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BLOG: Buoy deployments in the Arctic on board the Korean icebreaker RV Araon

RV Araon Blog ICE-ARC PI Jeremy Wilkinson (British Antarctic Survey) is currently on board a cruise operating by the Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) on the Korean ice breaker RV Araon. During the cruise from Nome, Alaska to the Chukchi Sea a number or autonomous instruments will be deployed, the instruments are designed capture and communicate direct measurements… Read more »

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Life on the front line of climate change

Horizon, the EU Research and Innovation Magazine, features an article about the ICE-ARC project. The article describes the work that ICE-ARC researchers are carrying out with local communities in north west Greenland to examine the impact of sea ice changes on the lives of people living in the Arctic. Read the full article here .

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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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Field work blog from NW Greenland day 6

EMsled blog no. 4 ICE-ARC PI Jeremy Wilkinson and Francois Guerraz from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are working with colleagues from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and local Inuit in North West Greenland. They’re developing an instrument that will eventually be given to hunters to put on their… Read more »

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Field work blog from NW Greenland day 4

EMsled blog no. 3 ICE-ARC PI Jeremy Wilkinson and Francois Guerraz from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are working with colleagues from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and local Inuit in North West Greenland. They’re developing an instrument that will eventually be given to hunters to put on their… Read more »

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Field work blog from NW Greenland day 1

EMsled blog no. 2 ICE-ARC PI Jeremy Wilkinson and Francois Guerraz from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are working with colleagues from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and local Inuit in North West Greenland. They’re developing an instrument that will eventually be given to hunters to put on their… Read more »

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Field work blog from NW Greenland

EMsled blog no. 1 ICE-ARC PI Jeremy Wilkinson and Francois Guerraz from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are working with colleagues from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) and the Greenland Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and local Inuit in North West Greenland. They’re developing an instrument that will eventually be given to hunters to put on their… 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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