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Scientists from 17 nations to take part in year-long MOSAiC mission

The scientists from 17 nations will take part in the year-long MOSAiC mission as they anchor the ship to a large piece of Arctic sea ice to study climate change. The German icebreaker RV Polarstern will be the base for scientists studying the impact of climate change on the Arctic and how it could affect ..

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Oil-Eating microbes discovered in Mariana Trench

UK researchers have discovered a type of bacteria that has the ability to eat compounds that are similar to those found in oil at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the first time that scientists have discovered a concentration of this bacteria in the Mariana Trench. According to the scientists, these microbial deep ..

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IndARC

IndARC is India’s first underwater moored observatory anchored in the Kongsfjorden fjord, half way between Norway (1100km away from Norway) and the North Pole at a depth of 192 metre. The data provided by IndARC helps to understand the Arctic processes and their influence on the Indian monsoon system through climate modelling studies; and the response of the Arctic ..

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Polar Silk Road

China released a white paper on its Arctic policy, pledging cooperative governance and elaborating its vision for a “Polar Silk Road” by developing shipping lanes opened up by global warming extending President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative . Note: China, despite being a non-Arctic state, is increasingly active in the polar region and became an observer ..

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