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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 Nominations: Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award

530 arctic academic action award logo blueThe Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award serves to promote and raise awareness of promising projects which address climate change through concrete actions and plans.

2022 Call for Nominations

UArctic and the Arctic Circle are pleased to announce that two prizes will be awarded to outstanding ideas; one open to anyone (individual or small group) and another specifically catalyzing institutional collaboration in support of innovative action amongst UArctic members.

The call for nominations is open until May 17, 2022. Click here to read the full call and instructions

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Copernicus Marine Training Workshop for the Arctic Ocean

The European Copernicus Marine Service is organising a training workshop dedicated to the Arctic Ocean, an online event that aims to engage with the marine communities of the Arctic region. All participants have the opportunity to:

  • Be informed on the Copernicus Marine Service offer (open-access and free for all ocean data, visualization tool, user support etc.)
  • Be trained in using the Copernicus Marine Data, in particular the comprehensive portfolio of Arctic physical, waves and biogeochemical products with Jupyter Notebook and QGIS demos dedicated to the Arctic region.
  • 12 April - Products & user testimonies
  • 13 April - Practical sessions
  • 28 April - Debriefing session
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Arctic Tectonics and Volcanism course at UNIS

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming "Arctic Tectonics and Volcanism" Masters and PhD course at The University Centre in Svalbard (26 September-28 October 2022). The course addresses the diverse geological history of the Arctic region, including both onshore and offshore regions from Paleozoic to recent times. Application deadline 15 April
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GEOTRACES Summer School 2022: Introducing Polar Parameters - Pre-registration now open

The International GEOTRACES Summer School: Introducing Polar Parameters will take place from 10th to 15th July 2022 at the Helmholtz-Centre Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany.

It will offer training possibilities for ~50 students, with a combination of lectures and hands-on training in marine geochemistry of trace elements and their isotopes.

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Arctic Research Virtual Speed Networking Event - Call for Registration

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) and the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations invite registration for an Arctic research virtual speed networking event on Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 9:00–10:30 a.m. AKST/1:00–2:30 p.m. EST.

Over the course of 1.5 hours, event participants will be split into a series of small groups to rapidly get to know one another, explore shared research interest areas, and identify potential collaborators for future Arctic research projects. Groups will be organized across diverse disciplines, knowledge systems, and career levels - all are welcome!

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Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) International Meeting at ASSW 2022 (Hybrid Format)

Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) International Meeting @ ASSW 2022

March 31, 2022 - 16:00-18:00 GMT+2 (10am-12pm EDT / 8-10am MDT / 6-8am AKDT)

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) initiative aims to improve understanding of Arctic change and to advance actionable knowledge through convergence research—collaborative research that draws on information and expertise from across disciplines and knowledge systems, including Indigenous Knowledge, to solve complex challenges. NNA aims to empower new research partnerships from local to international scales, diversify the next generation of Arctic researchers, enhance efforts in formal and informal education, and support co-production of knowledge with Indigenous Peoples.

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Invitation to register and contribute input to a National Academies' workshop

Technology Developments to Advance Antarctic Research: A Workshop
May 3, 4, 5, 2022 | 12:00–4:00 pm (EDT) each day | Held online (Virtual)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to join a workshop to foster community-wide discussion about harnessing cutting-edge technological innovations to advance, facilitate, and transform Antarctic and polar research; to increase the reach of Antarctic and polar research while reducing the environmental footprint of these operations; and to facilitate broader, more diverse participation in Antarctic and polar research. While focused primarily on Antarctic science, the workshop will explore lessons from, and solutions applicable to, Arctic science as well—and we actively seek to draw insights from science and engineering fields beyond polar science.

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6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models, ECMWF, 31 OCT - 4 NOV 2022

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models, ECMWF, Reading, 31 October to 4 November 2022.

Abstracts are due 31 May 2022.

The workshop brings together a wide range of experts on simulating the Earth System including atmosphere, ocean, waves, land-surface, atmospheric composition, cryosphere, and associated disciplines to advance the understanding of systematic simulation errors at all timescales. A particular emphasis is given to identifying errors in complex coupled systems and to understand their root causes.

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51st International Arctic Workshop on Svalbard, June 19-23 2022 - registration now open

The 51st International Arctic Workshop – an interdisciplinary conference focusing on Arctic Quaternary geology, palaeoceanography, palaeoglaciology, climatology, palaeoecology, geomorphology and related disciplines and with a strong student emphasis – will be held this year at the Svalbard Science Centre in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway from the evening of June 19th to Thursday June 23rd 2022 and with an optional two-day field excursion in Isfjorden on Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th.

Registration is now live at the website with a deadline for registration and abstract submission on May 16th 2022.

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