The key to global climate change may lie deep within Arctic ice. Now, the University of Manitoba has been recognized with one of the country’s most prestigious research awards – the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Arctic Geomicrobiology and Climate Change – to help uncover these secrets.
Greenland’s distinguished geomicrobiologist Dr. Søren Rysgaard will lead the 100-plus team from the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Earth Observation Science in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. This world-renowned group will be the first to explore the Arctic on a micro scale.
With the CERC award and the support of other partners totaling $35 million in funding, the team’s focus on the Arctic’s role in global climate change will cement the University of Manitoba’s position as a leader in environmental and climate change studies.