The Science Team

Professor Gail Whiteman

Professor Gail Whiteman

Executive Director, Arctic Basecamp

Professor Whiteman is Director of The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University and creator of the Arctic Basecamp at Davos concept.

Her research utilises organisation theory on knowledge to analyse how a range of actors (companies, civil society, and local communities) make sense of ecological change, and how these actors transform and build resilience across scales given environmental pressures and social inequities. She is also the Professor-in-Residence at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and was actively involved in building science-based targets including those for a future low-carbon economy. She is a Research Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), a Steering Committee member of the Future Earth Forum, and is an Executive Board member of the Resilience Alliance, an international research organisation of scientists and practitioners who collaborate to explore the dynamics of social-ecological systems.

Dr. Jeremy Wilkinson

Dr. Jeremy Wilkinson

Chief Science Officer, Arctic Basecamp

Dr. Jeremy Wilkinson is a recognised authority on sea ice and upper-ocean physics and has organised and participated more than 20 polar field campaigns. Working for the British Antarctic Survey, he represents the UK in international marine and Arctic forums.

Hewas the coordinator the €12 million EU funded ICE-ARC programme, sits on the Steering Committee of the US Stratified Ocean Dynamics in the Arctic (SODA) programme, as well as holding an Advisory Board position for the Japanese Arctic research project, Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS). Jeremy has substantial experience in broad-reaching multidisciplinary programs, and has organised or co-organised events at leading Arctic and policy-based conferences. 

 

Dr. Jennifer Francis

Dr. Jennifer Francis

Woods Hole Research Center

Dr. Jennifer Francis is a senior scientist at Woods Hole Research Center. She has studied the Arctic climate system and how rapid Arctic change is affecting areas beyond the Arctic, particularly extreme weather in the northern hemisphere. She is regularly interviewed for radio and TV news programs, and is often quoted in major media outlets.
Professor Julienne Stroeve

Professor Julienne Stroeve

UCL Earth Sciences

Professor Stroeve is Professor of Polar Observation & Modelling at UCL, with wide-ranging research interests in the Arctic, including atmosphere-sea ice interactions, synoptic climatology, sea ice predictability, climate change and impacts on native communities.
Professor Bruce Forbes

Professor Bruce Forbes

University of Lapland

Professor Bruce Forbes is based at the Arctic Centre | Arktinen keskus, University of Lapland, and has conducted fieldwork in the Arctic for 33 years. His research is interdisciplinary and his participatory approach aims for co-production of knowledge with regional stakeholders.
Professor David Hik

Professor David Hik

Simon Fraser University

Professor David Hik is an award winning Arctic scientist with research interests in the ecology and dynamics of Arctic and mountain terrestrial environments, particularly the impacts of rapid climate warming and determinants of social-ecological resilience.
Professor Johan Rockström

Professor Johan Rockström

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Johan Rockström is Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He is an internationally recognised scientist for his work on global sustainability issues. He helped lead the internationally renowned team of scientists that presented the planetary boundaries frameworkas fundamental in maintaining a “safe operating space for humanity.”
Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther

Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther

Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic, Norwegian Polar Institute

Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther, is Director of the Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic, Nofima, and Specialist Director, Norwegian Polar Institute. He is an experienced polar researcher and expedition leader, and serves on a large number of national and international committees.
Dr. Dmitry Yumashev

Dr. Dmitry Yumashev

Lancaster University, Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business.

Dr. Dmitry Yumashev is a mathematical modeller at The Pentland Centre for Sustainability of Business at Lancaster University, specialising in Climate Policy and Sustainability. He investigates regional and global impacts of climate change in the Arctic as well as implications of e-waste and the analysis of soil-related risks using model outputs.
Professor Konrad Steffen

Professor Konrad Steffen

Swiss Federal Institute

Professor Konrad Steffen is Director of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. He researches processes related to climate, cryospheric interaction, and sea level rise in Polar Regions based on in-situ and satellite observations
Professor Craig Lee

Professor Craig Lee

University of Washington

Professor Craig Lee is a physical oceanographer at University of Washington. He specialises in observations for ocean research. Part of this work involves identifying advances that could be achieved through novel measurements and developing instruments to meet these needs.
Professor Eddy Carmack

Professor Eddy Carmack

Institute of Ocean Sciences

Professor Eddy Carmack is a Senior Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He has conducted pioneering science around icebreakers and led on international oceanographic work.

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