Co-Chairs: Luke Copland (University of Ottawa)

Abigail Dalton (University of Ottawa)

Derek Mueller (Carleton University)

Arctic sea ice, ice shelves and icebergs have undergone substantial changes over the past few decades, including significant reductions in sea ice age, extent and thickness, and major breakups of ice shelves. Understanding the changing dynamics of these features can provide insight into the impacts and patterns of climate and oceanic warming in high latitude regions. There are currently many unanswered questions on this topic, such as how and why Arctic sea ice losses vary spatially, whether iceberg drift rates are changing, and whether Arctic sea ice and ice shelf losses can have effects on adjacent glaciers. There is also a need for improved understanding of the impacts of these changes on northern infrastructure, such as the impacts on shipping of an increasingly ice-free Arctic, and whether iceberg risks to offshore oil development are changing. We encourage contributions from researchers working in field, modelling and remote sensing studies of all aspects of sea ice, ice shelves and icebergs