Ice911 Research Joins World Leaders at the Largest International Event Focused on the Future of the Arctic

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, October 9, 2019 – Ice911 Research team members, including its founder and CEO Dr. Leslie Field, are presenting three sessions at the Arctic Circle’s annual Assembly this week. With more than 2,000 participants from over 60 countries, the Assembly is the largest annual international gathering to focus solely on the future of the Arctic.

The Assembly is attended by heads of states and governments, members of parliament, scientists, business leaders, indigenous representatives, and others from the growing international community concerned about the Arctic.

The three sessions Ice911 Research is hosting include:

#1: Restoring Arctic Sea Ice to Mitigate Global Climate Devastation

Friday, October 11th at 9:50 a.m.
Silfurberg, Harpa Second Level

Speaker:
Dr. Leslie Field, Founder and CEO, Ice911 Research; Stanford Lecturer

Panelists:

  • Peter Wadhams, Emeritus Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

  • Steve Payne, Chairman, Ice911 Research

  • Stephanie Lapensee, Director of Strategic Development, Ice911 Research


#2: Restoring Sea Ice in the Arctic – Building Global and Local Collaborations

Friday, October 11th at 18:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m.)
Björtuloft, Harpa Fifth Level

Speakers:

  • Peter Wadhams, Professor Emeritus, Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

  • Nagruk Harcharek, Director, Barrow Operations and Vice President of Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation Lands

  • Dr. Leslie Field, Founder and CEO, Ice911 Research; Stanford Lecturer

  • Anthony Manzara, Scientist, Ice911 Research

Moderator:
Stephanie Lapensee, Director of Strategic Development, Ice911 Research


#3: Restoring Sea Ice in the Arctic – Important Scientific and Ecological Considerations

Saturday, October 12th at 16:30-17:30 p.m. (4:30-5:30 p.m.)
Björtuloft, Harpa Fifth Level

Speakers:

  • Peter Wadhams, Professor Emeritus, Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

  • Cynthia Scharf, Senior Strategy Director, Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G)

  • Dr. Leslie Field, Founder and CEO, Ice911 Research; Stanford Lecturer

  • Anthony Manzara, Scientist, Ice911 Research

Moderator:
Steve Payne, Chairman, Ice911 Research

“We’re honored to be invited to discuss our work with so many international dignitaries and thought leaders across a multitude of communities.

Restoring polar ice is the largest single safe lever we currently know of that can interrupt global warming feedback loops and re-stabilize the jet stream.

The more ice we can restore in the Arctic, the less we’ll experience the drastic effects of climate change such as higher temperatures, extreme weather, droughts, sea-level rise, and the loss of up to 40% of the world’s species including polar bears.”

~ Dr. Field, Founder and CEO of Ice911 Research

Ice911’s goal is to restore a natural ecosystem, Arctic sea ice, and polar ice more generally, using a thin layer of reflective eco-friendly material in specific Arctic locations (think of it as like wearing a white tee-shirt on a hot sunny day). Increasing reflectivity helps the non-reflective first-year ice formed each winter to act more like highly reflective multi-year ice, thereby lasting longer through the summer, reflecting more solar energy, and giving humanity more time to make much-needed transitions in energy and sustainable living.

Follow Ice911’s participation throughout the week on its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

About Ice911 Research
Ice911 Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to restoring the Arctic ice and polar habitat. It’s our mission to develop, test, model, evaluate for safety, and then prove to the world that we can preserve and restore Arctic ice in a safe and cost-effective way. We are working to establish international policy, governance, and funding for adoption of the solution by local communities, governments, and global institutions.