Scientists work on an ice floe during the MOSAiC expedition

Early Career Researchers’ Week begins!

We’re very excited to begin a week of research talks from early career researchers here in Oxford. Here’s the schedule for the week: #1 Polar oceans and ice sheets Monday 21st 16:05-17:00 Michael McPhail (Maths): Impact of subglacial hydrology on ice-sheet dynamics Andrew Styles (Physics): The vorticity budget of the Weddell Gyre #2 Arctic environmental …

Hello from new OUPF Coordinator

Hello all, I’m Sam Cornish and I’m OUPF’s new Coordinator. This post is to quickly introduce myself and let you know what you can expect from OUPF (and me) over the next year. I’m a DPhil candidate working with Helen Johnson in Earth Sciences, and have just submitted my thesis. I study the Arctic Ocean, …

OUPF Fall 2020 Seminar Series

Do join us this Fall term with our online seminar series!! Seminars take place every Wednesday afternoon and are announced in Oxford Talks, our website, and our mailing list. Please find more information on the individual events in our events page or at the bottom of our Home Page. 14 October (16h BST) Speaker: Dr Tom …

Warming Temperatures Are Driving Arctic Greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth’s northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new collaborative study involving the University of Oxford and global institutions across the world, found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth. For the expanded story, …

Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing

  New research, published in Nature, led by scientists at the University of Oxford’s Department of Earth Sciences, and at the Geological Survey of Israel, provides evidence from Siberian caves suggesting that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean plays an essential role in stabilising permafrost and its large store of carbon. More info on …

A Baptism of Ice – Fieldwork Training in Svalbard

This blog was originally published on the Evidently Scientifical blog –  a group of Oxford PhD students exploring science of the environment and climate, as well as PhD life. For more stories visit evidentlyscientifical.wordpress.com 1: Longyearbyen, with the glacier Longyearbreen just visible looming over the town.   By Georgia Hole , PhD student in the School …