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.
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.
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.
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