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Angelika Renner Physical Oceanographer (IMR), RF1

What is your specific role in the project?

Within Research Focus 1, I will use observations from moorings and cruises to investigate the transport of oceanic heat in and out of the northern Barents Sea and the impact of sea ice – ocean – atmosphere interactions on the heat budget and vice versa. I am particularly interested in exchanges at the northern boundary of the Barents Sea towards the Nansen Basin.

Which scientific question do you hope to answer at the end of the project?

I hope that we will gain a much better mechanistic understanding of the atmosphere – ice – ocean system that goes beyond purely descriptive approaches, and that will help interpreting variability and trends in the longer time series we aim to collect during the Nansen Legacy.

If you had to choose another discipline within the Nansen Legacy, which one would you choose?

In most of my research, I aim to work interdisciplinary in collaboration with e.g. biologists, chemists, educators, and others. I hope that instead of having to “choose” one discipline, we will manage to combine the different disciplines and not be limited by discipline boundaries. Also, I would struggle to pick just one other…

The Arctic, what fascinates you the most?

The sheer beauty of this landscape. The fascinating forms and patterns in the sea ice. The polar light and its colours. The cold.

What is the first thing you think off when hearing the name, Fridtjof Nansen?

Admiration for what he and his team(s) managed to achieve and the incredible scientific advances they made.

Which book/film/music has made the largest impression on you lately?

Sarah Outen – Dare to Do: Taking on the Planet by Bike and Boat. Absolutely in awe for her determination and mental strength!

And more climate and science related: Naomi Klein – This changes everything.

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