Polar and Alpine Community News
© Alexey Pavlov, Caroline Coch, Alice Bradley, Adrian Dahood, Elizabeth Erickson (left to right)
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!
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.
The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) invites applications to join our teaching and research faculty for the Summer 2022 field season.
JIRP is an interdisciplinary summer field school, aimed at undergraduate Earth science students interested in alpine and polar environments. JIRP is an immersive training experience for students in expeditionary research, glacier travel, field techniques, and fundamental science. JIRP maintains remote field stations across the Juneau Icefield in Southeast Alaska, and one of the world’s longest-running glacier monitoring programs.
Based on your experience in Arctic research and engagement, we seek your input as a first step in defining requirements for an Arctic Practices System (APS). This system is envisioned to be a sustained repository for practices used to observe, understand, live in and sustainably manage the circumpolar Arctic. What the APS characteristics are will be determined through engagement and co-design with Arctic stakeholders and rights holders. The questionnaire is part of the community engagement and co-design process initiated by the Capacity-building in Arctic Standardisation Development (CAPARDUS) Project (see https://capardus.nersc.no). Your responses will form a foundation for the APS design.
Follow this link to fill out the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6WZMYVMRead more ...
The Polar Impact Network is seeking to develop an inclusive 'survival' guide as a resource for conducting polar field work. This resource will be housed on the Polar Impact website and can be shared among lab groups, research institutions, and field stations involved in polar research across the world.
We have designed a survey (https://forms.gle/4HaqAH2oQqMsG6So8) to aid in the development of this resource that focuses on creating accessible, equitable, and inclusive field experiences, with a particular emphasis on the experiences and perceptions of polar field work from people who identify as racial or ethnic minorities.Read more ...
Are you looking for a postdoc position?
APECS’ new partner and host of the Directorate, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway is looking for postdoctoral candidates who wishto seek funding through EU's career and mobility program Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF) with UiT The Arctic University of Norway as host.Read more ...
As a key part of NNA Community Office (NNA-CO) funded activities, the NNA-CO will facilitate the formation, implementation, and outputs of four Convergence Working Groups. The NNA-CO has established an initial set of Convergence Working Group functions and goals, but many elements of the Convergence Working Group (CWG) process are intentionally not yet fully defined to allow for community input. A concept document outlines foundational aspects of the CWG design, provides a potential roadmap for elements yet undefined, and invites open community comment for finalizing the CWG process.
We invite community discussion on all aspects, with multiple paths for engaging.Read more ...
Nominate a scientist or an engineer! February 7 - May 20.
The National Medals of Science are awarded by the President of the United States to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding cumulative contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, or behavioral or social sciences, in service to the Nation.Read more ...
Открыта регистрация на МООК на русском языке по проблемам морского мусора - (Русский вариант текста ниже)
We are happy to announce that the second round of the free UNEP MOOC on Marine Litter in Russian is open for registrations!
The online course starts on February 28, 2022 and will run over a period of 12 weeks. Each consecutive week, a new course block will be released, presenting different tools to combat marine pollution as well as case studies that will inspire leadership at all levels.The participants who will submit an optional final assignment by May 22 will receive a course certificate.Read more ...
Please join us in Davos, Switzerland, from June 23-24. 2022 for an exciting scientific symposium with high-level speakers, scientific poster sessions and ample networking time.
The symposium aims to build a bridge between generations of cryosphere and climate scientists. Use this opportunity to present and discuss your latest research in a stimulating environment.
Call for Arctic Youth voices to contribute to our anniversary edition of The Circle. The deadline for submissions is March 4th.
We want young authors to:
- Describe how Arctic communities will change in the next 30 years
- Suggest solutions to address the negative changes taking place
- Share examples of specific projects or actions that are helping, or can help, to protect the Arctic