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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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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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YOUMARES'14 is on the horizon!

1 Save the DATE Deniz VuralYOUMARES is an international conference for early career researchers in ocean-related fields. It serves as a platform for bachelor, master, and PhD students, as well as young ocean enthusiasts, to present ongoing research and build a network with fellow researchers worldwide.

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Launch of 2024 SCAR Ant-ICON/SC-ATS Fellowship Programme

SCAR is pleased to announce the 2024 SCAR Ant-ICON | SC-ATS science-policy fellowship programme for early-mid career researchers (EMCRs). The aim of the fellowship programme is to provide the opportunity for EMCRs to gain experience in the science-policy interface from participating in Antarctic policy forums through the preparation and potential submission of a science/policy paper based on their research, in collaboration with SC-ATS. The fellowships are open to early-mid career researchers from all SCAR member countries. Preference will be given to researchers who have not previously participated in these meetings and are actively seeking to contribute.

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INTERACT Transnational Access Call for 2024

The EU-H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) opens a call for research groups to apply for Transnational Access and Remote Access to 38 (TA) and 26 (RA) research stations.

The current call for Transnational and Remote Access applications is open until 15th December 2023, and it is for access taking place in April -October 2024. You can find the TA/RA Call informationdescriptions of stations and their facilities, and registration to the INTERACCESS on-line application system from the INTERACT website.

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