05. December 2014
A new position for a technician / engineer with strong GIS background is offered within the ERC PETA-CARB group. He/she will work in the new Arctic Permafrost Geospatial Centre (APGC) and closely collaborate with AWI GIS and IT personnel. The application deadline is 04. January 2015.
11. November 2014
Guido gives an invited lecture on Permafrost Degradation in the Department of Soil Science at Hamburg University.
05. November 2014
Frank presents a PETA-CARB poster at the Geo-X Meeting in Potsdam.
03-05. November 2014
Guido participates in a planning meeting of the Thermokarst Working Group in the Permafrost Carbon Network organized in Edinburgh.
23-26. October 2014
Ingmar, Matthias, and Josefine presented their PhD projects at the 7th AK Permafrost Meeting in Munich.
16. October 2014
Among other representatives of Helmholtz institutions engaged in polar science, Frank was part of a delegation visiting the Northern Arctic Federal University in Arkhangelsk (Russia)
15. October 2014
Frank participated in the ceremonial opening of the Russian-German Center for Cooperation in Science and Education at NArFU in Arkhangelsk.
05. September 2014
Guido, Frank, Matthias, and Ingmar conducted fieldwork in Siberia during August. Joined by Russian and German colleagues on Sobo-Sise Island in the eastern Lena Delta, our team cored permafrost soils along several transects, excavated exposures, and surveyed thermokarst landscape features. After a camp move, the PETA-CARB team continued coring and surveying on the northern part of the Bykovsky Peninsula.
25. August 2014
Josefine conducted fieldwork in northern Alaska together with US-based colleagues Ben Jones, Chris Arp, and Carson Baughman. Josefine successfully brought back several thermokarst lake and drained lake basin cores for further laboratory studies in Potsdam.
06. August 2014
The remaining PETA-CARB team travels to Siberia towards the Lena Delta.
03. August 2014
Josefine is on her way to Alaska to join Ben Jones and Chris Arp in a joint CALON / PETA-CARB field campaign on the Alaska Northslope to sample thermokarst lake sediments.
01. August 2014
The PETA-CARB team enjoys some bathymetric and data logger equipment testing on a raft on the Havel Lakes around Potsdam with temperatures around 30C. Soaking in the abundance of sunshine will help us survive the coming 4 weeks of tent camp life in Alaska and Siberia, where current summer temperatures are around 5C.
31. July 2014
The PETA-CARB project is featured in a new Helmholtz publiation "ERC Projects and the Stories behind them". A PDF is available for download here.
31. July 2014
The Maerkische Allgemeine Zeitung reports on Research Findings (in German) from the Nature Paper in an article written by Gerald Dietz.
18. July 2014
Based on his expertise for remote sensing and permafrost Frank is interviewed by the journal Spiegel on his opinion of the mysterious 80m crater that was discovered on Yamal Peninsula.
16. July 2014
Guido co-authors a paper on thermokarst lakes as a millenial-scale carbon sink despite their ongoing methane emissions, published online in the journal Nature today. Here is the AWI press release covering the paper story.
03. July 2014
Guido gives three lectures on Remote Sensing Basics, Remote Sensing of Permafrost, and Thermokarst Lake Dynamics at the International Bachelor Permafrost Summer Field School (AG-218/219) at UNIS, Longyearbyen, Svalbard. The summer field school is part of the University of the Arctic Network.
25. June 2014
Guido gives an invited lecture on Carbon in Permafrost at the Potsdam Summer School "Arctic in the Anthropocene".
18-21. June 2014
Guido and Frank participate in the 4th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP) taking place at Evora, Portugal. Guido gives an invited keynote in the Remote Sensing session.
15. May 2014
We welcome Mr. Ingmar Nitze as the second PhD student in the PETA-CARB project. Ingmar will strengthen the team with his background in remote sensing of land cover change and surface processes.
12. May 2014
Guido Grosse gives an invited key note on the impact of thermokarst and permafrost processes on Arctic lowland landscape dynamics at the final CAPP (CArbon Pools in Permafrost) Workshop at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
8. May 2014
A news article in the Environmental Monitor covers the 900-mile (about 1400km) Alaska snowmachine expedition.
5. May 2014
After a successful Alaska expedition, the PETA-CARB team now has a large number of permafrost cores and samples from northern Alaska that will shed light on the carbon pools of thermokarst features and river deltas.
3-30. April 2014
Guido is away for the Alaska snowmachine expedition, while Frank and Matthias already started preparing the freight for our summer expedition to Siberia in August.
The Alaska snowmachine expedition is covered in several news columns by team member Ned Rozell in Alaska Dispatch, the Fairbanks Daily News Miner, the Valdez Star, and the Alaska Science Forum.
- Seeking answers in the North Slope's permafrost-thaw lakes (April 5, 2014)
- On the North Slope, a research station comes to life for the summer (April 11, 2014)
- Rugged research in Alaska's Big White Empty tests scientists' resolve (April 19, 2014)
- At remote Teshekpuk Lake, a lovingly restored cabin shelters Arctic researchers (April 25, 2014)
- Three weeks in the saddle, studying climate change in Alaska's Arctic (May 3, 2014)
1. April 2014
Dr. Thomas Schneider joins the PETA-CARB team for a short 2 month period to work on the large-scale modeling of emissions from thermokarst lake-rich Arctic regions.
31. March 2014
A blog for the April 2014 field expedition to Northern Alaska is now online and will report on our research and progress during the about 1500 km snowmachine traverse: http://www.arcticlakes.org/calon-blog.html. The research and expedition is jointly supported by the National Science Foundation, the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the Bureau of Land Management, the US Geological Survey, the European Research Council and AWI.
18. March 2014
Preparations for upcoming fieldwork in Alaska in April 2014 (joint fieldwork by PI Grosse with Alaska-based colleagues Ben Jones, Chris Arp and Ned Rozell on the Alaska Northslope) and in Siberia in August 2014 (for the first time: the full new ERC PETA-CARB team together with additional AWI and Russian colleagues) are going into a hot phase.
13. March 2014
Guido Grosse gives an invited opening presentation at the THAW 2014 workshop in Quebec City, Canada.
05.-06. March 2014
Frank gives a talk on Multi-sensor remote sensing of coastal erosion and thermokarst dynamics at the 6th RapidEye Science Archive workshop in Bonn.
1. March 2014
We received a large number of applications for three open positions in the ERC PETA-CARB project. After the application and interview process we now welcome the top candidates that emerged and will strengthen the ERC PETA-CARB team with their permafrost, remote sensing, and soil carbon expertise: Dr. Frank Guenther (Postdoc) and Mr. Matthias Fuchs (PhD student). A second PhD student will join the team in mid May - stay tuned.
3-5. February 2014
Guido Grosse participates in the 4th Science Definition Team Meeting of the NASA Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) field campaign in Washington DC, USA.
29. January 2014
Guido Grosse gives an invited presentation on the role of thermokarst dynamics for permafrost carbon at the seminar series at MPI for Meteorology in Hamburg.
10. January 2014
Application deadline for 2 PhD and 1 postdoc position in the PETA-CARB project.
8. January 2014
An article featuring Guido Grosse's new ERC research project appeared in the European Unions Research & Innovation Magazine EU Horizon.
1. January 2014
The Helmholtz Gemeinschaft announces the release of additional funding to ERC Starting Grant PI Grosse to support extra research related to the PETA-CARB project.