The Topic Workshop takes place once a year and is intended to coordinate multidisciplinary research, achieve cross-project scientific results and better present research results externally.
2019 Topic Workshop in Rostock
This years' SPP Topic Workshop on "Polar Coasts and Processes" took place on June 3rd and 4th, 2019, at the University of Rostock, International Guest House. Responsible for the planning and organisation of the workshop was the coordination team at Rostock University, Ulf Karsten, Angelika Graiff and Svenja Heesch. The focus was on geomorphology, environmental change, local consequences and coastal observation networks. For this purpose, speakers from various disciplines were invited and experiences exchanged. Afterwards breakout groups worked on and discussed four important topics, such as polar coastal biodiversity, terrestrial-marine exchange processes and biogeochemical cycling in polar coastal regions under global change scenarios. The identified deficits as well as assessments and future developments concerning polar coasts will be presented in a position paper.
Here you find the agenda of the Topic Workshop 2019.
2018 Topic Workshop in Oberpfaffenhofen
This year's topic workshop on "Big Data & Polar Research" took place on 7-8 May 2018 at the Microwaves and Radar Institute at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR )in Oberpfaffenhofen. Matthias Braun and Boris Koch, the two sub-area coordinators, were responsible for the planning and design of the workshop.
The focus was on remote sensing, data integration and modelling. For this purpose, speakers from various disciplines were invited and experiences exchanged. Afterwards breakout groups worked on and discussed four important topics: "(raw) data management", "process efficiency", "data evaluation / data services" and "improvement of expertise". The deficits identified in the breakout groups, as well as assessments and future developments, will be presented and discussed in a white paper.
Here you will find the agenda of the topic workshop.
Summary of the 2015 Topic Workshop in Göttingen
At this year's topic workshop near Göttingen there were three overarching topics: "Molecular Methods in Polar Research", "Habitat Modelling" and "Carbon Cycle in the Southern Ocean". These topics were discussed in depth in small groups and the results were summarised for the entire group. The discussion dealt with ideas for important future scientific questions in Antarctica and how a better cooperation of the different disciplines can be implemented.
Here are the summaries of the three topics.