31 July sees the start of the Swedish-American research expedition Arctic Ocean 2018. Forty researchers from all over the world will be based and work on board the Swedish icebreaker Oden whilst moored to a moving ice floe. The overall theme of the expedition is the formation of clouds. Clouds play a very important role in the Arctic climate but how are they affected by the microbiological life in and beneath the ice?
The EU project Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) is inviting researchers to submit ship-time proposals requesting access to PRV Polarstern, CCGS Amundsen and RV Sikuliaq in the Arctic Ocean. Deadline for proposal submissions is 5 July.
This summer’s research expedition with the icebreaker Oden is called Arctic Ocean 2018 and is conducted in collaboration with the United States’ National Science Foundation. The main theme for the research on board Oden concerns the microbiological life in the ocean and ice and how it’s connected to cloud formation in the Arctic.
The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat’s operational support is given to Swedish researchers to collect data and samples in the Arctic and in Antarctica. Applications are continuously accepted throughout the year.
The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is one of 15 partners from 13 countries that have joined forces in a EU-funded collaboration to improve the capacity for marine-based research in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean.
To encourage a circumpolar research perspective and to foster future Canadian-Swedish Arctic research cooperation, Polar Knowledge Canada and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat will offer early career scientists the opportunity to take part in an exchange program between the two organisations’ Arctic research stations.
Researchers in the international research project MAGIC-DML return to Dronning Maud Land in Antarctica to investigate how ice sheet volume has changed.
The Swedish government has appointed Katarina Gårdfeldt as new Director-General of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. Katarina is Associate Professor of environmental inorganic chemistry and is currently the Director of Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV.
This year’s Polarforum will be held 21 November at Hasselbacken in Stockholm. The main focus of the day is about opportunities for Swedish polar research. Welcome!
The Swedish Government has informed that the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat’s office in Stockholm will be relocated to Luleå. The decision will be taken at the government meeting 31 August.