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ArcTrains Summer Reading List

It is almost summertime in the northern hemisphere! In both Canada and Germany this means longer days and more time spent outdoors. Here at ArcTrain, we have put together a reading list for those interested in understanding our global climate, research, and  science in general. Hopefully you will pick up one of these books for […]

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The Arctic Stripes

You probably know the Climate Stripes. Yes, you know, the blue and red stripes representing the earth’s warming from human emissions. This powerful representation, invented by @EdHawkins, shows the average earth surface temperature change over the years. From blue to red, it demonstrates how the human greenhouse gas emissions increased the temperature up. But the […]

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A school workshop about paleontology and the evolution of life on Earth

Few weeks ago, I celebrated the first anniversary of my home laboratory! Actually, when everything shut down the first time in March 2020, I was just back from a workshop I gave in the North. Luckily, for this workshop, I had to carry around a stereoscope (a kind of microscope; not a classic travel accessory!). […]

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The ocean currents of the North Atlantic in a nutshell

This is post 3/3 in a series on our experiences and tasks as ArcTrain PhD students during the research cruise M164 (GPF 19-1-105) in summer 2020 in the subpolar North Atlantic. Click here to see part 1/3 and here to see part 2/3. It’s just after midnight. Around the ship, there is darkness everywhere, and […]

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PIES – Not just a piece of cake!

This is post 2/3 in a series on our experiences and tasks as ArcTrain PhD students during the research cruise M164 (GPF 19-1-105) in summer 2020 in the subpolar North Atlantic. Click here to see part 1/3 and here to see part 3/3. A research cruise offers the great opportunity to escape your usual office […]

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There and back again – A research cruise during a pandemic

This is post 1/3 in a series on our experiences and tasks as ArcTrain PhD students during the research cruise M164 (GPF 19-1-105) in summer 2020 in the subpolar North Atlantic. Click here to see part 2/3 and here to see part 3/3. The lines are loosened. The gangway is lifted. The research vessel Meteor […]

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Experiences with online conferences – from an Early Career Scientist perspective

As an Early Career Scientist (ECS), conferences are essential to get to know new people, gain experience in presenting your research, and learn a lot about the current science in your research field and beyond. Here is the personal experience of Linda with online conferences. As ECS, we share the feeling that online, the conference’s […]

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The Arctic and its role in the climate crisis: An online school project

Schools are closed in Germany, outreach projects and workshops are cancelled – does this mean that there is no possibility for us as scientists to reach out to the public and educate young people about our planet and the Arctic? Luckily not: We just had the chance to discover that even in those times of […]

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A lunar halo for the New Year

There was a full moon on the night of December 29. Before going to bed, I have the habit of stepping outside for a moment, to see what’s the weather like; especially in the winter, I love the feeling of the crisp cold air before I rush to the warmth of my blanket. On that […]

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