Scientists and researchers leave St. John's today on an expedition to the Southern Arctic to study icebergs and how melting ice affects the oil industry.The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen was scheduled to depart St.
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The research vessel Amundsen has a level of technology designed for studying the high arctic few other ships on the planet can lay claim to, but it's about to apply that technology to the comparatively balmy waters off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. VOCM's Andrew Hawthorn reports. Hear more......
The activity of the sun plays an important role in controlling the climate. New research indicates, however, that the impact of the sun is not constant but rather of greatest importance during cooler periods.
Roughly 3,800 students are enrolled in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Graduate Studies. They come from around the world to study here and UM Today is getting to know some of them on a more personal, candid, level. We want to know who they are, why they chose the field they did, and about their hobbies, regrets and musical tastes.
Candid is our new bi-weekly feature that will bring these remarkable individuals to the fore. Enjoy!
On June 8, 2012, University of Manitoba President David Barnard was in Greenland’s capital city of Nuuk to sign an agreement with colleagues from other Arctic nations. The trip happened with little or no fanfare—but when he signed the Arctic Science Partnership (ASP) Memorandum of Understanding, it amplified the research opportunities and impact of our students and faculty.
For millions of years, large parts of the marine biotas of the North Atlantic and North Pacific have been separated by harsh climate conditions in the Arctic. A new study, just published in Nature Climate Change, underlines that climate change has begun to weaken this natural barrier promoting the interchange of fishes between the two oceans along with many ecological and economic consequences.