Six years of letter writing

The letter-writing competition “Ludzie Listy Piszą” was held for the first time in 2014. The title could be translated as “People Write Letters”, but to a Polish person there’s a lot more to the pharse than its literal meaning. The words come from a song which has been around since…

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Cleaning the Arctic, or Sørkapp Marine Litter Cleanup

We are proud to announce that we have received 330,000 NOK from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund for the realization of a project entitled Sørkapp Marine Litter Cleanup (No 18/70). Marine litter is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a sea or ocean. It can be blown…

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A glacier through a chemist’s lens

In the article entitled "Chemical denudation and the role of sulfide oxidation at Werenskioldbreen, Svalbard", written by Łukasz Stachnik, Elżbieta Majchrowska (now Łepkowska), Jacob C. Yde, Adam Nawrot, Katarzyna Cichała-Kamrowska, Dariusz Ignatiuk and Agnieszka Piechota, you can read about several different processes taking place in proglacial waters (that is, waters coming…

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Dark clouds over Hans

Polar Science (vol. 10, 2016, pp. 249-261) published an article by Adam Nawrot, Krzysztof Migała, Bartłomiej Luks, Paulina Pakszys and Piotr Głowacki, entitled "Chemistry of snow cover and acidic snowfall during a season with a high level of air pollution on the Hans Glacier, Spitsbergen". The article looks at an…

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What lurks among goose feathers

In March 2016, an article by Maciej Skoracki and Krzysztof Zawierucha, entitled “Chenophila nanseni sp. n. (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitising the barnacle goose in Svalbard”, was published in Polish Polar Research (vol. 37, no. 1, 2016). We too have made a modest contribution to the creation of this paper! The new…

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Meet the Space III Conference

The third edition of Meet The Space conference took place on 28–29 November 2015 at the Polish Aviation Museum in Kraków, Poland. The 3rd International Space Science and Space Technology Conference Meet The Space III 28-29 November 2015, Museum of Polish Aviation, Kraków, Poland Conference theme: Planetary Atmosphere Sampling This…

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Hornsund – a patch of Poland in the Arctic

Zew Północy Magazine (#21, 2015) published a series of texts about Poles in the Arctic. On pages 4–6, you can read what Adam Nawrot from the forScience Foundation had to say about Polish polar pioneers and the history of the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Svalbard. In his article, you…

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Polar4Space Conference

Can polar regions be useful in space research? Answering this question was the aim of Polar4Space meeting organized jointly by the forScience Foundation and Telemetrica at the Institute of Tourism, Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, on 30 January 2015. The meeting was attended by 27 people from the…

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