Author Archives: Nicola Munro

UK and Canada Arctic Partnership: 2017 Bursaries Programme

The NERC Arctic Office is working closely with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the British High Commission in Ottawa and Canadian partners to strengthen UK-Canada Arctic research collaborations. We’re pleased to say that one of the first outcomes of this work is a new bursaries programme for UK researchers to engage in […]

INTERACT Transnational Access call now open

The new INTERACT Transnational Access (TA) call is now open! This is for TA visits taking place between March 2017 and April 2018. The call is for TA to all 43 research stations offering Transnational Access in INTERACT, including both physical and remote access.The stations offering TA are located across the Arctic and northern alpine […]

Arctic Office Bulletin – October 2016

The October issue of the NERC Arctic Office Bulletin is now available and can be downloaded here: Also available is the latest Arctic Office Briefing note which focuses on the UK Arctic Research Station on Svalbard. For more information about the Station and recent activities, please contact us at

New film launched – The Arctic: A Dynamic Environment

There was fantastic support from UK-based researchers to turn the idea of a short film about the UK and Arctic science into reality. The footage and stills streamed in from all across the country – of field camps, sampling, innovative technology and much more. This compelling four minute film which shows how the range of […]

The United Kingdom and Arctic Science

The UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership (UKAAP) have today launched a new short document ‘The United Kingdom and Arctic Science’. In launching the document today, Prof. Julian Dowdeswell, the Chair of UKAAP said: “We have a very strong story to tell on the United Kingdom’s involvement at the leading edge of Arctic science. We have […]

UK participation at the Arctic Circle Assembly 7-9 October 2016

The United Kingdom research community will have a strong voice at the Arctic Circle Assembly this year. UK-based representatives will be hosting or speaking in over 15 separate sessions, there will be a special ‘United Kingdom and Arctic Science’ exhibition stand and dedicated sessions on autonomous vehicles and on working inclusively with Arctic communities. Representatives […]

Event: UK sea ice 2016 Workshop

The 2016 UK sea ice workshop  will take place on Tuesday 20th September and Wednesday 21st September. This workshop is supported as a special interest group of the challenger society ( The workshop is an informal meeting of those working in the broad subject of sea ice (both hemispheres), and takes the form of short […]

Invitation to participate in NERC Services and Facilities Community Consultation

NERC is introducing new ways of identifying and prioritising its services and facilities portfolio over the next five to ten years. NERC is therefore inviting the research community to provide evidence of future needs, including from their current portfolio, which includes the UK Arctic Research Station. This   consultation  provides the research community with a really […]

Understanding the Arctic: science, technology and international collaboration

The NERC Arctic Office is organising an event at The Royal Society, London on Tuesday 18th October called ‘Understanding the Arctic: science, technology and international collaboration‘. The agenda is now available to download: Agenda Royal Society Arctic conference There are still spaces available to attend this no registration fee one-day event. To apply for a place, please contact the Arctic Office at Please […]

Announcement: Save the date – UK Arctic Science Conference 2017

The dates for the next UK Arctic Science Conference have been confirmed. It will take place over three days from Tuesday 19th September to Thursday 21st September 2017 and will be hosted by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban. Further details, including the Conference webpages, will be available in due course. For now, please […]