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The Willem Barentsz Polar Institute is a Dutch Institute for and by researchers and is a conjunction of research, education and knowledge concerning the North and the South Pole.
Lecture Daniel Chartier: 11 March 2013
Daniel Chartier gives a puvblic lecture: Perspectives on Arctic Literature. (Self ) images and Representations of the North.
Lecture Gail Fondahl
Professor Gail FOndahl, president of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association, gives a lecture at the Arctic Centre on 18 December 2012.
APECS Netherlands initiated at IPY Montreal
WBPI is happy with the launch of APECS Netherland. We look forward to cooperate with this early polar career network organisation.
Mini symposium op 2 maart 2012
March 2th, Gerko van der Wel is defending his thesis Analyses of water isotope diffusion in firn: Contributions to a better palaeoclimatic interpretation of ice cores. Prior to his defense WBPI is organizing a symposium : Isotopes in ice cores and their relation to climate history
WBPI/NWO symposium op 14 december 2011
Exploring Polar regions
This is the titel of a symposium WBPI organised in cooperation with NWO. The symposium will took place on December 14th in Utrecht. On the symposium website you will find all the abstracts, the posters and some vacancies for students.
‘Iron Vacuuming’ checks algal growth in oceans…
‘The availability of iron varies in different oceans’. This is one of the results of research carried out by Charles-Edouard Thuróczy, a scientist working at NIOZ, in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. Thuróczy found trends in the availability of iron, both horizontally and vertically in the sea water. Iron importantly combines with dissolved organic matter, which means that the iron remains available for phytoplankton.
50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty
On 23 June 2011 it was exactly fifty years ago that the Antarctic Treaty came into force dedicating Antarctica for peace and science. The treaty regulates international relations for Antarctica – Earth’s only continent without a native human population.
Polar theses 2011
Rudy Jonker (WUR) Revolutionary non-migratory migrants.
Bethany Hoye (NIOO/UU) Host-pathogen interactions on the move: Migratory waterfowl and avian influenza viruses.
Francien Peterse (NIOZ/UU) Environmental controls on the distribution of bacterial tetraether membrane lipids: Constraints on the MBT-CBT paleothermometer.
Simone Lang (VU university Amsterdam) Global change and the functional diversity of cryptogams in northern biomes.
Frans-Jan Parmentier (VU, university Amsterdam) Any Way the Wind Blows - Dynamics of Greenhouse Gas Exchange in Northeastern Siberian Tundra.
Ricardo Roura (university of Groningen): The footprint of polar tourism: tourist behaviour at cultural heritage sites in Antarctica and Svalbard.
Two new AMAP repporta available
Snow, Water, Ice, Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) report en Arctic Pollution 2011 (Mercury in the Arctic)
Louwrens Hacquebord Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.
WBPI director WBPI, Louwrens Hacquebord, has been appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau, on Friday April 29.
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