Post-Doctoral Position on Modelling Arctic Air Pollution Distributions and Impacts

The LATMOS (http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr) laboratory, located at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in the center of Paris (Jussieu campus), invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher funded by the European Union to start in early 2015. The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of a large European Union FP7 integrated project, ICE-ARC (Ice Climate and Economics – Arctic Research… Read more »

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First ICE-ARC general assembly meeting in Barcelona

Last week, 50 ICE-ARC participants gathered for the first General Assembly meeting – a yearly gathering of all project participants (of which there are now 68, and counting). The very successful meeting was hosted by CSIC, the Spanish sea ice research centre, located in Barcelona. The meeting was busy and productive, with talks from each of… Read more »

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Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective

Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective   Jeremy Wilkinson, ICE-ARC Programme Coordinator, British Antarctic Survey   The retreat of summer Arctic sea ice is unquestionable.  The use of the word unquestionable is deliberate as for over 35 years special satellite-mounted sensors, which can see through cloud and the polar night, have been continuously obtaining… Read more »

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Economic modellers meet in Rotterdam

The first meeting of the Work Package 4 (WP4), covering both climate and economic modelling in the Arctic, was held at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) on the 9th September 2014. Over 15 participants joined for the day meeting, and all the WP4 partners were represented. The three main sessions covered: the PAGE model… Read more »

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Sediment cores taken with Greenland cruise

A sediment coring program was undertaken from the Danish navy vessel I/F Knud Rasmussen August 14th – 20 th 2014. The Danish Navy had generously placed the ship for the use of the ICE-ARC project team. 26 sediment cores were collected during the cruise and more that 150 kilometers of depth profiles recorded. Coring was… Read more »

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ICE-ARC deploys buoys with help from the USA and South Korea

In August the South Korean icebreaker Araon sailed into the northern region of the Beaufort/Chukchi Sea region of the Arctic Ocean.  This scientific cruise, a collaborative effort between ONR’s Marginal Ice Zone programme (USA) and the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), aims the further our understanding of the changing Arctic marine environment. At about 77.4N… Read more »

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ICE-ARC General Assembly – Barcelona 2014

REGISTER NOW The first ICE-ARC General Assembly will be held in Barcelona, Spain. Pedro Elosegui (WP1 leader, CSIC) has kindly offered to host the meeting at the Institute of Marine Sciences. Date: 19th-21st November 2014 Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49. E-08003 Barcelona, Spain Registration deadline: 30th September Abstracts: Please… Read more »

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ACCESS workshop on Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic

Last week, ACCESS – the ICE-ARC predecessor project – held a workshop on Arctic Indigenous People and the results of the project on the long term climate change effect on the Arctic. This was hosted by the ACCESS coordinator at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris (9th-10th July 2014). Ten indigenous… Read more »

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Field work update: Methane and subsea permafrost studies in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf

Igor Semiletov and Natalia Shakhova of Arctic Marine Exploration, Russia, have recently completed the first phase of their field work in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, looking at methane escaping from submarine permafrost. They carried out a 24-day expedition, using a transport caravan, to the Laptev Sea. The main goal was to obtain new data for determining… Read more »

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