MWoodIASC is pleased to announce the selection of a new Cryosphere Working Group secretary, who will begin his term immediately, to help the CWG prepare for Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 at the end of March. The role of the Working Group Secretaries is to support the IASC Working Groups by organizing meetings, keeping minutes, and other related tasks.

Following a competitive selection process, the new Secretary is Dr. Michael Wood. Mike is a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellow in the Sea Level and Ice Group at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is interested in how ocean heat delivery to Greenland glaciers has changed over the past several decades and the mechanisms by which these changes have caused glacier mass loss and sea level rise. He uses a combination of approaches in his work including remote sensing, regional ocean modeling, and in situ observations.

We are of course sad to lose outgoing Secretary Karen Cameron. Thank you very much for your service over the past year and congratulations on your new faculty position! 

Updated information on the status of the IASC (Dispersed) Secretariat is always available at https://iasc.info/iasc/organization/secretariat.