Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Science

17 - 22 March 2019 at Renaissance Tuscany II Ciocco, Tuscany, Italy

Building on the tradition of excellence of the GRC Conference Series, the 2019 GRC on Polar Marine Science “Shedding Light on the Physical, Biogeochemical and Human Dimensions of Connectivity in Changing Polar Seas” will bring together leading investigators to present and discuss cutting edge research on both polar oceans.

The unique GRC format, with invited speakers and discussion leaders, provides an avenue for scientists from different fields to brainstorm and create synergy across disciplines.

Contributions to the meeting from investigators in the Changing Arctic Ocean

Sunday 17 March

13.30: Discussion led by Marie Porter on careers.

Wednesday 20 March

11.00 – 11.30: Presentation by Thomas Brown “The role of sea ice-derived carbon in polar food webs under present and future conditions”

18.10 – 18.40: Presentation by Julienne Stroeve “A travel through snow: How the variability in snowpack affects light transmission”

Thursday 21 March

09.00 – 12.00: Discussion led by Andrew Brierley on “Species on the move: Pathways and consequences”

Poster presentations
  • Neil Banas et al., “Are Arctic productivity hotspots sources or sinks? A trait-based approach to mesozooplankton life history and energetics along advective corridors”
  • Marie Porter et al., “From darkness to light in the Barents Sea”
  • Trevor Sloughter and Neil Banas, “Spring Blooms and Seasonal Light Responses in Phytoplankton in the Eastern Bering Sea”
  • James Ward et al., “Atlantification of the Barents Sea and Implications for Benthic-Pelagic Coupling: a Reaction-Transport Model Approach”
  • Sian Henley et al., “The spring transition in the Arctic marginal ice zone: nutrients, physics and phytoplankton”
  • Aidan Hunter and Neil Banas, “Trait-based modelling of Calanus from the California current system to the Beiring Sea”
  • Heather Bouman et al., “Photosynthesis-irradiance parameters of marine phytoplankton in Atlantic Subarctic and Arctic seas”