ARICE Newsletter October 2020


In November 2019, the US icebreaker RV Sikuliaq headed to the north side of Alaska for a combined oceanographic and biological expedition. The biological work was performed within the ARICE-funded project GO-WEST. GO-WEST aimed to investigate the association of young polar cod (or Arctic cod, Boreogadus saida) with the newly forming sea ice, its prey field and carbon sources. 
Access the webinar with preliminary cruise results here.

Welcome back, MOSAiC Expedition!

PRV Polarstern returns from the Arctic on the 12.10.2020 after accomplishing the MOSAiC Experiment. 
Among other MOSAiC scientists, the ARICE-funded team DEARice will return home after estudying how snow, sea ice and the associated ecosystem interact and develop. 
Read more about the DEARice project here.

The European Polar Science Week - 26-30 October 2020

The European Polar Science week, organised by the European Commission together with the European Space Agency, will gather the Polar science community to enhance cooperation at European level and set common challenges and priorities.

The event will feature the launch of the new EU PolarNet 2, Horizon 2020 project aiming to improve co-ordination between EU polar research institutions, building on existing networks and providing a platform to co-create and co-design European polar research actions with all relevant stakeholders. It will also feature the EU Polar Cluster - consisting of European Polar Board and Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System and 21 Horizon 2020 Polar projects. The Polar Cluster aims at optimising synergies across projects and maximise their impacts on society.

The first EC-ESA Polar Science workshop, part of a new ESA-EC cooperation agreement, shall foster closer collaboration and networking across the EU and ESA Polar activities.

The European Polar Science week will contribute to the new Joint communication on the Arctic and northern dimension policy and will help consolidate the EU contribution to the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial.

For more information and registration:

COVID-19 impacts on ARICE activities

The pandemic has curtailed most of our daily life activities, and its impact in academic, industry, and government activities and research has been extensive. 

While scientific conferences and meetings have been transferred to online sessions, activities such as the transnational access to research vessels could not be implemented in 2020. The numerous travel limitations affecting our international scientific teams has made impossible to implement the 6 cruises scheduled for 2020.
We continue to pursue the implementation of those cruises in 2021, while we navigate the second pandemic wave. 
We strongly believe that the knowledge gained in managing research expeditions under this unexpected situation will serve to facilitate our multinational cruises in 2021. 
Find Out More
Copyright © 2020 AWI-International Cooperation, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp