The Nansen Center @ IPY 2010 Oslo Science Conference

The Nansen Center is heavily represented at the International Polar Year (IPY) Oslo Science Conference during this week. Scientists from the Center deliver five oral presentations and 10 posters (program at the below link). The Center is also present at the PolarEXPO at Lillestrøm and the PolarFESTIVAL at the Oslo city hall square (Rådhusplassen).

The Nansen Center pioneered satellite observations of Arctic sea ice three decades ago, using passive microwave data. Today the Center conducts Arctic research using several types of satellite observations, combined with field observations and models.

The Center develops operational oceanography systems producing daily, seasonal and long-term ocean and sea ice data. Satellite observations and forecasts using the TOPAZ modelling and data assimilation system (http://topaz.nersc.no) are presented in the IPY-project Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (http://arctic-roos.org) and EU MyOcean Arctic Forecasting Centre (http://myocean.eu.org).

The Center studies climate variability and processes in Arctic as well as teleconnections between higher and lower latitudes, using models in combination with data from satellites and in situ observations. The Center contributes with ocean and sea ice components of the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM).

A schedule for the presentations delivered by the Nansen Center at IPY Oslo Science Conference 2010 is available at:

ftp://ftp.nersc.no/Press/NERSC@IPY-Oslo-2010.pdf