Environmental artist Kat Austen is to premiere a symphony that uses water from the Arctic to highlight the effects of climate change. Having hacked the electronics of lab equipment to transform them into musical instruments, Dr Austen – a Cultural Fellow in Arts and Science at the University of Leeds – explores the changes to…
International artist and University of Leeds Cultural Fellow Kat Austen will premiere a new artwork based on research in the Arctic at Bonhams in London (30 July – 17 August). The work, entitled The Matter of the Soul, is continuing its development during Kat Austen’s Cultural Fellowship in Art and Science at the University of…
Seismic surveys challenge the view that recent slowdowns in Greenland’s ice flow will continue in the long term, says a new study published in Science Advances. A team of scientists, including Dr Adam Booth from the University of Leeds, have carried out seismic surveys around a surface lake on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Their surveys…
A new £10 million research programme to investigate how the Arctic Ocean is changing kicks off today (Friday 30 June 2017) with its first research expedition to the Barents Sea. Over 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes, including the University of Leeds, will join forces to understand the knock on effects of rapid warming…
The winter extent of Arctic sea ice is the smallest on record but we need to measure the volume too for the complete picture says University of Leeds’ Professor Andy Shepherd, senior advisor to the European Cryosat mission, in an interview for BBC News Science and Environment (29.03.16). Asked whether 2016 was likely to succeed 2013’s…