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In our Polar and Alpine Community News we feature news from the many partners that APECS is working with, as well as other news from a variety of sources related to research in the Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine regions as well as the wider Cryosphere. Many thanks to APECS members and the wider Polar research community for contributing to this shared resources!  

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Call for Abstracts: Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) Online Conference

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThe Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) invites abstract submissions for their 2nd online conference. This conference will take place 8-10 June 2021.

The conference will focus on applications of Earth observation (EO), remote sensing (RS), and geoinformation (GI) in Svalbard. Researchers at all career stages, especially Early Career Researchers (ECRs), are invited to present their work to an international audience of researchers working in Svalbard and the Arctic.

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Youth Ocean Policy Panel Webinar: Protecting the Antarctic & Southern Ocean - Youth Voice

321 Youth Ocean Policy Panel Webinar ASOC CIESOn the very special occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, join the trilateral youth webinar on Antarctica's protection! We invite Northeast Asian youth from China, Japan, and Korea to learn about international efforts to protect the Southern Ocean under the Antarctic Treaty System. The webinar will focus on empowering youth voices on the conservation and sustainability of our Ocean.

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U.S. Antarctic Program develops Sexual Assault/Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHPR) Program

USAP New Logo transparent background Terri EdillonThe National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs has entered into an agreement with the Department of the Interior’s Federal Consulting Group. The agreement contracts a team of experts to assist the NSF in the creation of a U.S. Antarctic Program Sexual Assault/Harassment Prevention and Response program. Read more at:



SOOS-Swedish Southern Ocean Network - Call for an ECR Representative

sooslogo2cThe Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is looking for an early career researcher or professional (ECR) to help lead the SOOS-Swedish Southern Ocean Network ( This leadership position will be in support of the two Co-Chairs of the network, Assoc. Prof Thomas Dahlgren and Assoc. Prof Sebastiaan Swart.

The successful applicant will have an understanding of observational research of the Southern Ocean and be based in Sweden. The ECR representative will assist in organising network meetings and events, be responsible for assisting network communications and reporting, and will be an important link in liaising between the Swedish Southern Ocean ECR community and SOOS. We are interested in receiving applications from any disciplines and institutions based in Sweden.

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High North Dialogue Research Workshop: Perspectives of the young

On behalf of the High North Dialogue, we invite you to take part in High North Dialogue Research Workshop: Perspectives of the young. The international multidisciplinary workshop will be held as a digital event on April 27, 2021, in conjunction with the annual High North Dialogue week.

During the recent decade, the Arctic regions, with their extremely rich yet difficult to get natural resources, have attracted a lot of attention from national states, global businesses, and international policymakers. To use the resource potential but to maintain the sensitive Arctic environment and contribute to the people living in the area, we need more knowledge about the challenges and opportunities for sustainable development in the Arctic. It is a promising area for future studies and no wonder that many young researchers worldwide look at this field with optimism and interest.

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Antarctic Geological Boundary Conditions - request for involvement

As you may have seen, a number of sub-committees are proposed within the new SCAR/INSTANT scientific research program. Each of these sub-committees focusses on particular aspects of INSTANT and we are looking for wide community involvement. One proposed group - Antarctic Geological Boundary Conditions (ABC) - has the aim of better interpreting past and present geological boundary conditions and developing them as inputs to numerical models.

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Opportunities from the International Science Council: BBC Stories and Risk Agenda

Submit stories for the ISC-BBC StoryWorks science series:

Deadline for submission of stories: 30 April 2021. Please consider sharing this opportunity with your members and wider networks.

Share your views on the draft Global Risk Agenda:

Deadline for contributions: 5 May 2021. Please consider sharing this opportunity with your members and wider networks.

New National Science Foundation Arctic Community Engagement (ACE) Website

NSF recognizes the importance of including Indigenous peoples in Arctic science and research efforts.

The National Science Foundation has recently released a new series of web pages titled Arctic Community Engagement, or ACE, to share information on NSF programs, initiatives, collaborations, and other resources aiming to facilitate effective and respectful engagement with local and Indigenous peoples in Arctic research, education, and outreach activities.

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SOOS Weddell Sea and Dronning Maud Land Regional Working Group Special Issue

The submission window for the special issue on the Weddell Sea and the ocean off Dronning Maud Land SOOS workshop is open.

Manuscripts can be submitted until 31 March 2022.

It is a special issue in the open access journals of Copernicus. It is an inter-journal special issue of three journals Ocean Science, Biogeosciences and The Cryosphere entitled "The Weddell Sea and the ocean off Dronning Maud Land: unique oceanographic conditions shape circumpolar and global processes – a multi-disciplinary study (OS/BG/TC inter-journal SI) "

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Searching for editors at Cold Regions Science and Technology

The journal Cold Regions Science and Technology (CRST) is looking for one or two new editorial board members (i.e. scientific editors) to replace Mauro Werder.

CRST is an international journal dealing with fundamental aspects of cryospheric sciences which have applications for cold regions problems as well as engineering topics which relate to the cryosphere. Emphasis is given to the physical and mechanical aspects of ice - including glaciers and sea ice - snow and snow avalanches, ice-water systems, ice-bonded soils and permafrost.

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