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