam and Bremerhaven, Germany

  • Feliks Rivkin***, Production and Research Institute for Construction Engineering Survey, Moscow, Russia

  • Odd Rogne, International Arctic Sciences Committee, Oslo, Norway

  • Vladimir Ryabinin, Joint Planning Staff for World Climate Research Programme, WMO Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Johan Ludvig Sollid*/***, Oslo University, Norway

  • Steve Solomon*, Canadian Geological Survey, Dartmouth, Canada

  • Frits Steenhuisen, Arctic Center, University of Groningen, Netherlands

  • Irina Streletskaya***, Moscow State University, Russia

  • Alexander Vasiliev***, Earth Cryosphere Institute, Moscow, Russia

  • Bjorn Wangensteen, Oslo University, Norway

* Steering Committee Member, ** Young Investigator, *** INTAS Team Leader


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