Project and Community Management in Polar Sciences – Challenges and Opportunities.
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Pavlov, Alexey K.
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Because geoscientific research often occurs via community-instigated bursts of activity with multi-investigator collaborations variously labelled as e.g., years (The International Polar Year IPY), experiments (World Ocean Circulation Experiment WOCE), programs (International Ocean Discovery Program), missions (CRYOSAT spacecraft), or decades (The International Decade of Ocean Exploration IDOE), successful attainment of research goals generally requires skilful scientific project management. In addition to the usual challenges of matching scientific ambitions to limited resources, on-going coordination and specifically project management, planning and implementation of polar science projects often involve many uncertainties caused by, for example, unpredictable weather or ocean and sea ice conditions, large-scale logistical juggling; and often these collaborations are spatially distributed and take place virtually. Large amounts of funding are needed to procure the considerable infrastr.....
JournalAdvances in Gesciences
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
Spatial CoveragePolar Regions
CitationWerner, K., Zaika, Y., Pavlov, A. K., Lidström, S., Pope, A., Badhe, R., Brückner, M., and Cristini, L. (2019) Project and Community Management in Polar Sciences – Challenges and Opportunities. Advances in Geosciences, 46, pp. 25–43. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-46-25-2019
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