Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry | ACES

Interdisciplinary research with impact. Problem-oriented education of high quality.

The Arctic permafrost is melting faster than previously thought

June 26, 2017

Permafrost in the seabed of the Arctic Ocean melts by 14 centimetres per year on average, shows a new study by researchers from ACES, among others, published in Nature Communications. This rate is faster than previously thought and threatens to enhance global warming, warn scientists. “It is an enormous area that is now thinning; it is four time the size of …

We need to make the ocean visible and inspiring

June 2, 2017

“The ocean is invisible to most people, and it is easy to ignore something you never see. I think an important step in achieving SDG 14 is to continue and expand the work being done to make the ocean visible and awe inspiring to folks who normally don’t interact with it,” says Kevin Noone, Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and …

ACES joins nationwide effort to reduce the risks of PFAS

June 1, 2017

ACES is one of the 37 government agencies and research institutions that have agreed to intensify their cooperation to tackle the problems with highly fluorinated substances (PFAS). All partners have signed a joint letter of intent to state their willingness to cooperate in reducing the risks of and increasing knowledge about PFAS. “Highly fluorinated substances are extremely difficult to break …

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Interdisciplinary research with impact

Cutting edge research on global issues: chemical contaminants, atmospheric aerosols, biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients, and analytical chemistry

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For that, we provide support and expert advice to government agencies, private companies, non-governmental organizations, schools and other groups on a variety of issues.

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On occasion and on a case-by-case basis, we engage in long-term strategic collaborations with external partners that share our commitment to sustainability.

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