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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

More fieldwork in Greenland

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

Steffen Olsen (DMI) has just returned from another successful deployment of instruments in Qannaaq in North-West Greenland.   He's also deployed Martin Doble's (Polar Scientific) Aquascat mooring successfully. This work was in collaboration with local Inuit hunters Rasmus Avike and Lars Jeremiassen, who were engaged in all components of the field programme.   ...more

Leading scientists gather at Davos, with Al Gore and Christiana Figueres, for urgent meeting on Arctic change

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

Growing concern prompts ‘Arctic Basecamp’ at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting calling for responsible and responsive leadership on Arctic change. On Wednesday 18 January, 2017, eminent scientists, government representatives and business leaders will come together to discuss and address the complex challenges Arctic change presents to the world. Their message to the Davos delegation, the world’s most ...more

COP22 Session: Arctic change and its implications for global risk

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

  ICE-ARC and EU PolarNet are holding a joint briefing session in the European Union Pavilion at COP22 in Marrakesh this week, the session will provide up-to-date information on the regional and global impacts and risks associated with Arctic change. Description The Arctic is experiencing dramatic environmental, economic, and societal changes that not only have implications for the high ...more

Third ICE-ARC General Assembly

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

On 19th and 20th October 2016 ICE-ARC partners gathered for the third General Assembly Meeting in a stunning location on the Malangen peninsula near Tromsø in Northern Norway. During the two day meeting ICE-ARC members presented their work through talks and posters from all areas of the project. We were pleased to be joined by ...more

Arctic Office Bulletin - March 2017

NERC Arctic Office - Published by Nicola Munro

The March Arctic Office bulletin is now available and can be downloaded from Publications and Reports ...more

Xushuai joins the CACHE team

CACHE ITN - Published by nina

Xushuai Zhang has recently been recruited to the CACHE project. Xushuai will be based with our partner CCMAR in Portugal, where he will be working as a technician looking at the regulatory mechanisms of shell formation. 1. Tell us about the research you’ll be doing for CACHE? I am trying to find out the mechanisms underlying the ...more