Theme 5. New frontiers, data practices and directions in polar research
The polar regions evoke a sense of discovery as locations of unexplored places and the origin of surprising findings that inspire unconventional thinking. Polar research often cross-cuts disciplines catalyzing new scientific directions. This theme highlights research at the frontiers of science that challenges current thinking. Topics include ecology, evolution and biodiversity; satellite and in situ observing networks; integration of the physical, life and social sciences; exploration of subglacial aquatic environments; and utilization of next generation technologies.
Theme Committee: Chuck Kennicutt US (chair), Robin Bell US, Jody Deming US, Mark Drinkwater NL, Eberhardt Fahrbach DE, Barry Goodison CA, Kirsti Kauristie FI, Kate Moran US, Toni Meloni IT, Byong-Kwon Park KR, Rasik Ravindra IN, Angelika Renner UK/DE, John Storey AU