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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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Registration Available: Winter School – Our Connection with a Fast-Changing Arctic

The Arctic Centre invites registration for their Winter School. The theme of the Winter School is Our Connection with a Fast-Changing Arctic, and will take place 16-20 January 2023 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Hosted by the Arctic Centre, the Winter School is aimed at (inter-) national civil servants and policy makers, politicians, managers, financial experts, (young) academics, and PhD students who are looking for a nuanced and wide-ranging understanding of the Arctic.

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IARPC Program Manager Chat - Early Career Opportunities in Arctic Research

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announces their upcoming IARPC Program Manager Chat webinar, Early Career Opportunities in Arctic Research. This webinar will take place 23 June 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AKDT.

Join IARPC for a federal program manager chat about research, funding, internship, employment, and other opportunities available for early career researchers in Arctic sciences.

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Exciting opportunity for an EMCR to join the Ant-ICON Steering Committee

Research Theme 1 of Ant-ICON is looking to recruit a Early-to-Mid-Career-Researcher (EMCR) to join the Steering Committee. The EMCR should ideally have a background broadly in biodiversity research, with a focus relevant to one or more of the key questions outlined in the Ant-ICON Science and Implementation plan. As the Theme 1 EMCR, you would work with the Research Theme 1 leads to engage the Ant-ICON community on Research Theme 1 related topics (collaboration opportunities, designing workshops and seminars), as well as the wider Steering Committee to help carry out Ant-ICON’s mandate. The Steering Committee has monthly meetings, and communicates weekly via email and Slack. The Research Theme 1 team may also meet monthly as well depending on their ongoing activities.

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OTC Summer School RoOT - Rostock Ocean Technology

We are happy to invite you to this year’s OTC Summer School RoOT – Rostock Ocean Technology, which will take place from 22nd August to 2nd September. 16 carefully chosen participants from academia and industry will have the unique opportunity to gain insight into various interdisciplinary aspects of ocean technology, with a special focus on the five fields of innovation which make up the Cluster OTC Rostock: Subsea Mobility & Autonomy, Ocean Lense, Digital Mission, Sustainable Ocean Use, Open Innovation.

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Striving to Reduce the Environmental Footprint of Polar Research (hybrid event)

The International Polar Foundation (IPF), Schneider Electric, and Venturi would like to cordially invite you to the official EU Green Week 2022 partner hybrid event, Striving to Reduce the Environmental Footprint of Polar Research.

The event will take place on Monday May 30th, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Atelier 29, Rue Jacques de Lalaing 29, 1000 Brussels. It will also be streamed interactively online for those unable to take part in-person.

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IARPC Program Manager Chat - Supporting Open Polar and Cryospheric Science at NSF and NASA

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announces their upcoming IARPC Program Manager Chat: Supporting Open Polar and Cryospheric Science at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The webinar will take place 31 May 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. AKDT.

Webinar Description:

The new Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026 articulates the need for continued work towards ethically open data and research practices. But what does “open science” mean for Arctic research funders? And how can you get funding to support it?

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Call for IASC Atmosphere Working Group Secretary

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is now soliciting applications to be the next Secretary for our Atmosphere Working Group (AWG). 

Being an IASC Working Group Secretary provides a unique experience to support and gain insight into international and interdisciplinary science cooperation, as well as a leg up in building an international Arctic research network. We hope that applicants will see this as a unique professional development opportunity.

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