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Transantarctic Mountains Science Meeting, September 23-24, 2013

Transantarctic Mountains Science Meeting 2013

The amount of research being conducted in the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) has increased in recent years. As the community of scientists interested in conducting research in the TAM and the number of represented disciplines continues to expand, there is a clear need to bring the community together. Specifically, the various researchers who share the same field area, the same logistical challenges, and would benefit from inter-disciplinary interaction. Such a gathering would be especially useful for early career scientists to learn the practice of operating in Antarctica from the broader community of experienced Antarctic researchers.

The inaugural Transantarctic Mountains Science Meeting will be held Monday, September 23rd through Tuesday, September 24th 2013, at the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Polar Geospatial Center, located on campus of University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, is providing the local organizational support. The scientific program and overall lead will be provided by the Program Committee.

If you would like to be added to the TAM Science Meeting email list, please send a message to tamscience@und.edu.  This email list will send notices about updates to the website and meeting registration information.  This website is the primary source of information for the 2013 TAM Science Meeting, so please check back in the coming weeks for more information on agendas, online registration, and other meeting details.

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2013 Meeting: Expected Outcomes

  • Provide researchers and National Science Foundation (NSF) program officers with an up-to-date picture of the state of science in the TAM.
  • Identify common research goals and potential for multidisciplinary collaborations.
  • Create opportunities for institutional knowledge transfer (especially regarding logistics) between established and early career Antarctic researchers.
  • Review current logistic capabilities of Office of Polar Programs, and how these mesh with upcoming and future research plans.
  • Publication of a meeting report which includes: major short-term and long-term research priorities, and presentation abstracts.