Funding success. UKPN and APECS Iceland were awarded funding from the NERC Arctic Office to help ECRs gain scientific cruise experience.

UKPN and APECS Iceland collaborated on a successful grant application to obtain funding from the NERC Arctic Office. This funding will be used to host a networking scheme tailored towards UK and Icelandic Early Career Researchers (ECRs) on board the RRS Sir David Attenborough for a week passage from the UK to Madeira. The aim of the scheme is to provide ECRs with limited fieldwork experience the opportunity to participate in a mock scientific cruise. Participants will receive training and familiarisation with ship instrumentation and learn about oceanic and atmospheric sampling from British Antarctic Survey scientists. An insight into the practical and theoretical logistics of cruise will be provided with hand-on experience and a guided session towards writing a cruise report.

Stay tuned for your chance to apply.

Photos: Sam Hunt (@samwise_adventure)