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More fieldwork in Greenland

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published by Elaina Ford

Steffen Olsen (DMI) has just returned from another successful deployment of instruments in Qannaaq in North-West Greenland.   He's also deployed Martin Doble's (Polar Scientific) Aquascat mooring successfully. This work was in collaboration with local Inuit hunters Rasmus Avike and Lars Jeremiassen, who were engaged in all components of the field programme.   ...more

Leading scientists gather at Davos, with Al Gore and Christiana Figueres, for urgent meeting on Arctic change

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published by gemquin

Growing concern prompts ‘Arctic Basecamp’ at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting calling for responsible and responsive leadership on Arctic change. On Wednesday 18 January, 2017, eminent scientists, government representatives and business leaders will come together to discuss and address the complex challenges Arctic change presents to the world. Their message to the Davos delegation, the world’s most ...more

COP22 Session: Arctic change and its implications for global risk

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published by katsli

  ICE-ARC and EU PolarNet are holding a joint briefing session in the European Union Pavilion at COP22 in Marrakesh this week, the session will provide up-to-date information on the regional and global impacts and risks associated with Arctic change. Description The Arctic is experiencing dramatic environmental, economic, and societal changes that not only have implications for the high ...more

Third ICE-ARC General Assembly

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published by katsli

On 19th and 20th October 2016 ICE-ARC partners gathered for the third General Assembly Meeting in a stunning location on the Malangen peninsula near Tromsø in Northern Norway. During the two day meeting ICE-ARC members presented their work through talks and posters from all areas of the project. We were pleased to be joined by ...more

Arctic Office Bulletin - March 2017

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The March Arctic Office bulletin is now available and can be downloaded from Publications and Reports ...more

Xushuai joins the CACHE team

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

Xushuai Zhang has recently been recruited to the CACHE project. Xushuai will be based with our partner CCMAR in Portugal, where he will be working as a technician looking at the regulatory mechanisms of shell formation. 1. Tell us about the research you’ll be doing for CACHE? I am trying to find out the mechanisms underlying the ...more

The Future Ocean - calls for research project proposal

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

Requirements: Proponents must have completed their doctorate before July 2017. The project must be conducted at a host institution in Kiel. Submission Deadline: May 10, 2017 Start of Funding: Between August  15, and November 1, 2017. End of project: No later than October 31, 2019. Full details available here: ...more

Arctic Office Bulletin - February 2017

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The latest Arctic Office Bulletin is now available and can be downloaded from  here.  Topics include latest news from the UK Arctic Research Station, upcoming events at the ASSW and a science highlight from Dr Kate Hendry, PI for ICY-LAB: Isotope Cycling in the Labrador Sea ...more

Local weather impacts melting of one of Antarctica’s fastest-retreating glaciers

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published by Povl Abrahamsen

Local weather plays an important part in the retreat of the ice shelves in West Antarctica, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications. The study led by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) of the Pine Island Glacier (PIG) used a unique five-year record to study how the interactions between the ...more

Arctic Office Bulletin - January 2017

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The January 2017 issue of the NERC Arctic Office Bulletin is now available and can be downloaded ...more