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Sharon Stammerjohn

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder

    Full Biography

    Dr. Sharon Stammerjohn is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research of the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on polar oceanography and climate variability, including ocean-atmosphere-ice interactions and linkages to the polar ice sheets and polar marine ecosystems. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms and sensitivities driving seasonal sea ice changes. Her research projects include interdisciplinary approaches involving field campaigns, satellite remote sensing, and data - model synthesis. She has over 130 peer-reviewed publications and has led or participated in 16 polar oceanographic research expeditions. Sharon conducted her PhD at Columbia University, New York and her postdoctoral studies at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York (as a NOAA postdoctoral fellow). She recently served on two advisory committees for NSF, the Office of Polar Programs and subsequently the Directorate for Geosciences. She also served as a steering committee member for NOAA’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and she was Editor/co-Editor of the BAMS State of the Climate report on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean (2014-2021), with continued contributions as coauthor since 2007. She has been a long-time member of the SCAR Antarctic Sea-Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) Expert Group and since 2021 an international science advisor to New Zealand’s Antarctic Science Platform.