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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

NSF NRT Graduate Training Program in Systems Approaches to Understanding & Navigating the New Arctic (SAUNNA)

NSF NRT Graduate Training Program in Systems Approaches to Understanding & Navigating the New Arctic (SAUNNA)

The University of Maine is seeking outstanding applicants for a new graduate training program focused on fostering systems perspectives toaddress the challenges of complex socio-environmental changes in the Arctic. This program is designed to provide the next generation of Arctic system scientists with new competencies and skills to advance understanding of the new Arctic and support improved outcomes in the Arctic and beyond.

This program will include Ph.D., Master’s, and J.D. students in anthropology, earth sciences, freshwater ecology, economics, law, and marine sciences.

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Call for Nominations: ARCUS Board of Directors

arcuslogonotext 2018Nomination submission deadline: Monday, 29 November 2021, 12:00 p.m. AKT

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces a call for nominations for our Board of Directors election. There are four seats up for election in a vote of the ARCUS Membership Council that will take place in December. Terms will be three years and begin in January 2022.

We seek nominations of candidates with enthusiasm and time (approximately 40 hours/year) to dedicate to ARCUS, who are willing and able to help ARCUS fulfill its vision and mission and achieve its strategic goals. We particularly invite nominations of individuals with experience in and connections to: Arctic system science, Alaska Native organizations, Arctic infrastructure issues, or U.S. federal research and education initiatives.

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RGS-IBG Grants - Deadline 23 November

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Grants for fieldwork - Call for applicants for upcoming deadline – DEADLINE 23 NOVEMBER 2021

The Society has a number of grants for postgraduates, early-career and senior researchers to support geographical fieldwork and research. The first deadline is 23 November, with later grants in January 2022. There’s full information online at

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INQUA-MARE Workshop (INtegrated QUAternary MArine REcords at sensitive latitudes) - 29 November - 1 December

The deadline for abstract submission for the online INQUA-MARE workshop,  "Antarctic Realm", has been just extended to November, 19thSend your abstract, concerning the Antarctic realm, to inqua.mare[at] (see detailed instructions in the attached Abstract template).

To registrate your participation (even only as an auditor), please write an e-mail to[at] until November 25th, indicating your Title (student, MSc, PhD, Prof., pronoun-s, etc.), Name, Surname, Affiliation and Nationality or fill in this Google Form.

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EGU General Assembly 2022

EGU Assembly 2022The EGU General Assembly 2022 will return as an in-person event to Vienna, Austria, from 3–8 April 2022, once again bringing together geoscientists for a meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. In order to ensure the widest possible participation by geoscientists from all over the world, EGU22 will have a hybrid format allowing virtual participation in specific sessions for those who cannot, or prefer not to, travel to Vienna.

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Polar Radar Science and Technology Conference

In February, 2022 (exact dates TBD), the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine will host a multi-day virtual conference to discuss ground-penetrating radar, airborne radar, related technologies, and software use and needs within the Polar community.

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Call for Community Input: Arctic Observing Summit 2022

The Executive Organizing Committee for the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2022 is seeking community input, in the form of brief statements, that will help guide discussions during the AOS Thematic Working Group sessions. The theme for this hybrid Summit, convening 30 March - 1 April 2022, in Tromsø, Norway and online, is Arctic observing at the intersection of health, understanding, and resilience.

Deadline to submit input: 15 January 2022

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7th EGU Snow Science Winter School - Application deadline 10 November

We would like to make you aware of the unique opportunity to participate in the 7th EGU Snow Science Winter School. 13-19 February 2022 Sodankylä, Finland

The winter school will teach the modern techniques of snow measurements. The school consists of a field training with state-of-the-art snow measurement techniques as well as theoretical lessons. Participants will learn about how to characterize snow cover, what are the fundamental processes responsible for snow evolution, and how does snow interact with the environment.

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