RSS - News - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Wed, 25 Nov 2020 01:06:54 +0100 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 01:06:54 +0100 webmaster@polarfoundation.org (International Polar Foundation) webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![CDATA[2020-2021 Antarctic Season Underway]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/2020_2021_antarctic_season_underway The time has finally arrived! The 2020-2021 Antarctic season upon us!

The BELARE (Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition) team arrived in Cape Town, South Africa at the beginning of November, where they are currently spending two weeks in quarantine before being allowed to journey to the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica (PEA) Research Station, where a shortened  2020 - 2021 season with a reduced team will take place.

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Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:09:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/2020_2021_antarctic_season_underway
<![CDATA[Arctic Futures Symposium 11th Edition Is Approaching!]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_futures_symposium_11th_edition_is_approaching After many interesting editions over the last decade, it is with extreme pleasure that the International Polar Foundation and its many partners from the Arctic community wish to invite Arctic stakeholders and members of the general public to the 11th edition of the Arctic Futures Symposium.

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Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:22:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_futures_symposium_11th_edition_is_approaching
<![CDATA[Hendrik Huwald Discusses Swiss Research Projects at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/hendrik_huwald_discusses_swiss_research_projects_at_princess_elisabeth Hendrik Huwald is a scientist at the Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences (CRYOS) and a lecturer at the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Section at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He developed a numerical model for sea ice and studied energy transfer processes in the Arctic at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), and in the Alps at the former Environmental Fluid Mechanics laboratory of EPFL. In 2013, he joined the newly founded CRYOS laboratory, where he conducted research in the domains of snow science, hydrology, boundary layer meteorology, and environmental sensing. He has spent several seasons conducting research at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station, studying snow deposition and surface mass balance.

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:51:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/hendrik_huwald_discusses_swiss_research_projects_at_princess_elisabeth
<![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