T-MOSAiC—A New Circumpolar Collaboration
Diogo Folhas1,2, João Canário1,3, Warwick F. Vincent3
1 Centro Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal;
2 Centro de Estudos Geográficos, IGOT, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal;
3 Centre d´études Nordiques & Département de Biologie, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada
Abstract: The project ‘Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Connections’ (https://www.t-mosaic.com/) has been formulated as an international, circumpolar initiative cutting across all five disciplinary working groups of IASC. Its aim is to generate new insights into the changing Arctic, targeting key system-level topics such as gradients, connectivity, thresholds, extreme events, discontinuities and emergent properties, and with hypotheses and questions that extend across sites and disciplines. MOSAiC and T-MOSAiC are complementary projects, with points of intersection as shown in the diagram. T-MOSAiC is coordinated by a Secretariat funded by the Portuguese Government and the University of Lisbon, and located at the University of Lisbon. The chair of the project is Professor João Canário, from Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon) (Portugal), and the co-chair is Professor Warwick F. Vincent, from Laval University (Canada). The Executive and Steering Committees have representatives from more than 15 nations.
Keywords: circumpolar, Collaboration, MOSAiC, Arctic Ocean, environmental monitoring, paleoclimate