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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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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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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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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ICE-ARC General Assembly Tromsø 2016

REGISTER NOW The third ICE-ARC General Assembly will be held at Malangen resort near Tromsø, Norway where ICE-ARC partner Norwegian Polar Institute are based. Date: 19th-20th October 2016 Venue: Malangen Resort Registration deadline: 29th July 2016 Abstracts: Please submit your abstracts online, this can be done after registration, until the deadline of the 30 September 2016. Everyone… Read more »

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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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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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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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