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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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PSECCO Leadership Workshop Series

Foundations in Leadership: Getting Back to the Basics

February 21, 2024 at 9.00am to 11.00am AKT | 11.00am to 1.00pm MT | 1.00pm to 3.00pm ET

Join us for the first of three events in PSECCO's 2024 Leadership Workshop Series taking place online over the next three months, entitled 'Foundations in Leadership: Getting Back to the Basics'.

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Call for Early Career and Indigenous Researcher Participants at the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2024

The Arctic Observing and Technologies Convergence Working Group (AOST CWG) is inviting Early Career Participants to engage in the upcoming Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2024 that will be held from the 27th - 29th March in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a biennial summit that aims to provide guidance based on the best available knowledge for the design, implementation, coordination and sustained long-term operation of an international network of Arctic observing systems. 

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Glaciology in Machine Learning Summer School (GlaMacLeS)

The first Glaciology in Machine Learning Summer School (GlaMacLeS) will be held June 16th-24th, 2024 at the Taft-Nicholson Center in the Centennial Valley, Southwest Montana.
GlaMacLeS is intended to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly changing interface of glaciology with machine learning and artificial intelligence.  The course is oriented towards PhD students and early-stage postdocs that have strong foundational knowledge in glaciology, modeling, or remote sensing, and that wish to integrate ML methods into their research while simultaneously working to establish a community of practice.  We will cover a broad range of topics, including foundations of neural networks and Gaussian processes, ice sheet model emulation across scales, and deep learning for glacier remote sensing, among others.  
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WCRP Joint Scientific Committee Membership Call 2024


WCRP is calling for nominations for membership of the World Climate Research Programme’s Joint Scientific Committee (JSC). 

Are you a potential candidate with interest in the cryosphere? CliC is particularly supportive of scientists with a research background related to the cryosphere joining the JSC in order to help ensure good representation and cooperation between CliC and our parent organization, the WCRP. Further details can be found here.

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Apply for the IGS EGG Conference Grant

The International Glaciological Society (IGS,, alongside the Early-career Glaciology Group (EGG,, invites applications for the inaugural IGS EGG Conference Grant.

This grant aims to provide financial support to early career researchers in any field of cryospheric research to enable them to attend, and participate in, conferences and meetings that are fully or partly sponsored by the IGS. The grant also aims to increase participation of early-career, underrepresented minorities in cryospheric research (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour; BIPOC), as well as those who do not have access to traditional sources of funding. More details can be found below.

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Funding support for ECRs and Indigenous Knowledge Holders to join Arctic DBO meetings

The pan-Arctic Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) networks are pleased to announce funding support for Early Career Researchers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders to join our upcoming planning and co-ordination meetings. A total of 5.000 Euros is available to support three or more people to join either the individual DBO’s meeting in fall (see below) or the all-DBO meeting which is part of the Arctic Science Summit 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland, 21-26 March 2024 (see

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PEI & IACS Photo Contest

PEI IACS Photo Contest Deniz Vural

In celebration of Antarctica Day on December 1st, we are excited to introduce the PEI & IACS Photo Contest—an initiative dedicated to fostering virtual collaboration and elevating the visibility and appreciation of polar regions. As a pivotal component of this initiative, we are set to unveil the exhibition The Frozen Frontier through the Lens: A Polar Research, where the stories behind these captivating polar research photographs will take center stage to improve awareness, inspire, and engage our community in the enthralling realm of polar science.

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Call for Session Proposals at YOUMARES'14

Embark on an exciting opportunity to shape the narrative at YOUMARES'14! The call for session proposals is now open, inviting you to contribute to an engaging and interactive atmosphere that aligns with the conference theme: “Ocean Resilience in a Changing Climate: Adapting to Environmental Shifts”. Share your valuable insights with fellow researchers, industry professionals, and stakeholders.

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