16 January 2016:
The annual meeting of the Biogeochemical Processes at Sea Ice Interfaces (BEPSII) Action Group will be held on 3-5 April 2017 at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, San Diego, California. It follows the Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Science, to be held at the end of March in Ventura, California.
The 2017 BEPSII meeting will include the launch and first meeting of the new SCOR working group on Measuring Essential Climate Variables in Sea Ice (ECV-ice). The meeting will be a combination of overview and new science talks, posters, and discussion sessions. A rough agenda is available on the meeting webpage. Anyone wishing to participate must add their details to the registration form. Limited travel support is available.
For more information, see the BEPSII Meeting webpage.
BEPSII began as a group in 2009, becoming a Working Group of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) in 2012. The working group's lifetime in SCOR ended but the community sought to continue and expand the group's goals and membership. Thus, in 2016, it was approved as a SCAR Action Group within Life Sciences. The aim of BEPSII is to support and further develop an international community on sea-ice biogeochemistry; to stimulate the interaction between experimentalists and modelers working on this topic and to help the community articulate research priorities and identify optimized and cost-effective approaches and research platforms in internationally resource-limited times.