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SCAR EXCOM 2015 WP15: Report on SERCE (Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryospheric Evolution)
SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
26 - 28 August 2015, Tromsø, Norway

SCAR EXCOM 2015 WP15: Report on SERCE (Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryospheric Evolution)

Working Paper: 15
Agenda Item: 2.2.6
Posted/Revised: 24 Aug 2015
Person Responsible: T. Wilson

Executive Summary

Title: Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryospheric Evolution Authors: Terry Wilson

Introduction/Background: The Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE) SRP targets new understanding of solid earth – cryosphere interactions at a crucial time in earth history when global change is driving changes in mass balance of the polar ice sheets. SERCE promotes integration of new earth science data sets into modeling of ice mass balance, ice dynamics, and solid earth responses to mass change.

Important Issues or Factors: SERCE sponsored several major events in 2014-2015 period, including a) thematic session at EGU, b) workshop in Alaska, c) workshop at Goa ISAES, d) thematic session at Goa ISAES, and e) GIA training school to take place in September.

Recommendations/Actions and Justification:

• Approval of budget requests to implement programme plans

Expected Benefits/Outcomes:

  • The SCAR-SERCE strategy of partnering with other organizations effectively leverages the scope and impact of science and outreach activities
  • SCAR-SERCE has an increasing mission to promote infrastructure, capacity, data sharing and collaboration in light of highlighted thematic questions of the SCAR Horizon Scan and studies (e.g. USA-National Academies) emphasizing terrestrial observation systems in Antarctica.

Partners: SERCE has engaged international partners to leverage each activity. Partners include:

  • International Lithosphere Progamme, proposed new Task Force: Dynamics and Interaction of Mantle, Lithosphere and Ice Masses (DynaM-Ice), Markku Poutanen & Irina Rogozhina
  • International Association of Geodesy, Subcommission 3.4 Cryospheric Deformation
  • U.S. National Science Foundation (training schools)
  • ISMASS, PAIS, AntClim21
  • APECS

Budget Implications: Carry over of Funding of $19,780 from 2014, and $20,000 allocated for 2015, will be fully expended in 2015 for the Alaska GIA Modeling Workshop, the ISAES- Goa Autonomous Instruments Workshop, and the GIA Training School. Although $20,000 per year has been allocated, $25,000 for 2016 and 2017 are requested to support SERCE activities.