Ikastola Urretxindorra names one of its classrooms «Patricia Muñoz» on the International Women’s Day

We are delighted to share a heartwarming story that unfolded at Ikastola Urretxindorra school, where our colleague Susana Pérez from BC3 took on the role of Inspira STEAM mentor this year. During one of her sessions, Susana referred to our IzotzaLab technician, Patricia Muñoz, as an example of breaking gender stereotypes in STEAM fields. The response […]

The IzotzaLab Laboratory Celebrates Two Years!

This Thursday our laboratory is celebrating its second anniversary. We have achieved significant milestones in its two years of existence, establishing itself as a reference for low-temperature research in the Iberian Peninsula. Since its opening on 22 February 2022, the IzotzaLab Team has worked to push the frontiers of knowledge in low-temperature science in the […]

Press article: A treasure hidden in the ice

Our predoctoral researcher Jon Arrizabalaga and our postdoctoral resercher Nicolás González, have been interviewed for the article «A treasure hidden in the ice» in Berria newspaper. In the interview Jon said that: It’s like counting the rings of a tree. […]We see that the chemical composition of snow changes, and that corresponds to each season […]

Press article: Another ‘very warm’ January: towards a ‘Tropical Euskadi’?

Our predoctoral researcher Nerea Bilbao, has been interviewed for the article «Another ‘very warm’ January: towards a ‘Tropical Euskadi’?» in El Salto newspaper. In the interview Nerea states, among other things, that: The temperature data are really alarming at a global level, the year 2023 was the warmest recorded to date with values over 1.5 […]

Jon and Sérgio interviewed for the ETB’s news

On January 30, the television channel ETB broadcasted on its news program the interview with our predoctoral researcher Jon Arrizabalaga and the head of the IzotzaLab, Dr. Sérgio H. Faria. In the interview broadcasted on ETB1 (in Basque; Gaur Egun) and ETB2 (in Spanish; Teleberri), Jon and Sérgio presented the IzotzaLab and the work being […]

Patricia and Sérgio Henrique interviewed for the TVE’s regional and 24h news

On January 30, the television and radio corporation RTVE broadcasted the interview with our technician Patricia Muñoz and the head of the IzotzaLab, Dr. Sérgio Henrique Faria. In the interview broadcasted on its regional news program «Telenorte» and in the 24 hour news channel «TVE 24H», Patricia and Sérgio Henrique presented the IzotzaLab and the […]

IzotzaLab live interview in Radio Euskadi

IzotzaLab team members Patricia Muñoz, Nicolás González and Sérgio H. Faria have been interviewed live on Radio Euskadi’s Boulevard program to present the work being done at IzotzaLab. You can listen to the interview here.

Nerea Bilbao in Onda Vasca’s km0

Our predoctoral researcher Nerea Bilbao starred in two interesting interviews in the radio program km0 of Onda Vasca. In those programs Nerea explains fundamental concepts about climate and climate change, providing valuable insights that are both informative and engaging for the audience. Hear the programs (only available in Spanish) here. This opportunity to participate in […]

IzotzaLab in Radio Bilbao and La cadena SER

IzotzaLab team members Patricia Muñoz, Nicolás González and Sérgio H. Faria have recently starred in two important radio programs to showcase the work being done at IzotzaLab. On January 11, Patricia and Sérgio appeared on Radio Bilbao, presenting IzotzaLab, the only ice laboratory of its kind in the entire country. You can hear the interview […]

Press article: The radiography of a record-breaking 2023

Our predoctoral researcher Nerea Bilbao Barrenetxea has recently been interviewed for a feature article titled «The radiography of a record-breaking 2023», recently issued in the newspaper El Correo. The feature was published after Copernicus Climate Change Service confirmed that 2023 was the warmest year on record, with a global average temperature of 14.98 ºC, beating […]

Scientific article: Development of a low-temperature immersion microscopy technique for ice research

Bittor Muniozguren Arostegi together with IzotzaLab members Patricia Muñoz and Sérgio H. Faria, have published a new scientific article on the development of a low-temperature immersion microscopy technique for ice research The paper has been officially published in the prestigious journal Annals of Glaciology, published by Cambridge University Press for the International Glaciological Society (IGS). […]

Dive into our work with the first IzotzaLab’s TikTok video

We are pleased to present you the first TikTok video of the IzotzaLab! Step into the fascinating world of IzotzaLab as our team members, Daniel Cortés and Patricia Muñoz, take you behind the scenes. It provides a captivating glimpse into our cutting-edge lab work, focusing on climate change in polar and glacier regions. Curious to […]

Scientific article and press release: Effects of impurities on the ice microstructure of Monte Perdido Glacier, Central Pyrenees, NE Spain

