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EU funds an Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium, which will provide researchers with improved access to research icebreakers.

Shallow lakes may be a serious source for methane release to the atmosphere. (Photo: Ben Goldsmith).

 

By Peter Bondo

Scientists already know that the Greenland ice sheet is melting. But the hidden heat source originating from deep inside the Earth partially responsible for that melting has been a mystery.

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.

The Department of Geoscience of Aarhus University, Denmark, is looking for two postdoctoral researchers working with marine sediments of the (sub-)Arctic region.

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