The Canadian Sea Ice and Snow Evolution (CanSISE) Network is a newly funded 5-year collaborative partnership between researchers from eight Canadian universities (Toronto, York, McGill, Victoria, Guelph, Waterloo, UBC, UNBC) and three partner organizations (the Climate Research Division of Environment Canada, the Canadian Ice Service, and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium). The CanSISE Network seeks to advance seasonal to multidecadal prediction of Arctic sea ice and snow in Canada’s sub-Arctic, alpine, and seasonally snow covered regions. It will also quantify and exploit, for prediction purposes, the role that Northern Hemisphere snow and sea ice processes play in climate variability and change. CanSISE is funded under the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Climate Change and Atmospheric Research (CCAR) program.
A new paper by CanSISE HQP Marie-Eve Gagne and colleauges titled 'Aerosol-driven increase in Arctic sea ice over the middle of the 20th Century' has been published in Geophysical Research
letters. This publication generated considerable interest and has been highlighted in several press releases (links below).
The article can be accessed at this link:
The CanSISE Year 4 Annual report is now available for download below and on our publications page.
To a unique degree, CanSISE will bring together University and government researchers with climate modelling and observational expertise. For
more information please visit our Organization page.
CanSISE activities are organized into three theme areas, including a) seasonal to multi-decadal snow and sea-ice prediction and projection, b) attributing change in snow and sea-ice, and understanding its impacts, and c) improving our understanding of snow and sea ice processes and climate interactions. More information on CanSISE activities can be found on Our Research page.
CanSISE is currently in its second year and hiring and placements in its research projects are ongoing.