ESSAS - Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas

ESSAS Structure

Established in 2005 as a Regional Program within GLOBEC, ESSAS continued under GLOBEC until that project was terminated at the end of 2009. ESSAS then joined IMBER as one of its Regional Program.
Ice and ocean
Photo: Christian Morell

ESSAS is guided by a Scientific Steering Committee and the science is conducted through ESSAS Working Groups, National Programmes, Multinational Programmes and Endorsed Programmes.

The intergovernmental scientific organizations of PICES in the Pacific and ICES in the Atlantic have been supportive of ESSAS activities including co-sponsoring with ESSAS symposia, theme sessions, and workshops. Both organizations have also funded some of their members to attend annual ESSAS meetings or activities.

The Research Council of Norway and the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen Norway shared the cost of operating an ESSAS Project Office in Bergen from 2008-2012.  Presently administrative support is provided by the IMBeR International Project Office in Halifax, Canada.


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Contact us

For any questions about ESSAS or further information please contact any of the ESSAS Co-chairs

Benjamin Planque
Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

Franz Mueter
University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Naomi Harada
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Kashiwa, Japan

Sponsoring Organizations