Gonçalo Vieira has been at the Department of Geography of the University of Sheffield, UK from 15 to 18 May 2012 in the framework of Santander Research Mobility Grant. The objective has been to discuss possible collaborations with ANTECC in the framework of polar and mountain research. The visit was extremely useful and several potential fields for collaboration have been identified, with a prospect for joint project proposals and development of staff and student exchange schemes. Gonçalo presented a seminar at the masters course on polar and alpine change on "Antarctic Peninsula permafrost, periglacial environments, and climate change" on the 17 May. The visit was organized by Darrel Swift.
Revealing the secrets of permafrost. Studying permafrost enables us to look not only into the past, but also into the future. Miguel Ángel de Pablo, Miguel Ramos, Gonçalo Vieira and Antonio Molina explain.
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João Agrela is now ending his 1 year contract at ANTECC where he has been involved with project PERMANTAR-2 and also collaborating with HOLOANTAR activities. He has collaborated in the logistics of the 2011-12 Antarctic campaign, mainly has a responsible for organizing and shipping equipment and he has also participated in the field work in Livingston and King George Islands from December 2011 to February 2012. João has been an excellent partner in all activities at ANTECC and he will be missed in our group.
Thanks a lot João and we hope that you'll get back to work with us soon!