Sparking off this year governmental election campaign in Norway, Arendalsuka, a political festival in southern Norway, was crowded with top-level politicians and organisations. During the week of the festival, ice2ice scientists organised a joint ice talk and ice concert in the main square of Arendal showcasing ice2ice research on ice and climate. In addition we guided local kindergarten children and high school pupils on a geological and climate tour on Merdø, a tiny island in the new Norwegian marine national park just outside of Arendal, introducing the kids to the geology and history of the deglaciation in the area, as well as putting the past into the context of future changes expected on Greenland.
This summer will be the first when Norwegian scientists team up with our Danish and international partners to drill the first ever ice core into a fast flowing ice stream on Greenland. Through the EastGRIP project we aim to extract a 2500m ice core during the next 4 years, telling the story of climate and ice dynamics of northeast Greenland.
This region of Greenland has the largest ice stream on the ice cap, draining approximately 12% of the total ice loss from the ice sheet. The question we wish to answer is the what is the dynamics of this fast flowing ice stream and what can we expect in the coming centuries. Will it accelerate?
In 2016, myself, Sarah Berben and Marie Fjalstad Jensen will be working form the ice.
Our outreach project “turspor” is taking form and in the next few months text will be continuously added to our group on UT.no with details of hikes in the Norwegian mountains where you can also learn a little about the science of nature: climate, geology and metereology in particular. For a glimpse of what is coming please check our current posts through DNT:
Thsi spring Inger Marit Kolstadbråten from NRK Urix joined us on west coast Greenland and made a series of reports from Ilulissat and Disko Island. You can view them all here:
Spent the last 4 days touring central Norway with the icemusic crew lecturing about ice and climate followed by a fantastic ice music concert featuring the music of Terje Isungseth performed by Terje on ice instruments and Maria Skrånes on vocals, backed by Tor on lights and Rune on sound.
Great opportunity to discuss the impact of climate change on ice in the Arctic, on Greenland and in Antarctica, including our ongoing work in the ice2ice project.
Rørosnytt (local newspaper)
Storstuggu (one of the local venues)
Our new UiB Online course (MOOC) on ” Causes of Climate Change” has been launched on FutureLearn today.
Read about more about the course here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/causes-of-climate-change
Start Date is 21st of September, 2015
More info in Norwegian: http://www.uib.no/nb/aktuelt/89491/uib-klar-med-norges-første-klima-mooc
Deadline for applications is 24th of June 2015:
This years ACDC will be held at Laugarvant, Iceland in the former boarding school Heradsskolinn. The topic we will focus on is “Climate and Volcanism” and as usual we aim for an interdisciplinary group of PhD students and lecturers within the field of climate dynamics (ocean, atmosphere, geology, glaciology).
You will find a list of lecturers and link to application form on our web site. Note deadline has been extended till the 21st of March!
Intervju i UiB’s avis På Høyden om vår nye MOOC på klimadynamikk som vi lager sammen med kommunikasjonsavdelingen på UiB.