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MICROSNOW in the field and in the lab

Marine snow, pelagic-benthic coupling and the impact of the harpacticoid copepod Microsetella norvegica, and other agents in a high-latitude fjord (MICROSNOW) 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). June 19-22 they went on a cruise with R/V Johan […]

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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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Special issues on Kongsfjorden research

New research from Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, has been assembled in two Special Issues of Polar Biology. Both issues (10 and 11) are available here. The idea to assemble research papers into these volumes was initiated during the Kongsfjorden Ecosystem Workshop, with 60 national and international participants, held on 10-17 March 2014 at the conference facility Hamn i Senja, Skaland, Norway. In […]

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CoArc science-planning meeting

Tromsø was the venue for the science-planning meeting of the foreign-ministry–financed project ‘CoArc: A transatlantic innovation arena for sustainable development in the Arctic.’ Seven collaborators from Canada and France met with local ARCTOS project members and invited guests on 12-14 October 2016 to define the work plan in the work package on ‘Trans-Atlantic ecosystem understanding.’ This 4-year project, involving Akvaplan-niva, […]

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