• 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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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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ARCTOS PhD Workshop 2020

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 January 26th to February 4th 2020 in conjunction with the Arctic Frontiers conference and continues afterwards in Svolvær, Lofoten. As part of the workshop, participants have to attend the […]

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Fieldwork in Billefjorden

Written by Tobias Vonnahme ARCTOS PhD students Ulrike Dietrich and Tobias Vonnahme just finished a week of fieldwork in Billefjorden in Svalbard. Together with Eva Hejdukova from the Prague University, Josef Elster and Jiri Stojdl from the Centre for Polar Ecology (Czech republic), they investigated the influence of a shallow tidewater outlet glacier on the phytoplankton and bacteria activity and […]

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STRESSOR Cruise blog

ARCTOS member Sünnje Basedow is the research project leader of the new project Stressor, together with Meng Zhou from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Stressor is a Norwegian-Chinese collaborative research project in which they look at mesoscale eddies and how they affect the formation of zooplankton swarms. It is financed by the National Science Foundation of China and the Norwegian […]

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FAABulous Project Meeting

At the beginning of its fifth and last year of the project, the FAABulous team is gathering in Oslo for a workshop meeting to discuss results and draft publications. The scientists and students around Eva Leu (PI, Akvaplan-niva) have collected a comprehensive dataset of phytoplankton and ice algae bloom dynamics in different Svalbard fjords. Now, they are in the final […]

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New ARCTOS PHD: Andrea Bozman

On February 28th, Andrea Bozman successfully defended her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University, Bodø, Norway.  The title of her thesis is:  The structuring effects of light on the deep-water scyphozoan Periphylla periphylla  Andrea’s thesis consists of two published articles and one manuscript:  Article I:  Bozman, A., Titelman, J., Kaartvedt, S., Eiane, K. & Aksnes, D.L. […]

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ARCTOS student forum 2019

Written by Tobias Vonnahme, ARCTOS student representative 2018-2019 The topic of the ARCTOS student days this year were funding opportunities relevant for Master and PhD students. A group discussion at the first day revealed that ARCTOS PhD students have already quite some experiences in applying for funding. Especially mobility is supported by a variety of grants. Together we shared our […]

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Deployment of Mooring in Ramfjord

Written by Estelle Coguiec Earlier this week I went to Ramfjord to deploy a mooring together with my supervisors, Jørgen and Malin, and Daniel. The mooring is a part of my PhD project and will be out for a year. The project in Ramfjord is about seasonality in activity pattern of Calanus finmarchicus. Every month, I sample zooplankton in Ramfjord, […]

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Arctos at the gordon research conferance

Written by Eva Leu A group of ARCTOS PhD students, postdocs and scientists are attending the Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Science in Italy this week. They are contributing to this inspiring meeting by presentations from different projects, such as CarbonBridge, TerrACE, Arctic SIZE, and FAABulous.

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