Navigation Links
NSF's Nathaniel B. Palmer sails with Sweden's Oden to study Antarctic Peninsula ecosystem
Date:12/13/2010

In a unique and complex example of "science diplomacy," teams of U.S. and Swedish scientists are sailing this month aboard two research vessels to study the ecology of the Amundsen Sea, one of the least-explored and most productive bodies in Antarctic waters, and to gauge the potential effects of a changing climate on the Southern Ocean.

The joint American and Swedish expedition, involving the U.S. icebreaking research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer and the Swedish icebreaker Oden, was cooperatively planned and is being carried out by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (SPRS).

The research brings together a multidisciplinary group of scientists within a wide spectrum of scientific areas, including persistent pollutants and greenhouse gases, the ecology of invasive species, epidemiology among seals and microbial ecology, and the physics of sea ice and oceanography.

The cruise will give a unique opportunity to perform research in one of the least-studied areas of the Antarctic. Findings could have important implications for the future of the Antarctic marine ecosystem, as the number of polynyas in Antarctic waters can be expected to increase in a warming climate. Polynya, derived from a Russian word, means an area of open ocean surrounded by ice.

The Palmer sailed from Punta Arenas, Chile on Nov. 26 and the Oden left Punta Arenas on Dec. 8. The two vessels are expected to rendezvous in mid-December. Palmer's primary work area will be in open waters along the Antarctic Peninsula and in the Amundsen Sea polynya, while the Oden researchers will focus on work in sea ice.

With Swedish and U.S. teams on both ships, the ASPIRE project (Amundsen Sea Polynya International Research Expedition) will use a state-of-the-art trace metal detection system to measure the total amount of iron, and the individual iron isotopes, in the Amundsen Sea. Iron is an important micron
'/>"/>

Contact: Lily Whiteman
lwhitema@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UMCES ecologist Margaret Palmer recognized for promoting the role of science in public policy
2. Long-term study shows effect of climate change on animal diversity
3. £2 million study to reveal workings of dementia genes
4. New study looks to define evangelicals and how they affect polling
5. CU-Boulder study suggests air quality regulations miss key pollutants
6. Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish
7. Study reveals homeowner perceptions in fire-prone areas
8. Researchers study how pistachios may improve heart health
9. Study: urban black bears live fast, die young
10. New study indicates link between weight gains during pregnancy and dieting history
11. Study reveals specific gene in adolescent men with delinquent peers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/16/2014)... for independence later this week, its Government could face ... fracking is necessary, research has revealed. , The University ... perception of shale gas extraction in the UK since ... of the border are the least supportive of fracking. ... the University,s School of Geography, said: "The clear move ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of ... that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in ... to self-medicate symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with the ... issue of Biological Psychiatry , sheds light on ... nicotine receptors in the brain was lower in schizophrenia ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... in Spanish . ... published in the Journal of Cell Biology describes ... proper cell division , At this very moment thousands of ... mechanism by which the body repairs damaged tissues and regenerates ... process known as "mitosis", during which the cell duplicates its ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scottish people most sceptical on fracking, survey shows 2Scottish people most sceptical on fracking, survey shows 3Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals 2Unraveling cell division 2Unraveling cell division 3
... resistance has put humans in an escalating 'arms race' with ... than the bacteria can evolve new resistance strategies. But ... a leg up in the race -- reproducing in the ... resistance. , A team of scientists in Argentina and Mexico ...
... Since passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, over ... and its territories. In the forthcoming issue of Ecology Letters, ... animal status trends and show that the length of time ... their conservation are key variables in explaining trends. , Overall, ...
... discovered how a gene that suppresses the development of melanoma ... to treatments based on the function of the gene. The ... Institute in Austin, Minn., have applied for a patent on ... 10 in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. , ...
Cached Biology News:Gaining ground in the race against antibiotic resistance 2Gaining ground in the race against antibiotic resistance 3
(Date:9/16/2014)... Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... Estate, the Toronto affiliate of ITRA Global, new development ... With the Toronto city council approving another 755 storeys ... buildings), it appears construction cranes will be dominating the ... that seems to have an unquenchable thirst for new ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... EnGeneIC, Ltd. , an emerging ... cancer through the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents ... the Asbestos Disease Research Institute (ADRI), it has ... (NSW) Premier,s Award for Excellence in Translational Cancer ... that will be involved in the clinical trial, ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... researchers led by Northeastern University has developed a ... and a variety of nanocarbon structures in carbon ... scalable, which will allow the researchers to tailor ... in applications ranging from electronic devices to CNT-reinforced ... sports equipment. , Their findings were published in ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... AUSTIN, Texas , Sept. 15, 2014 The ... changes in climate, says a new article published by the ... Ahmed , PhD, on climate change and its effects on ... part of an extensive study conducted by Dr. Ahmed in ... China and has implications for the future ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ITRA Global Reports Downtown Toronto Real Estate Development is in High Gear 2ITRA Global Reports Downtown Toronto Real Estate Development is in High Gear 3EnGeneIC Named a Recipient of the Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Award for Excellence in Translational Cancer Research 2EnGeneIC Named a Recipient of the Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Award for Excellence in Translational Cancer Research 3Northeastern University Researchers Develop Novel Method for Working with Nanotubes 2Tea Taste and Quality Affected by Climate Change 2Tea Taste and Quality Affected by Climate Change 3Tea Taste and Quality Affected by Climate Change 4
... , Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: LRILAVAL, QC, Feb. 9 ... or the "Company"), a Canadian based global non-clinical contract ... Chief Executive Officer of the Company, will be presenting ... Wednesday February 11, 2009 at 9.30 am at the ...
... the leader in single-use bioprocessing for development ... today that it has recently completed a ... collaborative agreement, PacificGMP produced master cell and ... under cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) standards ...
... 9 , , ... Progen board , Call by over ... Significant funding shortfall identified in the Progen merger proposal ... , Late last week Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: PGL) responded to ...
Cached Biology Technology:PacificGMP and LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals Announce cGMP Manufacturing Collaboration 2Cytopia and Other Progen Shareholders Maintain Call for Meeting 2Cytopia and Other Progen Shareholders Maintain Call for Meeting 3Cytopia and Other Progen Shareholders Maintain Call for Meeting 4
... The steadylite plus assay ... High assay sensitivity, Designed for ... Suitable for higher density microplates ... plates, Odor free, Convenient storage ...
Sf21 cells derived from Spodoptera frugiperda ovarian cells are recommended for high-level production of recombinant proteins. Higher expression levels of some proteins are seen due to the larger ce...
... assay system offers the following ... for batch-processing systems, Long lasting ... microplates such as 384-well and ... storage conditions ( 2 - ...
Sf9 cells derived from Spodoptera frugiperda ovarian cells (Sf21 cells) are commonly used to isolate and propagate recombinant AcMNPV viral stocks and to produce recombinant proteins....
Biology Products: