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SCAR XXXIII WP15: Report on SERCE (Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryosphere Evolution)
XXXIII SCAR Delegates Meeting
1 - 3 September 2014, Auckland, New Zealand

SCAR XXXIII WP15: Report on SERCE (Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryosphere Evolution)

Working Paper: 15
Agenda Item: 4.3.6
Posted/Revised: 12 Aug 2014
Person Responsible: T. Wilson

Executive Summary

Title: Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryospheric Evolution  (SERCE)

Authors: Terry J 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 variations 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:

  • Successful Activities have been completed, including AGU/EGU thematic sessions, 2 SCAR OSC thematic sessions, and an international science symposium.
  • Postponement of ‘training school’ from 2014 to 2015, carry over of funds required
  • Planned activities requiring support in 2015-16

Recommendations/Actions and Justification:

  • Approval of budget requests, including carry over, to implement programme plans
  • Seek recommendations for partnerships with other international/national organizations pursuing geodynamic and cryospheric research overlapping with SERCE objectives

Expected Benefits/Outcomes: 

  • Partnerships between SCAR-SERCE and other organizations effectively leverage the scope and impact of science and outreach activities
  • Science infrastructure, capacity, data sharing and collaboration facilitated through SERCE activities

Partners:
SERCE has engaged, or seeks, international partners to leverage each activity.  Partners that have been identified are:

  • International Lithosphere Progamme, Upper Mantle Dynamics and Quaternary Climate in Cratonic Areas (DynaQlim) and new group
  • International Association of Geodesy
  • EGU Training School funding scheme
  • U.S. National Science Foundation (training schools)
  • ISMASS
  • CLIC
  • APECS

Budget Implications:
Carry over of Funding of $19,780 allocated in 2014; $23,000 for 2015 and $25,000 for 2016 are requested to support SERCE activities.