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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

New NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Data and Sample Reuse in Polar Research

NSF logoThis new NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Data and Sample Reuse in Polar Research from the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) encourages submission of proposals that leverage existing data, physical samples, and non-physical samples (e.g., films, recordings, etc.), as well as those that facilitate the reuse of existing data. In this way, OPP aims to support both the Arctic and Antarctic research communities to drive polar science forward while capitalizing on NSF's previous research investments.

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Call for applications: Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership

The call for applications for the fourth cohort of the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is still open, the deadline for submissions is the 15th of Feburary

The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique program that develops the next generation of leaders in sustainability research affiliated with a European research institution.

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The 2020 Arctic Report Card

arcuslogonotext 2018The 15th annual NOAA Arctic Report Card was released on 8 December 2020 as part of the American Geophysical Union 2020 Fall Meeting. The Arctic Report Card, initiated in response to the need for concise and timely Arctic information, serves as a readily available resource for viewing the rapid changes that have engulfed the region. Taken as a whole, the story is unambiguous. The transformation of the Arctic to a warmer, less frozen, and biologically changed region is well underway.

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Inspiring Girls Expeditions - Girls on Ice - Applications open!

Inspiring Girls ExpeditionsThey seek 16 and 17 year old girls* for a tuition-free mini research expeditions to study at the elbows of glaciologists, oceanographers, artists and other professionals. Girls on Ice is the original expedition where girls study glaciers, volcanoes, and the alpine environment. They also now have Girls in Icy Fjords, Girls on Rock, Girls on Water, Girls in the Forest. Please share this with teachers or teenagers you know.
Applications must be started by Jan 22.

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IASC Cross-Cutting and Working Group Proposals 2021

iasc webArctic Science Summit Week 2021 is swiftly approaching. This is a reminder that IASC is now receiving proposals for consideration for IASC funding in 2021.

Proposals can be limited to one Working Group, relevant to all five, or anything in between. (Note: Working Groups must allocate at least 40% of their budget in cooperation with other Working Groups.) All proposals will be fully discussed and considered at the Working Group meetings at ASSW.

Please submit your proposal via this online form.

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International Summer School "Communicating Science"

Flyer ISS Communicating ScienceWissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue) and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invite young researchers from all over Europe to the International Summer School “Communicating Science”. Within five days they will not only acquire theoretical knowledge about methods, formats and structures in science communication but have the opportunity to apply it in workshop sessions led by practitioners. The interdisciplinary event will take place in Berlin in the end of July/beginning of August 2021. Participation is free of charge. For further information concerning application and the program see:

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Survey on mental health

Academic institutions are starting to recognize a mental health crisis in students. But what about faculty?  Research suggests that 36% of academics have or would like to receive help for work related anxiety or depression and 80% viewed that competition has fostered mean and aggressive behavior in the workplace.

To understand how universities are responding to the needs of faculty, and what resources, practices, and policies are in place that address faculty mental health and well-being, we seek personal narratives.  

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