Author Archives: Nicola Munro

Arctic Office Newsletter – October 2014

The latest Arctic Office Newsletter is now available and can be downloaded from our Publications and Reports page.

Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Canada’s Arctic Research Potential

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) will be merged with the Canadian Polar Commission (CPC) to create one larger, stronger research hub for scientific research in Canada’s North – strengthening Canada’s position as a world leader in cutting-edge research in the Arctic. CHARS will build on CPC’s existing mandate and its efforts to bring together industry, academic, […]

2015 Polar Marine Science Gordon Research Conference

The 2015 Polar Marine Science Gordon Research Conference (GRC) entitled “Polar Shelves and Shelf Break Exchange in Times of Rapid Climate Warming” will be held in Lucca, Italy from March 15-20, 2015. The GRCs provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their […]

Call for Papers: The EU and the Arctic Conference, Dundee, 29-30 May 2015

The School of Law, University of Dundee, UK and the K. G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø, Norway are pleased to announce the call for papers for “The European Union and the Arctic” (2015 EU-Arctic Conference). Please see the website for full details:–the-european-union-and-the-arctic-2015-eu-arctic-conference.php Background: The EU is inextricably […]

Arctic Frontiers – Climate and Energy: 2nd Call for Papers

The 9th Arctic Frontiers conference will be held in Tromsø, Norway, with the title: Climate and Energy, from Sunday 18 January to Friday 23 January 2015. The Arctic Frontiers conference is a central arena for discussions of Arctic issues. The conference brings together representatives from science, politics, and civil society to share perspectives on how upcoming challenges in […]

Mysterious Siberian crater attributed to methane

An article has been published in Nature on a 30-metres wide crater that was spotted by a helicopter pilot flying over an area in the Yamal peninsula. The Russian team who have been carrying out initial research on this discuss what may have caused this crater to form. The arcticle has been written by Katia […]

SYNTHESIS 3 – Access call 2 is now open

SYNTHESYS is back – funding available for short research visits. New Call Deadline: 16th October, 2014 (17:00 UK time). The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the second call for applications of the SYNTHESYS3 project under the current European Commission’s FPVII European-funded Integrating Activities funding scheme. SYNTHESYS Access funding is available to provide scientists (Users) […]

Ny-Alesund Newsletter – June 2014

The latest ‘Ny-Alesund’ Newsletter (34th edition) is now available and can be downloaded here. This includes updates on several recent workshops based on Ny-Alesund activities. Also included is an article on  the Environmental Specimen Bank and news from the Svalbard Science Forum. To subscribe to the newsletter, please email and put ‘subscribe’ in the […]

Committee on the Arctic publishes call for evidence

The House of Lords Committee on the Arctic has today published its call for evidence and is inviting all interested parties to submit written evidence to the Committee by 29 September. Please see the website for further information Call for evidence (PDF) Submit written evidence The Committee, which has been appointed to look at recent […]

Practical use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences

The University of Birmingham in association with the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) are leading a second iteration of the NERC funded training initiative: “Practical use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences”, in Oban 18th-22nd Aug 2014. This 5-day course will detail the knowledge and hands-on practical skills required to […]