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VRomanovsky- Carbon and Permafrost (CAPER)


CliC CAPER initiative is a “success story” of CliC involvement in international scientific planning and implementation of important research initiatives. This initiative was conceived about 10 years ago during a CliC meeting in Hobart, Australia and started to be implemented in the second part of the 2000s in collaboration with the Global Carbon Program. By now, there are at least four national/international large scientific projects are active and implementing the ideas that were developed by CliC in its CAPER initiative. These four projects where CliC plays various roles are:

1) Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon Research Coordination Network (RCN)

2) Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century (PAGE21)

3) Centre for Permafrost dynamics in Greenland (CENPERM)

4) Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE Arctic)

A short description of these projects, their activities and products were provided in the presentation. The major role of CliC is still to help to coordinate interaction between these project. Finally, a short description of the latest publication of UNEP “Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost” was provided. This report is a natural result of the activities initiated and implemented by the CliC CAPER initiative. Three of the four authors of this report (Hugues Lantuit, Vladimir Romanovsky, and Ted Schuur) have strong relationships with the CliC CAPER initiative.

Presented by Vladimir Romanovsky, University of Alaska Fairbanks, at the 9th CliC Scientific Steering Group meeting in Potsdam, Germany 2013.

2008-01 No. 10 Ice and Climate News
(Media / 2008-01 No. 10 Ice and Climate News)
- CliC Scientific Steering Group (comings and goings) - Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models - Global Prediction: Permafrost - Operational Sea-Ice Analysis and Forecasting at - Arctic Council Climate and Cryosphere Project - Seasonal Forecast of Antarctic Sea Ice - The Global...
2009-06 No. 12 Ice and Climate News
(Media / 2009-06 No. 12 Ice and Climate News)
- Integration across cryosphere disciplines - New CliC SSG members - Norway/China collaborations - Brazil update - Water resources and cryosphere in mountains and N. Canada - CliC-related IPY activities in Russia - Progress in Chinese cryospheric research - The carbon permafrost initiative -...
2004-03 No. 5 Ice and Climate News
(Media / 2004-03 No. 5 Ice and Climate News)
- The ACSYS Decade and Beyond - Spotlight on Permafrost - Permafrost Monitoring - Recent Results from the Canadian Thermal Monitoring Network - Southern Hemisphere Permafrost Studies -a Pole Apart - Organic Carbon in Cryosolic Soils in the Northern Circumpolar Area - The Arctic Boundary Layer and...

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