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Life on the North Greenland Ice

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 28 January 2015 by katsli

One distinctive aspect of the research being carried out in Work Package 3 (WP3) is that we work closely with people in northern Greenland as research partners. When we began planning our work in ICE-ARC and embarked on our first fieldwork in 2014, it was essential to anchor the project in the communities that are to benefit ...more

UK Arctic Research Station

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

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) invites applications to access the UK Arctic research station in Ny-Alesund for the 2015 season. The Station is open for project support in March and April and from June to September. Researchers from UK universities, research institutes and other recognised organisations may apply to carry out environmental research relevant to ...more

Amundsen Commemorative Naming in BAT

APC - Published on January 23, 2015 by Kate Bazeley

In 2013 the APC honoured three members of Scott’s Terra Nova expedition with a place name in Antarctica, as part of a joint project with the New Zealand Antarctic Names Committee, to commemorate the Centenary of the expedition (see news article). This project also highlighted that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had never been honoured with ...more

Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 17 September 2014 by Elaina Ford

Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective   Jeremy Wilkinson, ICE-ARC Programme Coordinator, British Antarctic Survey   The retreat of summer Arctic sea ice is unquestionable.  The use of the word unquestionable is deliberate as for over 35 years special satellite-mounted sensors, which can see through cloud and the polar night, have been continuously obtaining daily ‘images’ of the ...more

6th International Workshop on Sea-Ice Modelling and Data Assimilation

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 23 October 2014 by Elaina Ford

The Organizing Committee of the workshop of the International Ice Charting Working Group Data Assimilation Working Group together with the EU FP7 ICE-ARC Project held a workshop on Sea-Ice Modelling and Data Assimilation. This was hosted by Mercator Océan at the Novotel Hotel in Toulouse. 38 peoples from nine countries all over Europe and Canada attended the ...more

Post-Doctoral Position on Modelling Arctic Air Pollution Distributions and Impacts

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 18 December 2014 by Elaina Ford

The LATMOS ( laboratory, located at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in the center of Paris (Jussieu campus), invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher funded by the European Union to start in early 2015. The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of a large European Union FP7 integrated project, ICE-ARC (Ice Climate and Economics – Arctic Research on ...more

Pooling brains and oysters for a joint project!

CACHE ITN - Published on January 21, 2015 by nina

CACHE Early Stage Researchers, Kirti Ramesh and Kirsikka Sillanpaa, join forces in their research......... 'In December 2014, Kirti came over to Germany from Sweden for a joint two-week experiment. The aim of this experiment is to identify which tissues are the most important in shell formation after damage occurs to the shell. We are interested in ...more

Mytilus adaptation to climate change – we need your help!

CACHE ITN - Published on January 8, 2015 by nina

The cultivation of Blue mussels Mytilus edulis is of considerable commercial importance for Scotland. In times of more frequent environmental extremes it is important to understand how this species reacts to changing conditions, including potential impacts on the quality of mussel products. This will be of relevance for both aquaculture research and local mussel farmers ...more

iSTAR struggles on despite storm

iSTAR - NERC Ice Sheet Stability Programme - Published on January 15, 2015 by Paul Seagrove

2015 started with a bang for the iSTAR team as strong winds swept in across Pine Island Glacier. Here Isabel Nias describes how everyone had to batten down the hatches: I always thought that seeing in the New Year on Pine Island Glacier would be one to remember purely due to the location. However, I didn’t ...more

Place-name of the Month - Nov/Dec 2014

APC - Published on January 15, 2015 by Kate Bazeley

Stromness Stromness (54° 09' 34" S, 36° 42' 40" W) is the site of the shore whaling station at the head of Stromness Harbour, Stromness Bay (see map). The name stems from usage by sealers and whalers; strømness means stream point. It was first leased to Sandefjord Whaling Company by the Falkland Islands Government in 1908 ...more