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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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Summer school on cryospheric monitoring and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions

The Research school on changing climates in the coupled earth system (CHESS) invites PhD students to apply for a summer school on cryospheric monitoring and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction that will be held in the Lyngen Alps of Northern Norway between the 17th and 22nd of September. The course will focus on combining satellite observations and UAVs to study recent glaciers and rock glaciers changes, as well as lake sediment coring and quaternary field-based mapping to reconstruct longer-term changes over palaeo timescales. Thanks to generous support from the University of Bergen academia agreement 10 fully funded spots for PhD students working on related topics are being offered.

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Seeking new co-leads for the IARPC Diversity & Inclusion Community of Practice

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is seeking applications for co-leads for the Diversity and Inclusion Community of Practice. New co-leads will join Sarah Aarons (Scripps/UCSD), Tracie Curry (Northern Social Environmental Research), Allen Pope  (National Science Foundation), and Monika Sikand (Stevens Institute of Technology). We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and all career stages to apply.


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Call for PYRN Executive Committee members

PYRN is looking for 3 members to fill positions on the 2022-2024 ExComm! Joining the ExComm is a great way to meet other early career researchers from around the globe and develop collaborations with amazing new people. You’ll help with planning activities for young researchers, creating new opportunities for collaboration and sharing permafrost science, and support planning initiatives of both national and international permafrost conferences. If you are interested in applying, send a cv and a brief statement (200 words maximum) about your qualifications and why you are interested in the role to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 1, 2023.

AGATA offers scholarships to attend the IUGG GA

Thanks to SCAR and SCOSTEP/PRESTO funding the new born Scientific Research Programme Planning Group AGATA, recently approved by SCAR ( is glad to open a call for applications for scholarships to cover actual expenses up to 800-1000 € depending on the status of the candidate (students vs researchers). The scholarship will support the attendance of (Master or PhD) students or Early Career Researchers (up to 5 years from the PhD) to the next IUGG General Assembly (Berlin, 11-20 July 2023, 
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AGU Cryo Award - Call for Nominations

The AGU Cryosphere Canvassing Committee is striving to receive a wide diversity of nominations for the Early Career, Nye Lecture, and AGU Fellows awards. Nearly anyone can lead a nomination and if you don't have time to lead one, consider filling out our suggestion box and we can try to help. Note that the Nye Lecture now accepts nominations for science teams! 
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IGS Sea Ice symposium - Support for ECRs and Indigenous Scientists

To support and increase the number of Early Career (ECS) and Indigenous Scientists (IS) at the IGS Symposium on Sea Ice – Across Temporal and Spatial Scales, together with partners, we offer funding to partially cover the expenses to attend the conference.

Key facts:

  • Prerequisite: early career scientist (up to five years after PhD) or indigenous scientist
  • Support will cover the symposium registration fee (if registered before the Early-bird deadline 28 March 2023) and variable travel support depending on location of residence (300€–1000€).

Please visit the Early Career support section on the local website.

Permafrost tunnel virtual tour

Explore an Arctic research facility first excavated in the 1960s, including features such as ice wedges as tall as houses, green grass from thousands of years ago, and bison bones embedded in permafrost. Some features are up to 40,000 years old! Learn about current research and rapid changes happening to permafrost. Be one of the first to experience this guided virtual reality tour of a facility seldom open to the public. 

Permafrost tunnel

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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