IASC 25 years - Page 91

Table 1 AOSB Meetings 1984 01 Bremerhaven, Germany in Potsdam (2006) and Hanover (2007) and the re- 1984 02 Ottawa, ON, Canada structuring of IASC in the light of a recent review 1985 03 Washington, DC, USA and strategy report (see Chapter 1.4) the AOSB 1986 04 Oslo, Norway was merged with IASC in 2009 – despite some 1986 05 Helsinki, Finland reluctance by AOSB members. Under IASC, AOSB 1987 06 Dartmouth, NS, Canada became the Marine WG of IASC. Three years after 1987 07 Santander, Spain the merger, most agree that bringing AOSB into the 1989 08 Washington, DC, USA IASC family was a worthwhile effort which has led 1990 09 Cambridge, UK to better coordination between research disciplines 1991 10 Copenhagen, Denmark through cross-cutting initiatives involving the ma- 1992 11 St. John´s, NFLD, Canada rine sector and a steady source of funding for plan- 1993 12 Seattle, WA, USA ning and coordination activities. 1994 13 Scheveningen / The Hague, NL 1995 14 Bremerhaven, Germany 1996 15 Helsinki, Finland 1997 16 Sopot, Poland 1998 17 Oslo, Norway 1999 18 Tokyo, Japan 2000 19 Cambridge, UK (ASSW) 2001 20 Iqaluit, NU, Canada (ASSW) 2002 21 Groningen, NL, (ASSW) 2003 22 Kiruna, Sweden (ASSW) 2004 23 Reykjavik, Iceland (ASSW) 2005 24 Kunming, China (ASSW) 2006 25 Potsdam, Germany (ASSW) 2007 26 Hanover, Germany (ASSW) 2008 27 Syktyvkar, Russia (ASSW) 2009 28 Bergen, Norway (ASSW) 4.5 Bi-Polar Cooperation Colin P. Summerhayes, Odd Rogne, Volker Rachold and Mike D. Sparrow Reviewer: Karin Lochte When Jörn Thiede, the Director of Germany´s Alfred Wegener Institute for Marine and Polar Science, was both President of SCAR (2002-2006) and a national representative to IASC, he persuaded SCAR´s Executive Committee (EXCOM) to agree at its meeting in Brest in July 2003 that SCAR should seek to have a formal representative at IASC meetings with Since 2010, AOSB is the Marine WG of IASC, which meets at the ASSW (see Chapter 2.9). a reciprocal invitation for IASC to be represented at SCAR meetings. The rationale was that IASC´s establishment in 1999 of the ASSW was providing opportunities for coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science, and some of that science was complementary to that taking and helped finance the participation of early career place in the Antarctic – particularly where bipolar scientists in the earliest phases of ART, a flagship topics like glaciology and climatic studies were con- program of AOSB (and now IASC) which is led entire- cerned. There were bound to be some benefits from ly by early career scientists. pooling resources. Although the topic was revisited at SCAR´s EXCOM meeting in Bremerhaven in Jan- Starting with the ASSW in Kunming (2005) AOSB, as part of its strategy, sought to strengthen its pied with SCAR´s reorganization, and with planning relationships with other ASSW organizations, espe- for the first SCAR Open Science Conference due to cially – but not only – with IASC. Further discussions 90 uary 2004, the SCAR Secretariat´s time was occu- take place in Bremen in July 2004. 04 Cooperation with Other Organizations