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Organized by Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Nicole Wilson, Elizabeth Worden and Lauren Candlish, University of Manitoba as an Arctic Science Partnership Initiative.
Improving Oil Spill Response Technology in Canada
Are you working in Polar Science in Denmark? Last year APECS, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, established a national committee in Denmark: APECS Denmark.
The Arctic Research Centre invites applications for a 1-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join our research project on Arctic microbial oil degradation in Greenland’s marine environment. The position is for 1 year and is available from 1st of September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
$17.5M slated for facilities in Pond Inlet and Qikiqtarjuaq
Every year, a new growth layer is added to the narwhal’s spiralled tusk. The individual layers act as an archive of data that reveals what and where the animal has eaten, providing a glimpse of how the ice and environmental conditions have changed over its long life span (up to 50 years).
The Ministry of Higher Education and Science has just granted almost DKK 37 million to a targeted effort to unravel the importance of the ongoing climate change in the Arctic environment, how quickly the changes take place and how they affect the rest of the planet. The project brings all the Arctic stakeholders of the Danish Realm together in one network.
As the sea ice shrinks in the Arctic, the plankton community that produces food for the entire marine food chain is changing. New research shows that a potentially toxic species of plankton algae that lives both by doing photosynthesis and absorbing food may become an important player in the Arctic Ocean as the future sea ice becomes thinner and thinner.
Climate change is more pronounced in the Arctic than anywhere else on the planet, raising concerns about the ability of wildlife to cope with the new conditions. A new study shows that rare insects are declining, suggesting that climatic changes may favour common species.

Scientists are combining artificial intelligence and advanced computer technology with biological know how to identify insects with supernatural speed. This opens up new possibilities for describing unknown species and for tracking the life of insects across space and time

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