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In our Polar News we feature 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! If you have an article to contribute, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..       

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Call for Applications for the 2020: ESIP Community Fellows Program

ESIP (Earth Science Information Partners) Community Fellows are graduate students and post-docs (<2 yrs since graduation) interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides fellows with a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area) on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas as rapporteurs, documenting group activities on monthly telecons and at ESIP’s semi-annual meetings. As fellows become more familiar with collaboration-area activities, they may choose to integrate their own research, which can result in publication and additional funding opportunities.

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Contribute to new Special Issue "Climatological and Hydrological Processes in Mountain Regions"

We would like to draw your attention to a newly opened Special Issue on "Climatological and Hydrological Processes in Mountain Regions" to be published in the Open Access MDPI Journal "Atmosphere". The deadline for the submission of articles is the 30 April 2020, please visit the journal website below for further details:

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Comment on Community White Paper

As the RCN draws to a close, this community white paper on "The Landscape of High-Performance and Distributed Computing in Polar Science" analyzes the state-of-play along these three dimensions. Broad community comments are now being solicited to ensure a diversity of voices are fully considered in the report. 

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"Changing Arctic Ocean" in Frontiers for Young Minds

The “Changing Arctic Ocean” research topic in Frontiers for Young Minds is now live. You can view the topic here: Thank you to all those who have already promised a contribution. If you are still thinking about contributing, it is not too late. The deadline to submit an abstract is 20 September. And the deadline for the completed manuscript is 31 October.

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Call for papers: Current developments in Arctic Law, Vol. 7 (2019)

The UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Lawis pleased to announce a call for papers for the 7th Volume of the Current Developments in Arctic Law, which will be published in December 2019. Expected contributions are: short academic articles, conference notes, short project reports, field study reports etc. The publication is non-peer reviewed, but considered as scientific. The ideal length of the contribution should be between 500 and 3000 words. However, we will also welcome longer pieces!

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Upcoming Workshop on Transdisciplinary Research on the Changing Arctic and Its Global Impacts

Rapid and wide-scale changes precipitated by Arctic warming portend new opportunities and unprecedented risks to natural systems; social and cultural systems; economic, political and legal systems; and built environments of the Arctic and across the globe. Understanding and adapting to a changing Arctic will require creative new research frameworks that cross-cut the social, behavioral, natural, physical, and engineering sciences. Yet, such interdisciplinary integration is often difficult to accomplish, and obstacles to convergence persist.

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6th Snow Science Winter School: registration is open

slf We are happy to announce that registration for the 6th Snow Science Winter School is now open. It will take place on 16-22 February 2020, at Col du Lautaret, French Alps. Any graduate student or post-doc working on snow or in some snow related field is welcome to participate. The course corresponds to 3 ECTS-Points. Application is open until October, 20th, 2019. Find information and application foms here.

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