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Blue glacier ice from calving.
Arctic melt releasing ancient methane
posted on 21 May 2012
(External) Arctic melt releasing ancient methane (Source: BBC News)
Data sheds light on speed of Greenland's glaciers
posted on 08 May 2012
(External) Data sheds light on speed of Greenland's glaciers ( Source: BBC News)
Scientists identify new ocean current
posted on 30 Apr 2012
(External) Scientists identify a new ocean current, located off the coast of Iceland. (Source: Sea Currents)
Cryosat mission's new views of polar ice
posted on 24 Apr 2012
(External) Cryosat mission's new views of polar ice (Source: BBC News)
IPY 2012 Conference: From Knowledge to Action
posted on 23 Apr 2012
(External) "IPY 2012 – From Knowledge to Action” is a major international conference being held in Montreal from the 22nd to 27th of April 2012. This conference aims to bring together over 3000 individuals including Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy and decision-makers as well as representatives from academia, education, industry, non-government and circumpolar communities including indigenous peoples. The focus of the conference will be on the Polar Regions, climate change and related environmental issues, including social and economic impacts.
UK submarine data de-classified to aid climate science
posted on 24 Feb 2012
(External) UK submarine data de-classified to aid climate science ( Source: BBC News )
Arctic Ocean freshwater bulge detected
posted on 23 Jan 2012
(External) Arctic freshwater dome detected (Source: BBC News)
Arctic Oil Exploration: Shell awaits new giant icebreaker
posted on 20 Jan 2012
(External) Arctic Oil Exploration: Shell awaits new giant icebreaker (Source: Maritime Propulsion)
Invitation to contribute to the new iLEAPS ACP & BG Joint Issue
posted on 21 Nov 2011
'iLEAPS (integrative Land-Ecosystem – Atmosphere Processes Study) is the land-atmosphere core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). The scientific goal of iLEAPS is to provide understanding how interacting physical, chemical and biological processes transport and transform energy and matter through the land-atmosphere interface.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP) and Biogeosciences (BG) have opened a Joint Special Issue on iLEAPS-related science. You are very welcome to contribute by sending manuscripts to this Joint Issue via either ACP or BG.'
Joint issue website at ACP: (External) http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/special_issue151.html
Joint issue website at BG: (External) http://www.biogeosciences-discuss.net/special_issue18_151.html
For further information, please contact the (External) iLEAPS International Project Office : firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERACT Transnational Access: Call for proposals open for Summer Season 2012 &Winter Season 2012/13
posted on 18 Nov 2011
The INTERACT project under EU FP7 has a Transnational Access programme that offers access to 20 research stations in Northernmost Europe and Russian Federation including:
* Free access for user groups/users to research facilities and field sites, including support for travel and logistic costs
* Free access to information and data in the public domain held at the infrastructures
The call for Transnational Access (TA) proposals is open until 15th December 2011 at 16:00 (UTC +2) on the INTERACT website (External) http://www.eu-interact.org/
For further information and eligibility, please see the (External) INTERACT website or contact WP4 coordinator Hannele Savela or WP4 leader Kirsti Latola
RACER: Rapid Assessment of Circum-Arctic Ecosystem Resilience
posted on 09 Nov 2011
(External) RACER: Rapid Assessment of Circum-Arctic Ecosystem Resilience - a tool developed by WWF's Global Arctic Programme for 'identifying and mapping land and sea features that support ecosystem functioning in a climate-changed Arctic' which was launched today during a meeting of the Arctic Council in Lulea, Sweden. Source: WWF
Co-ordinated Scientific Drilling in the Beaufort Sea Workshop
posted on 08 Nov 2011
A workshop on 'Co-ordinated Scientific Drilling in the Beaufort Sea' will take place in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada on the 12th - 15th of February 2012. The deadline for applications is the 16th of December. Application forms and further information is available at (External) http://www.iodpcanada.ca/outreach/beaufort
A downloadable file of the (External) Workshop announcement is also available from the website.
