Michele Rebesco (Chair)

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Italy

Scientific interests: Seismostratigraphy (contourites, geological/geophysical exploration of polar margins, aimed at depositional processes and glacial history reconstruction, interacting downslope and along slope deep sea sedimentary processes).
Biography: Since 1990, Michele Rebesco is a researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Italy. He participated at several national and international marine geological research cruises, partly in a coordinating function. He received a PhD in Earth Sciences from University of Parma, Italy.

Henk Brinkhuis

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NIOZ, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Scientific interests: Marine geology/palynology/micropaleontology, geochemistry, palaeoceanography, paleoecology, and paleoclimatology. Specific interest in extreme climate transitions and related biostratigraphy, evolution, paleoecology, biogeochemistry of phytoplankton, and of dinoflagellates.
Biography: Henk Brinkhuis is director of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NIOZ. He holds a professorship at Utrecht University (Marine Palynology and Palaeoceanography). He is the Chair of the Netherlands IODP Committee.

Lars Eric Heimbürger

Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Aix-Marseille-University, France

Scientific Interests: Chemical Oceanography, application of novel techniques to outstanding questions on trace metal cycling in the ocean, with an emphasis on low-level speciation, stable isotopes, sensor approaches and marine mercury dynamics.
Biography: Since 2015, Lars Eric Heimbürger is a CNRS researcher at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography at the Aix-Marseille-University. Before he worked at the University of Bremen and Geosciences Environment Toulouse. He holds a PhD in Oceanography of the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France.

Marcel Nicolaus

Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

Scientific Interests: Physical Properties of Sea Ice, Snow on Sea Ice, Autonomous (Buoy) Observations, Remotely Operated Vehicles under Sea Ice, Interdisciplinary Sea-Ice Studies,
Biography: Marcel Nicolaus is researcher at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany.

Benjamin Rabe

Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

Scientific Interests: Arctic ice and freshwater-related processes, autonomous drifting profiling CTD systems, shallow tropical Atlantic circulation; assimilation Models; exchange flows, experimental fluid dynamics.
Biography: Benjamin Rabe is a researcher at the Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Reserach (Bremerhaven, Germany). Before he worked at IFM-GEOMAR (Kiel, Germany) and the Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK. He holds a PhD in Oceanography (Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK).

Marit Reigstad

University of Tromso, Norway

Scientific Interests: Investigation of carbon cycling through pelagic-benthic coupling and regulation of vertical flux by lower trophic levels and through physical forcing. Interest is on advective processes of zooplankton, phytoplankton and biogeochemistry, primary-, new- and export production, and validation of physical-biological coupled models.
Biography: Marit Reigstadt holds a professorship in Marine Ecology at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, University of Tromsø, Norway. She is a Member of NordForsk network and ARCTOS network, and member of the Arctic Marine Systems Ecology.

Søren Rysgaard

Aarhus University, Denmark

Scientific interests: Marine microbiology and biogeochemistry, pertaining to the structure and function of Arctic marine ecosystems. This includes benthic-pelagic coupling, carbon and nutrient cycling in Arctic waters, sea ice processes, glacier-fjord-ocean interactions, and global change.
Biography: Søren Rysgaard is a researcher at Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University (Denmark), and is additionally affiliated at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (Greenland) and Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) Clayton (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada). He holds a PhD from Aarhus University.

Lise Lotte Sørensen

Aarhus University, Denmark

Scientific interests: Atmosphere–surface exchange of CO2, impact of lower sea-ice extent on Arctic greenhouse-gas exchange.
Biography: Since 2007, Lise Lotte Sørensen is researcher at the National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark. She has been external lecturer at Aalborg University on Atmospheric pollution and has been teaching at an air pollution course at the Danish Technical University. She obtained a PhD in chemical meteorology from Copenhagen University.

Jeremy Wilkinson

British Antarctic Survey (BAS), United Kingdom

Scientific Interests: Sea ice dynamics, thermodynamics and mechanics, ocean wave propagation through sea ice, and deep-convection and water mass modification.
Biography: Jeremy Wilkinson is a researcher at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), UK. He represents the UK on the Arctic Ocean Science Board (AOSB)/ International Arctic Science Committee’s (ISAC) in the Marine Science Working Group and is a member of the Programme Advisory Board for Arctic Science for the UK funding agency NERC. He is coordinator of EU FP7 project ICE ARC.

Waldemar Walczowski

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Scientific Interests: Oceanography, ocean circulation, fjord/shelf oceanography, Investigations of structure, mass and heat transport, interannual variability of the West Spitsbergen Current. Oceanic fronts, cross-frontal exchange. Spitsbergen fjords, water masses, circulation.
Biography: Waldemar Walczowski is researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.

Arne Riedel

Ecologic Institute, Berlin, Germany

Scientific Interests: Arctic Environmental Governance; International and European Environmental Law
Biography: Arne Riedel is a lawyer and Fellow at Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany, and coordinates the institute’s activities on Arctic issues. He has contributed to Arctic policy assessments for the EU Commission (DG ENV), the German Federal Ministry of the Environment and the German Federal Environment Agency. He is also working on the monitoring of Arctic States’ national policy implementation for the WWF International Arctic Programme.