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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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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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NSF-funded workshop and survey: Antarctic biological collections in the U.S.

nsf logoAn upcoming NSF-funded workshop has been announced to assess the current state of biological collections from Antarctica held in the United States and identify the value of and need for a repository for Antarctic organisms.

The workshop, which is scheduled from February 2-4, 2022, for both in-person participants (as well as others who would prefer access via Zoom) at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington D.C., will explore potential benefits and challenges of such a biological repository.

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Reminder: IARPC Call for Applications Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee Positions

IARPC LogoThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is charged with enhancing the scientific monitoring of and research in the Arctic, and on increasing collaboration between federal agencies, Arctic researchers, and Arctic residents. IARPC is working to improve communication and collaboration between federal agencies and Indigenous communities in the Arctic. To support this goal, IARPC is recruiting for two new positions.

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20th International Swiss Climate Summer School - Application deadline 16 January

20th Swiss Climate Summer School
Extreme weather and climate: from atmospheric processes to impacts on ecosystems and society

28 August - 2 September 2022
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Swiss Climate Research, the network of leading Swiss institutions in climate research and education, invites young scientists (PhD students and postdocs) to join high-profile climate researchers in a scenic Swiss Alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops and poster sessions on the occasion of the 20th Swiss Climate Summer School 2022.

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AGU Flash Freeze Competition at the Fall Meeting

Are you a student looking to fund your innovative research in Cryospheric Science? Consider participating in the Flash Freeze competition at this year's Fall Meeting!

The AGU Cryosphere Section Executive Committee is now accepting applications for the Cryosphere Innovation Award for Students that will be decided in the Flash Freeze competition during the Fall Meeting (Thursday, December 10). Format will include both in-person and remote participation. The award is open to all students attending the 2021 Fall Meeting and is given to support and recognize innovative student-led research in the Cryospheric Sciences.

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ECOPs needed for development of Arctic practices

The Ocean Best Practices endorsed Programme is looking for ECOPs to participate in their work on Arctic practices. The work includes  developing a template and guide to make Arctic methods, standards and procedures more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR).

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