• 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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Two new ARCTOS PhDs – William Hatchett and Coralie Barth-Jensen

William successfully defended his PhD on March 10th at Nord University in Bodø. The title of his thesis is: ‘The brown algal genus Fucus: A unique insight into reproduction and the evolution of sex-biased genes‘ and can be downloaded HERE. His supervisors have been: Professor Galice Hoarau, FBA, Nord University; Researcher Alexander Jüterbock​, FBA, Nord University; and Researcher Agnieszka Lipinska, Max Planck Institute […]

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More new ARCTOS PhDs – Raphaëlle Descôteaux and Apollo Lizano

Raphaëlle successfully defended her PhD on October 5th at UiT in Tromsø. The title of her thesis is: ‘Meroplankton on Arctic inflow shelves: Diversity, seasonality and origins of benthic invertebrate larvae on the Barents and Chukchi shelves‘ and can be downloaded HERE. Her supervisors have been: Bodil Bluhm (UiT), Paul Renaud (Akvaplan-niva), Kim Præbel (UiT), Randi Ingvaldsen (IMR), and Jørgen […]

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ARCTOS PhD Forum 2023

The ARCTOS research network invites PhD candidates to a student workshop offering an exciting program for early career scientists working on issues related to Arctic science. The workshop is taking place January 30th to February 6th 2023, in conjunction with the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, and continues afterwards in Skjervøy, a small Arctic community north of Tromsø. As part […]

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Two more new ARCTOS PhDs – Erin Kunisch and Irina Zhulay

Erin successfully defended her thesis on May 31th and June 1st at UiT in Tromsø. The title of her thesis is: Sea ice dependence in Arctic marine organisms: life cycles, resource use, and trophic linkages and can be downloaded HERE. Her supervisors have been Bodil Bluhm (UiT), Øystein Varpe (University in Bergen), and Rolf Gradinger (UiT). Erin’s thesis consists of […]

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Two new ARCTOS PhDs: Maeve McGovern & Elliot Sivel

Maeve successfully defended her thesis on April 29th at UiT in Tromsø. The title of her thesis is: Land-Ocean Interactions in a Changing Arctic: Effects of terrestrial inputs on coastal food-web carbon source and contamination in Isfjorden, Svalbard and can be downloaded HERE. Her supervisors have been Amanda Poste (NIVA), Anita Evenset (Akvaplan-niva), Janne Søreide (UNIS), and Kathrine Borgå (UiO). […]

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In memory of Frank Beuchel

Written by Paul Renaud Long-time ARCTOS member Frank Beuchel passed away on 21 April. Over the past 20+ years, Frank worked on sea-ice amphipod ecology, the hard-bottom photographic time-series initiated by Bjørn Gulliksen, interpretation of hyperspectral imaging of the sea floor, sensitivity of coastal habitats on Svalbard, and lately on plastic pollution on Arctic coasts using satellite and drone technology. […]

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Reviewing Scientific Research Workshop

ARCTOS member Terri Souster is organizing a workshop on reviewing scientific publications for the peer-review process. The workshop will be held by Helle V. Goldmann, chief editor of Polar Research and will take place during Arctic Frontiers. The workshop is open to all. Please register using the link below. When: May 10th, 2022 Where: Kompasset meeting room, Fram Centre How: […]

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Afternoon with the editors

Do you have questions around the scientific publication process or want to know what happens after you have submitted your research to a peer-reviewed scientific journal? ARCTOS member Terri Souster has invited four editors from different journals to answer questions in an online seminar February 24, 13:00-15:00 CET. Paul Renaud: Akvaplan-niva and professor II at UNIS. Editor for Polar Biology, […]

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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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