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Kirti, CACHE and the ecophysiology colloquium!

CACHE ITN - Published on May 28, 2015 by nina

CACHE researcher, Kirti Ramesh, reports from her recent attendance at the Alfred Wegner Institute: "Recently, I got the chance to attend a colloquium on ecophysiology at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany. The day comprised of six talks by invited speakers including three CACHE principal investigators (PIs). The session was opened by a short talk by ...more

FixO3 - 2nd call for free access to European ocean observatories

NERC Arctic Office - Published on May 28, 2015 by Nicola Munro

Research organizations and marine technology companies are invited to access 15 ocean observatories to conduct scientific studies or to test technology prototypes with full financial and logistics support. The submission process is now open until the 20th of July 2015. All material and guidelines for submission are now available on http://www.fixo3.eu/tna/ This opportunity comes from the ...more

UK Arctic Science Conference 2015: Call for abstracts now open

NERC Arctic Office - Published on May 27, 2015 by Nicola Munro

UK Arctic Science Conference 2015: Call for abstracts Reminder:  The 2015 UK Arctic Science Conference will be hosted by the University of Sheffield and take place from lunchtime on the 16th September to lunchtime on the 18th of September.  Registration and abstract submission is now open! Deadline for abstracts: Friday 17th July Deadline for Registration: Friday 28th August Please ...more

CACHE researcher, Alex, presents at the CeMEB assembly

CACHE ITN - Published on May 18, 2015 by nina

Two weeks ago I participated in the 13th Assembly for CeMEB the Linnaeus Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology -http://cemeb.science.gu.se/ - held at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences on the island of Tjärnö (Sweden). The Centre was established in July 2008, is hosted by the University of Gothenburg and brings together 10 research groups studying the ...more

Clarence and Clemmie do science!

CACHE ITN - Published on May 7, 2015 by nina

CACHE mascots, Clarence and Clemmie, continue their blog from Antarctica - Part III: "Now we have settled into base life, we are starting our new career in science. But obviously they are not just going to let us media celebrities loose in a lab or the aquarium without proper training and supervision, so here we are getting ...more

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for promising young researchers

CACHE ITN - Published on May 7, 2015 by nina

The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is offering promising young researchers from all over the world attractive career prospects in Germany. Junior research talents of all disciplines from abroad are given the opportunity to establish working groups of their own at German research institutions. The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award recognises outstanding talent and creative ...more

Joint JPI Climate and Belmont Forum action on climate services, climate predictability and inter-regional linkages

NERC Arctic Office - Published on May 6, 2015 by Nicola Munro

NERC is calling for proposals as part of the JPI Climate and Belmont Forum collaborative research action on climate services, climate predictability and inter-regional linkages. Deadline for pre-proposals is 1st June 2015. NERC is making an investment of £1·5m, which will focus on improving our understanding of linkages (teleconnections) between the climate in the polar regions ...more

Call for applications: A skills framework for delivering safe and effective fieldwork in the polar regions

NERC Arctic Office - Published on May 6, 2015 by Nicola Munro

The British Antarctic Survey will be running a NERC funded Advanced Training Short Course for "A skills framework for delivering safe and effective fieldwork in the polar regions" this summer. 16 fully funded places are available for UK registered PhD students and early career researchers, with training taking place in both Cambridge and the Arctic. Course ...more

Understanding the costs of shell growth

CACHE ITN - Published on April 27, 2015 by nina

CACHE researcher, Trystan Sanders, reports on his course from the south of France: "This week I have been at Aix-Marseille University in the south of France on a training course in biological modelling. We have been learning how to use the concepts of a theory called the Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) Theory to try and model shell ...more

Buoy deployments on Arctic sea ice

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 9 April 2015 by katsli

It is not common to encounter research vessels cruising through the Arctic ice pack in mid-winter. Thick and consolidated ice, polar night, and extreme weather conditions do not allow researchers to widely study the Arctic system in the winter months. This year, a great opportunity came up with R/V Lance being frozen into the Arctic ...more