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CACHE co-ordinator in exile!

CACHE ITN - Published on February 26, 2015 by nina

CACHE Project Co-ordinator, Dr Melody Clark’s tales from Antarctica Greetings from the icy wastes! Whilst it’s always comforting to know that your project co-ordinator is always available come rain or shine (which is true, as she foolishly supplied all the network members with her mobile number - duh!), sometimes you just have to learn to cope ...more

Co-ordinator in exile!

CACHE ITN - Published on February 26, 2015 by nina

CACHE Project Co-ordinator Dr Melody Clark’s tales from Antarctica Greetings from the icy wastes! Whilst it’s always comforting to know that your project co-ordinator is always available come rain or shine (which is true, as she foolishly supplied all the network members with her mobile number - duh!), sometimes you just have to learn to cope ...more

Brochure available to download

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 20 February 2015 by Elaina Ford

The ICE-ARC brochure is now complete. This is availble for download: ICE-ARC brochure pages format - for printing on standard printers. The brochure is designed as a three-fold A4 brochure, if you would like it in this format, electronically or a printed hard copy, please contact Katie ...more

Place-name of the Month - Jan/Feb 2015

APC - Published on February 20, 2015 by Kate Bazeley

Bye(rs Peninsula) As this is my final place-name of the month article, I thought I would mark the occasion by choosing a farewell place-name... Byers Peninsula (62° 37' 59" S, 61° 3' 58" W) is located at the west end of Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, and was first visited by nineteenth-century sealers. It was photographed from ...more

Side events at IGS Cambridge

IGS 2015 - Published on February 19, 2015 by Elaina Ford

If you would like to run a side meeting at IGS Cambridge, we have rooms available. If you are interested in hosting a side meeting, please contact the Local Organising Committee with the following information: name of meeting duration of meeting likely and maximum number of ...more

UK Arctic Science Conference - 16th to 18th September 2015

NERC Arctic Office - Published on February 10, 2015 by Nicola Munro

  The next UK Arctic Science Conference will take place from the 16th to 18th September 2015, and will be hosted by the University of Sheffield.   Presentations welcomed on the following topics: Terrestrial Biogeochemistry Terrestrial Ecology Arctic Oceanography Ice-Ocean Interaction Landscape Processes and Dynamics Arctic Climate Terrestrial Cryosphere: Snow and ice – past and present Arctic Change – implications for society and culture Key dates: Monday 30th ...more

11th International Conference on Permafrost - Potsdam, Germany, 20 to 24th June 2016

NERC Arctic Office - Published on February 11, 2015 by Nicola Munro

The Alfred Wegener Institute has teamed up with UP Transfer GmbH and the University of Potsdam to organize a conference for permafrost researchers. The conference aims at covering all relevant aspects of permafrost research, engineering and outreach on a global and regional level. The conference website, containing all relevant information, is now online: www.icop2016.org and will ...more

Early career support - applications open

IGS 2015 - Published on February 4, 2015 by Elaina Ford

The process for applications for support for early career scientists are available at here. Please send in your application by the 31st March ...more

A note on costs

IGS 2015 - Published on February 4, 2015 by Elaina Ford

It has been noted that IGS meetings, and this one in particular, are expensive. Actually, they're cheaper than for instance EGU. The reason the registration costs appear high is that you're getting a lot more for you money. For EGU, you're just paying for the rooms and facilities, and things like programme materials. For IGS you get ...more

A major source of uncertainties in sea ice models revealed

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 4 February 2015 by katsli

Sea ice models compute the thickness of sea ice and the area covered with it based on physical equations, which describe the relevant natural processes. Some processes, however, cannot be fully resolved and involve the use of so-called parameterizations, which allow simulating effects of processes on scales smaller than the model grid. As an example ...more