Author Archives: Nicola Munro

Call for Abstracts – UK Arctic Science Conference 2017

The  2017 UK Arctic Science Conference will be hosted by the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban from Tuesday 19th September through to Thursday 21st September. We are pleased to announce that the call for abstracts is now open! The organisers welcome abstracts from across the IASC Working Group themes and particularly welcome abstracts […]

£10m to investigate impact of climate change on Arctic Ocean

NERC has awarded funding for four new research projects under it’s ‘Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry‘ research programme. These four projects will aim to investigate how life in the Arctic Ocean is coping with dramatic changes such as ocean acidification and pollution as well as sea ice loss. The four projects […]

Arctic Office Bulletin – November 2016

The November 2016 issue of the NERC Arctic Office Bulletin is now available and can be downloaded here:  

Workshop: The Future of Polar Governance: Knowledge, Laws, Regimes, and Resources

The British Antarctic Survey, working with the University of Leeds and Royal Holloway, University of London, will be hosting a workshop on the future of polar governance.  This will be held at The British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge on Monday 27th March 2017.  Further details, including on how to participate in this workshop can be […]

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 […]