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Meet researcher, Kirti Ramesh.

CACHE ITN - Published on August 19, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to introduce Kirti Ramesh. Kirti is one of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project. Kirti will be researching ‘Intracellular formation of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) and interactions with intracellular pH homeostasis.’ Kirti is originally from India and will be conducting her PhD at the University ...more

ICE-ARC General Assembly - Barcelona 2014

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

REGISTER NOW 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 online, this ...more

ICE-ARC deploys buoys with help from the USA and South Korea

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 13 August 2014 by Elaina Ford

In August the South Korean icebreaker Araon sailed into the northern region of the Beaufort/Chukchi Sea region of the Arctic Ocean.  This scientific cruise, a collaborative effort between ONR’s Marginal Ice Zone programme (USA) and the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), aims the further our understanding of the changing Arctic marine environment. At about 77.4N 146.2W ...more

International symposium on contemporary ice-sheet dynamics

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on August 8, 2014 by Povl Abrahamsen

The International Glaciological Society has announced the "International Symposium on Contemporary Ice-Sheet Dynamics: ocean interaction, meltwater and non-linear effects", due to be held on 17–22 August 2015, in Cambridge. While not an official iSTAR event, there is likely to be a significant amount of iSTAR participation, both scientifically and in the meeting organization. For more details, ...more

Mysterious Siberian crater attributed to methane

NERC Arctic Office - Published on August 1, 2014 by Nicola Munro

An article has been published in Nature on a 30-metres wide crater that was spotted by a helicopter pilot flying over an area in the Yamal peninsula. The Russian team who have been carrying out initial research on this discuss what may have caused this crater to form. The arcticle has been written by Katia ...more

SYNTHESIS 3 - Access call 2 is now open

NERC Arctic Office - Published on August 1, 2014 by Nicola Munro

SYNTHESYS is back - funding available for short research visits. New Call Deadline: 16th October, 2014 (17:00 UK time). The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the second call for applications of the SYNTHESYS3 project under the current European Commission's FPVII European-funded Integrating Activities funding scheme. SYNTHESYS Access funding is available to provide scientists (Users) based in European ...more

Ny-Alesund Newsletter - June 2014

NERC Arctic Office - Published on July 28, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The latest 'Ny-Alesund' Newsletter (34th edition) is now available and can be downloaded here. This includes updates on several recent workshops based on Ny-Alesund activities. Also included is an article on  the Environmental Specimen Bank and news from the Svalbard Science Forum. To subscribe to the newsletter, please email and put 'subscribe' in the subject ...more

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