Søren Rysgaard, University of Manitoba
My goal in the research is to figure out sea ice in the climate system, how it interacts with the climate system. And that includes new results in other fields as well. Both the melting of an ice cap and how that relates to putting more fresh water into the sea. Potentially, that can build more sea ice, but potentially, it can alter the circulation of things to a completely different situation than what we see today.
I hope we can get much more clever in sea ice's role in the climate system. But I also hope that we discover a lot of new things on the way.
If we knew exactly what we were doing, it would not be called research, and I think many times, when you try to do something, and you think this is the way it's going to be, the most interesting part is if it turns out not to be the same, it opens up a lot of new questions.
The University of Manitoba is attractive for many reasons. One of the reasons is they are good at thinking big and integrative. They know, and have shown that through the work, both in the Arctic Net and the CFL and cases and former projects that I also attended, just as a scientist at that time.
Of course, I'm very proud of the CERC also, but that's been a long way and one of the things that I've had most fun with at the beginning was establishing a research station and a research environment in far northeast Greenland.