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ResClim All Staff Meeting at Hrutigruten, March 3-7, 2015

On Tuesday evening March 3rd, 48 participants boarded Hurtigruten MS Midnatsol in Bergen. Only 1 person missed the boat due to delayed flight and boarded in Ålesund.

Focus the first official meeting day was on "how do geoscientist learn?". To tackle this question, we invited assistant professor Ivar Nordmo from Department of Education. Both students and supervisors were challenged on how they learn and how they teach using group work and discussions.

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Thursday started with a say in Trondheim, where everyone was free to see the city. Some went for sightseeing and some were sportier and went for a run. The rest of the day was devoted to student lectures, where 10 students gave talks about their project. In the evening, Tore Furevik gave a public lecture for the whole ship. About 200 came to listen to his talk about "A changing climate - impacts on the arctic and Europe".

A two hours poster session Friday morning was almost to little and a few actually started discussions earlier.

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Some joined the "Polar Circle baptising", which included King Neptune, an ice bucket and Aquavit. We continued the day with a stop in Bodø, and thereafter six more talks were given. The last post on the agenda was a panel debate about challenges and enjoyments about being a scientist. In the panel was Helen Johnson (International Evaluation Committee, University of Oxford), Kristin Krüger (University of Oslo), Ulysses Ninnemann (University of Bergen) and Joe LaCasce (University of Oslo). Chair of the session was Thomas Spengler (University of Bergen).

We ended the meeting with awarding the best student lecture and poster. The quality of both lectures and posters were very high this year. The winner was chosen by votes from all participants.  Winner of the poster prize was Ingrid H. Onarheim from GFI/UiB. And winner of the lecture prize was Patrik Bolinger, GFI/UiB, Mohammed Ezat, GEO/UiT, and Paul Bachem, UNI/UiB. All winners got a travel grant for 10.000 NOK. All Staff 2015-6

On Saturday, the only official activity was the Steering Committee Board meeting. The rest of the participants spent the day in the outdoor jacuzzi or catching up with supervisors and friends.

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