Dezember 2013

Merry Christmas & a Happy New year

Season's Greetings to all in Ny-Aalesund and to all following the AWIPEV news! Roland, Dirk, and Sabine

Match ozone sonde campaign started

Although there is rather midl weather on the surface, the stratosphere, where the ozone layer is, has already cooled below the -80C threshold temperature, when ozone destruction might become possible.  Accordingly, Arctic ozone stations have been alerted for another Ozone Sonde Match campaign to be started in January. Spitsbergen and Ny-Aalesund is right below the pool of cold stratospheric air, so in the midst of ozone sonde activity. To read more about the ozone sonde match studies:

The Ny-Ålesund field Log blog

A Field Log blog is provided for updates on relevant installations, obstacles, danger zones in the vicinity of Ny-Ålesund: (This is a private activity, supported by KB and NPI) Contact KB Research Advisor Sebastien Barrault for further infos. The Filed Log contains the latest map with scooter routes in and out of town and of restricted areas.

Funding Option for joint French-German projects

The Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) (France) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) have published the 2014 call for their joint funding initiative open to all fields of the Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences including interdisciplinary research. The ANR-DFG Cooperation 2014 will be managed as a unilateral lead agency procedure with DFG serving as the lead agency.

Full proposals for joint bilateral research projects in Natural Sciences, Life sciences, and Engineering Sciences can be submitted electronically to the DFG by 9 December 2013.

The call text and more information can be found at