Forget the FTSE – the Arctic is the real barometer of global risk

Professor Gail Whiteman, Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business and ICE-ARC Work Package leader explains why we should be concerned about figures from the National Snow and Ice Data Center which show that this year’s summer sea ice melt in the Arctic was the second lowest on record. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IkJm3lZwfQ&w=640&h=360] Read the… 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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Postdoc job advert: oceanographer for Mercator

Mercator Ocean is the French ocean analysis and forecasting centre. It designs, develops, operates and maintains state-of-the-art scientific numerical-modelling systems that are able to describe, analyse and forecast the state of the ocean in 3D, continuously and in real time. Mercator Ocean is a subsidiary of five major French institutions involved in the development of… 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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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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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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