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 terabytes of data and thousands of samples during the year of expedition. Now, one year after the expedition ended, MOSAiC is organizing a big meeting to present and discuss the scientific results. 

The meeting addresses the whole MOSAiC community including early career scientists and offers the chance to present preliminary experimental and modelling results and to enhance the interaction and interlinkages between the different disciplines of the coupled Arctic climate system. Supporting this, the meeting offers platforms to develop future analyses and publication strategies, support and foster connections to other groups and disciplines and to identify and develop joint projects. The meeting will advertise the unique data sets and attract the big modelling centres. 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. To address the scope of the meeting, a concept was developed that combines aspects of a conference and a workshop. Therefore, we will have parallel sessions following the character of a conference with oral and poster presentations. For those sessions, abstracts could be submitted. Furthermore, it is planned to have breakout sessions that allow detailed discussions. Some of the breakout sessions will be defined before the meeting, but others will develop spontaneously to respond to topics that will come up during the meeting. To allow a lively and agile meeting, we have flexible time slots in the agenda to enable small meetings and discussion rounds.


Date and Location: 

Postponed to spring 2022


IASC Working Groups / Committees funding the Project:


Project Lead

Markus Rex, Matthew Shupe


Year funded by IASC




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