Sea ice plays an important role in the cycling and exchange of climate relevant gases, and consequently the current observed and predicted decline in sea-ice cover has implications for regional biogeochemistry and climate change.

In 2011, a SCOR working group on Biogeochemical Exchange Processes at the Sea-Ice Interfaces (BEPSII) (WG140) has been initiated, in which SOLAS and a second phase of the IPY Ocean-Atmosphere-Sea Ice-Snowpack (OASIS) project is collaborating to address this MTS theme issues. Get updated info about the current progress of this WG here.

The following SOLAS endorsed projects contribute to the Mid-Term Strategy:
NETCARE- NETwork on Climate and Aerosols: Addressing Key Uncertainties in Remote Environments
OASIS- Ocean - Atmosphere - Sea Ice - Snowpack


SOLAS documentation related to the topic:

Date Document

Spring 2013

Law, C. et al., Evolving Research Directions in Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere (SOLAS) Science (2013) Environmental Chemistry, 10, 1-16.

Conceptual diagram illustrating the main issues, processes and species relating to the SOLAS Sea Ice strategy (click here for copyright info)

May 2012

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2012, Washington State, USA
Discussion session abstract and report

Summer 2011

SOLAS Newsletter Issue 13 update

November 2009

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2009, Barcelona, Spain
Discussion session abstract and report


White Papers (pdf 83kB)

- last update October 2013 -