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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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We keep only the news of the last 3 months on this page. Older news can be accessed in our Polar and Alpine News Archive

EGU Cryoblog is looking for authors

The conference season is upon us, and things are getting busy! It might be the perfect time to advertise your coming talk through a blog publication! ...Well, you're in luck!!! The EGU Cryoblog is actively looking for guest authors to contribute to the blog, with openings as early as this May!! 
So, if you feel like writing about your upcoming paper, or sharing some fun cryo-facts, or telling us about your fieldwork experiences, talking about life as a cryo-scientist (or any other cryo-topic!), we would love to have you write a blog post for us! It can also be nice to write about your research in a less formal setting sometimes.
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Call for the KOPRI Fellowship Program 2022

KOPRI is now accepting applications for the KOPRI Fellowship Program 2022.

The KOPRI Fellowship Program has three schemes: the KOPRI Asia Fellowship Program, the KOPRI Arctic Fellowship Program and the KOPRI Antarctic Fellowship Program. Applications for all the three fellowships are open until May 13, 2022.

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Second EU-PolarNet 2 Service Call open

Through the Service Calls, EU-PolarNet 2 is seeking support from the European research community to develop ideas for concrete research activities for the research needs defined in the Integrated European Polar Research Programme (EPRP). The funded Service Contract will support EU-PolarNet 2 in research prioritisation and propose topics for future research funding.

The first EU-PolarNet 2 Call for Services supports the projects Arctic Xchange and Co-Create. ArcticXchange will apply a transdisciplinary framework for knowledge co-production, involving natural scientists, social scientists, and reindeer herders. The Co-Create Consortium will provide the EU Commission with a Comprehensive Policy Brief as an evidence-based roadmap for achieving decolonial innovation in the Arctic research landscape and mainstreaming co-created and collaborative Arctic research conducted in equal partnership by Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and rightsholders. Read more about the two services here:

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Apply for SnowEx Hackweek 2022

Apply for SnowEx Hackweek 2022We invite you to apply for the SnowEx Hackweek, July 11-15, 2022, hosted entirely in person by the University of Washington's eScience Institute in partnership with the NASA SnowEx Mission. Visit our website for details on how to apply.

Join us for five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community building focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize data. This year’s in-person hackweek will focus primarily on developing ongoing collaboration on radar and LiDAR snow retrievals, in situ observations and modeling, as well as tools for conducting open source science.

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Reviewing Scientific Research Workshop 10th May

532 Review workshop Arctic Frontiers Terri SousterHave you ever been asked to review a submission to a scientific journal?

It can be a daunting prospect for an early career researcher. What’s expected from you as reviewer? What goes into a good review? What do you get out of it? Knowing how to review scientific research will make you write your own research better as you know what reviewers will be looking for.

Join Helle Goldman, who has been the chief editor of Norwegian Polar Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, Polar Research, for 24 years, at a workshop that aims to throw light on these and other questions.

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NVP International Summer School 2022 – The Global Arctic, 17 - 26 June 2022 at UNIS

The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP) has opened for new applications to the 2022 Summer School in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. This is an interdisciplinary summer school mainly for PhD students and Post-docs. It will be held at the University Centre in Longyearbyen (UNIS), 17 – 26 June 2022.

The main theme for the summer school is “The Global Arctic”. This summer school will be the first of a three-year summer school project, more information here.

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Webinar Series on Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in Arctic Indigenous Communities

The Canadian Studies Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies invites registration for a virtual spring speaker series on Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in Arctic Indigenous Communities. Webinars take place on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. AKDT.

Upcoming webinars include:

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:30-2:30 p.m. AKDT
Working with Inuit (Eskimo) Communities in Arctic Issues
Donat Savoie, Former Interim Executive Director, Inuit Relations Secretariat, Canada

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