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First APPLICATE case study out!

The APPLICATE project releases its first case study that contributes to understanding "Effects of Arctic seaice on energy production in mid-latitudes". The case study describes a cold spell in winter 2016-17 that was accompanied by record-breaking low precipitation and wind speed, increasing energy demand and reducing renewable power generation, which contributed to an energy-security risk situation. Energy Case Study Preview

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Training course on marine remote sensing in Svalbard

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThis autumn, SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System) will offer a training course on how to effectively use satellite data, tools and software in the context of marine research in Svalbard. The course is intended for researchers, PhD students and technicians with no or little experience with satellite remote sensing techniques.

Time: 2-5 September 2019 (starting Monday morning, ending Thursday at lunch time)
Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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IASC 2019 Bulletin now available!

At ASSW2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia, IASC released its 2019 Bulletin, reporting on the IASC-supported activites over the past years. In it, the five IASC Working Groups (AtmosphereCryosphereMarineSocial & HumanTerrestrial) share exciting scientific highlights of their international and interdisciplinary work, IASC partners share their synergistic activities, and IASC leadership and Fellows share their perspectives on working with IASC. You can download the new Bulletin, as well as previous issues, here

SCAR Launches Antarctic Fellowship Opportunities for 2019

scarSCAR launches its 2019 Antarctic-related Fellowships for early-career researchers. SCAR will offer 5 to 6 fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2019, with additional support for the scheme having been provided by India, Korea and France. A new SCAR/WMO Fellowship is also available in 2019 as detailed below. The deadline for fellowship applications is 17 July 2019.

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Call for permafrost expert contributions to carbon budgets - extended deadline

The new IPA Permafrost and Carbon budgets Interest Group (IPaC) is looking for your contribution! The aim of the IPaC is to impact and improve how permafrost is treated in carbon budgets. IPaC will create and sustain a formalized pathway for IPA permafrost experts to give feedback on the representation of permafrost in datasets used for broad-scale carbon budgets. If you are interested in contributing to this project, please let us know before June 7th, 2019.

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SCAR OSC 2020 Update

SCAR conmap 2020

Preparations are well underway for our 2020 SCAR meetings and Open Science Conference to be held in Hobart, Australia in July-August 2020.

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Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
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