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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 Information on Recent Arctic Research Activities

icarpThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is beginning our yearly effort to gather information on relevant research activities that have occurred over the last fiscal year. We hope this provides you an opportunity to share the work you have been doing during FY2020 with the wider research community. We welcome all to contribute information on recent work that is relevant to the Arctic Research Plan. You can identify where your work fits in by finding the relevant research goal (e.g., Sea Ice, Coastal Resilience, Permafrost etc.) and then narrowing down to the specific activity (Performance Element) your work responds to.

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NSF invites Arctic Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (Arctic DDRIG)

The Arctic Sciences Section in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is now accepting proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) to conduct dissertation-level research about and related to the Arctic region. The Programs that are currently accepting DDRIG proposals are the Arctic Social Sciences (ASSP), Arctic System Science (ARCSS), and Arctic Observing Network (AON) Programs.

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Call for submission Inclusion in Northern Research Vox pop / Appel à soumission Vox pop Inclusion en recherche nordique

Call for submission – Vox Pop Inclusion in Northern Research

Our community of Northern research is diverse: it includes people from the North and the South, involves workers and scientists from communities, government and academia as well as stakeholders and knowledge-holders from across the Arctic Circle. Many different journeys led our members to where they are today, contributing to the richness of our community.

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SIOS Call for Access 2020

100 Kosek KlaudiaJennings Inger SIOS Call for Access 2020The fourth call for access to SIOS research infrastructure is now open! This call is a great opportunity for Early Career Researchers wishing to conduct fieldwork in Svalbard during 2021.

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New version available: MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics from Sentinel-1A and -1B

The MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics from Sentinel-1A and -1B, Version 3 data set, accessible from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC), has been updated to a new version and new data access options are also available. The data have been reprocessed using upgraded software and a revised DEM. There are two new parameters, a calibrated sigma0 radar backscatter product and a calibrated and radiometrically terrain-corrected gamma0 radar backscatter product. Both of these products have a spatial resolution of 50 m, while the uncalibrated product, image, has an improved spatial resolution of 25 m. All the products have been simplified, with the mosaics merged into single cloud-optimized geoTIFFs.

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GlacierMap - a new citizen science app!

We have developed a new citizen science app called GlacierMap with a view to assessing the value of "crowd sourced" mapping of glacier change (in this case applied to the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes), and to contribute to learning and awareness of contemporary issues around glacier change and water resources. The app has primarily been designed with secondary education in mind but we welcome input from all, including the glaciology community, so that we can compare the mapping conducted by the general public against that conducted by those with experience in glaciology. 
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Call for MISOMIP2 expression of interest

We are happy to announce the start of the second Marine Ice Sheet-Ocean Modeling Intercomparison Project (MISOMIP2) as a follow-up to previous ISOMIP, MISMIP and MISOMIP activities. This targeted project supported by the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) program is dedicated to advance coupled glacier-ocean modeling for Antarctica, and foster a close collaboration between ice and ocean communities.
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ARCUS Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

arcusThe Arctic Research Consortium of the United States announces the release of 30 virtual meeting backgrounds. ARCUS supports a rich range of Arctic research, education, and communication activities. Our Polar Media Archive is a valuable resource that is home to over 20,000 beautiful photos from across the Arctic: photos in the Archive are available for not-for-profit, non-commercial use with proper attribution. We’re proud to present 30 hand-picked images to serve as virtual meeting backgrounds. Information on how to enable virtual backgrounds is available from the Zoom Help Center. Setup varies across meeting platforms.

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