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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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NNA-CO Early Career Research Advisory Board Seat

The work of the Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO) is guided by two advisory boards—a Research Advisory Board and an Indigenous Advisory Board. We invite nominations and self-nominations for an early career (< 8 years since terminal degree) NNA researcher to serve on our Research Advisory Board. The Research Advisory Board provides overall strategic guidance for the NNA-CO’s plans and activities to support the NNA Community.

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Alaska Fellows Program: Application open

The Alaska Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the 2022/23 program year!  
Applications open until April 3 at 11:59pm
An informational webinar will be held March 9 @ 11am AKST.  
Register for the webinar here.

Alaska Fellows Program is a fall-to-spring residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors. 

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Internship opportunities at Arctic Frontiers

We have two exciting internship opportunities at Arctic Frontiers, located in Tromsø, Norway. We are a non-profit organisation focusing on connecting scientists, businesses, policy makers and local communities in the Arctic. We host an annual conference, as well as science communication and outreach events throughout the year.

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Enhancing International Scientific Cooperation: Arctic Science and Technology Advice with Ministries - webinars

International scientific cooperation is fundamental to the implementation of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, involving science and decisionmaking institutions involved with governance mechanisms and built structures. The changing Arctic has increasingly important global consequences, generating strategies that involve Arctic and non-Arctic States along with Indigenous Peoples' Organizations to enhance international cooperation with science. 

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Arctic Horizon Scan 2022 - Online Survey & Workshop

The Oxford University Polar Forum is pleased to announce the Arctic Horizon Scan 2022. 
What is it? A global call to identify Arctic research priorities for the next decade.
Rationale: The urgency of Arctic change demands that researchers look ahead, share perspectives across disciplinary divides, and understand how they can meet the needs of the future. 
Online Survey (launch: 21st Feb): We are inviting researchers of all disciplines, people from local and Indigenous Arctic communities, policymakers, funders of research, and all other stakeholders, to contribute towards the Horizon Scan by participating in this secure online survey, which asks participants to describe one or more topics that they consider to be priorities for Arctic research in the next decade. We welcome submissions about any topic, large-scale and local, natural and social. Please see our webpage for more details:
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Take part in International Polar Year 2032-2033 survey

An ad hoc group (of mostly Arctic scientists) is considering the desirability and feasibility of planning for an International Polar Year in 2032-2033, 25 years after the last IPY. This timing is much earlier than the past 50-year gap between IPYs. This acceleration in timing is, at least in part, being justified by the rapid change that the polar regions are experiencing today.

To assist with discussions about IPY 2032-2033, SCAR is asking for your opinion about community support for such an activity. While it might seem years away, the formulation of an IPY will take several years of planning to ensure wide participation and success.

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Plastic pollution in the Southern Ocean: a global outlook (10 March 2022) - an Ocean Decade Laboratory Live event

Plastic pollution has become a global environmental issue, reaching even the most pristine and remote wildernesses of our planet such as the Southern Ocean (SO). SO biodiversity and ecosystem functions are vulnerable to plastic pollution and detrimental impacts are expected on wildlife. Understanding the sources of plastics entering from within and outside the SO and quantifying the scale of the problem are necessary to minimize any environmental threat to SO biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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Polar Educators International’s 5th International Conference (12-15 April 2022) - Registration open

Registration is open for Polar Educators International’s 5th International Conference (PEI 2022) from 12–15 April 2022, Nýheimar Knowledge Centre, Höfn, Iceland.

Connect, Learn and Act in Iceland with polar educators and researchers from around the world at PEI’s 5th biennial workshop Stories in Ice which includes 2 days in the field exploring, experiencing and learning about Iceland.

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SCAR Krill Action Group Annual Meeting (7-11 May 2022) - Registration open

Registration is open for the SCAR Krill Action Group Annual Meeting, to be held online from 7-11 March 2022, 15:00-17:00 UTC.

The meeting will start with updates from MEASO, ICED, CCAMLR, and a new group, the Science and Industry Forum (SIF). The following two days will feature sessions on using new instruments and techniques (e.g. gliders) along with fishing vessels for data collection, and discussions on ways in which the krill community can use these research platforms to close knowledge gaps.

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Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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