PolarTREC News

AGU Abstracts Due August 6

PolarTREC teacher presents at AGU
18 July 2014

Reminder! Abstracts are NOW due for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting 15-19 December in San Francisco, California. Present on PolarTREC science and education, attend lectures and the GIFT workshop, and connect with polar researchers.

Current Expedition

Barrow, Alaska
14 July 2014

How do people respond to environmental risk in a time of rapid global change? Follow Sian Proctor and her team studying the historical ecology of risk management in Barrow, Alaska.

Current Expedition

Students in JSEP
7 July 2014

Joint Science Education Project 2014

Students from Greenland, Denmark, and the US are all working together to study Arctic science and contribute to a cultural exchange. Follow the student blogs from Kangerlussuaq and Summit Station.

Report Released

22 July 2014

A new report is now available on Arctic Research Support and Logistics: "Increasing Arctic Accessibility Over the Next Twenty Years”. The report was based on recommendations discussed at a workshop and with input from the broader community. It includes recommendations for sustaining and expanding logistics resources, capacity building, and opportunities for improved coordination of resources. The report is available free as a PDF.

Current Expedition

Linne Glacier
18 July 2014

Teacher Peggy McNeal is in Svalbard, Norway as part of a research team, which includes undergraduate geoscience students participating in the Research Experiences Undergraduates (REU) Program. They are researching how high latitude glaciers, melt-water streams, and sedimentation in the fjords reflect climate.

PolarTREC Alum on Permafrost Project

Tom Lane
9 July 2014

PolarTREC Teacher Tom Lane has taken science experiences into his own hands. He is working with Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky on the 2014 annual borehole survey in northern Alaska.

PolarTREC Alum in Siberia

John Wood participating in Siberia field work
27 June 2014

Program Alum John Wood joins the Polaris Project in Siberia. He's blogging for the science team as the Education Liaison.

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Lucy- I think you just came up with a great product and business plan! You can sell them in the store here!
The arctic fox preys on snow bunting eggs and chicks. The eggs and young are also eaten by gulls and skuas. That surprised me; I didn't know that seagulls would eat other birds. A skua is another...
Hey Brian! The survival suits are extremely bulky and will take some getting used to just to be able to maneuver. Although a suit might have saved Jack's life, it would have severely limited his...
Hi Steph! The goose is pretty darn cute AND lucky to be here based on the fox antics I just observed. Nature can be harsh. The chances that we will encounter a polar bear are very, very slim....

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Recent Resource

11 May 2011
This article highlights microbial communities in Lake Untersee, Antarctica and their connection with astrobiology. These communities are similiar to those in Lake Joyce in many ways.