RSS - News - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:26:39 +0200 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:26:39 +0200 webmaster@polarfoundation.org (International Polar Foundation) webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![CDATA[Stefania Gili on Studying Atmospheric Particles in Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/stefania_gili_on_studying_atmospheric_particles_in_antarctica Stefania Gili is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratoire G-Time (Geochemistry: Isotope, Mineral and Element Tracing) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium). Stefania was selected in 2018 for a postdoctoral fellowship to take part in the CHASE (Chemical Characterization of the airborne particles in the Dronning Maud Land area: from the atmosphere to the surface snow) research project funded by the Belgian Federal Science Policy (BELSPO), as part of the BRAIN-be (Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks) program.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:43:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/stefania_gili_on_studying_atmospheric_particles_in_antarctica
<![CDATA[IPF Remembers Prof. Konrad “Koni” Steffen]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_remembers_prof._konrad_koni_steffen The International Polar Foundation was deeply saddened to hear of the fatal accident in Greenland that befell Prof. Konrad “Koni” Steffen. Prof. Steffen had been in the north of Greenland conducting field research at Swiss Camp (a meteorological research station he established in the ‘90s) when he passed away on Saturday, August 8th.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:13:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_remembers_prof._konrad_koni_steffen
<![CDATA[Alexander Mangold Explains the Contributions of His Research to Polar Science, YOPP, and the IPCC]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/alexander_mangold_contributions_of_research_to_polar_science_yopp_ipcc Dr Alexander Mangold is a researcher who has been working with the Observations Department at the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (KMI-IRM) since 2005. He manages the institute’s research on aerosols, UV and ozone at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica (PEA) Research Station. He has participated in numerous scientific expeditions to the station in Antarctica.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2020 17:03:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/alexander_mangold_contributions_of_research_to_polar_science_yopp_ipcc
<![CDATA[Frank Pattyn on the Importance of Studying the Surface Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/frank_pattyn_on_importance_of_studying_surface_mass_balance_of_antarctic Frank Pattyn in a Belgian glaciologist and ice sheet modeller. He is the director of the Laboratoire de Glaciologie at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Professor Pattyn has developed many ice sheet models, such as the Blatter-Pattyn model (a three-dimensional thermomechanical ice sheet model including higher-order stress gradients) and more recently the fast Elementary Thermomechanical Ice Sheet model (f.ETISh). These models simulate the behaviour of ice sheets and ice shelves, and allow for projecting future mass changes of ice sheets.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:33:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/frank_pattyn_on_importance_of_studying_surface_mass_balance_of_antarctic
<![CDATA[Valentina Savaglia Reflects on MICROBIAN’s Last Season at PEA and the Next Generation of Researchers]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/valentina_svaglia_microbians_last_season_at_pea_next_generation_researchers Valentina Savaglia is a PhD student supported by a FRIA/FNRS grant specialising in cyanobacterial diversity, genetics and biogeography in Antarctic regions at the Centre d’Ingénierie des Protéines (CIP, Centre for Protein Engineering), Université of Liège and the Laboratory of Protistology and Aquatic Ecology (PAE), Ghent University.

Valentina is part of the MICROBIAN project, a collaboration between Ghent University, the University of Liège, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the Meise Botanic Gardens, which aims to study the effects of climate change on the diversity and genetic-functional attributes of soil microbiomes in Continental Antarctica

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Tue, 09 Jun 2020 11:01:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/valentina_svaglia_microbians_last_season_at_pea_next_generation_researchers
<![CDATA[Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship Laureate presents research at EGU General Assembly]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/baillet_latour_antarctica_fellowship_laureate_presents_research_at_egu On Thursday 7 May, Dr. Kate Winter from Northumbria University, presented the work she has been doing for the last two seasons at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2020, Europe’s largest annual conference for geoscientists, which was forced to move online this year due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Thu, 14 May 2020 11:46:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/baillet_latour_antarctica_fellowship_laureate_presents_research_at_egu
<![CDATA[A Tribute to Philippe Bodson, Longtime Friend of the Foundation]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/a_tribute_to_philippe_bodson_longtime_friend_of_the_foundation1 The International Polar Foundation is saddened to hear about the passing of its longtime friend Philippe Bodson on 4 April 2020 due to complications related to COVID-19.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2020 17:15:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/a_tribute_to_philippe_bodson_longtime_friend_of_the_foundation1
<![CDATA[Baillet Latour Laureate Reflects on Success of Second Season at PEA]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/baillet_latour_laureate_reflects_on_success_of_second_season_at_pea The 2018 Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship Laureate, Dr. Kate Winter of Northumbria University in the UK, spent nearly a month based at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica in January and February 2020 to complete the second of two seasons of research for the BioFe project.

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Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:53:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/baillet_latour_laureate_reflects_on_success_of_second_season_at_pea
<![CDATA[Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Featured on Croatian Television]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_featured_on_croatian_television The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica was recently featured on the Croatian TV show, "Dobro jutro, Hrvatska (Good Morning, Croatia)". A live studio audience listened intently to two members of the International Polar Foundation staff working at the research station.

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Fri, 31 Jan 2020 11:32:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_featured_on_croatian_television
<![CDATA[New Year Marks Mid-Season for Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Team]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/new_year_marks_mid_season_for_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_team New Year’s falls right in the middle of the austral summer season for the team at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station. The passing from one year to the next serves as a divide between the first and second halves of the season.

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Wed, 01 Jan 2020 18:56:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/new_year_marks_mid_season_for_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_team