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Nunataryuk General Assembly in Venice 2018

1st Nunataryuk General Assembly took place on San Servolo island in Venice Italy between 3-5 October. Prior to the Assembly, the project young researchers convened to a 3-day APECS organised workshop to...

Nunataryuk Workshop in Vienna

Around 40 Nunataryuk participants are gathered in Vienna to discuss the upcoming work in the project. The Spring workshop will last two days, 5-6 April, and specifically concentrates on the next EU deliverables...

mercury reservoir map alaska permafrost e01WP1 coordinator Dr. Gustaf Hugelus from Stockholm University is one of the co-authors of the new study, which has discovered that climate change caused permafrost thaw has major implications for the global mercury (Hg) cycle.

The new study finds that more than 15 million gallons of mercury is frozen in permafrost in the Northern hemisphere—roughly 10 times the amount of global mercury emissions over the last 30 years. Furthermore, the study reveals that northern permafrost soils are the largest reservoir of mercury on the planet, storing nearly twice as much mercury as all other soils, the ocean and the atmosphere combined.

To read more on the study, see here the EOS news item and here the original publication.

 

 

WP4 co-coordinator Dr. Paul Overduin from the Alfred Wegener Institute is one of the co-authors of a new study that identifies microorganisms that decompose methane within...

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