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More new ARCTOS PhDs

2017 will be a record year for ARCTOS in terms of PhD defenses with so far nine PhD defenses and more to come. In June, Ireen Vieweg and Ann Eileen Lennert successfully defended their theses (read more here). On July 28th, Marc Silberberger defended his thesis entitled ‘Spatial scales of benthic ecosystem in the sub-Arctic Lofoten-Vesterålen region’ at Nord University […]

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Arctic Frontiers PhD workshop 2018 – Apply now!

ARCTOS invites PhD candidates to a student workshop offering an exciting program for early career scientists working on issues related to the Arctic. The workshop is taking place 21-31 January 2018 in conjunction with the Arctic Frontiers conference and continues afterwards in Svolvær, Lofoten. As part of the workshop, participants have to attend the Arctic Frontiers conference and give a […]

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MICROSNOW in the field and in the lab

MICROSNOW (Marine snow, pelagic-benthic coupling and the impact of the harpacticoid copepod Microsetella norvegica, and other agents in a high-latitude fjord) is a new research project led by Camilla Svensen (UiT), with partners from IMR (Jofrid Skardhamar), NPI (Peter Thor), UiT (Fredrika Norrbin), DTU (Marja Koski), and AWI (Morten Iversen) and is funded by the FRAM flagship “Fjord and Coast”. […]

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Polar Cod, Crude Oil and a changing environment in Godthåbsfjord

Also June is busy with PhD defenses. On June 8th, Lars-Henrik Larsen from Akvaplan-niva defended his thesis: ‘Navigare necesse est’. Bio Environmental implications of shipping in the European Arctic. Congratulations! Read more about it here. On June 22nd at 10:15, Ireen Vieweg will give her trial lecture: ‘The sensitivity of Arctic fish species to oil and contaminant exposure: the influence […]

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Three new ARCTOS PhDs

How may ocean acidification affect the Arctic marine ecosystem in the future? On May 5th, Allison Bailey successfully defended her thesis entitled ‘The fate of a key Arctic copepod in future ocean acidification: Integrating molecular, organismal, and evolutionary thinking in the face of climate change’. Older developmental stages of Calanus glacialis were most sensitive to low pH, and not the […]

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Three ARCTOS PhD students will defend their thesis in May!

Adriana Sardi and Allison Bailey will defend their thesis on May 5th, and Julie Grenvald on May 9th. Adriana has been working on ‘Biomonitoring and risk assessment tools to manage the impact of diesel oil in tropical coastal habitats’ and the defense is taking place at 12:15 in Auditorium 1.022 in the Technology building at UiT. Her trial lecture is […]

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ARCTOS Student Forum 2017

This years’ student forum started off with a short bus journey from Tromsø to the picturesque Malangen Brygger Resort, which is set on the Malangen Fjord Peninsula. The resort consisted of beautiful wooden cabins with a perfect view over the fjord and mountains. The ARCTOS network is a great opportunity for early career researchers to get together, collaborate and find […]

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ARCTOS Days 2017

This year ARCTOS Days took place in beautiful Malangen Brygger on March 14-15. We were around 35 researchers and students and the program was packed with interesting research presentations, group work, a poster session, discussions and project presentations. In total we had five PhD candidate presentations, ranging from macroalgae ecology, over unmanned aerial marine mammal surveys, Calanus spp. distribution to be […]

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Living Ice exhibition

The exhibition «Living ice: The drift ice in the Arctic Ocean», is the result of a collaboration between The Polar Museum and the research group Arctic SIZE (Arctic Seasonal Ice Zone). The core group consists of the ARCTOS members Paul Wassmann, Rolf Gradinger, Marit Reigstad, Bodil Bluhm, and Jørgen Berge. Ola Reibo from REIBO AS has designed the exhibition and the […]

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A truly multicultural community on Svalbard!

A recent study on blue mussels from various regions in the Arctic have unraveled a very surprising discovery – there are many migrants from the Mediterranean on Svalbard! We used to think that the blue mussels on Svalbard were simply a northern extension of the Atlantic species Mytilus edulis, but new research have demonstrated that a considerable part of the […]

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