The Editorial Board for the SESS report 2023

For each issue of the SESS report an Editorial Board is established consisting of two senior researchers, one early career researcher (recruited in cooperation with APECS) and two representatives of the SIOS Knowledge Centre. It has regular meetings in the period between the submission of the contributions and the finalisation of the SESS report.

The tasks of the editorial board include reviewing of the received contributions, organisation of the scientific review process, the integration of chapters through the executive summary and other editorial tasks.

Members of the Editorial Board 2023

Renuka Badhe (European Polar Board) serves as the Executive Secretary of the European Polar Board since 2015. As a knowledge broker with a background in environmental sciences, oceanography, economics and public policy, she has longstanding expertise working with a wide range of international organisations and projects at the interface of science, policy and/or strategy development or overlaps thereof. Renuka has worked with national, European and International organisations on various aspects of polar, climate or marine science and policy, and has been invited to serve on various national and international scientific and advisory committees. She is a passionate advocate for diversity in polar research and has founded the Women in Polar Science network to highlight and promote women working in all aspects of polar research, particularly members of underrepresented communities. 

Dariusz Ignatiuk (University of Silesia, Poland) is a geophysicist and glaciologist. Assistant professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. President of The Polish Polar Consortium. National representant in the IASC Cryosphere Working Group, member of the Polar Expert Group (PEG) – an advisory body of the EU-PolarNet, representative of the University of Silesia in Katowice to the SIOS General Assembly. Focused on energy and mass balance, hydrology and geophysics of Svalbard’s glaciers. Leader and participant in more than 25 polar expeditions. Leader of the one-year expedition to the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund (Svalbard). Principal and co-investigator of several international and interdisciplinary projects related to dynamic changes in the natural environment of the Arctic. Author of a dozen articles on this subject.

Marjolaine Verret (University Centre in Svalbard) is an early career environmental geochemist with an interest in polar regions and is presently employed as a temporary associate professor at the Department of Arctic Geology  at The University Centre in Svalbard. She completed her M.Sc. in Geography in 2017 (University of Ottawa, Canada) where she studied carbon cycling in periglacial environments of the Canadian sub-Arctic. She obtained her PhD in 2021 (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), for which she investigated the unique geochemical characteristics of the oldest permafrost on Earth, situated in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Although geochemical tools are at the core of her research activities, she also integrates various disciplines such as pedology, hydrology, geomorphology, geocryology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleoclimatology in her research.

Christiane Hübner (SIOS Information Officer) and Heikki Lihavainen (SIOS Director) represent the SIOS-KC in the editorial board.

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