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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

Swedish SVALBARD Expedition 2022

The Jubilee Expedition Svalbard 2022The Swedish Jubilee Expedition 2022 - Retracing the footsteps of A.E. Nordenskiöld's Polar Expedition 1872 - 1873.

We are looking for scientists that want to be a part of this once in a lifetime experience! 

Find information about the expedition (background, requirements, application details and more) here.

Please submit your application until 31 December 2021.

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WCRP-CliC: open call for CliC fellowships and Grants

Clic logo1The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) announces an open call for CliC Grants 2021.

Goal: The goal of CliC fellowships and grants is to increase the engagement of Early Career Scientists in CliC activities and to promote participation of scientists from regions currently underrepresented in CliC, i.e., South America, Asia and Africa

Objectives: Applications for CliC fellowships and grants shall address CliC´s new vision and objectives as described in the DRAFT CliC Strategic Plan 2022-2031.

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Call for application: DEEPICE Winter school on snow sciences

In the framework of the DEEPICE project, a winter school on snow-process sciences will be organized in Finse (Norway) in March 2022 (20-26). The school will focus on snow-process sciences with theoretical and practical courses and exercises. It is aimed at PhD students who are involved in ice core climate record interpretation.

6 places are available for external students. Applications are now open until the 12th of December 2021.

Please visit the dedicated page for more information on the program and how to apply.

A brand new podcast about the Changing Arctic Ocean

IfOceansCouldSpeak Podcast LogoResearchers from across Europe have joined forces - as part of the EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy - to create a brand new podcast “If Oceans Could Speak”

This premiere season focuses exclusively on the Arctic - listening to stories from those who have shared their life with the mighty Arctic Ocean. Each week we discuss a new perspective, from the adventures of Thomas Wunderlich, Captain of RV Polarstern, to the musical journey of composer Lera Auerbach which led to her award-winning symphony, “Arctica”.  

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AGU Town Hall (Online Only): Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) will hold the AGU Town Hall on Scientific Drilling in the Polar Regions on Tuesday, 7 December 2021, from 18:15-19:15 Central Time. This is an online only event. We hope to see you there!

Abstract: Ice sheets, glaciers, and the underlying bedrock, sediment, and permafrost hold crucial evidence of past climate, ice sheet dynamics, and cratonic geology. National and international collaboration for drilling in the remote Polar Regions requires strategic coordination between science, technology, and logistics.

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AGU Student Competition Application Deadline next week!

This is just a reminder that the deadline for applications for this year's AGU Cryosphere Flash Freeze Competition is Wednesday November 24.
This year it is expected that up to ~5 awards of $1000 each will be awarded to the student winners from the Flash Freeze event to pursue their innovative research. Each student will be judged solely on the 2-minute presentation and not on the nomination package. This year's competition will be a hybrid event with students able to present virtually if they wish.
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