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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

Bioinformatic freestyling in York

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

CACHE researcher, David Vendrami - Blog #1 2016 - recalls his science visit to York: "2016 is (and hopefully is also going to be) a really exciting and interesting year: many things have already happened and many others are expected to take place! I increased my oyster sample collections with specimens from Japan and British Columbia ...more

National aquaculture event

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

CACHE researcher, Kirsikka Sillanpaa gives a short report on her attendance at a recent event:   "Recently, I attended the Swedish Vattenbrukskonferensen, a national conference about aquaculture activities. There were interesting talks both from the academy and private actors, both organizations and entrepreneurs. Lots of focus was also put on the mussel farming in Sweden, and how ...more

Field work blog from NW Greenland day 1

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

EMsled blog no. 2 ICE-ARC PI Jeremy Wilkinson and Francois Guerraz from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are working with colleagues from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and local Inuit in North West Greenland. They're developing an instrument that will eventually be given to hunters to put on their sleds ...more

Field work blog from NW Greenland day 4

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

EMsled blog no. 3 ICE-ARC PI Jeremy Wilkinson and Francois Guerraz from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are working with colleagues from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and local Inuit in North West Greenland. They're developing an instrument that will eventually be given to hunters to put on their sleds ...more

Field work blog from NW Greenland day 6

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

EMsled blog no. 4 ICE-ARC PI Jeremy Wilkinson and Francois Guerraz from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are working with colleagues from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and local Inuit in North West Greenland. They're developing an instrument that will eventually be given to hunters to put on their sleds ...more

'Cutting-edge' science in Cambridge

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

CACHE researcher, Kati Michalek, give a scientific account of some of her research: "Recently, I made my way from Oban in Scotland to Cambridge, catching up with my friend and CACHE fellow Luca Telesca for an exciting shellfish calcification experiment. Calcification rates of bivalves have been studied rigorously in the last decades, whilst almost exclusively being ...more

Field work blog from NW Greenland

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

EMsled blog no. 1 ICE-ARC PI Jeremy Wilkinson and Francois Guerraz from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are working with colleagues from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and local Inuit in North West Greenland. They're developing an instrument that will eventually be given to hunters to put on their sleds ...more

Arctic Office briefing from the ASSW and AOS 2016 meetings

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

Following on from the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) meetings in Fairbanks, Alaska, 12-18 March 2016, the NERC Arctic Office have produced a summary of events and meetings attended. This is now available in the 'Resources' section, under 'Publications and reports' here: http://www.arctic.ac.uk/resources/publications-and-reports/ For further information, please contact the NERC Arctic Office: arctic@bas.ac.uk ...more

Computing and Informatics Technician: SAMS

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

Computing and Informatics Technician Salary: £28,143 to £30,738 per annum Fixed Term Appointment – 2 years SAMS is seeking an enthusiastic person with skills in scientific computing and data management. Duties will be to support a broad range of scientific projects in all areas of marine science covering high performance computing, databases, bioinformatics and application development. Linux Administration, ...more