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 news, updates and events
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.
Ancient DNA as a new tool for past climate change In late November 2018, we received the news that AGENSI was funded! This exciting news was spread via articles on the websites of NORCE Research and the Bjerknes Center.