NERC Station Day 2023

The NERC Arctic Station event will take place on 8 February 2023. This will be held at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge and online. If you are a current user of the NERC station in Ny-Ålesund, or if you are considering applying to use the station in the future or just interested in finding out more about the Station, then we strongly recommend attending this informative event and meeting the team. Registration if free!

The Station provides excellent facilities and accommodation for researchers from across all UK universities, research institutes and other recognised organisations, and their international collaborators, wanting to carry out a range of environmental research which includes ecological, glacial/periglacial geomorphology, hydrology and atmospheric chemistry and marine research.

Please register to attend via this Eventbrite link:

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided to those attending in person. Please note, space is limited if attending in person so be sure to register early to book your place.

Programme for the day:

1030 – 1045     Registration

1045 – 1055    Welcome and Introduction – Henry Burgess, Head, NERC Arctic Office

1055 – 1120    NERC Arctic Research Station Overview – Iain Rudkin, Arctic Station Manager, BAS

1120 – 1130    Update on the Station Laboratories – Guy Hillyard, BAS

1130 – 1145    Demonstration of VR Platform – Pete Bucktrout and Jamie Oliver, BAS

1145 – 1200    NERC: Update on funding opportunities – Jess Surma, NERC

1200 – 1215    Svalbard Science Forum overview – Carina Leander and Marius Omland, SSF

1215 – 1315    LUNCH

1315 – 1415     Science talks from project teams

1315 – 1330     SUNSPEARS – Mihai O. Cimpoiasu, BGS and Zhou Lyu, Queen Mary University of London

1330 – 1345     Biogeochemical processes and ecosystem function in changing polar systems have global impacts (BIOPOLE) – Geraint Tarling, BAS

1345 – 1400     Plant, soil and lichen warming experiments at Kongsfjordneset – Claudia Colesie, University of Edinburgh and Kevin Newsham, BAS

1400 – 1415     Safe and effective fieldwork in the polar regions student course – Alistair Crame, BAS

1415 – 1430     Wrap up and close

Please note: Programme subject to change at short notice

If you have any questions, please contact

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th February!