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More tales from the CACHE researchers: Kirsikka

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

Kirsikka gives an update on her research:   Please tell us how your research is going: what sort of things have you discovered to date? "My focus in the CACHE project is to look at in vitro ion transport in the outer mantle epithelium (OME) of the CACHE bivalve species. Outer mantle epithelium is the final cell layer ...more

Molecular Biology Posts available

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

The working group Biodiversity and Biological Processes of polar Seas at the ICBM (Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Oldenburg, offers two positions: 3-year Scientist-position in Molecular biology (TVL-E13, 100%) (#1) 3-years PhD-position (TVL-E13/50%) in Molecular biology (#2) Within the project PEKRIS (The PErformance of KRIll vs. Salps to ...more

SATICE Buoy Deployments

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

Figure: SI06 deployment site, near the conjunction of the Beaffourt gyre with the Transpolar Current, August 2015. ICE-ARC partner CSIC are deploying a series of SATICE buoys. SATICE, is the first high-rate, high-precision positioning experiment on sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. It consists of an array of five polar GPS buoys operating simultaneously. Each ...more

Request for views on the service provided by NERC’s Data Centres by 10th June 2016

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The Natural Environment Research Council  (NERC) is currently evaluating its data centres and seeks the views from the user community through an online questionnaire. The questionnaire should only take a few minutes and can be found here: - deadline is 10th June 2016. A list of the data centres can be found below. Your views are an important part ...more

White House Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The United States will be hosting an Arctic Science Ministers meeting on 28 September 2016 in Washington DC. Given the UK’s strong track record in Arctic research we hope that the UK will be invited to attend. The Arctic Office has submitted an initial response to the call for evidence, in consultation with others. This ...more

More tales from the CACHE researchers: Alex

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

Being about half way through the CACHE project, we asked our researchers to tell us how they are getting on: #1 - Alex Ventura. Please tell us how your research is going: what sort of things have you discovered to date? "I am really satisfied with my work so far and despite the constant challenges I feel ...more

Talking shells in Kiel

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

CACHE researcher, James Morris, who is looking at the potential applications of shell waste, reports from his recent visit to the company Coastal Research and Management (CRM) in Kiel, Germany: "My first visit to Kiel and Northern Germany: sunshine and blue water. I was tirelessly informed that the three days I experienced were as atypical as ...more

Report from Workshop on West Antarctica

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

The Royal Society hosted a workshop on "West Antarctica and future sea-level rise" on 3-4 March 2016. This was co-sponsored by iSTAR, the Natural Environment Research Council, the Environmental Physics Group of the Institute of Physics, the UK National Committee on Antarctic Research, and the Royal Society Global Environment Research Committee. The final report of the ...more

Clarence and Clemmie: Our time in the sun!

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

The intrepid CACHE mascots, Clarence and Clemmie, report on their time spent in Portugal: “Talk about contrast! After our visit to Antarctica, we got to spend some time with Rita Pereira at the Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), at the University of Algarve, Portugal! Sunshine! Rita is responsible for managing the recruitment and career development administration ...more

Thawing permafrost and freshwater drive Arctic Ocean acidification

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

Members of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf scientific research expedition drill into sub-sea permafrost under fast ice. Photo by Igor Semiletov. Acidification off the coast of Northern Siberia in the Arctic Ocean is caused by increased thawing permafrost and freshwater discharge. Importantly, acidity levels of the region are much higher than previously predicted, according to ...more