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SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
30-31 July, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
SCAR EXCOM 2019 Paper 7: Report from SERCE SRP
Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE), 2018-19 Report
Agenda Item: 4
Person Responsible: Pippa Whitehouse
Report Authors: Pippa Whitehouse (UK) and Matt King (Australia)
Preparation well underway for a 5-day SERCE-funded Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) training school to be held in Gävle, Sweden in late August 2019. 40 participants have been selected from ~160 applicants, no limit on additional numbers that can join via a virtual participation platform. 12 lecturers from 9 countries. On-site participants nearly all ECRs, from 15 different countries, we have very close to 50:50 gender balance. Additional financial support from POLENET (NSF-funded), EGU, IACS (IUGG-funded), and DTU Space has made it possible for us to provide nearly 100% travel and subsistence funding to all participants and lecturers.
Preparation also well underway for a GIA workshop in Ottawa in late September 2019. Exciting line-up of invited speakers, with even split of male/female and ECR/more established scientists. $10k SERCE funds assigned to provide travel support for ECRs, additional funds to cover local costs are provided by POLAR Knowledge Canada.
SERCE Chief Officers have recently provided letters of support to 2 large grant applications (headed up by Joachim Jacobs and Florence Colleoni, respectively), and to Adam Martin in support of a book on ‘The Antarctic Mantle’ to be co-edited with Wouter van der Wal.
SERCE-facing sessions will take place at IUGG 2019, ISAES 2019, and AGU 2019. Joint Chief Office Pippa Whitehouse is also on the International Science Organising Committee for SCAR OSC 2020.
We have formed a sub-committee on Antarctic Geothermal Heat Flux, headed up by Jacqui Halpin, Alex Burton-Johnson and Ricarda Dziadek, a dedicated session and a side meeting will take place at ISAES 2019.
Publication (co-authored by SERCE Chief Officers) of an article on the current state of knowledge on Antarctic Ice Sheet-solid Earth feedbacks, and identification of future research priorities.