ASPeCt was an important planner and participant in the National Academy of Science’s Antarctic sea ice variability and trends workshop held in January 2016. ASPeCt was represented by – Workshop Organizing Committee members – Marilyn Raphael, Ted Maksym and participants – Steve Ackley and Sharon Stammerjohn. This workshop addressed our current understanding of processes driving Antarctic sea ice changes. A workshop report will be out later in summer.
ASPeCt scientists at AWI conducted a Polarstern expedition to the Weddell Sea with a focus on sea ice thermodynamics and snow cover. They used an ROV for under-ice studies along and deployed a suite of buoys. A map and reports on this expedition may be found here under the label PS89. This cruise also contributed to additional ASPeCT sea ice observations, which are also available from Pangaea.