The workshop is funded by IODP-MI, IODP-Canada and ICDP-Canada.
Arctic Field Grant for 2012 - Call for Proposals
posted on 21 Oct 2011
The Svalbard Science Forum (in cooperation with the Norwegian Polar Institute) Arctic Field Grant for 2012 is now open for applications. The deadline is November 20 th 2011 at 16.00 and for the first time , the grant is also open to applicants from non-Norwegian institutions (in cooperation with a Norwegian institution). The Arctic Field Grant is a great opportunity for students and researchers alike who aim to do fieldwork in Svalbard. Further details, including how to apply can be found at:
Knockin' on Arctic's door
posted on 08 Sep 2011
(External) Knockin' on Arctic's door ( Source: BarentsObserver.com)
The break-up of the Petermann Glacier
posted on 06 Sep 2011
Dr Alun Hubbard, Aberystwyth University, talks about the extent of the (External) break-up of the Petermann Glacier in the last two years. (Source: BBC News)
Arctic routes open as ice melts
posted on 26 Aug 2011
Two major Arctic shipping routes have opened as summer sea ice melts
Source: BBC News
Arctic Air Crash claims PCSP Director
posted on 22 Aug 2011
A chartered First Air 737 aircraft crashed in foggy conditions on approach to Resolute Airport (Canadian Arctic) on Saturday 20th August and only 3 of the 15 passengers and crew survived. Amongst the lives claimed was that of Dr Marty Bergmann, Director of the Polar Continental Shelf Project (PCSP) which supports research across the Canadian Arctic. This is a major loss for Arctic science as Marty was a remarkable individual who tirelessly promoted the Arctic Region and a key facilitator in the recent increasing internationalisation of Arctic science and logistics post-IPY. His vast experience, enthusiasm, approachability and leadership were recognised throughout the polar community. He had been working closely with the federal government as it undertakes the significant upgrading of its aging Arctic infrastructure and develops plans for a new international High Arctic research station. With the opening of new facilities PCSP is becoming a major player in facilitating what should be a new era of Canadian research in the Arctic and Marty has played a very important role in this.
He was one of the strongest advocates of UK-Canada polar cooperation and had been working closely with the NERC Arctic Office to facilitate a greater UK presence in the Arctic. At last years Arctic Research Programme workshop at Warwick, Marty was one of three international speakers encouraging UK researchers to work in the Canadian Arctic. He was a great personal friend to many of the UK community, a genuinely engaging and considerate personality and his loss will be felt keenly by all.
Link: (External) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2011/08/21/mb-north-resolute-bergmann-crash.html
Climate Scenarios and Climate Simulation Workshop, Bremen, Germany
posted on 22 Aug 2011
A workshop and discussion on "Climate Scenarios and Climate Simulation" will take place on 5th and 6th of September in Bremen, Germany.
The aim of the workshop is to deliver to non-climate modelling experts a working knowledge of climate science issues that are important for their research, and how the impacts of climate change influence different sectors and activities. This is a perfect opportunity to hear from and interact with leaders in this field.
For a copy of the agenda or to register for this two-day workshop please contact Lilian Schubert (Lilian.Schubert 'at' awi.de) or the workshop organiser Ruediger Gerdes (Ruediger.Gerdes 'at' awi.de) by August 25 . A small fee of 40 euros will be charged to cover costs of the workshop.
Tenth International Conference on Permafrost: Second Circular
posted on 19 Aug 2011
The International Permafrost Association has released the (External) second circular for the Tenth International Conference on Permafrost (TICOP). TICOP will be held in Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Russia on June 25th - 29th, 2012. Further information on the Conference can be found at (External) http://www.ticop2012.org
Announcement of Opportunity: Arctic Research Programme Second Funding Round
posted on 29 Jul 2011
Announcement of Opportunity: Arctic Research Programme Second Funding Round - Call for Outline Proposals
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