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University of Cambridge: four postdoc associates

University of Cambridge is looking for four three-year Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) to work on the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project (2017-22), ARCTIC CULT, Arctic Cultures: Sites of ...

Svartárkot Course in Environmental Humanities

A unique graduate course in Integrated Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences will be in Bárðardalur, northern Iceland, 20-30 August 2018. The Svartárkot Culture-Nature Project offers an intensive graduate summer course: Human Ecology and Culture at Lake Mývatn 1700-2000: Dimensions of Environmental and Cultural Change …

What is the experience of marine sanctuaries and what is next?

A conference about marine sanctuaries will be held in Whales of Iceland Exhibition (Fiskislóð 23), Thursday the 22nd of February. Experts from USA and Europe will talk about the experiences of such sanctuaries and guests will learn about latest whale research in Iceland and latest ideas regarding marine ...

Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for the Arctic Council

An international group of academics has nominated the Arctic Council for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Arctic Human Development Report (2004) is among the Arctic Council projects listed in the nomination letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The report was a priorty project during the Icelandic chairmanship of the Arctic Council 2002-2004 and co-lead and published by the Stefansson Arctic Institute.

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 ...

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/.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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.