Robbie Mallett presents a slide showing a timeseries of Arctic sea ice decline at COP26

Let’s talk cryosphere, COP26

Robbie Mallett, a PhD student at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University College London, spoke to Sam Cornish about his experience in the Cryosphere Pavilion at COP26 in Glasgow. What was the Cryosphere Pavilion and why was it at COP26? COP26 is not just for politicians, it’s also a chance for scientists, particularly …

Surveying pollutants on a remote Arctic island

This summer, DPhil student Will Hartz joined a scientific expedition to the remote Norwegian island of Jan Mayen. In satellite imagery the island appears as a punctuation mark, adrift in the ocean. But this volcanic island is rooted in the bathymetric barrier that helps to define the circulation of the Greenland, Icelandic and Norwegian seas; …

Polar Forum researchers will reveal the climate potential of rewilding in the Arctic

This blog post comes from Jeppe A. Kristensen, Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellow based in the School of Geography and Environment. The king of the Pleistocene Siberian steppes, the woolly mammoth, is set to return after 3,900 years of extinction! This was the intriguing, yet highly controversial message that hit the world media in September this …

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 …