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Career opportunities available at NIOZ - deadline 15 August

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

  The Royal NIOZ is the Dutch national institute for fundamental and applied marine sciences. The following posts are ...more

SLTB meeting Cambridge 19-20 Sept 2017

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

The Society for Low Temperature Biology meeting is being held from 19-20 September 2017 at Aurora Cambridge, British Antarctic Survey. SLTB_2017_first circular SLTB-2017_Abstract_ Template Registration Form SLTB Cambridge Audrey Smith application ...more

Forthcoming aquaculture events

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – July 25-27 Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2017 is the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture, see the newest technology in the trade show with exhibits from around the world and enjoy the many tourist sights in Malaysia. APA 2017 will have a large exhibition featuring international companies ...more

Press release: New study reveals the hidden costs of large-scale commercial shipping in the Arctic

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

New research from Lancaster University Management School and economic research consultancy firm Ecorys finds increased commercial shipping in Arctic waters triggered by climate change risks trillions of dollars in environmental costs over the next two centuries – with Africa and South Asia bearing the brunt. Climate change has contributed to a rapid retreat of Arctic sea ...more

CACHE-ITN to co-chair a session at the SEB Annual Meeting

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

CACHE-ITN are co-chairing a session at the SEB Annual Meeting in Gothenburg on Thursday 6 July A4: Challenges in the Anthropocene: acid-base/ion regulation and calcification in aquatic invertebrates One of the biggest scientific challenges of the 21st Century is to understand and predict the impact of climate change on marine and freshwater (FW) life (e.g. ocean and FW ...more

Arctic Office Bulletin - June 2017

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The latest Arctic Office Bulletin is now available and can be downloaded from  here.  Included in this month's bulletin is information about an upcoming workshop on the 17th July that will provide the opportunity to learn more about the MOSAiC programme, as well as a reminder and further information about the UK Arctic Science Conference ...more

MOSAiC Workshop - Monday 17th July 2017

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The NERC Arctic Office is hosting a full day workshop on MOSAiC, the International Arctic Drift Expedition, on Monday 17th July at the Aurora Innovation Centre in Cambridge. MOSAiC is a year-round international expedition into the central Arctic Ocean to explore the Arctic climate system. It has been designed by a consortium under the umbrella of ...more

AUV deployment south of Svalbard

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

Peter Wadhams (CPC) and his team have successfully completed their field trip to deploy an AUV, to measure ice thickness, south of Svalbard.  With agreement from Aleksey Marchenko (UNIS), the team were able to utilise the MV Polarsyssel in order to carry out the fieldwork. The Stand-alone USBL Positioning Buoy, developed by Bo Krogh (UNIS), consists ...more

Place-name of the Month - Jan/Feb 2017

APC - Published by Elena Field

Alexander Island Russian Revolution Centenary 2017 is the centenary of the Russian Revolutions; the first of which took place in March 1917.  The “February Revolution” actually began on March 8th and culminated in the abdication of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II on March 15th, ending over 300 years’ rule by the Romanov dynasty. Key figures ...more

Place-name of the Month - March/April 2017

APC - Published by Elena Field

Wright Peninsula, Adelaide Island Rothera Day May 3rd was Rothera Day, where Rothera’s role as the logistics hub in Antarctica and the exciting plans for future development were celebrated here at BAS.  Rothera Research Station is located on Rothera Point (67° 34′ 10″ S, 68° 07′ 37″ W), Adelaide Island, named after John Rothera, FIDS surveyor ...more