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Arctic Office Newsletter - October 2014

NERC Arctic Office - Published on October 28, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The latest Arctic Office Newsletter is now available and can be downloaded from our Publications and Reports ...more

Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Canada's Arctic Research Potential

NERC Arctic Office - Published on October 28, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) will be merged with the Canadian Polar Commission (CPC) to create one larger, stronger research hub for scientific research in Canada's North – strengthening Canada's position as a world leader in cutting-edge research in the Arctic. CHARS will build on CPC's existing mandate and its efforts to bring together industry, academic, ...more

2015 Polar Marine Science Gordon Research Conference

NERC Arctic Office - Published on October 28, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The 2015 Polar Marine Science Gordon Research Conference (GRC) entitled “Polar Shelves and Shelf Break Exchange in Times of Rapid Climate Warming” will be held in Lucca, Italy from March 15-20, 2015. The GRCs provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their ...more

Introducing CACHE researcher Alexander Ventura!

CACHE ITN - Published on October 28, 2014 by nina

CACHE is pleased to introduce Alexander Ventura. Alexander is another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project and will be researching ‘Assessing adaptation potential and selection of resilient strains.’ Alexander is originally from Italy and will be conducting his PhD in at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.     1. ...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

Scouts in Portugal shown the wonders of science!

CACHE ITN - Published on October 23, 2014 by nina

Recently, CACHE partner Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), in collaboration with University of the Algarve - Portugal, presented a fun scientific education day for local scouts. The children, who were aged seven to ten, were given a tour of the University and CCMAR facilities. The scouts were treated to some fun interactive science-based activities including extracting ...more

Oban tales - the shellfish sampling trip!

CACHE ITN - Published on October 13, 2014 by nina

Tejaswi Yarra is one of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) recently recruited to the CACHE project. Through August and September Teja and her colleagues spent time in Oban, Scotland - a major source of shellfish - to secure samples for project's research. Teja’s explains the ups and downs of her time in Oban - here ...more

Call for Papers: The EU and the Arctic Conference, Dundee, 29-30 May 2015

NERC Arctic Office - Published on October 9, 2014 by Nicola Munro

The School of Law, University of Dundee, UK and the K. G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø, Norway are pleased to announce the call for papers for “The European Union and the Arctic” (2015 EU-Arctic Conference). Please see the website for full details: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/law/events/details/call-for-papers--the-european-union-and-the-arctic-2015-eu-arctic-conference.php Background: The EU is inextricably linked to the Arctic ...more

Introducing CACHE researcher, Tejaswi Yarra

CACHE ITN - Published on October 7, 2014 by nina

  CACHE is pleased to introduce Tejaswi Yarra, another of the ten Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who has been recruited to the CACHE project. Teja will be researching ‘transcriptional profiling of shell calcification’. Teja is originally from Canada and she will be conducting her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the British Antarctic ...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