NERC Station Day 2021

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021

Time: 1230 to 1500 (UK)

Online meeting: Zoom (details will be circulated to all registered participants)

Programme:

Welcome and Introductions

Environmental Changes in Svalbard

1235 – 1250: Atmospheric changes in and around Ny-ÅlesundMark Clilverd, British Antarctic Survey

1250 – 1305: Glacier change in the Kongsfjord region – Jack Kohler, Norwegian Polar Institute

1305 – 1320: Crossing disciplines to understand changes in the Arctic marine environment – Helen Findlay, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

1320 – 1335: The terrestrial area of Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard: overview and recent environmental changesElise Biersma, British Antarctic Survey

Facilities

1335 – 1350: Update on Station support and  new equipment – Nick Cox, NERC Station Manager

1350 – 1400: NERC Funding Opportunities – Lizzie Garratt, NERC

1400 – 1415: Ny-Ålesund GIS system – Vera Sklet, Research Coordinator, Norwegian Polar Institute

1415 – 1430: Svalbard Science Forum and update on the Research in Svalbard (RiS) Database – Helen Johanne Andersen, Svalbard Science Forum

Discussion

  • Do the environmental changes in Ny-Ålesund and Svalbard as a whole, point to new areas of promising research?
  • How can the new facilities and equipment best be used by research teams?
  • Are there opportunities to develop longer-term research partnerships, programmes and observations?

1500: Final thoughts and Close of meeting