Our postdoctoral researcher Nicolás González Santacruz, together with  IzotzaLab members Patricia Muñoz and Sérgio H. Faria, have published a new scientific article and a press release on the effects of impurities on the microstructure of the ice of the Monte Perdido glacier. The paper has been officially published in the prestigious journal Annals of Glaciology, […]

Patricia Muñoz interviewed in ETB’s Eguraldia

Last Monday, the television channel ETB broadcasted in the weather section of the news (Eguraldia) the interview made to our technician Patricia Muñoz Marzagon. In the interview broadcasted in ETB1 (in Basque) and ETB2 (in Spanish), Patricia talked about the impact of climate change on mountain glaciers and Greenland ice sheet. This interview is part […]

Press article: Climate change knocking on the door

Our predoctoral researcher Nerea Bilbao Barrenetxea has recently published an article titled «Climate change knocking on the door» in Basque newspaper Hiruka. The article describes drastic changes in climate and the natural environment that indicate a significant impact of climate change. It highlights the alteration of seasons, such as the loss of autumn colors, the […]

Participation of our team in the BC3 Community Symposium

A few days ago, our research line made a significant contributions at the first BC3 Community Symposium, a dynamic event organized entirely by the Center’s dedicated research and technical staff. Held on 7 and 8 November at BC3, this symposium provided a platform for engaging workshops and intense dialogues, fostering collaboration among technical, administrative, and […]

Unveiling IzotzaLab’s new logo

We are thrilled to announce our latest brand transformation along with the launch of BC3’s refreshed visual identity. This exciting update includes a new logo, vibrant colour palettes and contemporary typography for IzotzaLab. The main goal was to keep the logo identifiable and memorable. To achieve this result, we reworked and simplified the existing logo, […]

Nerea Bilbao interviewed in La mecánica del Caracol

Our predoctoral researcher Nerea Bilbao has been interviewed in the prestigious radio programme La mecánica del Caracol of Radio Euskadi to talk about the climatic anomaly that has led to the temperatures of this hot September. We have lived this 2023 the warmest September since records exist, with record temperatures all over Europe. In the case […]

Congratulations to our new PhD graduate Nicolás González Santacruz!

Our IzotzaLab colleague Dr. Nicolás González Santacruz earned his PhD with the thesis entitled “Exploring the impact of impurities in the high mountain cryosphere: Effects on the seasonal snowpack (Karakoram Range, Pakistan) and on the glacier ice microstructure (Monte Perdido Glacier, Spain)” today at Faculty of Science and Technology (UPV/EHU). Dr. González Santacruz carried out […]

Our predoctoral student Daniel Cortés represents the UPV/EHU at a prestigious doctoral conference

We are delighted to announce the participation of our predoctoral student Daniel Cortés at the X Doctoral Conference and V Conference on Scientific Dissemination of the Group 9 of Universities (G-9), held from May 31st to June 2nd, 2023, at the University of Oviedo. This prestigious conference, organized by the G-9 association of Spanish universities, […]

Press article: Glaciers and snow: hope in times of drought

In the recent article published in Basque newspaper Berria, our predoctoral researcher Nicolás González Santacruz sheds light on the vital role of glacier ice and snow in ensuring water supply during periods of drought. The article, titled «Glaciers and Snow: Hope in Times of Drought», emphasizes the significance of this natural phenomenon in sustaining water […]

Grupo Freire Refrigeración showcases their construction of the IzotzaLab in YouTube

Grupo Freire Refrigeración has released a new video on their Youtube channel showcasing the work done in building our lab’s cold room. The video highlights the company’s dedication to providing high-quality refrigeration solutions and takes a detailed look at the innovative construction process of the IzotzaLab. The video was produced primarily for potential customers,to see […]

ISS Symposium reviewed in the ICE Bulletin of the International Glaciological Society

We are glad to announce that the ISS Symposium, mainly organized by the IzotzaLab and several members of BC3 staff, has been featured in the latest edition of the International Glaciological Society’s ICE Bulletin. This is a significant recognition of the hard work and dedication of the ISS Local Organization Committee to the organization of […]

Webinar: «La ciencia del cambio climático» (The science of climate change)

Today our PhD student Nerea Bilbao Barrenetxea is giving the webinar «La ciencia del cambio climático» (The Science of Climate Change), as part of the cycle of training activities of the UPV/EHU’s Inter-University Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Management at the Bilbao School of Engineering. This webinar, which aims to be a meeting point […]

IzotzaLab in Teknopolis TV programme

Last weekend, the ETB television channel broadcast a report on ‘Amazing Laboratories’ in which IzotzaLab was presented. In it you will find the Head of the laboratory Sérgio Henrique Faria (Spanish version) and the Technician Patricia Muñoz Marzagon (Basque version) making an introduction to the infrastructure of IzotzaLab and its objectives, as well as our PhD […]

