30 October 2020 at Virtual Meeting

UK-Russia joint session on marine expeditions in the Arctic: Understanding Marine Biology and Biogeochemistry of the Changing Arctic Ocean: CAO and Russian Arctic marine research programmes

This on-line session will discuss on-going projects in the Arctic such as UK/Germany Changing Arctic Ocean Programme (CAO) and comparable Russian marine research programmes to provide a platform for improving UK-Russia bilateral science cooperation. We hope the session will allow participants to share their goals, scientific questions and priorities and help map common interests for Arctic science cooperation. The session will bring together researchers from the CAO programme, and representatives of Russia’s leading research institutions involved in Arctic marine research and marine research programmes. We strongly welcome contributions from early career researchers from both Russia and the UK.

Session description on the MARESEDU website

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14:35 – 14:45 Dr Alexander Polukhin, P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Head of the Laboratory of Biohydrochemistry)

  • “Modern studies of the Kara Sea: State-of-the-art knowledge of the carbonate system variability”

 14:45 – 15:00 – Prof. Claire Mahaffey, Professor of Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool; (lead investigator ARISE project)

  • “Detecting change in Arctic Ecosystems: insights from biomarkers and models”

 15:00 – 15:10 Alexander Kokorin, Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine Research Center (Head of Laboratory of Hydrobiology)

  • “Complex Arctic expeditions LMSU MRC: Towards the Arctic Ocean observing database in the Russian Arctic”

15:10 – 15:20 – Q&A session

15:20 – 15:30Dr Yevgeny Aksenov, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (co-lead investigator APEAR project)

  • “Role of the ocean circulation for nutrients pathways, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem: what have we learned from the APEAR project of the UK-Germany Changing Arctic Ocean Programme”

 15:30 – 15:40Dr Anna Zalota, P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (laboratory of ecology of coastal bottom communities)

  • “Invasion of the snow crab in the Kara Sea – the great natural experiment helps to understand Arctic ecosystem resilience”

15:40 – 15:50Dr Paul Mann, Northumbria University (co-lead investigator CACOON project)

  • “Changing Arctic carbon cycle in the coastal Ocean near-shore (CACOON)”

15:50 – 16:15 – Q&A session / Discussion

16:15 – 16:30 – E-poster session / open discussion