NERC Station Day 2024

The NERC Arctic Station ‘open day’ will take place on 7 February 2024. 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 is 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 link:

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided to those who have registered.

Please note, space is limited and we will have to close in person registration once capacity has been reached.

Online registration open until 6th February and the Zoom meeting link will be sent to you by the end of the day on 6 February.


1030 – 1045     Coffee/ Registration

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

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

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

1130 – 1145    NERC: Update on funding opportunities – Edoardo Fiordalisi, Senior Programme Manager, National Capability, NERC

1145 – 1205    Arctic Station Virtual Tour – Pete Bucktrout, BAS Creative Services

1205 – 1220    Svalbard Science Forum overview – Marius Omland, Svalbard Science Forum

1220 – 1315    LUNCH

1315 – 1415     Quick fire science talks from project teams

1315 – 1330    Wet Fingerprints – Constraining the Influence of (Near-)Surface Melting on Svalbard Snow Structure and Chemistry – Dorothea Moser, British Antarctic Survey

1330 – 1345    iDAPT: ice dependent adaptations for plant terrestrialization – Jaz Millar, Bristol University(online)

1345 – 1400    Marine biogeochemistry research at the UK Arctic Station – Kate Hendry, British Antarctic Survey (recorded)

1400 – 1415    ARCTIC-AIR: The atmospheric ecosystem over the High Arctic – Laura Molares Moncayo, Queen Mary University of London

1415 – 1430     Wrap up and close

Please note: Programme subject to change at short notice

If you have any questions, please contact