Press article: Climate crisis through polar ice

The head of the IzotzaLab, Sérgio Henrique Faria, has been interviewed for a new article in the Basque newspaper Berria titled as “Climate crisis through polar ice” (available in Basque only). In the words of Faria: «[…] The gloomier scenarios projected for the Arctic and Antarctica are becoming reality, with the Arctic experiencing a particularly […]

Bittor Muniozguren Arostegi wins the ISS Symposium Best Poster Presentation Award

Our undergraduate student Bittor Muniozguren Arostegi has received the IGS award for the best poster presented at the International Symposium on Ice in a Sustainable Society. Title: Development of a technique of immersion microscopy on ice In addition to receiving his award, Bittor paid tribute to the winner of the Seligman Crystal Award, Prof. Catherine […]

IzotzaLab at the Space Days of the UPV/EHU

On 6 April 2022, Patricia Muñoz and Sérgio H. Faria have been at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) presenting a poster of the IzotzaLab to the students. The day included several posters, stands and talks by different research lines of the UPV/EHU and collaborators. The aim of […]

International Symposium on Ice in a Sustainable Society (ISS)

The IzotzaLab’s workers are pleased to announce that this summer they will be part of the organisation of the the International Symposium on ICE IN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (ISS) (see Local Organizing Commitee). General information The International Symposium on ICE IN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY (ISS) will take place at the Bizkaia Aretoa Conference Auditorium in Bilbao, […]

Scientific article: Climate change at high altitude. An international perspective with a look at the Pyrenees

Our PhD student Nerea Bilbao Barrenetxea has recently published the article «Climate change at high altitude: an international perspective with a look at the Pyrenees» in the journal Mètode Science Studies Journal, together with the researcher and head of IzotzaLab Sérgio H. Faria. This issue, entitled «Climate crisis: The crack in the planet», brings together […]

New report by IPCC – AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

On 9 August 2021, a new report by IPCC “AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis” was presented. The Working Group I report is the first installment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which will be completed in 2022. The Sixth Assessment Report provides a more detailed regional assessment of climate change, including […]

Collaboration agreement with PCE Ibérica

[Spanish version available in full view/ Versión española disponible en versión completa]
Izotzalab has recently signed a collaboration agreement with the company PCE Ibérica S.L. for the next 2 years. PCE Ibérica is a company committed to sustainability and environment, which offers measuring equipment, regulation and control systems, laboratory equipment and scales for measuring and weighing applications for industry, commerce and research. […]

BC3-NUT Office new Coordination Assistant

Our Izotzalab technician, Patricia Muñoz, is now part of the coordination team of the BC3-NUT office. She will contribute to the coordination of academic, scientific and technological collaborations, promote Industry–Academia activities and to enhance the liaison among BC3, Basque and European universities, Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) and the industrial sector, with particular emphasis on […]

Press release: El icónico glaciar pirenaico del Monte Perdido, que está actualmente desapareciendo, resistió a los periodos cálidos de la época romana y medieval

Un estudio del lnstituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC) en coautoría con el BC3, ha permitido conocer la edad de esta masa de hielo, situada en el Pirineo aragonés y actualmente casi desaparecida. El trabajo ha determinado que el glaciar está presente, al menos, desde los últimos 2.000 años […]

Press article: The Importance of Ice

The Head of the IzotzaLab Sérgio H. Faria has published a new article in Basque newspaper Berria titled as “The Importance of Ice” (only available in Euskara). In the words of Faria: «Ice is our primary early warning system for climate change.» Also, he underlines the need to understand both the alert message and what […]

100xCiencia.4 event

Along with other BC3 researchers, IzotzaLab scientists Sérgio Henrique Faria and Patricia Muñoz presented their work at the 100xCiencia.4 event, which was held on 22 and 23 November 2019 at the International Center for Contemporary Culture “Tabakalera” in San Sebastian. The event included a variety of stands from different research institutions of the SOMMa Alliance […]

BC3-NUT Office information at Nagaoka University of Technology website

BC3-NUT Office has been included in the official website of Nagaoka University of Technology. BC3-NUT Office has the mission to coordinate the relations between Europe and Japan within the framework of Japan’s Top Global University (TGU) Project together with the Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT, Japan).

Entrevista con Nicolas Gonzalez, investigador de BC3, antes de su marcha al K2

Nicolás Gonzalez, investigador de BC3 – Basque Centre for Climate Change, afronta el reto del proyecto transdisciplinar BALELUR, que permitirá comprobar y sensibilizar sobre los efectos del cambio climático en la región del Karakorum.

Press Release: BC3 to support Alex Txikon and Team on new K2 Expedition

BC3, through the BALELUR Project, will participate in mountaineer Alex Txikon’s WinterTopAppeal expedition to scale the K2 summit. The project spearheaded by BC3 seeks to exploit publicity from the expedition to underscore the problem of global warming through a series of pioneering initiatives, such as the use of solar panels and windmills to transmit the […]

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