Ocean Sciences 2020 – Session Awarded

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SIZE will be representing at the Ocean Sciences meeting in San Diego, California in February 2020.  Brandon Hassett was awarded a session with co-chairs Xuefeng Peng of the University of California Santa Barbara and Gaetan Burgaud of the University of … Continued

SCRIPPS and SIZE

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On February 19 Paul Wassmann gave the talk “Tools for pan-Arctic integration: the case for conceptual models” at the Revelle Conference Room of Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  Conceptual models allow to go from 1) creating testable hypotheses, 2) to plan and then modify field campaigns, to 3) construct models … Continued

Havforskermøte in Tromsø

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During the annual meeting of the Norwegian marine researcher association (Norges Havforskerforening), marine researchers from Norway convened in Tromsø. The first day focused on making ecological research more relevant to society, politics, and stakeholders. The second day was filled with … Continued

Sea ice sampling in Ramfjorden

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Last week, Emma Persson started her master’s thesis research by conducting her first sea ice sampling in Ramfjorden. Together with Tobias, Ulrike, and Rolf, Emma will investigate what happens when sea ice forms. She will specifically look into the incorporation … Continued

National Geographic and Fulbright

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Arctic SIZE postdoc Brandon Hassett was recently awarded a Young Explorer’s Research Grant from National Geographic to explore the relevance of Fungi in the Arctic Ocean.  Between the research efforts of Arctic SIZE and the extent of the National Geographic … Continued

Visit of Embassy of Norway to Canada

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The final ArcticNet Annual Science meeting 2018 took place in Ottawa, 10-14 of December. Arctic SIZE was present, discussing aspects of future cooperation between Canada and UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Paul Wassmann also visited the Royal Norwegian Embassy … Continued

Kronprins Haakon Tromsø Christening

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The new Norwegian icebreaker RV Kronprins Haakon was baptized right here in Tromsø! And not by anyone, but by the namegiving crownpince’s daughter, HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Both Crownprince and daughter got a tour over the vessel and participated in … Continued

AeN Arctic Microalgae Workshop

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Last week, Ulrike Dietrich and Tobias Vonnahme participated in a workshop on Arctic microalgae taxonomy. The workshop was organized by the Arved etter Nansen project, where Tobias and Ulrike joined and collaborated during a cruise last August. During the workshop experts and … Continued