First, Happy New Year and I wish APECS community a productive year 2013!
As announced lately by the Research Council of Norway, a Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate at the University of Tromsø (UiT) was granted a status of a Centre of Excellence for the next ten years. Under guidance of the UiT professor Jurgen Mienert, the new Centre will focus on studies of gas migration processes, fluid flow and permafrost in the Arctic, and their importance for the Arctic marine environment and for a global climate system.
This news is definitely of interest for many polar early career researchers and APECS members working in this field. Additionally, there is an annual funding of 14 millions NOK where approximately 30-40 new PhD and PostDoc positions will be created in coming years!
To remind APECS members, with Director's messages I will continue to provide updates about most interesting and relevant news as well as a personal experience in Norway. Check them out at All things Norway.