About Us

About ArcTrain

is most simply an International Research Training Group with a focus on topics located in the Arctic realms. Many processes taking place in the Arctic are only rudimentarily known, yet they play a major role in e.g. global climate or far-reaching food webs. Since the corresponding research questions require new specialists, the Canadian-German cooperation ArcTrain was founded in 2013. By an excellent educational framework, an interdisciplinary view on Arctic problems and a strong international network we are given the means to try to tackle those large problems in our future.

In the time frame from 2013 to 2022, the project is funded jointly through the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) un­der its Col­lab­or­at­ive Re­search and Train­ing Ex­per­i­ence Pro­gram (CRE­ATE) scheme.

About ArcTrain Team Members

The heart of the ArcTrain project are PhD and master students both in Germany and Canada whose research is focused on the Arctic and Subarctic realm. They are guided by experienced researchers.  

You want to learn more about the current ArcTrain members and our constantly growing group of alumni? Check out the following pages:

We are proud of being a diverse team of scientists: Originating from nearly all over the world, as the map shows, we also have a very diverse educational background and focus on many different aspects of the Arctic.

Overview map on the origin of ArcTrain members – from master students to principal investigators (PIs), and the universities we are grounded at (Credit: Valentin Ludwig).

About This Blog

This blog is run by us, the ArcTrain students. With it, we want to open a small window into our lives for the public. This means we want to tell you something about our research, but also our everyday lives as researchers.  We want to allow you to get a glimpse of the people behind scientific discoveries.

Enjoy reading about our experiences – and feel free to contact us when there is a certain aspect of life as a researcher and the research on the Arctic you want to learn more about!