Senior Canada-150 Research Chair: Climate Forcing of Sea Ice

Candidate: Dr. Julienne Stroeve
Duration: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2025


The world has turned its attention to the Arctic, largely because of the rapidly shrinking sea ice cover. The increase in open water area is already having profound impacts on the energy and freshwater balance of the Arctic.

Project Description

The University of Manitoba (UM) Senior Canada-150 research chair will use satellite and in situ data, indigenous knowledge, community based monitoring and climate models to improve our understanding of the climate forcing of sea ice and how changes in sea ice contribute to the large-scale freshwater marine coupling of the Arctic Ocean.
The UM C-150 program will examine the climate forcing of sea ice and in particular the two-way coupling between marine, terrestrial and glacial reservoirs of freshwater and the Arctic marine system.  This will illuminate our understanding large-scale weather and ocean circulation patterns, polar ecosystems, marine biogeochemistry, the livelihoods of coastal communities, marine activity and resource extraction.

Website: Canada 150 Research Chairs program

Funding/Other Support

The chair program has a seven-year budget of $12.2M cash and $23.8M in kind.

For more information contact: Dr. David Barber

C-150 study region