David Barber, 21st Century Arctic Explorer

As Canada’s Research Chair in Arctic System Science, David Barber explores the frontiers of global climate change. Leading one of the world’s largest International Polar Year projects, Dr. Barber will head a team of 200 international researchers in examining how global warming in the Arctic predicts the effects of climate change on our planet. 

The team will focus on circumpolar flaw leads (CFL), created when the Arctic ice pack moves away from coastal ice, leaving areas of open water.  The CFL project builds upon a legacy of outstanding northern research at the University of Manitoba.