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Clarence and Clemmie go fossil hunting

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

The intrepid clams continue on their travels and journeys of discovery: Well fellow shell lovers, something slightly different for a change! So far we’ve been looking at live shells or shellfish, with the odd trip to the sea side for an ice cream or two. But this time we’ve been on a trip looking for fossilised ...more

Arctic Office Bulletin - November 2016

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The November 2016 issue of the NERC Arctic Office Bulletin is now available and can be downloaded here: ...more

Workshop: The Future of Polar Governance: Knowledge, Laws, Regimes, and Resources

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The British Antarctic Survey, working with the University of Leeds and Royal Holloway, University of London, will be hosting a workshop on the future of polar governance.  This will be held at The British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge on Monday 27th March 2017.  Further details, including on how to participate in this workshop can be ...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

UK and Canada Arctic Partnership: 2017 Bursaries Programme

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The NERC Arctic Office is working closely with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the British High Commission in Ottawa and Canadian partners to strengthen UK-Canada Arctic research collaborations. We’re pleased to say that one of the first outcomes of this work is a new bursaries programme for UK researchers to engage in ...more

INTERACT Transnational Access call now open

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The new INTERACT Transnational Access (TA) call is now open! This is for TA visits taking place between March 2017 and April 2018. The call is for TA to all 43 research stations offering Transnational Access in INTERACT, including both physical and remote access.The stations offering TA are located across the Arctic and northern alpine and ...more

Searching for moorings

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published by Paul Seagrove

Oceanographer Povl Abrahamsen continues his trip to the Amundsen Sea: When we travel down to the Amundsen Sea by ship, it is almost always at the height of summer, when there is least sea ice. We make our measurements, but that only gives us a snapshot of what goes on. In this area, we know that ...more

Return to Amundsen Sea

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published by Paul Seagrove

Oceanographer, Povl Abrahamsen, has returned to the Amundsen Sea in west Antarctica on the Korean research ship, Araon. One of his tasks is to assist with the deployment of ten autonomous phase-sensitive radio echo sounders (ApRES) on ice shelves in the region. These downward-looking radars are dug into the snow at the surface, and measure ...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

ICE-ARC Programme Assistant Job Advert

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

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is currently looking for a Programme Assistant to manage the day-to-day running of the for ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate, Economics – Arctic Research on Change) Programme. To be successful in this role, you must have previous secretarial/administrative experience, good attention to detail and excellent organisational skills to support publications and paperwork. Good ...more