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In the preparation of the 2010 workshop report and AGU conference poster presentation, scientific and/or engineering advice was sought and obtained from the following people:
Ed Dlugokencky, PhD, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US
Michel Halbwachs, Professor of Physics, University of Savoie, France
Veli Albert Kallio, Chairman of the Frozen Isthmuses Protection Campaign, UK/Finland
Jon Egill Kristjansson, Professor of Meteorology, Oslo University, Norway
Mike MacCracken, PhD, Chief Scientist for Climate Change, Climate Institute, Washington, US
David Mitchell, Associate Research Professor, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, DRI, US
Brian Orr, PhD, former Principle Scientific Officer, Department of the Environment, UK
Stephen Salter, Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design, Edinburgh University, UK
Natalia Shakhova, PhD, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, US
Igor Semiletov, PhD, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, US
Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics, Cambridge University, UK;
Leonid Yurganov, PhD, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada

Also consulted concerning the use of diatoms for water oxygenation were M. V. Bhaskar and Richard Harvey, the latter attending the workshop on Saturday only (see below). Furthermore Emily Lewis-Brown was consulted on ecosystem issues, and Andrew Lockley on methane air capture.

At the end of the Arctic Methane Workshop held in Chiswick, London W4, on the weekend of 15-16 October, 2011, a position statement on the Arctic methane emergency, proposed by the chairman, John Nissen, was agreed by the following:
Graham Ennis
Doly Garcia
Jon Hughes
Veli Albert Kallio
Graham Knight
Dr. Brian Orr
Prof. Stephen Salter
Prof. Peter Wadhams

Working group team that produced the report, distributed as a brochure at the American Geopysical Union conference December 2011 in San Francisco:
Sam Carana, writer, blogger at and
Peter D. Carter, MD, Canada
Anthony Cook, science educator, International School of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Graham Ennis, former aerospace engineer, UK
Gary Houser, documentary producer, US
Jon Hughes, ex-editor Ecologist, UK
John Nissen, MA, chairman of the working group, UK

The 3D map on the back was made from  temperature anomaly images collected by Sam Carana, superimposed on a bathymetric map by Martin Jakobsson, Professor in Marine Geology and Geophysics, Stockholm University

Further members and contributors since the conference:
Malcolm Light, specialist in earth sciences, blogger at
Paul Beckwith, B.Eng, M.Sc. (Physics), Ph. D. student (Climatology); Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa - click button to download presentation

Arctic Methane: Why The Sea Ice Matters