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POLARCSIC Newsletter nº 3 - December 2020


* News

* Projects

* Publications

* Polar Campaigns


Spanish Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS-Spain)

The Spanish Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS-Spain) is the national committee of APECS in Spain. APECS-Spain was founded to link the students, researchers and educators interested in polar regions and that develop their activity in the Spanish territory. We pretend therefore, to stimulate the interdisciplinary scientific collaboration and scientific dissemination to promote the future leaders in polar research and polar education in Spain
The main aims of APECS-Spain are to:

  • Disseminate the polar research of early career scientists
  • Facilitate networking to develop new scientific collaborations among members
  • Provide tools and training to gain and improve communication skills, teamwork, organization of events, to promote development of future leaders in polar investigation and outreach in Spain.

From the association, we encourage all of polar early career researchers to contact with us. If you are interested in APECS, you can become a member at the website: https://apecsspain.wordpress.com/

New POLARCSIC projects

Folding of ice in glaciers and ice sheets. Funding agency: University of Otago Research Grant (UORG). Participant institutions: University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Geosciences Barcelona CSIC (Spain), British Antarctic Survey (UK).

Period: 2021-2022
IP: Maria-Gema Llorens (ICTJA-Geo3BCN)/Coordinador: Prof. David J. Prior (University of Otago, New Zealand)


Glacial Isostatic Adjustment in Antarctica and sea level changes: new insight from mantle electrical anisotropy (GOLETA)

 IP: Lourdes González Castillo (Dpto. de Geodinámica, Universidad de Granada)

POLARCSIC Participants: Gemma Ercilla (ICM - CSIC) / Jesús Galindo Zaldívar (UGR-IACT - CSIC)


New POLARCSIC publications


Domínguez-Morueco, N., Moreno-Merino, L., Molins-Delgado, D. et al.

Anthropogenic contaminants in freshwater from the northern Antarctic Peninsula region. Ambio (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01404-x


Large Enrichment of Anthropogenic Organic Matter Degrading Bacteria in the Sea-Surface Microlayer at Coastal Livingston Island (Antarctica).

Martinez-Varela A., Casas G., Piña B., Dachs J., Vila-Costa M. (2020). Frontiers in Microbiology 11, 2153. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.571983


Frequent new particle formation over the high Arctic pack ice by enhanced iodine emissions.

Baccarini, A., Karlsson, L., Dommen, J., Duplessis, P., Vüllers, J., Brooks, I. M., et al. (2020). Nature Communications, 11(1), 4924. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18551-0


Cryptogamic cover determines soil attributes and functioning in polar terrestrial ecosystems.

Durán J., Rodríguez A., Heiðmarsson S.,, LehmannJan R.K., del Moral A., Garrido-Benavent I., De los Ríos A. Science of The Total Environment, 2020, 143169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143169

Seismic anisotropy of temperate ice in polar ice sheets.

Llorens, M.-G., Griera, A., Bons, P.D., Gomez-Rivas, E., Weikusat, I., Prior, D., Kerch, J. and Lebensohn, R.A. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125, 11. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF005714

Polar campaigns

Research Projects participating in the 2020 - 2021 Antarctic Campaign

More info: https://polarcsic.es/en/projects-and-results/polarcampaigns/

The Role of the Penguins in the Biogeochemical Cycles of Trace Metals in the Southern Ocean -  PiMetAn

IP: Antonio Tovar Sánchez (ICMAN-CSIC)

More info: http://pimetan.csic.es

Transporte y biogeoquímica de contaminantes emergentes y materia orgánica antropogénica en el océano austral - ANTOM

IP: Jordi Dachs (IDAEA-CSIC); Co-IP: Begoña Jiménez (IQOG-CSIC)

More info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px1D9rJ4KP4&t=193s

Sostenimiento de la serie histórica de geomagnetismo y aeronomía en la Isla Livingston


IP: J. Miquel Torta, Observatori de l'Ebre, Universitat Ramon Llull-CSIC, Roquetes (Tarragona)

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