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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

Call for Input: “Navigating the New Arctic” Survey Panel - Deadline 31 August

Organizers are seeking participation in an online expert panel, in which panelists will rate the importance of different factors on possible development outcomes (e.g., accelerated resource extraction, equitable engagement and influence in shaping urban development) in the Arctic by 2050.

Organizers are interested in opinions on the factors driving human interactions with the Arctic environment. In partnership with Arctic Frontiers, a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study is soliciting feedback on what could influence development patterns and wellbeing across the Arctic by 2050. Organizers are looking for participation from Arctic community, business, and research representatives. All participants that complete the panel will be eligible for a digital pass to Arctic Frontiers 2022.

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Survey on “Polar Observing Assets”

The diverse and distributed nature of observing systems in polar regions presents a fundamental challenge for assessment, planning, integration, and synthesis. There is an interest in creating overviews of these systems, since this, among other things, will allow more efficient use of facilities and allow for the understanding of where gaps in observation capacities exist. There is an interest in knowing answers to questions like “Who is going where? When are they going? What will they observe? What observing equipment will they have there? Who is responsible for organizing logistics?”, etc.

The purpose of this survey is to seek to create an overview of existing sources of information on polar observing facilities, systems and activities. This will allow the definition of procedures that can access these sources and compile the information from the various sources.

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Extended Deadline: Call for Abstracts - Community and Citizen Science in the Far North

Organizers of Arctic CCS: Community & Citizen Science (CCS) in the Far North announce an extended deadline for abstracts for this virtual conference. This conference will be held online 5-7 October 2021. Registration for the conference is also now open.

This free, virtual conference will focus on sharing, networking, and discussing the various aspects of conducting community and citizen science research in the Arctic. This conference is in response to a growing community of Arctic researchers, Arctic communities, and Arctic visitors that are becoming more engaged in scientific research.

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Systematic map on Arctic biodiversity is seeking your input

logo smallThe EU-funded CHARTER research project is conducting a systematic map (a type of scientific review) of the evidence on long-term (centuries to millennia) variability in Arctic biodiversity. After completing the initial planning phase of the review, people with interest in the subject are now contacted to help improve the review protocol. The protocol is the formal method that will be used to find and interpret evidence.

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Call for abstracts - Arctic Frontiers 2022 "Pathways"

iassa logoWe want to draw your attention to the upcoming Arctic Frontiers 2022 conference titled "Pathways" which will take place on 31 Jan-3 Feb 2022 in Tromsø, Norway.  Digital participation will be possible. 

We kindly invite you to submit abstracts to science sessions, several of which have a strong social sciences component relevant to the IASSA community.  We tentatively plan to arrange several special issues and a book volume linked to the sessions. 

The abstract submission system is open. The abstract submission deadline is 1 Sep. 2021. 

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WCRP Academy: Climate Training Stocktake Survey 2021

Who is the survey for?

The survey is for anyone who is currently a climate scientist or those looking to become one, through formal or informal training. We want to hear from people at different stages of their careers to get a broad picture of where gaps exist so that we can help the community fill those gaps.

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Call for Book Chapters: Supply сhain operations in the Arctic

The book “Supply сhain operations in the Arctic: A multiple-perspective approach towards sustainable development” seeks to provide state-of-the-art research on real-life practices and applications of supply chain and operations management in the Arctic regions. Today, owing to the fact that different contextual factors of the Arctic regions are converging, the integration of supply chain activities is deemed vital for the purpose of enhancing Arctic sustainability. That said, the selected chapters will highlight aspects of sustainability within supply chain operations that take a particular value in remote areas with sparse transportation networks in the Arctic regions, either due to their theoretical contributions or because they report new empirical evidence. The chapters will also address questions about the challenges and unintended consequences of implementing sustainability principles in Arctic supply chains.

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Celebrating 30 Years of the Madrid Protocol

353 Rodolfo Werner Celebrating 30 Years of the Madrid ProtocolOctober 4 marks the 30th Anniversary of Antarctic environmental protection under the Environment Protocol. To celebrate this anniversary, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)invites younger audiences (18-30 years old) to record a short video, serious or fun, on their vision for Antarctica 30 years from now. We encourage you to tell us why Antarctica is important to you and the world and why Antarctica inspires you, or your view of how to protect Antarctica's future.

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Online Expert Panel “Navigating the New Arctic” Study

We are interested in your opinions on the factors driving human interactions with the Arctic environment! In partnership with Arctic Frontiers, a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study is soliciting your feedback on what could influence development patterns and wellbeing across the Arctic by 2050. We are looking for Arctic community, business, and research representatives to participate in an online expert elicitation beginning in early September 2021. All participants that complete the panel will be eligible for a digital pass to Arctic Frontiers 2022. Results will be shared for open discussion within the Arctic Frontiers community!

Please use the link below for more information and to be considered for participation:

https://answer.rand.org/arctic-delphi_1

Greenland Place Survey

A research team at the University of Colorado Boulder is conducting a curriculum efficacy study to examine the impacts of two new instructional modules with embedded innovative technology components—Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Interactive Environments—on student learning of polar environments.

The research team is collecting survey responses to better understand specifically how people who have been to or currently live in Greenland relate to Greenland, and we would appreciate your participation.

Survey responses are anonymous, and the survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Survey Link: https://bit.ly/PolarPass

The deadline to complete this survey is August 30.

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