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Another report from the field

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on November 26, 2014 by Paul Seagrove

A Pisten Bully takes the strain Emma Smith, a geophysical glaciologist, has filed this update from Pine Island Glacier: After nearly two weeks at the first field site (iSTAR 20) all twelve of the team were finally present, the first of the ice cores was drilled and it was time to set off on our first ...more

Stamp of approval for iSTAR

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on November 25, 2014 by Paul Seagrove

The iSTAR programme, which is looking at the stability of Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica, is featured in a new set of British Antarctic Territory postage stamps. Four stamps have been printed showing different aspects of the programme’s first science season. They will be on sale at British research stations in Antarctica and the Falkland ...more

The CACHE project’s first BIG meeting!

CACHE ITN - Published on November 24, 2014 by nina

Kirti Ramesh, CACHE-ITN Early Stage Researcher (ESR), shares her experience of the project’s recent inaugural meeting in Olhão, Portugal. My week in Olhão.…… With a renewed inspiration for communicating what I do, I am happy to share some of the highlights of the first Annual CACHE meeting and masterclass. Despite the quick pace of the week, I ...more

View from the ice

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on November 19, 2014 by Paul Seagrove

Sebastian Rosier, a glaciologist on the iSTAR team, describes his first few days on Pine Island Glacier: "It seems like no time at all since I was sitting nervously in my supervisor’s office, wondering what I’d done that was so terrible that he’d asked me to close the door behind me, only for him to offer ...more

iSTAR new season under way

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on November 11, 2014 by Paul Seagrove

Loading up the Twin Otter with equipment A team of twelve scientists and support staff has arrived on Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica in the second stage of an ambitious research project to investigate why the glacier is retreating faster than any other in the world. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the iSTAR ...more

Place-name of the Month - Sept/Oct 2014

APC - Published on November 7, 2014 by Kate Bazeley

Dingle Day Nunataks Dingle (64° 31' 37" S, 57° 25' 8" W) and Day (64° 29' 53" S, 57° 20' 31" W) nunataks are two areas of exposed rock on the south-west side of Snow Hill Island, which is located to the east of James Ross Island (see map). They were named following a BAS field ...more

Introducing Kati Michalek

CACHE ITN - Published on November 7, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to introduce Kati Michalek. Kati is another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project and will be researching ‘Levels of calcification and selection in naturally varying pH habitats in farmed vs wild species.’ Kati is originally from Germany and will be conducting her PhD ...more

Meet researcher Kirsikka Sillanpaa

CACHE ITN - Published on November 6, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to introduce Kirsikka Sillanpaa. Kirsikka is another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project and will be researching ‘Ion transport in the outer mantle epithelium of bivalves. Mechanistical studies using in vitro Ussing chamber techniques.’ Kirsikka is originally from Finland and will be conducting ...more

Symposium sponsors

IGS 2015 - Published on November 5, 2014 by Elaina Ford

We are pleased to announce a few sponsors of the IGS symposium: Financial support and personnel: Personnel ...more

Website under construction

IGS 2015 - Published on November 5, 2014 by Elaina Ford

We've just started populating the website. If there's anything specific you need to know, please use the contact page, or come back here in a couple of ...more