Aerial view of Accomplishment Creek and the Sagavanirktok River in the Brooks Range of Alaska.  Photo by D.L. Kane

Arctic CHAMP Related Meetings & Workshops Calendar


  • 13-17 December 2004: Special Session at AGU 2004 Fall Meeting -- "Arctic Freshwater Cycle: Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Study Change" (
    San Francisco, CA
    SESSION DESCRIPTION: The water cycle is an inseparable element of the climate, biology, and biogeochemistry of the arctic region. The sensitivity of arctic freshwater to environmental change has been demonstrated through dozens of disciplinary studies focused on individual elements of the water cycle such as precipitation, evaporation, ocean circulation or runoff. We know much less about water-related teleconnections to regional and global climate. The limited number of cross-disciplinary synthesis studies contributes to our inability to formulate a clear and quantitative picture of the integrated arctic system. In the face of global environmental change, the arctic science community has made predictions of system-wide impacts, but with little confidence. These key, unresolved issues can be cast as a set of scientific questions: What are the major features of the pan-arctic water balance and how do they vary over time and space? How will the arctic freshwater cycle respond to natural variability and global change? What are the direct impacts of arctic freshwater changes on nutrient biogeochemistry and ecosystem structure and function? What are the freshwater cycle feedbacks within the terrestrial and marine systems in the face of natural variability and global change? How will these feedbacks influence human systems? Presentations should address one or more of these questions, and programs or projects with a cross-disciplinary focus are especially encouraged to participate in this session.

    Abstracts submitted via the Online Submission Form must be received at AGU headquarters no later than 9 Sept. 2004. More info at

    Please contact Larry Hinzman or Mike Steele for more information.

  • 7-8 October 2004: Workshop on Hydrological Modeling of Freshwater Discharge from the Alaskan Arctic Coast
    Fairbanks, AK
    Workshop theme: Hydrological modeling and related topics in the northern region
    Place held: International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska
    Sponsors: Coastal Marine Institute/Minerals Management Service, and IARC

    For more information visit:


  • 4-7 May 2004: Freshwater Integration study (FWI) All-Hands Meeting
    Woods Hole, MA
    The Freshwater Integration study (FWI) All-Hands Meeting will be held Tuesday 4 May - Friday 7 May, 2004, at the National Academy of Sciences J. Erik Jonsson Conference Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts ( Proposed agenda items include discussion on producing a Synthesis Book Volume focusing on the Arctic Freshwater Cycle, and establishment of a Freshwater Integration study (FWI) Education Institute to support undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying the Arctic region.

    Please contact: Jonathan Pundsack (, Larry Hinzman (, or Charles Vorosmarty ( for more information.

  • 9 December 2003: Arctic-CHAMP Science Steering Committee Meeting at Fall AGU Meeting
    San Francisco, California
    The Arctic-CHAMP SSC will meet during the Fall AGU Meeting. The meeting will be held on 9 December from 12:00 noon to 2 p.m. at the San Francisco Marriott, in the Garden Terrace Restaurant. Further details about the meeting, including the agenda, can be found at:

    Please contact Jonathan Pundsack ( for more information.

  • 29 October 2003: Freshwater Integration study (FWI) Investigators Meeting at SEARCH Conference
    Seattle, Washington
    A side meeting of Freshwater Integration study (FWI) Investigators was held at the SEARCH Open Science Meeting ( in Seattle on Wednesday 29 October 2003. The purpose of this meeting was to coordinate ongoing program activities and to plan future integration efforts. Colleagues, graduate students, and technicians were encouraged to participate in the investigators meeting, and more than 45 people attended. Pertinent information for the Freshwater Investigators meeting can be accessed by clicking on the following links: SEARCH FWI Meeting Minutes, and SEARCH FWI Meeting Agenda.

    Please contact: Larry Hinzman (, Jonathan Pundsack (, or Charles Vorosmarty ( for more information.

  • 27-30 October: SEARCH Open Science Meeting
    Seattle, Washington
    An international forum to present and discuss research on arctic environmental changes occurring across terrestrial, oceanic, atmospheric, and human systems. To learn more about the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Open Science Meeting, visit

  • 7-9 October 2003: Global Water Systems Project - Open Science Conference
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    This Conference is being convened by The Global Water System Project of the Global Environmental Change Programmes (IGBP, WCRP, IHDP, DIVERSITAS).
    For more information see

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Photo: Aerial view of Accomplishment Creek and the
     Sagavanirktok River in the Brooks Range of Alaska.  Photo by D.L. Kane