[Workshop agenda - pdf ]

Dear iAnZone friends,

Further to our recent announcement of the forthcoming iAnZone workshop at
UEA, I am pleased to confirm that the dates will be as follows:

Start Tuesday 3rd August about 09.30
End Thursday 5th August about 14.00

This is the week following the SCAR meeting. Apologies to those for whom it
is inconvenient.

I have reserved some rooms on the university campus. These are en suite
single rooms and cost 43 pounds per person per night for bed and breakfast.
There are also a small number of double rooms and twin rooms available.
Please email my secretary Mrs Frances Randell f.randell@uea.ac.uk if you
wish to book a room, stating which nights you would need. If you could do
this as soon as possible please this would help us. At present there are no
rooms available for the nights of the Saturday (31st July) or Sunday (1st
August) as they have been block booked by another meeting, but these may be
released nearer the time so let us know if you'd like to go on the reserve
list for these. Otherwise there are various other B&B establishments and
hotels in Norwich that we can book for you.

My recommendation would be to fly to Norwich airport, about 20 minutes in a
taxi from UEA. You can fly to Norwich from Amsterdam Schiphol in one hour on
KLM Cityhopper (twinned with Northwest). Another good option is to fly to
London Stansted, about 1.5 hours drive from Norwich. Avoid Heathrow if you
can....... If you do come from the London direction, we are 2 hours by train
from central London, or 3 hours drive from Heathrow.

I repeat below the information from the previous email, so that you have all
the information together and can forward it to any interested colleagues. I
also append at the end some information about signing up to the ianzone
mailing list!



The workshop is to plan the next iAnZone project (after ISPOL). We hope it
will be a contribution to the International Polar Year (IPY), and also
endorsed by CLIVAR and CLIC.

The theme of the project is circumpolar shelf break fronts: the Antarctic
Slope Front, exchanges across it (shelf to deep ocean), freshwater fluxes,
sea ice and glacial ice melting. Some of the scientific arguments and
proposed activities were well summarised in the letter written on iAnZone's
behalf by Robin Muench for the IPY community (see
But these ideas are only our first thoughts and the purpose of the workshop
is to put together and discuss ideas that each nation can be part of and
contribute to, continuing in the spirit of other iAnZone projects such as
DOVETAIL, AnSlope etc.

The workshop will be held at UEA, Norwich.

The project might include things such as:
- coastal current and slope front transports
- freshwater fluxes around Antarctica
- role of these flows in melting ice
- CTD/ADCP sections across shelf and perpendicular to continental slope
- nutrients/oxygens/isotopes
- release of surface drifters
- high resolution models of shelf/slope/ocean with tides
- releasing drifters in models
- perturbation experiments in coupled ocean/ice/atmosphere models
- physics forcing the coastal current and slope front - buoyancy, Ekman
- moored arrays on slope and shelf.

What iAnZone would add to each individual contribution would be to bring
together for the first time a truly circumpolar perspective on these
currents and processes. There would be no focus on a particular sector of
Antarctica, so that each nation could contribute/collaborate according to
logistical constraints. No acronym yet....any ideas welcome!

For IPY there would also be a bi-polar focus.

Please feel free to circulate this invitation to those who may not be on the
mailing list - all are welcome to the workshop.

I look forward to welcoming old and new friends to UEA.

Karen (Co-Chair, iAnZone)

Dr Karen J. Heywood, Reader in Physical Oceanography
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ, U.K.
Tel. -44-1603-592555 Fax. -44-1603-591327
Email k.heywood@uea.ac.uk http://www.uea.ac.uk/~e280/karen.htm