The CliC Office is happy to introduce Erik Warming as our interim Administrative Officer. Erik holds a geophysics degree from the University of Copenhagen, has worked on improving ice core drilling methods, and has a strong background in project management and a flair for administrative challenges. Some of you may already know Erik as he has been volunteering as our FrostBytes editor for the past year. He started in the Administrative Officer position in May and will be with us for the coming months, filling in for Heidi Isaksen who is currently on extended sick leave. Please join us in wishing Heidi a speedy and thorough recovery.
As Erik moves on to increased responsibilities in the office, he has passed the role of primary FrostByte and video editor on to the new CliC volunteer Lorna Little. Lorna is a polar botanist from New Zealand. After studying the potential for weeds to invade alpine regions at the University of Otago, New Zealand, she went on to study all things Antarctic in the Post Graduate Certificate of Antarctic Studies at the University of Canterbury. Her background in botany and passion for polar places sent her to the northern hemisphere however, when she began her PhD investigating the role of flower colour in the New Zealand Subantarctic and Arctic Svalbard with the University of Otago and the University Center in Svalbard. She has been involved in various APECS Oceania initiatives in New Zealand, and since completing her PhD in December of 2013, has been developing outreach and education activities about polar regions and botany. She is looking forward to working with many of you on sharing your science with the world.