Press release: New study reveals the hidden costs of large-scale commercial shipping in the Arctic

New research from Lancaster University Management School and economic research consultancy firm Ecorys finds increased commercial shipping in Arctic waters triggered by climate change risks trillions of dollars in environmental costs over the next two centuries – with Africa and South Asia bearing the brunt. Climate change has contributed to a rapid retreat of Arctic… Read more »

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AUV deployment south of Svalbard

Peter Wadhams (CPC) and his team have successfully completed their field trip to deploy an AUV, to measure ice thickness, south of Svalbard.  With agreement from Aleksey Marchenko (UNIS), the team were able to utilise the MV Polarsyssel in order to carry out the fieldwork. The Stand-alone USBL Positioning Buoy, developed by Bo Krogh (UNIS),… Read more »

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More fieldwork in Greenland

Steffen Olsen (DMI) has just returned from another successful deployment of instruments in Qannaaq in North-West Greenland.   He’s also deployed Martin Doble’s (Polar Scientific) Aquascat mooring successfully. This work was in collaboration with local Inuit hunters Rasmus Avike and Lars Jeremiassen, who were engaged in all components of the field programme.  

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Leading scientists gather at Davos, with Al Gore and Christiana Figueres, for urgent meeting on Arctic change

Growing concern prompts ‘Arctic Basecamp’ at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting calling for responsible and responsive leadership on Arctic change. On Wednesday 18 January, 2017, eminent scientists, government representatives and business leaders will come together to discuss and address the complex challenges Arctic change presents to the world. Their message to the Davos delegation, the… Read more »

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COP22 Session: Arctic change and its implications for global risk

  ICE-ARC and EU PolarNet are holding a joint briefing session in the European Union Pavilion at COP22 in Marrakesh this week, the session will provide up-to-date information on the regional and global impacts and risks associated with Arctic change. Description The Arctic is experiencing dramatic environmental, economic, and societal changes that not only have implications… Read more »

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Third ICE-ARC General Assembly

On 19th and 20th October 2016 ICE-ARC partners gathered for the third General Assembly Meeting in a stunning location on the Malangen peninsula near Tromsø in Northern Norway. During the two day meeting ICE-ARC members presented their work through talks and posters from all areas of the project. We were pleased to be joined by… Read more »

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ICE-ARC Programme Assistant Job Advert

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is currently looking for a Programme Assistant to manage the day-to-day running of the for ICE-ARC (Ice, Climate, Economics – Arctic Research on Change) Programme. To be successful in this role, you must have previous secretarial/administrative experience, good attention to detail and excellent organisational skills to support publications and paperwork…. Read more »

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ICE-ARC WEF Arctic Change Blogs

ICE-ARC members have written a second series of blogs for the World Economic Forum about Arctic change to coincide with upcoming summer sea ice minimum. Jeremy Wilkinson (ICE-ARC PI, British Antarctic Survey) and Gail Whiteman (Work Package Leader, Pentland Centre, Lancaster University) along with Konrad Steffen (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)… Read more »

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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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