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6th International Workshop on Sea-Ice Modelling and Data Assimilation

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 23 October 2014 by Elaina Ford

The Organizing Committee of the workshop of the International Ice Charting Working Group Data Assimilation Working Group together with the EU FP7 ICE-ARC Project held a workshop on Sea-Ice Modelling and Data Assimilation. This was hosted by Mercator Océan at the Novotel Hotel in Toulouse. 38 peoples from nine countries all over Europe and Canada attended the ...more

Scouts in Portugal shown the wonders of science!

CACHE ITN - Published on October 23, 2014 by nina

Recently, CACHE partner Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), in collaboration with University of the Algarve - Portugal, presented a fun scientific education day for local scouts. The children, who were aged seven to ten, were given a tour of the University and CCMAR facilities. The scouts were treated to some fun interactive science-based activities including extracting ...more

Oban tales - the shellfish sampling trip!

CACHE ITN - Published on October 13, 2014 by nina

Tejaswi Yarra is one of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) recently recruited to the CACHE project. Through August and September Teja and her colleagues spent time in Oban, Scotland - a major source of shellfish - to secure samples for project's research. Teja’s explains the ups and downs of her time in Oban - here ...more

Call for Papers: The EU and the Arctic Conference, Dundee, 29-30 May 2015

NERC Arctic Office - Published on October 9, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The School of Law, University of Dundee, UK and the K. G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø, Norway are pleased to announce the call for papers for “The European Union and the Arctic” (2015 EU-Arctic Conference). Please see the website for full details: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/law/events/details/call-for-papers--the-european-union-and-the-arctic-2015-eu-arctic-conference.php Background: The EU is inextricably linked to the Arctic ...more

Introducing CACHE researcher, Tejaswi Yarra

CACHE ITN - Published on October 7, 2014 by nina

  CACHE is pleased to introduce Tejaswi Yarra, another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project. Teja will be researching ‘transcriptional profiling of shell calcification’. Teja is originally from Canada and she will be conducting her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the British Antarctic ...more

Sediment cores taken with Greenland cruise

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 9 September 2014 by Elaina Ford

A sediment coring program was undertaken from the Danish navy vessel I/F Knud Rasmussen August 14th – 20 th 2014. The Danish Navy had generously placed the ship for the use of the ICE-ARC project team. 26 sediment cores were collected during the cruise and more that 150 kilometers of depth profiles recorded. Coring was undertaken ...more

Meet researcher, Nadege Allan

CACHE ITN - Published on September 30, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to introduce Nadège Allan. Nadège is another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project and will be researching ‘regulatory mechanisms of shell formation’. Nadège is originally from the United States of America and will be conducting her PhD with the Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) in ...more

Meet CACHE researcher, Jaison Rathina Raj

CACHE ITN - Published on September 18, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to introduce Jaison Rathina Raj, another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project. Jaison will be researching ‘shell proteomics’. Jaison is originally from India and will be conducting his PhD at the Museum National D’Histoire Naturel (MNHN) in France.       1. Tell us about the research you’ll ...more

Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 17 September 2014 by Elaina Ford

Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective   Jeremy Wilkinson, ICE-ARC Programme Coordinator, British Antarctic Survey   The retreat of summer Arctic sea ice is unquestionable.  The use of the word unquestionable is deliberate as for over 35 years special satellite-mounted sensors, which can see through cloud and the polar night, have been continuously obtaining daily ‘images’ of the ...more

Economic modellers meet in Rotterdam

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 17 September 2014 by Elaina Ford

The first meeting of the Work Package 4 (WP4), covering both climate and economic modelling in the Arctic, was held at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) on the 9th September 2014. Over 15 participants joined for the day meeting, and all the WP4 partners were represented. The three main sessions covered: the PAGE model and its ...more