Project Summary

The Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) was the largest Arctic expedition in our times and took place from September 2019 until October 2020. After years of planning under the umbrella of IASC and more than 80 institutions from 20 nations involved, the expedition was a big success and scientists collected tons of samples and terabytes of data.

One year after the expedition, the “International MOSAiC Science Conference/Workshop” will be held from 18th to 22nd October 2021 in Potsdam (Germany). The aim is to review the realized various instrumentations and measurements of the coupled Arctic climate system, to discuss the multifaceted linkages and key scientific results. The “International MOSAiC Science Conference/Workshop” addresses the whole MOSAiC community including early career scientist and offers the chance to present the preliminary experimental and modelling results and to enhance the interaction and interlinkage between the different subsystems and with the modelling community to achieve a better understanding of the coupled Arctic climate system. The “International MOSAiC Science Conference/Workshop” will advertise the unique data sets and attract the big modelling centers (e.g. from ECMWF and NOAA). In such a way the “International MOSAiC Science Conference/Workshop” will function as big step towards the improvement of the sea ice and weather forecast and regional and global climate models.


Date and Location: 

18 - 22 October 2021 in Potsdam (Germany)


IASC Working Groups / Committees funding the Project:


Project Lead

Markus Rex, Matthew Shupe


Year funded by IASC




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