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Place-names in the news

APC - Published on July 25, 2014 by Kate Bazeley

A couple of years ago, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, at the request of the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (ACAN), changed the rules regarding how geographic features in Antarctica should be named by the U.S. government. These changes have recently been reviewed by Peter Rejcek in an article written in the online news ...more

Ten Early Stage Researchers recruited to CACHE

CACHE ITN - Published on June 20, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to announce that the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) it had sought to employ, have now been recruited. The ESRs will be registered for PhDs and work both as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as independently.   These positions are part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network entitled CACHE: Calcium in ...more

CACHE scientist to feature in the journal Nature

CACHE ITN - Published on July 24, 2014 by nina

Dr Joe Hoffman, from Bielefeld University and a scientist working on the CACHE-ITN project, is co-author of a paper published in Nature this week in which he looks at the genetic analysis of Antarctic fur seals, alongside decades of in-depth monitoring, to provide unique insights into the effect of climate change on a population of ...more

ICE-ARC General Assembly - Barcelona 2014

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 23 July 2014 by katsli

(Registration opening soon) The first ICE-ARC General Assembly will be held in Barcelona, Spain. Pedro Elosegui (WP1 leader, CSIC) has kindly offered to host the meeting at the Institute of Marine Sciences. Date: 18th-21st November 2014 Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49. E-08003 Barcelona, Spain Registration deadline: 30th September Abstracts: Please submit your abstracts ...more

Committee on the Arctic publishes call for evidence

NERC Arctic Office - Published on July 23, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The House of Lords Committee on the Arctic has today published its call for evidence and is inviting all interested parties to submit written evidence to the Committee by 29 September. Please see the website for further information Call for evidence (PDF) Submit written evidence The Committee, which has been appointed to look at recent and expected changes ...more

Ice2sea briefings to policy makers

ice2sea - Published on January 16, 2014 by Felix Fennell

Ice2sea has organised a series of briefings to policy makers in various European cities, as below:   Location Venue  Host  Date Speakers Brussels, Belgium European Parliament Chris Davies, MEP 27/5/12 David Vaughan, NERC-BAS Hartmut Hellmer, AWI Frank Pattyn, ULB The Hague, The Netherlands  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Patrick Brandt, Head of Polar Affairs  6/11/12 David Vaughan, NERC-BAS Michiel van den Broeke, UU  Copenhagen, Demark  Ministry of Energy and Climate  Carsten Eskebjerg, Ministerial Advisor 19/2/13 David Vaughan, NERC-BAS Andreas ...more

Ice2sea project closes

ice2sea - Published on July 16, 2014 by Elaina Ford

  The ice2sea project has now finished. The synthesis report "From Ice to High Seas" is an overview of the key findings of the project, aimed at a general audience. The ice2sea Final_Report to the EU summarises the key findings of the project, and dissemination statistics, etc. 181 papers have been submitted to the peer review process (papers are still ...more

Practical use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences

NERC Arctic Office - Published on July 22, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The University of Birmingham in association with the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) are leading a second iteration of the NERC funded training initiative: "Practical use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences", in Oban 18th-22nd Aug 2014. This 5-day course will detail the knowledge and hands-on practical skills required to ...more

AGU: Multiple Session Announcements and Calls for Abstracts

NERC Arctic Office - Published on July 22, 2014 by Nicola Munro

Multiple Session Announcements and Calls for Abstracts American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 15-19 December 2014 San Francisco, California Abstract submission deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Wednesday, 6 August 2014 To submit an abstract, please go to: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/scientific-program/ To download a tutorial on the new abstract submission process, click on the "tutorial" link found at: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/scientific-program/ For further information, please go to: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/ -------------------- The ...more

2nd ART Science Workshop: Registration and Call for Abstracts now open

NERC Arctic Office - Published on July 22, 2014 by Nicola Munro

Second Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Science Workshop ‘Integrating spatial and temporal scales in the changing Arctic System: towards future research priorities’ 21-24 October 2014 Brest, France Deadline: Abstract submission and registration by 11 August 2014 Registration and Call for Abstracts for the Second Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Science Workshop ‘Integrating spatial and temporal scales in the changing ...more