Update on the CCAR Network Enhancement Initiative (NEI)

In the spring of 2016, NSERC announced the availability of additional funds for CCAR Network Enhancement Initiatives (NEIs) that could be applied for via a short proposal.  After consulting with all NETCARE Co-Investigators, a proposal was submitted and successfully funded to allow the following activities to occur:


1.  NETCARE workshop: "Impacts of Arctic DMS Emissions on Future Climate".  A targeted workshop on this topic will be held in January 2017 at the Institute for Ocean Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, in Sidney BC.  This small workshop will largely involve NETCARE personnel, and is being organized by Maurice Levasseur, Knut von Salzen and Nadja Steiner.  The attraction of this small format meeting  is that it will provide more time for in-depth discussion not possible during our much larger annual two-day NETCARE workshop.


2.  Enhanced data archiving activities.  One  of the key products from the network is the detailed and  largely unique data arising from 7 field campaigns, conducted from 2013 to 2016.  Dr. Sarah Hanna (UBC) will lead these archiving issues with help from Dr. Felicia Kolonjari (ECCC).  The data will ultimately be available via a public website hosted at Environment and Climate Change Canada.


3.  Capstone conference on "Status and Future of Arctic Aerosol Research ".  This meeting will be held in Toronto November 13-14 2017. Leading scientists in Arctic aerosol research will join the NETCARE team for this meeting, to discuss the state of science in the field.  As well, we will have a final one-day NETCARE-only meeting, to wrap up the project.


With these new activities proceeding alongside our research plans, this will be a busy year as the NETCARE project moves towards completion.

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