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Publication of the UKAAP ‘United Kingdom and Arctic Science’ document

The UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership (UKAAP) have launched a new short document ‘The United Kingdom and Arctic Science’. 


The NERC Arctic Office were very pleased to have been asked to work with UKAAP in developing this new short document and  see this as an important opportunity for the NERC Arctic Office to support the full range of UK Arctic research. The publication will be used internationally and in the UK to promote the strength and ambition of this vibrant research community and hope you will find it equally useful. 


Nominations for the OCB Scientific Steering Committee

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program ( is currently seeking nominations for new Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members. If you wish to nominate someone, please email the OCB Project Office ( with the following information about your nominee:

Sign up link for IIOE-2 research and cruise opportunities

The International Indian Ocean-II committee has put together a website describing IIOE-2 activities. It also aims to provide investigators all over the world updates on  research and cruise opportunities in the region.


For those wishing to receive updates and information on field and collaborative opportunities in the Indian Ocean, please use this sign up link: 

NERC Services and Facilities Community Consultation

The Natural Environment Research Council are asking for the opinions of the research community on the way that the National Capability-funded services and facilities are operated. This includes the UK’s Arctic Research Station in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. The consultation closes at 16:00 on Friday 30 September. 


Nominations solicited for the 2017 Ketchum Award

The Coastal Ocean Institute (COI) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is soliciting nominations for the B.H. Ketchum Award.  This award is given every two or three years to an "internationally recognized scientist who demonstrates an innovative approach to coastal research, leadership in the scientific community, and who provides a link between coastal research and societal issues".  



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