The conference is arranged every second year alternating between Italy and USA, and this year the location was Ventura, USA.
Nansen Legacy was well represented with both senior and early career scientists, representing UiB, NTNU, UNIS and UiT. Only a few scientists are invited to give oral presentations or to be discussion leaders, leaving the poster sessions as an excellent venue for discussions with 80 posters presented. PhD student Martí Amargant Arumì made a very good impression with his poster and won the “Excellence award for poster presentations”.
A proud PhD student Martí Amargant Arumì won the “Excellence award for poster presentations” Photo: Marit Reigstad.
Camilla Svensen, UiT, was invited discussion leader on an evening session entitled Complexity, Connectivity and Change in Polar Marine Foodwebs, and scientific Advisory Board member CJ Mundy from University of Manitoba, Canada was invited to speak on Key Processes Controlling Arctic Coastal Primary Production in another session.
The Gordon Research seminar for young polar scientists took place the weekend prior to the conference, and here Nansen Legacy early career scientists Zoe Köenig, Cheshtaa Chitkara and Christine Gawinski gave oral presentations.
The size of the conference matches the annual meetings of the Nansen Legacy project, and provides an excellent opportunity to build international networks across disciplines, polar regions and career stages.
The Nansen Legacy team enjoying the science, sun and social life at the Gordon research Conference on polar Marine Science in Ventura, California.
From the left: Marit Reigstad, Cheshtaa Chitkara, Martí Amargant Arumì, Yasemin V. Bodur, Maja Hatlebakk, Christine Gawinski, Paul Wassmann, Eivind H. Kolås, Camilla Svensen, and CJ Mundy. Zoe Köenig was not present during the photo session. Photo: Eva Leu.