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ResClim All Staff Meeting 2014

This year, 36 members joined the All Staff, which was held March 19-21st at Oskarsborg Hotel and Resort located in the Oslo fjord. Oscarsborg is an old fortress and has played an important role in Norwegian history.

All staff 2014 

We started the meeting Wednesday with lectures by students and supervisors, followed by a poster session. We ended the day with a guided tour around the fortress.

On Thursday the focus was on international collaboration and Tore Furevik, Kerim Nisancioglu and Joe LaCasce gave talks about Eu projects, US collaboration and the importance of going abroad (or go west as Joe pointed out) for a part of your career. This session was followed by the Collaboration Challenge, hosted by Jon Turner from University of Exeter. Students were divided into groups and had 75 minutes to create a research project. The winning project, "Finding NEMO" was about monitoring and calculating fish stock on the West coast of Africa, and how to educate the public in preserving the fish stock.

We also gave all participants the opportunity to join in a session of Theatre Sport.  Here actor and comedian Henrik Morke Nilses gave us a lesion in the importance of having a laugh, letting loose and standing in front of an audience.

Friday was the big lecture day where most students held their lectures and we were really impressed about the quality of the lectures. All student lectures held high quality.

We ended the meeting with an out door session in the garden of the Fortress Commandants house. The best student lecture and best student poster were awarded with a travel grant of 10.000 NOK. Mari Fjaldstad Jensens poster "Abrupt changes in Arctic sea ice and the dynamics of Dansgaard- Oeschger events" were awarded the poster prize, while Clemens Spensberger lecture "Detecting jet axes: Method and some aspects of the climatology" were awarded the prize for best lecture.

Poster/lecture winners AS-14

We congratulate both winners and we are looking forward to see you on next years meeting!

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