Johannes Måsviken collecting prey remains from an abandoned snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) nest on central Warming Land in northern Greenland.

Johannes Måsviken collecting prey remains from an abandoned snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) nest on central Warming Land in northern Greenland. Photo: Fredrik Dalerum.

Field work in the Arctic on the impact of climate on plants and animals

Fredrik Dalerum, Docent in Ecology at the Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, leads a research group that participated in this summer’s expedition with the icebreaker Oden to the Ryder Glacier in northwestern Greenland. In this research project, they study how Arctic species and ecosystems are affected by climate change.

Polarforum 2019 was held in Humanisthuset at Umeå University.

Polarforum 2019 was held in Humanisthuset at Umeå University.

Appreciated polar conference was held in Umeå

This year’s Polarforum was organised at Umeå University and was visited by polar researchers from all over the country. The day included, among other things, presentations by polar researchers and a panel discussion with research financiers. It was the first time that Polarforum was arranged at Umeå University, which was appreciated by Dieter Müller, Professor of Social and Economic Geography and Deputy Vice-chancellor at Umeå University. – It was about … Läs mer…

Adam Ulfsbo, researcher at the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg

Adam Ulfsbo, researcher at the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. Photo: Tamara Handl.

Melting ice can lead to increased acidification of the Arctic Ocean

The rising temperature in recent years in the Arctic is causing sea ice and glaciers to melt at an ever-faster rate. The melting of the ice sheet in Greenland increases the inflow of meltwater into Greenland’s fjords and coastal water, with physical and geochemical effects on the fjord systems.

Group pictures Access Abisko

From left: Magnus Augner, Joan Nymand Larsen (SAGA), Ulf Molau (SAGA), Håkan Gudd, Sofi Jonsson (SU), Åsa Johannisson (SKH), Agneta Larsson (LTU), David Chapman (LTU), Marco Eimermann (UMU), Joost Van Duppen, Yongmei Gong (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Syndonia (Donie) Bret-Harte (SAGA), Friederike Gehrmann (UMU), Samantha Saville (Cambridge University), Photo: Justiina Dahl.

Access Abisko started with a successful workshop

The Access Abisko research program is now up and running and the theme of the first period is global change and sustainability. The initiative means that researchers from all over the world can apply to come to Abisko Scientific Research Station to conduct research within a theme for three years. The purpose is to promote collaboration between research groups. – It feels great that Access Abisko has started. The idea … Läs mer…

Photo: Lars Lehnert.

Blog: “Back in Petermann Fjord”

September 2, 2019, the Ryder expedition. We have left the far north. We are now working a bit south of the north; we are back in Petermann Fjord. All the time in Ryder we always said – everything is better in Petermann. 2015 we did Petermann. Over 6 000 km of mapping. It felt like we cored sediment samples to the centre of the earth. Now we are back for more. … Läs mer…

Petermann glacier. Photo: Ida Kinner

Blog: “My theories are wrong”

August 30, 2019, The Ryder expedition. I have just scrapped my hypothesis. My theories are wrong. The paper I have been working on since 1991 will never be published. I am devastated. I don’t know where I stand. I have studied expedition psychology all these years. To what use now when all my findings are contradicted by this cruise? I mapped the psychology stages all these years. I thought I … Läs mer…

Icebreaker Oden during the Equestrian Expedition to Northwest Greenland 2019.

Blog: “Hard to claim we are the first”

August 28, 2019, the Ryder expedition. Lincon Sea, Canada or Greenland or in between. We saw a polynya and we managed to get there during the night. A new area, new mapping, new station program, new coring sites, piston coring, gravity coring, and multi coring. Then we have the water work: CTD, CTD, CTD, net, net, net. We claimed we are the first one here. Not true! More and more … Läs mer…