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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

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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BEPSII sea ice school 2022 announcement (14-23 May 2022 CHARS Station, Canada)

This is the first announcement of the BEPSII Sea ice School 2022 in Cambridge Bay, Canada (14-23 May 2022 CHARS Station).
The school targets Early Career Scientists, preferably PhD students, but also Master students and early Post-Doc. Lectures, field and lab work will address basic sea-ice and snow physics, sea ice optics, primary production, carbon cycling, biogeochemistry together with, sea-ice biogeochemical modelling, gases fluxes at the interfaces and life in the North.
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Opportunity to teach and conduct research with Juneau Icefield Research Program

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.

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Participation in Arctic Practices System Requirements Survey

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 Your responses will form a foundation for the APS design.

Follow this link to fill out the survey:

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Polar Impact Field Safety Survey: Action Requested

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 ( 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.

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Call for Comment: Process for formation and activities of NNA-CO Convergence Working Groups

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.

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Call for nominations: 2022 Medal of Science

nsf logoNominate 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.

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The UNEP MOOC on Marine Litter in Russian open for registrations

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.

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