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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

Questionnaire on snow monitoring

I write on behalf of the eo4alps snow consortium, an ESA project with the objective to create an online snow monitoring platform for the whole Alps.

In order to better understand the role of snow and in particular of snow water equivalent (SWE) in the decision making at various levels, we are collecting information on the state of the art of snow monitoring active in various organizations and the requirements for a new operational service.

For this reason, we would kindly ask you to fill in a short Questionnaire available at this link:

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Polar Impact Mentorship Survey: Action Requested

PolarImpact Logo Vector V1The Polar Impact Network is seeking to establish a mentor/mentee program that focuses on mentorship within the polar sciences and polar communities across the world, and would value your input on a survey put together by one of our volunteers.

Polar Impact’s mission is to support, connect, and highlight the stories of Black, Asian, Indigenous, people of color, and minority ethnic professionals in the polar research community. You can learn more about Polar Impact here:

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PYRN Seminar Series - Call for Abstracts

pyrn smallAfter a great success at our last PYRN Seminar Series, the PYRN ExCom decided that it would be great to hear more about the research being conducted by our members.

We will be hosting monthly seminars from March until June, with 3 speakers at each 1 hour seminar.

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IASC Medal 2021 Awarded to Prof. Dr. Atsumu Ohmura

logo iascThe International Arctic Science Committee awards the 2021 IASC Medal to Atsumu Ohmura Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), for outstanding achievements in understanding complex climate and glacier relationships, global energy budgets, and thermal energy flow in the Arctic; and for excellence in program building, international collaborations, and mentorship in the cryospheric sciences.

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PolarPredictNews #17 published

YOPP LOGO beb4effb3cThe first 2021 issue of PolarPredictNews, the official newsletter for the Year of Polar Prediction, is now available with lots of news and updates from and for the polar prediction community. For the Art+Science part of the newsletter, we worked with climate scientist Thomas Rackow to present his the melting sea-ice stripes, inspired by Ed Hawkins’ concept of warming stripes.

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