Arctic

New postdoc position announced

We are looking for a postdoc to strengthen the AGENSI research team and help develop new tools for reconstructing past Arctic sea ice. A PhD degree in biosciences, molecular biology, ecology, molecular ecology, earth sciences or relevant field is required. Experience with PCR and bioinformatic analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data and statistics is required. Experience with (paleo-)ecology, paleoceanography and/or taxonomy would be an advantage. Apply here by 20 May… Read More »New postdoc position announced

Sampling in the Arctic

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

First sample collection

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.