Great work! Let's get even better!
Many of the early career scientists have reported from their work out in the field through blog texts on Forskning.no and ScienceNorway. Both blogs have in periods been very vissible on the front pages of Forskning.no and ScienceNorway, and the editors of both platforms are very happy with both blogs.
But why do some texts get more attention than others? And who is reading the blog? What could we write about between cruises? In a webinar, the editors from Forskning.no and ScienceNorway will give feedback on both Nansen Legacy blogs and explain how we can become even better bloggers.
Nansen Legacy intensive courses
In 2020, the Nansen Legacy organizes two intensive courses for its early career scientists. The first course will give an interdisciplinary introduction to the Arctic Ocean, and will take place at UiT's field station in Skibotn in February. The course i fully signed and registration colsed.
The second intensive course will take place during a cruise on RV Helmer Hanssen, organized by the research network ARCTOS together with the Nansen Legacy. The key idea behind the cruise is to compliment the Nansen Legacy programme by carrying out a detailed characterization of the polar front using a combination of remote sensing, traditional and autonomous sampling platforms and techniques.
The aim of the study will be to describe how physical processes, at different scales, influence ecosystem traits across the polar front. This include characterization of the spring bloom at both sides of the front anticipated to occur in the region during the cruise, in addition to standing stocks of phytoplankton, zooplankton, fish and benthos. A main target outcome of the course will be a scientific publication (co-authored by all participating students and scientists) on the importance of the polar front for our understanding of the living Barents Sea.
Communicating science via @nansenlegacyresearch
The Nansen Legacy recruits have launched the Instagram account @nansenlegacyresearch, where they convey their experience as young researchers to a broader audience in English. Would you like to contribute, please contact the leader of the initiative Elizabeth Jones.
During the Recruit Forum 2019, fourteen Nansen Legacy early career scientists were filmed for the production of short video clips, in which the candidates convey their science to a wider audience. The video material is now edited, and the clips will be released by the end of January.
Recruit Forum 2020
The Recruit Forum 2020 will be held at Sletvik field station, Nov 8-10.
Sletvik field station belongs to the Department of Biology at NTNU
[Title photo: Håvard N. Liholt (UiO) and Robynne Nowicki (UNIS) clean a hole in the sea ice from slush during the seasonal Nansen Legacy cruise in August 2019. (c) Christian Morel / www.christianmorel.net]