2021 Virtual Atmosphere-Cryosphere-Ocean seminar series


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VACO-21 replaced our postponed joint assembly with IAMAS and IACS in Busan (South Korea). The program was organized in 5 days from Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July. 

IAPSO contributed with the talks of 4 invited speakers. One day was dedicated to the presentations of the Early Career Scientist Awardees, which for IAPSO concerned the two ECS medal winners.

During the same week, IAPSO awarded the Albert I Medal for 2021 to Prof. Carl Wunsch, who presented the Albert I Memorial Lecture entitled "Physical Oceanography 1970 and Onwards: Through Outstanding PhD Theses".

The IAPSO Early Career Network offered a session focused on different career paths and challenges that early career scientists may face. Talks of the keynotespeakers, Julia Gottschalk and Katelin Childers,
can be found on the IAPSO ECS website here.

VACO-21 Full program

Recordings of the presentations 

IAPSO invited speakers 

Paolo Cipollini Essential Climate Variables over Oceans and Ice: a View from Space 
Joellen Russell Designing the Required Southern Ocean Observing System for Predicting Climate Change: Robot Floats, Satellites and Supercomputers
Jenny Mecking Predicting the 2015 North Atlantic Cold Blob
Matthew England Global ocean-atmosphere climate teleconnections

IAPSO Awards 2021

Albert I Medal Carl Wunsch Physical Oceanography 1970 and Onwards: Through Outstanding PhD Theses
Early Career Scientist Medal - Physical ocean science Thomas Wahl Bigger ships or less flooding? How tidal changes affect flooding along the U.S. coast
Early Career Scientist Medal - Chemical ocean science Jessica Fitzsimmons Micronutrient trace metal dynamics in the Arctic Ocean







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