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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FAABulous project meeting 2016

The FAABulous project (led by Eva Leu, Akvaplan-niva, funded by NRC 2015-2020) had its annual meeting 12.-14.10.2016. 19 participants gathered in a hotel outside Oslo to update each other on the past year’s data collection, experimental and modeling activities, and started discussing the field work for 2017. The FAABulous project is closely connected with the ARCTOS network, and in particular […]

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Top outreach at science fair

In Tromsø, this year’s research days (forskningsdagene) culminated in the big hunt for knowledge at the Fram Centre and UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Many ARCTOS members and students contributed actively. Ireen Vieweg, active member of the student diving club (SUT) organized a cleaning activity in concert with Hold Norge Rent  (keep Norway clean) and the research project MARP3 […]

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Polar night exhibition moved to Trondheim!

The Polar Night exhibition, which opened in Tromsø in January 2015, has now found a new temporary home in the Science museum in Trondheim. It is the same exhibition as the one from Tromsø, except that it also contains a few new and more technology focused elements. And it now has its very own music specially composed by BIIAS (Tobias […]

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Arctic Frontiers PhD Workshop 2017

The ARCTOS research network 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 from 22 January 2017 to 1 February 2017 in conjunction with the Arctic Frontiers conference and continues afterwards in Svolvær, Lofoten. As part of the workshop, participants have to […]

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ICES/PICES 6th Zooplankton Production Symposium

Five years after the last ZPS in Chile it was time for zooplankton researchers to meet again in Bergen, Norway. With specific sessions such as ‘zooplankton in high latitude ecosystems’, ‘response of zooplankton communities to changing ocean climate’, and many others focusing for example on macro- and microzooplankton, and the application of a number of new techniques and methods, it […]

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ARCTOS Days 2016

Also this year the annual meeting ARCTOS Days took place on beautiful Sommarøy on April 5-6. More then 30 ARCTOS students and members attended the meeting. The program was full of interesting presentations, ranging from master projects on the food-web structure in Kongsfjord, over PhD projects dealing with seagrass and meroplankton, to post-doctoral research on the use of acoustics and a […]

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