David Barber visiting ARC in June-July
Prof Barber is a Arctic marine scientist with a focus on climate forcing of sea ice
Professor David Barber works at Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba. CEOS is a partner in the Arctic Science Partnership (ASP) along with Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and ARC.
During his stay in Denmark, Professor Barber will work to evolve the partnerships between Canada and Denmark through the ASP and develop closer collaborative ties with others working at ASP. Another objective is to evaluate how to move forward with international partnerships – currently, ASP has associated partners in Norway and Sweden, but the aim is to strengthen the collaboration with new partners, including other universities in Canada and Alfred-Wegener Institute in Germany.
Development of better mobility models for faculty, staff and students across the ASP network is also on the task list. Double or joint PhD degree collaboration between the ASP partners would open new opportunities for PhD students. Professor Barber would also like to develop strategies for joint funding of graduate programs between Canada and Denmark.
Back home, David Barber leads the development of large scale programs, such as
- Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC program) at University of Manitoba
- Churchill Marine Observatory
- BaySys – Contributions of climate change and hydro-electric regulation to the variability and change of freshwater-marine coupling in the Hudson Bay system,
- Climate Change and Marine Transportation in Hudson Bay (NEXTAW)
During his stay in Aarhus, Professor Barber hopes to meet with people and have time for discussion. You can find him at ARC (Ny Munkegade 114, building 1540).
He will also give a talk, “Climate forcing of sea ice” in Arctic Seminar Series on Thursday 9 June.