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DEEPICE students hard at work at the PAGES offices in Bern, Switzerland

The four guest editors of the DEEPICE issue of the PAGES magazine coming out towards the end of the year, have come to Bern, Switzerland, for one month this (NH) summer. 

The editors are Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in the DEEPICE innovative training network consisting of 15 PhD students, working in 10 different countries, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie project.

The DEEPICE program is linked to the Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice (BE-OI) project which aims to extract an ice core with a continuous climate record covering the last 1.5 million years at Little Dome C in Antarctica. The aim of the DEEPICE project is to improve interpretation of ice core climate signals and develop new experimental techniques and modelling tools to analyse the BE-OI ice core.

One of the goals of the DEEPICE program is to train the next generation of scientists to be able to clearly communicate their work/findings/results.

PAGES is organising a training school in September where the DEEPICE ESRs will learn about communicating science to a wide variety of audiences, including the general public, policy makers and other scientists.

The next issue of the PAGES magazine will focus on ice cores and new developments in analytical techniques. There will be one Science Highlight article from each DEEPICE ESRs, and also contributions from the Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) network. 

Who are they?

Ailsa is doing her PhD at Institut Geosciences Environment, Grenoble on modelling the age of ice in Antarctica. She is from Scotland and studied Physics at the University of Edinburgh.
When not modelling ice, she can be found hiking or camping in the mountains around Grenoble.

Florian is from Austria where he studied Geosciences. At the moment he is a PhD student at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany and works on clathrate hydrates of air in polar ice. When not in the ice laboratory, he goes bouldering.

Lison is a French DEEPICE student doing her PhD on in situ production of nitrous oxide in ice cores at the University of Bern after her masters degree in climate and atmospheric sciences at Université Grenoble Alpes. When she is not extracting air from ice cores, she enjoys Modern Jazz dancing. 

Niklas is a PhD student at Lund University in Sweden and works on the development of a new ice core dating method using cosmogenic radionuclides. He is from Germany and studied chemistry in Bonn and Copenhagen. When he’s not analysing ice cores, he enjoys woodworking and cooking.

PAGES guest editors hard at work. Left to right: Lison, Florian, Ailsa and Niklas.