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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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Gender Equality in the Arctic Newsletter

One of the main objectives of the GEA project is to put the spotlight on gender equality issues in the Arctic. We have made progress, but there is still a lot of work to be done and we are still working hard at it. We believe that Gender Equality time is now. The GEA Times will serve as a venue for us, and you, to contribute to the discussion and to put focus on gender equality in the Arctic, and to promote events and material related to Arctic gender equality. Click here to subscribe for the Gender Equality in the Arctic Newsletter

Master program in Integrated Climate System Sciences

The MSc program in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) is a study program that teaches across all subjects involved in climate research in order to provide a holistic picture of the climate system. This interdisciplinary approach enables you to understand the processes of climate variability and climate change and its respective consequences for societies, including how they respond to these.

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DurhamARCTIC Doctoral Funding Opportunities - Recruitment Open!

The Durham ARCTIC Doctoral Training Centre Studentship Competition is now open to recruit five fully funded doctoral studentships to start in October 2020. To be eligible, applicants need to apply for an Arctic-related PhD (see here for more details on eligibility). Applicants can apply to a Durham ARCTIC project advertised on our website ( or apply for a student-initiated project.

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Call for Poster Abstracts - Arctic Observing Summit 2020

The 5th Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) will be held in 2020 (March 31- April 2) in Akureyri, Iceland in conjunction with Arctic Science Summit Week 2020. Your input and contributions in the form of poster presentations are welcome to highlight important issues and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas to design, build, implement, expand, and provide long-term support for an international Arctic observing systems network. 

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Research opportunities on the Juneau Icefield

The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) invites researchers to join us for the Summer 2020 field season and beyond. We facilitate research in the areas of Glaciology, Atmospheric Science, Polar Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Geomorphology, Geology, Tectonics, and Polar Engineering. We can provide logistical and infrastructure support for your projects and provide opportunities for broader impacts, outreach, and interdisciplinary collaboration. To learn more please send an expression of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Town Hall at Fall AGU Meeting

In this AGU Town Hall, the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) seeks best practices and ideas to further improve how we share knowledge of the Arctic with policy makers. SEARCH has had a long history of supporting and enhancing Arctic science, and in the past five years we have focused on facilitating cross-disciplinary syntheses and conveying what we know to policy makers and other decision makers.

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Open Sea-Ice Community Meeting at AGU 2019

The Sea Ice Prediction Network - Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces an open community meeting to be held during the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meetings in San Francisco, California. The Open Sea-Ice Community Meeting will convene on Tuesday, 10 December from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (PST) in the ARCUS Arctic Community Meeting RoomMonterrey I — on the third floor of Hotel Nikko San Francisco located at 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California.

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Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
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