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ArcticPRIZE cruise video by SAMS' Andy Crabb

New fast paced video out, featuring the ArcticPRIZE team, Helmer Hanssen and music by Florence and the machine!

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Not only biology

Not only biology

ArcticABC researchers Njord Wegge and Kathrin Stephen return to the roots of geopolitical reasoning

Photo: Jakob Østheim/Forsvaret

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Gliders, waves and the wild Arctic Ocean

Gliders, waves and the wild Arctic Ocean

All over the place!

ABC, SIZE and PRIZE join forces on the Helmer Hanssen

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"Thaw" - a short doc in 3 episodes featuring the Polar Night cruise

"Thaw" - a short doc in 3 episodes featuring the Polar Night cruise

Follow the team into the dark!

Eli Kintisch who joined the Polar Night cruise in January 2018 has published three episodes on climate change, featuring UiT and SAMS researchers

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Polar Night exhibition heads East

Polar Night exhibition heads East

Now also in Russian: Polar Night around the globe!

Recently the Polar Night exhibition moved yet again. This time to Moscow, Russia.

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The 2nd FAABulous cruise (KV Svalbard)


The FAABulous project (studying Future Arctic Algae Blooms – and their role in the context of climate change) was this winter/spring challenged by historically little sea ice in Arctic areas, in particular in the European sector, including Svalbard and the Barents Sea (for scientific data on the sea ice extent and the related temperature anomalies check out these sites: https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/, and http://cci-reanalyzer.org/Reanalysis_daily/).

The planned sea ice-based field work had to be cancelled, and we needed a plan B to capture this highly unusual situation that presents us a truly future situation that we would not have expected to experience already now.

Luckily, we got granted cruise time on the coast guard vessel KV Svalbard at the end of April. 


We went to the almost completely ice-free van Mijenfjorden to take samples of phytoplankton and zooplankton, as well as CTD data along a transect from the innermost part of the fjord until the fjord mouth. We found a strong diatom-dominated spring bloom in the outermost part of the fjord, while the water temperature in the inner basins was still below 0°C, and the chl a concentrations were very low. For more details about the cruise, see here (link to field campaigns), as well as https://www.facebook.com/Akvaplan, or https://www.facebook.com/UNIS.Svalbard/

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