The purpose of this symposium is to bring together the community of sea ice researchers in New Zealand to share their recent work and discuss future projects.
The 2014 New Zealand Sea Ice Symposium is being hosted by the University of Otago and will take place on the 3rd and 4th (Monday and Tuesday) of February at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Further information about the symposium can be found by following the links below.
- Key-note Speaker
- Accommodation & Transport
- Financial Support
Registration for the symposium is now open! To register, please send an email to Greg Leonard. In this email please state whether you would like to give a presentation at the symposium and provide a title for your presentation. Please note that the preliminary programme is calling for 20-minute presentation slots but this may change to allow enough spaces for everyone who wants to present and sufficient time for the strategic planning sessions.
Please also include in the email whether you have any special dietary requirements and whether or not you would like transport to and from the venue (refer to the Maps section to see where the venue is located). Any suggestions for where to hold the dinner would also be greatly appreciated!
There is no registration fee for attending as the symposium is generously supported by a number of sponsors.
We are pleased to announce that the 2014 New Zealand Sea Ice Symposium key-note speaker is Professor Cecilia Bitz from the University of Washington.
Find out more about Cecilia's visit to New Zealand here.
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a 307 hectare native forest in Dunedin.
It is home to some of New Zealand's most fascinating and rare forest wildlife.
Find out more about the ecosanctuary here.
Parking is available at the venue. There will be an opportunity to take guided or self-guided walks through the ecosanctuary throughout the course of the symposium.
Monday, 3 February
|Chair: Greg Leonard|
|10:10||Cecilia Bitz||Keynote Address - Where is the polar amplification?|
|10:50||Craig Stevens||The role of small-scale processes in the ice shelf to open ocean connection|
|Chair: Craig Stevens|
|11:35||Pat Langhorne and Inga Smith||Sea ice, ice shelf and ocean connections|
|11:50||Wolfgang Rack||Ground validated remote sensing of cryospheric processes in the Ross Sea: current state and future opportunities|
|12:05||Stefan Jendersie||On coupling between the RIS cavity and the open ocean|
|13:00||Guided Ecosancturary Walk|
|Chair: Inga Smith|
|14:00||Strategic Planning I|
|Chair: Cecilia Bitz|
|16:00||Strategic Planning II|
|17:00||Return to Dunedin|
Tuesday, 4 February
|Chair: Pat Langhorne?|
|9:00||Mike Williams||Mertz Polynya Cruise|
|9:15||Ken Hughes||Extension of an Ice Shelf Water plume model beneath sea ice|
|9:30||Olaf Morgenstern||Antarctic climate and sea ice change in an atmosphere-ocean-chemistry-climate model|
|9:45||Alison Kohout||SIPEX II Observations|
|Chair: Alison Kohout?|
|11:00||James Renwick||Southern Hemisphere circulation and sea ice interactions|
|Chair: Mike Williams|
|11:15||Strategic Planning III|
|Chair: Inga Smith & Cecilia Bitz|
|13:30||Strategic Planning IV|
|Chair: Greg Leonard|
A symposium dinner is planned for 7 pm on Monday. Further details will follow. Please let Greg Leonard know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Accommodation & Transport
There are many motels within a short distance of the university, such as:
- Aberdeen Motel, 42-46 Bank Street (03 473 0133)
- Cable Court Motel, 833 Cumberland Street (03 477 3525)
- Garden Motel, 590 George Street (03 477 8251)
- Owens Motel, 745 George Street (03 4777 156)
See below for a map showing the locations of the above motels as well as directions for how to get to the Orokonui Ecsanctuary from central Dunedin. Expand the map to full-size to get turn-by-turn instructions.
Here is a complete listing of accommodation options recommended by the university. Information about the university's executive residence can be found here.
The airport is 22 kms from the city and there are two options for transport into the central city: taxis (roughly $80) or shuttle vans (roughly $25).
Transport via mini van between central Dunedin and the venue with be provided on both days free of charge. Please contact Greg Leonard if you would like to book a seat.
The organisers would like to thank the following organisations for supporting this symposium.
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI)
University of Otago Polar Environment Research Theme
Due to the generous contributions from the symposium's sponsors, there will be a small amount of money available for defraying travel and accommodation costs for those who are unable to provide for these out of their research budgets. Preference will be given to students and early career researchers. Please include in your registration email whether you would like to apply for travel and accommodation support and provide an estimate of your travel and accommodation costs.
If you have any enquiries or wish to receive further information, please contact Greg Leonard at:
T 03 479 5075, M 021 046 7066, E firstname.lastname@example.org