ARCTOS well-represented at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana

This year’s Ocean Sciences Meeting was held 21-27 February 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ARCTOS was well represented across the many High Latitude sessions, both in form of oral and poster sessions. UiT professor and Arctic SIZE principal investigator Paul Wassmann reported on the latest results on primary production from the SINMOD model (https://agu.confex.com/agu/os16/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/86873) In the same session, UiT postdoc […]

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Arctic Frontiers PhD workshop 2016

This year 22 students from 15 different countries attended the workshop in conjunction with the Arctic Frontiers conference in January 2016. They came to Tromsø from very close (such as Bodø) and very far (such as India) and their disciplines varied widely from biology, anthropology, glaciology, to political and social sciences. Nevertheless, this cocktail turned out very motivating and productive […]

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ARCTOS at the 11th annual scientific meeting of ArcticNet

The 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of ArcticNet was held in Vancouver, December 7th-11th 2015. ArcticNet is funded by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence program, and its main focus is to improve our understanding of the transformation of the Arctic environment. The meeting covered a wide range of Arctic relevant topics in the natural and […]

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Successful PRiS-workshop at UNIS

Plankton investigations in Svalbard waters have a long tradition, but so far, no long-term monitoring plankton program has been jointly coordinated among the institutions and nations that regularly conduct plankton surveys in Svalbard. To secure long consistent time series – which is crucial to document potential climate change impacts on Arctic marine ecosystems – a 2-day workshop with focus on […]

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UiT and ARCTOS now associate member of the Arctic Science Partnership (ASP)

In connection with the ArcticNet’s annual meeting in Vancouver (Canada), the Arctic Science Partnership (ASP) also hosted their annual meeting 5-6th of December. ASP is an extensive Greenlandic-Danish-Canadian research collaboration that is now extended to include ARCTOS and UiT. At the moment, UiT is listed as an associate member with Jørgen Berge being a member of the ASP leader group. […]

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New ARCTOS PhD: Ingrid Wiedmann

This autumn another ARCTOS PhD student successfully defended her thesis: Ingrid Wiedmann. Friday November 13th could not scare her nor the many colleagues, friends and family members who attended her trial lecture and defense of her thesis entitled: “Potential drivers of the downward carbon and particle flux in Arctic marine ecosystems under contrasting hydrographical and ecological situations” In order to […]

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Transatlantic Science Week 2015

This year’s conference took place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and the theme was ‘Blue Futures’, relating to the enormous changes our globe and our oceans are undergoing as well as the biological resources connected to them. ARCTOS member Paul Wassmann (UiT) was chair of session 1.2 Life and Ecosystems together with co-chair Patricia Matrai (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine). […]

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New ARCTOS PhD: Virginie Ramasco

On Thursday 24th of September, Virginie Ramasco successfully defended her thesis entitled: ‘Spatial and temporal patterns of foraging of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in Porsangerfjord’. This population of harbour seals has been hypothesised to act as a predator-pit for the cod stock in the area which has drastically declined in the 80’s and never fully recovered since. In her thesis […]

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World leading research group on the productive Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ)

The Norwegian government provided financial support for one research group at UiT to become word-leading. The ARCTOS members Jørgen Berge, Marit Reigstad, Bodil Bluhm and Paul Wassmann applied to get their application “world leading research group on the productive Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ)” evaluated. And the group was successful! As a consequence the world-known icebiota specialist Rolf Gradinger will become […]

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