ESSAS - Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas

What’s New

  • ESSAS Poster Archive Now Available on our Website

    In addition to oral presentations, primary publications, annual reports, and newsletter articles, ESSAS science is sometimes communicating through posters at relevant scientific meetings. The archive of posters presenting ESSAS research is now available on our website’s “Publications and Reports” page under “Poster Presentations”. The most recent poster was prepared for the World Climate Response Program (WPRC) 2011 Open Science Conference, in Denver, Colorado, USA.  Check it out!

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  • Welcome Dr. Sung-Ho Kang to the ESSAS Scientific Steering Committee

    Sung-Ho Kang is a Principal Research Scientist at the Korea Polar Research Institute’s (KOPRI) Division of Polar Climate Research. His research interests include studies of polar marine ecology focused on primary productivity.

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    Since the establishment of ESSAS in 2005, it has functioned as a regional program within Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC). With the understanding that GLOBEC would sunset at the end of 2009, Dr. Julie Hall, chair (IMBER) Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) , made a presentation to the ESSAS Scientific Steering Committee at their 2009 annual meeting to explain the goals of IMBER, its structure, and the benefits of ESSAS joining IMBER, as well as what IMBER expects from ESSAS if it were to join. The primary goal of IMBER is to investigate the sensitivity of marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems to global change, on time scales ranging from years to decades

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  • Welcome Dr. Sen Tok Kim to the ESSAS Scientific Steering Committee

    ESSAS welcomes Dr. Sen Tok Kim as a new member of its Scientific Steering Committee. Dr. Kim is a marine biologist who heads the laboratory of commercial fishes at the Sakhalin Scientific Research Institute of Fishery and Oceanography (SakhNIRO) in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. He received his undergraduate degree in 1983 from the Far-Eastern State University in Vladivostok.

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  • Welcome to Dr. Franz Mueter — New ESSAS Co-Chair

    ESSAS has a new Co-Chair. Dr. Franz J. Mueter  is a faculty member at the Juneau Center of the University of Alaska where he: teaches quantitative fisheries; supervises a number of graduate students; and conducts research on the effects of environmental variability on the distribution, growth, and survival of fishes in sub-Arctic and Arctic waters.

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  • ESSAS 2011 Open Science Meeting — A Great Success!

    ESSAS recently held its second Open Science Meeting (OSM) entitled “Comparative studies of climate effects on polar and sub-polar ocean ecosystems: progress in observation and prediction” (22-26 May, 2011) in Seattle, Washington, USA. Co-sponsored by the international organizations of PICES, ICES, IMBER, and GOOS as well as several U.S. marine science institutions, the OSM consisted of 98 oral and 61 poster presentations. It was attended by 195 scientists — of whom 23 were early career scientists and 28 were students — from 13 different countries.

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  • In Memorial: Bernard Megrey

    It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Dr. Bernard (Bern) Megrey. Bern died on October 1, 2010 at home in Seattle after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week while returning home from the ICES Annual Science Conference in Nantes, France.

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  • ESSAS Scientists Involved in Upcoming IPCC Reports

    Two members of the ESSAS Scientific Steering Committee will be co-authors of the next International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report scheduled to be released in 2013. 

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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