CHARTER post-doc Andrew Martin (Andrew is in Work Package 4, see a video interview with him here) of the University of Oxford has recently published a paper in which he was the lead author (along with Work Package 4 leader Marc Macias-Fauria and CHARTER project leader Bruce Forbes, among others) in the journal, New Phytologist (read full article here, open
The CHARTER project is now entering its second year and this makes it time for our 1st General Assembly! This will be held in Helsinki, Finland, October 4-7 and will be a hybrid in person/virtual meeting but we are really excited, and thankful, to note that over 40 people will be in attendance, with about 20 people joining virtually. With
Hat tip to CHARTER associate Jeff T. Kerby for boiling a hot mess of complexity succintly into a short Instagram post. You can follow Jeff on Instagram at @jtkerby and on Twitter @JTKerby.
Summer is well and truly upon us now, and in the Arctic, this is peak season for field work on the land: putting the ‘field’ in work. For many if not most researchers, it is the best part of the year. With the gradual easing of pandemic restrictions in many countries, in person meetings between researchers, indigenous and local peoples
Late spring and summer is normally a busy time for fieldwork in the Arctic. The conditions are more amenable, work routines allow for extended periods away from teaching and administrative duties and the fieldwork season is one which many eagerly look forward to – a chance to leave the office, get out in the field and spend time with colleagues
Although much of our work has moved to a virtual space, what seems ordinary now (almost exclusively working virtually) would have been largely unthinkable a year ago. All future CHARTER project meetings will continue to be online for the forseeable, and discussions around the summer field work season are underway, and plans vary widely depending on the work package concerned.
While the continued travel restrictions have limited our abilities to meet, connect and plan in person, the CHARTER project has continued apace virtually. We have added new video interviews with our team to the video gallery, notably Work Package 6 leader Professor Jussi Eronen of the University of Helsinki and one of our (many) new CHARTER post docs Stefaniya Kamenova
Three Horizon2020 projects in a common Rovaniemi event by Markku Heikkilä. CHARTER was one of the three new EU Horizon 2020 projects on stage during a Arctic Café discussion event in Rovaniemi on 25thNovember. The event was organized together with the Arctic Centre and Horizon2020 projects CHARTER, JustNorth and ArcticHubs. All three projects have a strong presence in Rovaniemi research
Although international travel and fieldwork is more or less off the table due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are some in-country exceptions. Professor Timo Kumpula (CHARTER Work Package 1) and CHARTER project leader Bruce Forbes, were able to do some maintenance on a long term met-albedo station located on the border of Norway and Finland in Enontekio. The station is inside
The CHARTER project has launched a Working Papers series. Working Papers are pre-publication versions of academic articles, book chapters, or reviews. They also may include project status reports and policy briefs and project pre-completion findings. Working papers are cited by author, are not refereed and will be numbered sequentially. They may be in multiple languages. The content of these Working