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SATICE Buoy Deployments

ICE-ARC partner CSIC are deploying a series of SATICE buoys. SATICE, is the first high-rate, high-precision positioning experiment on sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. It consists of an array of five polar GPS buoys operating simultaneously. Each buoy collects continuous GPS data while drifting on sea ice. Data from each buoy is streamed over… Read more »

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Thawing permafrost and freshwater drive Arctic Ocean acidification

Acidification off the coast of Northern Siberia in the Arctic Ocean is caused by increased thawing permafrost and freshwater discharge. Importantly, acidity levels of the region are much higher than previously predicted, according to a new study published in journal Nature Geoscience. The study, carried out by researchers Igor Semiletov, Natalia Shakhova and colleagues, was… Read more »

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Post-Doctoral Position on Climate Change Impacts on Northern Ecosystems

FG IV Scientific / Technical Project Officer The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s in-house science service. The Joint Research Centre’s mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while… Read more »

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ICE-ARC Side Event at COP21

ICE-ARC was proud to take part in this year’s historic Paris Climate ChangeConference in December (COP21). Our programme co-hosted an Arctic Side Event with the EU-funded consortium programme EU-PolarNet and the European Polar Board. A small team represented by each of the hosts organised speakers for a 90-minute briefing session in the EU pavilion to… Read more »

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COP21 Side Event: Climate Change in the Arctic

Arctic Change – What this means for you This 90-minute European Commission Briefing Session, hosted by ICE-ARC, EU-PolarNet, and the European Polar Board, focusses on the increased prominence of Arctic issues for European politics, economics and society. The Arctic has been described as a barometer for the health of the global environment; it is a… Read more »

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Summer Buoy Deployments

By Christine Provost, Senior Marine Scientist, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) ICE-ARC scientists participated to two summer campaigns on board icebreakers to deploy autonomous instruments. One cruise was operated by the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) on the Korean icebreaker Araon in July (Nome-Barrow), the second was the Transarc II cruise operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute… Read more »

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Arctic sea ice reaches fourth lowest minimum

On September 11, the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) reported that Arctic sea ice reached its likely minimum extent for 2015. The minimum ice extent was the fourth lowest in the satellite record, and reinforces the long-term downward trend in Arctic ice extent. Sea ice extent will now begin its seasonal increase through… Read more »

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World Economic Forum Arctic change blogs

ICE-ARC members have written a four-part series of blogs for the World Economic Forum website in which they discuss how Arctic summer sea ice affects our global economy, our lifestyles and the Earth’s ecosystem. They also sketch out reasons to be hopeful. Read the series of blogs here: 5 reasons to care about Arctic ice melt… Read more »

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ICE-ARC General Assembly Bologna, Italy 2015

REGISTER NOW The second ICE-ARC General Assembly will be held in Bologna, Italy. ICE-ARC partner CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) has kindly offered to host the meeting at the CNR Congress Centre Date: 20-22nd October 2015 Venue: CNR Congress Centre Registration deadline: 14th September 2015 Abstracts: Please submit your abstracts online, this can be done after registration, until… Read more »

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