• ARCTOS research

    ARCTOS members and students are active in a wide range of research activities concerning Arctic marine ecology, from the molecular to the community level ranging from particles and plankton to […]

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  • What is ARCTOS?

    ARCTOS is a pan-arctic research network centered in Tromsø, Norway. We build bridges between senior and young scientists, national and international research, science and industry, science and culture, and add […]

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  • Why become a member?

    The ARCTOS membership provides several potential benefits for both researchers and students. For students, the ARCTOS PhD school provides an institutional home, where they can meet, exchange information, enhance their […]

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ARCTOS/Nansen Legacy Polar Front expedition

Today, 22 researchers, students and technicians have boarded R/V Helmer Hanssen to go on a research and teaching cruise to investigate the Polar Front in the Barents Sea. The key idea behind this joint research and teaching cruise is to carry out a detailed characterization of the Barents Sea Polar Front using a combination of remote sensing and traditional and […]

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Master Defense – Elling Johannessen

On January 21, at 12pm, ARCTOS master student John Elling Johannessen will defend his master thesis entitled: ‘Within-Season Trends in Abundance and Distribution of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Antarctic Peninsula Region’. His supervisors are Ulf Lindstrøm (IMR, Tromsø, Norway), Martin Biuw (IMR, Tromsø, Norway) and Andrew Lowther (NPI, Tromsø, Norway). The internal censor of the master defense is […]

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ARCTOS/APECS workshops

Early career scientists of the ARCTOS Research Network and APECS (Association for Polar Early Career Scientists) under the lead of Martí Amargant Arumí are organizing a range of virtual workshops during years digital Arctic Frontiers conference inspired by the topic ‘Building Bridges’. In this event, Early Career Researchers (ECRs) will learn from engaging keynote speakers, participate in interactive activities that […]

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ARCTOS Colloquium – Macroalgae of high latitudes

Happy New Year! We would like to invite you all to the first ARCTOS Colloquium/Workshop of 2021 (on Zoom) focusing on: Macroalgae of high latitudes. Thanks to Bodil Bluhm, Marcus Molis, Paul Renaud, Sanna Matson, and Haakon Hop for initiating and organizing! Contact ARCTOS@bfe.uit.no if you would like to attend. PROGRAMTuesday, Jan 19 12:00 Bodil Bluhm: Welcome and introduction Session […]

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What do we know about environmental control of Arctic algae blooms?

Highlighting recent findings in observation and modelling, and discussing knowledge gaps and challenges – a successful international workshop. More than 50 researchers and graduate students from various European countries, Canada and the US participated in a four-days workshop organized by ARCTOS member Eva Leu together with colleagues from three different projects funded under the Changing Arctic Ocean program (link: https://www.changing-arctic-ocean.ac.uk/). […]

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Nansen Legacy/ARCTOS Course on Multi-factor experiment design

On 12 October 2020, several members of the SCOR Working Group on Changing Ocean Biological Systems held a workshop centered around their Best Practices Guide for multi-factor experiments. Constraints on traveling led to an unusual format whereby multiple in-person nodes around Norway and Denmark were linked via Zoom where break-out working groups were enabled, and lectures and practical work facilitated. […]

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Student Forum and Post-doc Day 2020

Written by Erin Kunisch (PhD member) and Hanna Kauko (post-doc member) This year, our PhD day started with an exercise on how to better manage stress in our everyday lives, with Anne R. Grini, a local yoga and meditation teacher. We worked on how to create mindfulness and maintain energy throughout our day. We then had an engaging seminar with […]

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ARCTOS Days 2020

It has become a tradition that the annual meeting of the ARCTOS network takes place on beautiful Sommarøy and we usually get rewarded with fantastic weather. This year was no exception. Even though the circumstances were rather special this year and shortly after this meeting, all meetings had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we had a record […]

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arctic size annual meeting

In mid-October, the Arctic SIZE (Seasonal Ice Zone Ecology) project held their annual meeting with international participation by representatives from the UK’s Changing Arctic Ocean program. During two very interesting days of presentations and discussion the group got to appreciate the diversity and novelty of the many emerging results produced over the past 2 years. Check out their publication list.

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Master projects available at UNIS and UiT

By Amanda Poste (NIVA) and Janne Søreide (UNIS) We are seeking 2–3 MSc students on a wide range of topics related to land-ocean interactions, with a focus on how terrestrial inputs can affect Arctic coastal ecosystems. The MSc projects will be connected to several ongoing research projects focusing on quantifying terrestrial inputs (e.g. from rivers and glaciers) to Svalbard’s coastal […]

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