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Meet CACHE researcher, Jaison Rathina Raj

CACHE ITN - Published on September 18, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to introduce Jaison Rathina Raj, another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project. Jaison will be researching ‘shell proteomics’. Jaison is originally from India and will be conducting his PhD at the Museum National D’Histoire Naturel (MNHN) in France.       1. Tell us about the research you’ll ...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

Economic modellers meet in Rotterdam

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

The first meeting of the Work Package 4 (WP4), covering both climate and economic modelling in the Arctic, was held at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) on the 9th September 2014. Over 15 participants joined for the day meeting, and all the WP4 partners were represented. The three main sessions covered: the PAGE model and its ...more

ICE-ARC General Assembly - Barcelona 2014

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 23 July 2014 by katsli

REGISTER NOW The first ICE-ARC General Assembly will be held in Barcelona, Spain. Pedro Elosegui (WP1 leader, CSIC) has kindly offered to host the meeting at the Institute of Marine Sciences. Date: 18th-21st November 2014 Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49. E-08003 Barcelona, Spain Registration deadline: 30th September Abstracts: Please submit your abstracts online, this ...more

Place-name of the Month - July/Aug 2014

APC - Published on September 16, 2014 by Kate Bazeley

Robin Subglacial Basin Following the publication of Bedmap2, the project collaborators were encouraged to submit place-name proposals for any new features identified from this new dataset. Robin Subglacial Basin was identified as a deep subglacial feature approximately 220 km by 50 km and nearly 2 km below sea level (see map). It is situated upstream of ...more

Sediment cores taken with Greenland cruise

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 9 September 2014 by Elaina Ford

A sediment coring program was undertaken from the Danish navy vessel I/F Knud Rasmussen August 14th – 20 th 2014. The Danish Navy had generously placed the ship for the use of the ICE-ARC project team. 26 sediment cores were collected during the cruise and more that 150 kilometers of depth profiles recorded. Coring was undertaken ...more

Arctic Frontiers - Climate and Energy: 2nd Call for Papers

NERC Arctic Office - Published on September 8, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The 9th Arctic Frontiers conference will be held in Tromsø, Norway, with the title: Climate and Energy, from Sunday 18 January to Friday 23 January 2015. The Arctic Frontiers conference is a central arena for discussions of Arctic issues. The conference brings together representatives from science, politics, and civil society to share perspectives on how upcoming challenges in ...more

Meet researcher, Trystan Sanders

CACHE ITN - Published on September 2, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to introduce Trystan Sanders, another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project. Trystan will be researching ‘calcification costs related to habitat.’ Trystan is originally from the UK and will be conducting his PhD at the University of Kiel (GEOMAR) in Germany.     1. Tell us about the ...more

Meet researcher, Kirti Ramesh.

CACHE ITN - Published on August 19, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to introduce Kirti Ramesh. Kirti is one of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project. Kirti will be researching ‘Intracellular formation of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) and interactions with intracellular pH homeostasis.’ Kirti is originally from India and will be conducting her PhD at the University ...more

ICE-ARC deploys buoys with help from the USA and South Korea

ICE-ARC - EU FP7 project website - Published on 13 August 2014 by Elaina Ford

In August the South Korean icebreaker Araon sailed into the northern region of the Beaufort/Chukchi Sea region of the Arctic Ocean.  This scientific cruise, a collaborative effort between ONR’s Marginal Ice Zone programme (USA) and the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), aims the further our understanding of the changing Arctic marine environment. At about 77.4N 146.2W ...more