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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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Upcoming US Early Career Ice Core workshop

ICECReW 1.5-day workshop before US Ice Core Open Science Meeting

The second Ice Core Early-Career Researchers Workshop (ICECReW) will be held on May 7 and 8 2023, ahead of the US Ice Core Open Science Meeting (May 8-10) at the University of Washington, Seattle. ICECReW is an opportunity for early-career researchers to meet and discuss ice core science. The focus of this year’s workshop is encouraging collaboration and generating proposal ideas. 

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Environmental geometry: how time and space shape processes in the Polar Regions, the 2023 Polar Marine Science (GRS) Gordon Research Seminar

548 GRS2023 Gwenaëlle GremionThe GRS on Polar Marine Science is a meeting specifically designed for early career scientists. The aim of GRS is to bring together early-career researchers in all fields of polar marine science (marine biology, chemistry, physics, geology and technology) to discuss interdisciplinary links and provide a basis for future collaborations. GRS will therefore provide a forum for graduate students and postdocs to present and discuss new data, cutting-edge ideas and multidisciplinary approaches with experts in different fields of polar sciences.

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2nd MOSAiC Science Conference 13-17 February, 2023 in Boulder, Colorado, USA

The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) was an international, interdisciplinary Arctic scientific expedition that drifted across the central Arctic from autumn 2019 to autumn 2020. The 2nd International MOSAiC Science Conference will be held 13-17 February 2023 at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Conference objectives are to foster cross-cutting scientific analysis, address issues of spatiotemporal scaling of information, and promote advancement of modeling and predictive capabilities.

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7th EGU Snow Science Winter School 2023

29 January-4 February 2023, Davos, Switzerland

Special topic "Snow measurements in the field and laboratory"


Covering up to 49% of the total land surface in midwinter in the northern hemisphere, snow is a crucial component of the cryosphere. Snow plays a key role in our environment, with social and economical implications such as the climate change, natural hazard, tourisms, etc. How does snow behave and interact with its surrounding largely depends on its microstructure, which varies widely from light dendritic snowflakes to small rounded grains or dense melt crusts. Measuring and characterizing snow is essential.

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Young Arctic Voices Session at the Democracy Festival

How to bring local, traditional and Indigenous Knowledge together with the 'western' approach to science to improve research and environmental observations across cultures? In this session Indigenous youth from the Arctic will discuss and raise awareness for their ideas and visions on how to combine these different knowledge systems based on their life experiences.

Together, among European and Arctic youth, we will exchange different perspectives and discuss how to make young people’s voices heard in the Arctic. Be prepared for a very interactive and participatory session and a productive dialogue with us.We are looking forward to meeting you all!

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Apply to join Arctic Basecamp at the World Economic Forum in Davos

543 Apply to join Arctic Basecamp at the World Economic Forum in DavosArctic Basecamp is a non-profit organization that aims to speak science to power in order to encourage bold climate action. We are looking for early-career scientists/ researchers to join Arctic Basecamp at the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos.

We will be camping outside of the Schatzalp Hotel from January 14th to January 22nd 2023. We bring the message of global risks arising from Arctic change to global leaders through events, meetings, and partnership-working. You can read more about our organization here.

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SOOS Symposium 2023 - Call for Session Proposals

545 SOOS Symposium 2023 Save the DateThe inaugural SOOS Symposium, “Southern Ocean in a Changing World” will take place from the 14th to 18th of August 2023 in Hobart, Australia. The Symposium will consist of plenary presentations, parallel sessions and workshops incorporating a wide spectrum of Southern Ocean research.

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Call for Manuscript Abstracts - Arctic Science Special Collection

542 Call for Manuscript Abstracts Arctic Science Special CollectionSpecial Collection Title: Indigenous approaches to Arctic environmental sciences

Guest Editors: Victoria Qutuuq Buschman, Stanislav Saas Ksenofontov, Margaret Rudolf, Megan Sheremata, and Enooyaq Sudlovenik

Description: The unique perspectives, priorities, leadership, and rights of Arctic Indigenous Peoples necessitate transformation in conventional approaches in environmental science. We invite manuscript proposals that discuss research methodologies in studies conducted by and with Arctic Indigenous Peoples to be published in the open-access journal, Arctic Science.

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Unikkaat / Circumpolar Waves – Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance Report Podcast

541 Unikkaat Circumpolar Waves Food Sovereignty and Self Governance Report PodcastToday we are dropping a new episode of Unikkaat / Circumpolar Waves about Inuit Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance. For thousands of years, Inuit have thrived in the Arctic relying on our knowledge and values.

Core to our identity is our food security and requires accessibility, availability, culture, health and wellness, stability, and decision-making power and management. It also is distinctly tied to food sovereignty. Without food sovereignty, Inuit cannot achieve food security. This was a primary finding of ICC Alaska’s 2015 report, How to Assess Food Security from an Inuit Perspective.

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Event series for early career scientists deploying to Antarctica

This September the Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) is putting on a cohort-building and 'what to expect' series of events for early career researchers (ECRs) headed to Antarctica in the 2022-2023 season.

Registration for these events is now openThere are also some events that are absolutely also open to any polar early career scientists who are just generally interested in Antarctica.
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