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Ice2ice visits Arendalsuka – a political festival in southern Norway

Sparking off this year governmental election campaign in Norway, Arendalsuka, a political festival in southern Norway, was crowded with top-level politicians and organisations. During the week of the festival, ice2ice scientists organised a joint ice talk and ice concert in the main square of Arendal showcasing ice2ice research on ice and climate. In addition we guided local kindergarten children and high school pupils on a geological and climate tour on Merdø, a tiny island in the new Norwegian marine national park just outside of Arendal, introducing the kids to the geology and history of the deglaciation in the area, as well as putting the past into the context of future changes expected on Greenland.

Silje Smith-Johnsen telling a fairytale to kindergarten kids about the fate of the eratic stone “stein” who was brought by the ice from Oslo to Merdø during the last ice age.
Silje Smith-Johnsen, Kerim Nisancioglu and Øyvind Paasche at their “outdoor office” in Arendal, on their way to Merdø.
View towards Denmark from Merdø, Southern Norway
Preparing for ice talk and ice concert in the centre of Arendal

Combining the science of ice with the music of ice

Icemusic at RørosSpent the last 4 days touring central Norway with the icemusic crew lecturing about ice and climate followed by a  fantastic ice music concert featuring the music of Terje Isungseth performed by Terje on ice instruments and Maria Skrånes on vocals, backed by Tor on lights and Rune on sound.

Great opportunity to discuss the impact of climate change on ice in the Arctic, on Greenland and in Antarctica,  including our ongoing work in the ice2ice project.

Coverage here:

Rørosnytt  (local newspaper)

Storstuggu  (one of the local venues)


Application for ACDC2015 now open!

This years ACDC will be held at Laugarvant, Iceland in the former boarding school Heradsskolinn. The topic we will focus on is «Climate and Volcanism» and as usual we aim for an interdisciplinary group of PhD students and lecturers within the field of climate dynamics (ocean, atmosphere, geology, glaciology).

You will find a list of lecturers and link to application form on our web site. Note deadline has been extended till the 21st of March!


Lager klima-mooc

Intervju i UiB’s avis På Høyden om vår nye MOOC på klimadynamikk som vi lager sammen med kommunikasjonsavdelingen på UiB.

Filming av MOOC på Mongstad. Arnt, Asgeir og Frode






Filming av MOOC på Grønland med Frode, Iselin og Kerim
Filming av MOOC på Herdla. Frode, Arnt og Kerim
Filming av MOOC på Herdla. Frode, Arnt og Kerim

ACDC2013 and ACDC2014 organize sessions at AGU and EGU!

During the next year there will be two fantastic ACDC lead session at AGU and EGU organized by the PhD students from the last two ACDC summer schools on Greenland (2014) and in Nyksund (2013):

AGU 2014 in San Francisco two sessions onFM14-logo-483px

 Observations and Dynamics of Deglaciations I


Observations and Dynamics of Deglaciations II

thanks to Will, Anna, Kyle and Guleed from ACDC 2013!


EGU 2015 in Wien abstract submission is open for session on:images

Greenland ice loss and response to climate forcings: past, present, and future«:

Thanks to Roberta, Winnie and Bradley from ACDC 2014!