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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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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KV Svalbard WaveBuoy Deployment (2)

Buoy deployments on Arctic sea ice

It is not common to encounter research vessels cruising through the Arctic ice pack in mid-winter. Thick and consolidated ice, polar night, and extreme weather conditions do not allow researchers to widely study the Arctic system in the winter months. This year, a great opportunity came up with R/V Lance being frozen into the Arctic… Read more »

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