From 13-16 August 2018 about 25 terrestrial scientists gathered in Ny-Ålesund for the Terrestrial Flagship Meeting, funded by the Svalbard Science Forum. The aim of the workshop was to increase cooperation in measurements, data use, publications, study sites and experimental manipulations amongst terrestrial scientists studying tundra or lakes in the Ny-Ålesund/Kongsfjord area.
It was a very fruitful meeting, with many interesting conversations and possible new collaborations... and hopefully resulting in a review paper from the terrestrial science happening in what is probably the most intensely studied area in the Arctic!
Hi! I am Elise Biersma, an evolutionary biologist studying polar plants and microbes.