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Marie Curie Experienced Researcher post available

CACHE ITN - Published on December 18, 2014 by nina

  Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (CACHE network) Vacancy Ref: : 032142 Closing Date : 21-Jan-2015 Contact Person : Dr Karim Gharbi Contact Number : Contact Email : Karim.Gharbi@ed.ac.uk School of Biological Sciences Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (CACHE network) We are seeking a research-trained and highly motivated bioinformatician (Marie Curie Experienced Researcher) to provide bioinformatics support and training to the European Commission ...more

Post-Doctoral Position on Modelling Arctic Air Pollution Distributions and Impacts

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 18 December 2014 by Elaina Ford

The LATMOS (http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr) laboratory, located at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in the center of Paris (Jussieu campus), invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher funded by the European Union to start in early 2015. The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of a large European Union FP7 integrated project, ICE-ARC (Ice Climate and Economics – Arctic Research on ...more

Drilling into history

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on December 18, 2014 by Paul Seagrove

One of the components of this season's research programme on Pine Island Glacier is the ice core drilling. Here Becky Tuckwell explains how it works: Ice cores from Antarctica are important to help unlock past climate records and to reveal historic records of snow accumulation to name but two of their important uses. But drilling ice ...more

Bake off in Antarctica

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on December 12, 2014 by Paul Seagrove

The latest blog to come from Pine Island Glacier has been written by Isabel Nias, a PhD geography student from the University of Bristol. She describes the challenges of cooking up a feast for the iSTAR participants:   While the reason we are here on Pine Island Glacier is to do science, a major operation each day ...more

Seals Deep Dive for Ocean Data

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on December 4, 2014 by Elaina Ford

Chris Benjamin writes about seals from the iSTAR project: http://sciencefriday.com/blogs/12/04/2014/seals-deep-dive-for-ocean-data.html?series=36    "Southern elephant seals were tagged on the Edwards Islands as part of the iSTAR project. A telemetry tag designed by the Sea Mammal Research Unit is attached to fur on its head with epoxy glue. The tag, which sends back ocean temperature and salinity profiles via the Argos ...more

9 collaborative research projects awarded within JPI Climate

NERC Arctic Office - Published on December 3, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The European Joint Programming Initiative on Climate: “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe” (JPI Climate ) has awarded funding for approx. EUR 10 million to support transnational collaborative research projects on the two following themes: Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change (6 projects funded) Russian Arctic & Boreal Systems (3 projects funded) The supported projects will bring ...more

Return to the icy wilderness

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on December 2, 2014 by Paul Seagrove

Damon Davies, a postgraduate student in Geosciences from the University of Edinburgh, has returned to Pine Island Glacier for a second year to help carry out probes of the ice. Here he reports on his first few days back on the glacier: Greetings from a cold and windy Pine Island Glacier. The second iSTAR traverse is ...more

Meet Katie, the last of the ten researchers!

CACHE ITN - Published on December 1, 2014 by nina

We’re pleased to introduce the last of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) recruited to the CACHE project. Katie Fawcett will be researching ‘Quantification of natural variation in shell thickness and production across a latitudinal gradient and relation to environmental parameters and the underlying population genetics.’ Katie is originally from the UK and will be conducting ...more

Welcome to IGS-2015 website

IGS 2015 - Published on November 5, 2014 by Elaina Ford

We've just started populating the website. If there's anything specific you need to know, please use the contact page, or come back here in a couple of ...more

Symposium sponsors

IGS 2015 - Published on November 5, 2014 by Elaina Ford

We are pleased to announce a few sponsors of the IGS symposium: Financial support and personnel: Personnel ...more