1The CliC Office is happy to announce that Gwénaëlle Hamon is staying on at the CliC International Project Office in 2015 as the Executive Officer. Gwen started with CliC in September 2014 to work on various activities but more specifically to help the CliC team with the Arctic Freshwater Synthesis Project in preparation for the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III). She will now take on more responsibilities and very much looks forward to continuing her work with the CliC community. Gwen holds a Master’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Studies from the University Paris-Sud XI in France where she is from. Gwen worked for more than four years for the Global Ocean Forum, an NGO dealing with international marine policy issues based at the Center for Marine Policy of the University of Delaware in the USA. She had a central role in the NGO in terms of project management and science coordination. Before that Gwen worked at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris as an intern working on scientific research and commercial uses of marine genetic resources. Welcome back Gwen!

We also take this opportunity to thank Erik Warming for his support and work for the CliC office over the past year and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.