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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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Podcast episode: The Circumpolar Inuit Protocols for Equitable and Ethical Engagement (EEE Protocols)

Do you live in or conduct work in the Arctic? You should familiarize yourself with and implement the Inuit Circumpolar Council's Circumpolar Inuit Protocols for Equitable and Ethical Engagement. You can learn about the protocols as well as how and why they were created in the podcast episode The Circumpolar Inuit Protocols for Equitable and Ethical Engagement (EEE Protocols)

This episode comes from the podcast of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) called ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ / UNIKKAAT / UNIPKAAT / UNGIPAGHAT / NALLUNAIRUTET / Circumpolar Waves. You can find and listen to all of the episodes here.

cover image of the The Circumpolar Inuit Protocols for Equitable and Ethical Engagement (EEE Protocols)

Above: cover image from the Circumpolar Inuit Protocols for Equitable and Ethical Engagement, Inuit Circumpolar Council, 2022.

Mini-symposium on connecting Antarctic research and policy August 3rd

We warmly invite you to join an upcoming mini symposium entitled “How SCAR informs and guides Antarctic policy and conservation” on Wednesday 3rd August, 07:00 - 09:00 UTC.  The session will be jointly convened by Ant-ICON’s Synthesis Theme and SCAR’s Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System (SC-ATS).  

The purpose of this mini symposium is to empower early to mid-career Antarctic researchers to create policy impact through research. Whether or not you have little or extensive experience in the science-policy domain, we encourage you to join us for this important and timely conversation. Our expert panel includes Dr Keith Reid (Antarctic Environments Portal Editor and Consultant), Dr Tom Bracegirdle (British Antarctic Survey), and Dr Mercedes Santos (Instituto Antártico Argentino).  

Do you have any burning questions about Antarctic science-policy interactions that you would like this session to address? Fill out the following form and the conveners will endeavour to get your questions answered on the day:

You will need to be registered for the SCAR OSC to participate. You can register here. No problem if you can’t make the session on the day – it will be recorded and made available following the conference.



AGU Fall Meeting - Registration funding available

The SPLASH Action Group, sponsored by the IPA, will provide 10 grants covering the AGU Fall Meeting (12-16 December 2022) registration fees for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

SPLASH - ‘Standardized methods across Permafrost Landscapes: from Arctic Soils to Hydrosystems’ - is a community-driven effort aiming to provide a suite of standardized field strategies for sampling mineral and organic components in soils, sediments, and water across permafrost landscapes for improving our understanding of the processes occurring during lateral transport in circumpolar Arctic watersheds. For more SPLASH infos: 

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Online Copernicus Polar Workshop by the European Commission 19-20 September 2022

The European Commission cordially invites you to attend the Copernicus Polar Workshop taking place online on 19 and 20 September 2022

The Polar Regions are at the forefront of climate change – one of the most pressing challenges of our time. The Arctic has warmed three times faster that global average during the last 50 years; such warming has profound impacts on the Arctic cryosphere, leading to reduced sea ice and snow cover and enhanced mass losses. Simultaneously, the growing mass losses from the Antarctic and Greenland Ice sheets significant contribute to the rise in global sea level.

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Global Young Academy's Call for Membership 2023 open

Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

The GYA is a global organisation that places a high value on its diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. All applicants receive consideration and will not be discriminated against with regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disabilities, or other factors.

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Arctic Horizon Scan 2022 Workshop

Over 7-9th September 2022, delegates to the hybrid Arctic Horizon Scan 2022 Workshop will discuss and determine research priorities for the Arctic that will be important over the next decade. The diverse range of expertise and perspectives offered by delegates will help shape the Arctic research agenda, and ensure that research can meet the needs of the future.

Delegates will be able to attend in-person or online. The workshop will be based at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and optional accommodation has been reserved for in-person delegates at St Peter’s College, where there will be a workshop dinner on 8th Sep. All delegates will contribute to the publication of a peer-reviewed article outlining research priorities for the Arctic. Funds are available to support Indigenous delegates to attend.
Please visit for more information and registration links.
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L&O Letters Early Career Publication Honor – Extended Deadline



We invite applications for the 2022 Limnology & Oceanography Letters Early Career Publication Honor that pays the publication cost of open-access articles authored by Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in need. The Honor was conceived and is managed by ASLO’s Raelyn Cole Editorial (RCE) Fellows to support publication of innovative research in the aquatic sciences by ECRs who have no funding or prospects for securing funding to pay the cost of open-access publication.

The application deadline has been extended to July 31, 2022. Honorees will be announced by September 2022.

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Early adopters application call for Cryosphere Virtual Lab

Cryosphere Virtual Laboratory (CVL) is inviting Master and PhD students, as well as young scientists to submit applications for early access to the platform. CVL is an open  science community tool, where Earth Observation satellite data and derived products can be accessed, visualized, processed, shared and validated. From September 2022, CVL will be open for beta testing by 20 early adopters and take part in shaping the future of the project. Completed projects will be awarded financial grants of 3000,- EUR.

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Seeking contributors for an anthology about the Arctic seen by polar researchers

The Arctic Speaks To Me is an anthology, a collection of works from numerous authors. The goal of this book is to explore the Arctic through the eyes of the polar research community, where science meets storytelling and memoir with stunning visuals. We want to dig into themes that humanize the polar research experience for readers who may not understand the importance of the Arctic, why we do this work and why it matters. We want this anthology to be community-based literacy practice and give space for authors to explore various topics about polar research, the Arctic, and identity. We’re calling for people to contribute potential works from free writing, blog posts, poetry, photography, art and more!

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