Researchers from Aarhus University have measured a new world record: Small ice algae on the underside of the Arctic sea ice live and grow at a light level corresponding to only 0.02% of the light at the surface of the ice. Algae are the primary component of the Arctic food web and produce food far earlier in the year than previously thought.
Lene Kielsen Holm from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, along with her research group, has just received the honourable international Mohn Prize of 1 million Norwegian Kroner. The prize is awarded for outstanding research related to the Arctic.
In North-East Greenland, researchers have measured the loss of heat that comes up from the interior of the Earth. This enormous area is a geothermal “hot spot” that melts the ice sheet from below and triggers the sliding of glaciers towards the sea.
We are looking for a dedicated person who can take part in developing our Department. The Department of Environment and Minerals Resources is growing, and we therefore seek a scientist with a degree in natural sciences, preferable in the marine environment.
The University of Manitoba invites applications for two (2) Canada Research Chairs (CRC) – Tier 2: one in oil spill science and one in sea ice modelling. Both will be tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.