While we are preparing for an Arctic cruise in summer, these videos give you an impression of our expedition last winter. Then we experienced 24h of Arctic darkness and a substantial amount of sea ice. Videos made by PhD student Danielle Grant.
Stijn De Schepper
In Arctic winter 2020, AGENSI researchers went on an expedition with research vessel Kronprins Haakon to the sea ice covered East Greenland Sea. This is what happened. Anticipation Finally! After working with different aspects of sea ice reconstructions for several years, I was going to see sea ice for the first time from up close. In fact very up close, in one of the most remote regions in the Northern… Read More »Expedition in Arctic winter – a good idea?
Imagine this. You have completed your lab work. You analysed your data and made some quick-and-dirty graphs. You put the graphs and some guiding text into a Powerpoint presentation. You practiced your talk a few times. And you are fully ready, albeit slightly nervous, to get on stage at the EGU. What questions will you get this time? Not to worry, you have prepared a few answers. Then, you realise…… Read More »Participating in the EGU 2020
Late October 2019, a cruise with RV Kronprins Haakon led by J. Knies from the Centre of Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate went out to the Fram Strait to collect sediment cores. Dag Inge Blindheim and PhD students Kristine Steinsland and Danielle Grant from the AGENSI team joined this cruise. And they collected sediment material to study during the AGENSI project. Danielle and Kristine blogged about their first experience with coring… Read More »Sediment cores arrive in Bergen
Kristine Steinsland and Danielle Grant are currently onboard the icebreaker RV Kronprins Haakon in the cold Arctic. They have joined a cruise led by J. Knies from the Centre of Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (University of Tromsø). The cruise will collect data on methane release from the ocean floor and take sediment cores, up to 25 meters long. As a result, this will open a window on the climate… Read More »Sampling in the Arctic
AGENSI started on 1 August 2019. One of the first actions was to collect new sediment samples in the Arctic. From 8 to 13 August, Stijn De Schepper joined the Norwegian Polar Institute’s cruise onboard RV Helmer Hansen to Kongsfjorden (Svalbard) and the Fram Strait. Together with a team of NPI geologists, we collected three multicores in Kongsfjorden and surface sediments from several locations.
In late May 2019, we invited applications for two PhD positions in Paleoceanography. One position focuses on using Palynology and organic geochemistry. The second position focuses on Molecular Ecology. By the deadline on 11 June, we received applications from strong candidates from all over the world. Interviews were held in late June and early July. We are happy to announce that Kristine Steinsland and Danielle Grant will be joining the… Read More »AGENSI PhD candidates selected
On 24 June, our pilot study illustrating the potential for using ancient DNA in paleo sea ice research was published in the ISME Journal. Link here. Also a Behind The Paper comment was posted on the Nature Research Microbiology Community. Link here.