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Arctic Seminar: Observational Approaches for Seasonal Sea Ice Environments

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) will host a seminar at Borgir (R262), Akureyri, on Friday 26 January 2018 at 12:00. Alice Bradley, a postdoctoral researcher at Dartmouth College, will talk about ...
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Rif Field Station: applications for 2018

Rif Field Station calls for applications from scientists, university students or groups interested in utilizing the station‘s facilities for various research and monitorig projects. Are you developing an exciting research project for 2018 that could fit perfectly within the unique environment of Melrakkaslétta or the surrounding area? More information here: https://rifresearch.is/.
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NUNATARYUK: New EU project

Nunataryuk relies on the involvement of 28 partner institutions in 12 countries, Stefansson Arctic Institute being one of them. Retreating permafrost coasts threaten the fragile Arctic environment. The EU project Nunataryuk will determine the effects of permafrost thaw on Earth’s coldest shorelines. Permafrost makes up a quarter of ...
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The 2017 Stefansson Memorial Lecture

The 2017 Stefansson Memorial Lecture will be held as a contribution to the opening programme of a new interdisciplinary Arctic Research Centre (CER-ARCTIC) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The Centre is the first of its kind in Spain. The Lecture is a joint project of the ...
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Lecture: TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition

The TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition https://toptotop.org/ , a family of climate explorers, is now in Akureyri on their 50-foot sailboat, the S/V Pachamama. Dario and Sabine Schwoerer and their six children have spent 16 years sailing all of the world’s seven seas, setting foot on seven continents, and climbing six of the world’s highest mountains, in an effort to...
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Northern Research Forum: Call for Young Researchers

The Northern Research Forum (NRF) invites young researchers to submit proposals for the Breakout Session "A world without ice - Visions for the future" which will take place during the Arctic Circle Assembly, October 13-15, 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The deadline has been extended to August 10th 2017.
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Arctic Research and Studies programme: grants

Call for proposals in the Arctic Research and Studies programme: The Arctic Research and Studies programme awards mobility and preparatory grants to encourage cooperation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic Science. Application deadline: 18 September 2017. The programme is based on a Memorandum of Understanding concerning co-operation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic scientific research. The Icelandic and Norwegian Ministries of Foreign Affairs own and finance the Artic Research and Studies programme. The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis) is responsible for the administration of programme in cooperation with the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU). Grants are awarded for two activity types: 1) Long term cooperation between Icelandic and Norwegian institutions and 2) Preparatory support for the initiation of joint grant applications.
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University of Iceland: Postdoctoral position in Environment and Natural Resources

Postdoctoral position in Environment and Natural Resources, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences - HI17030183 The Environment and Natural Resources graduate programme at the University of Iceland invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Environment and Natural Resources focusing on the value of ecosystem services in the Arctic. The successful candidate will join the Nordic Research Center of Excellence, ARCPATH (Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies) that aims to contribute to responsible development in the Arctic. The project is funded for five years by a Center of Excellence grant given by NordForsk.
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University of Iceland: PhD student position in Environment and Natural Resources

PhD student position in Environment and Natural Resources - HI17030182The Environment and Natural Resources graduate programme at the University of Iceland invites applications for a PhD position in Environment and Natural Resources focusing on the value of ecosystem services in the Arctic. The successful candidate will join the Nordic Research Center of Excellence, ARCPATH (Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies) that aims to Contribute to responsible development in the Arctic. The project is funded for five years by a Center of Excellence grant given by NordForsk.
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Astrid Ogilvie: Sagas and Science

On Thursday, 9 March 2017, at 16.30 Dr Astrid Ogilvie will give her lecture, Sagas and Science: Documentary Evidence of Changes in Climate and Sea-Ice Incidence in Iceland from the Settlement to the late 1800s. The talk will be in Oddi 101 (The University of Iceland Centre for Medieval Studies) and will be delivered in English. All are welcome to attend. See more: http://miðaldastofa.hi.is/en/
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