Glaciers and Snow Melting | The best player in the world will gather in Tromso

Glaciers and Snow Melting |  The best player in the world will gather in Tromso

Tomorrow UiT’s Arctic University in Norway will open its new Research Center of Excellence (SFF), which will bring together the world’s leading researchers on melting ice and carbon emissions. The center is named iC3, the Center for Ice, Cryosphere, Carbon and Climate.

iC3 will continue to be affiliated with UiT’s Department of Geosciences. According to a press release from the university, the research expertise of UiT, the Norwegian Polar Institute, NORCE, and many other Norwegian and international partners will be integrated.

The center will be funded for the next ten years by the Norwegian Research Council.

iC3 will become a powerful center for polar research. What we’re building now will bring together the best researchers and give us new knowledge on this topic. There remains a great deal of uncertainty about how changes in the amount of ice will affect global carbon expense and therefore climate, Gemma Wadham, professor of glaciology explains in the news release.

Wadham will lead the center with Associate Professor Monica Winsborrow.

Recruitment is in full swing.

– We hire managers, researchers and research fellows. It’s intense work that will take up a lot of time over the next year, Wadham explains.

Harald Steen, director of research at the Norwegian Polar Institute, welcomes iC3.

– iC3, a research center of excellence, will link the Arctic University of Norway’s UiT, the Norwegian Polar Institute and NORCE together more closely and create synergies both nationally and internationally, says the research director.

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