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.