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Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF)

                                   

Service 2 St. SW

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2T8

Canada

Tel.: +1-204-261-0933 (Technician)

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SERF NEWS

 

January 12, 2017: SERF 2017 Campaign started with yet another frost flower event!

 

Photo by Dr. Dustin Isleifson

 

Photo by Dr. Dustin Isleifson

 

 

January 15, 2016: SERF 2016 Campaign started with a beautiful frost flower event! Details about the research projects can be found here.

 

 

Photo by Dr. Fei Wang

 

Photo by Dr. Fei Wang

 

January 28 – March 16, 2015: SERF 2015 Campaign

 

February 24, 2014: Cold water survival demo with Prof. Gordon Giesbrecht (“Dr. Popsicle”)

 

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Photo by Dr. Fei Wang

 

Jan. 24, 2014: SERF Experiment 3.2 started

 

December 8, 2013: Frost flower blossom at SERF

 

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IR photo by Fei Wang

 

December 3, 2013: SERF Experiment 3.1 started

 

February 18, 2013: Experiment 2.3 – Pancake ice

 

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 Photo by Fei Wang

 

January 13-31, 2013: Experiment 2.2 – Geophysical and biogeochemical processes of frost flowers and young ice

 

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Photo by Fei Wang

 

 

January 3-9, 2013: Experiment 2.1 – Geophysical study of ice upon heating of the underlying water column

 

December 24-29, 2013: First full blossom of frost flowers in Year 2

 

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Photo by Fei Wang

 

November, 2013: Formulation of seawater for Year 2 started

 

March, 2013: End of Year 1 Experiments

 

Feb. 25, 2012: Frost flowers bloomed for the second time in the season, though at a much smaller scale

 

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Photo by Fei Wang

Feb. 8, 2012: SERF Grand Opening

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U of M President Dr. David Barnard speaks at the Grand Opening. (photo by Beibei Lv)

 

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SERF Project Leader Dr. Fei Wang speaks at the Grand Opening (photo by Beibei Lv)

 

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Ice breaking at the Grand Opening. From left: U of M Vice President Dr. Digvir Jayas, Innovation, Energy and Mines Minister Dave Chomiak, U of M President Dr. David Barnard, Canada Foundation for Innovation Board Member Dr. Albert Friesen, and SERF Project Leader Dr. Fei Wang (Photo by Mike Latschislaw). 

Dec 23, 2011: Experiment 1.1 Started

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 Photo by Fei Wang

 

Dec. 06, 2011: First pancake ice formed at SERF

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 Photo by David Mosscrop

Dec. 2011: Construction completed

May 2011: Construction started

 

 

 

SERF in Media:

 

2016:

Arctic sea ice 'frost flowers' in bloom at University of Manitoba lab (CBC, Jan. 18, 2016)

2014:

An icy glare (Winnipeg Free Press, Feb. 15, 2014)

2013:

Cold Case (Canadian Chemical News, May/June, 2013)

Manitoba research centre tackles tough questions on vanishing Arctic sea ice (Globe and Mail, March 15, 2013)

The Arctic in a pool: Simulator grows sea ice for research (NBC News, Feb. 28 , 2013; LiveScience, Feb. 27, 2013)

SERF in motion: International sea-ice experiment launched on U of M campus (The Manitoban, Jan. 14, 2013)

Fire and Ice – Passion ignites innovative design data (ResearchLIFE, University of Manitoba, Issue 9, 2013)

2012:

New data shed light on bromine explosions (Canadian Chemical News, May, 2012)

Unique lab explores mysteries of Arctic sea ice (The Globe and Mail, April 25, 2012)

Frost Flowers Pump Pollution (CBC Quirks and Quarks, March 10, 2012)

Researchers bring Arctic to city (Winnipeg Free Press, Feb. 9, 2012)