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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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Arctic Futures Symposium 2019

The International Polar Foundation and its many Arctic stakeholder partners would like to cordially invite you to take part in the 10th annual Arctic Futures Symposium, which will be held at the Residence PalaceRue de la Loi / Wetstraat 155, in Brussels' EU Quarter on the 25th of November, from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. Every year, the Arctic Futures Symposium creates discussions and exchanges between Arctic stakeholders from different backgrounds and perspectives over key challenges and issues the Arctic is facing.

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EGU call-for-abstracts: General Assembly, 3–8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2020, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 3–8 May 2020, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET or, for those applying for EGU Roland Schlich travel support, 1 December 2019, 13:00 CET. Only 2020 EGU members will be able to submit abstracts to the 2020 meeting and, with a few exceptions outlined below, only one abstract as first author will be permitted.

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Now Accepting Applications to Host Educators in 2020-2021

Share your knowledge and passion for science! Researchers can host a PolarTREC educator (formal or informal) in the field and share their knowledge of polar research in both formal classrooms and informal educational settings around the world. By including a PolarTREC educator, the research team gains a trained and enthusiastic helping hand in the field, an expert in communication and outreach to share their science, and connections between the science and the education communities.

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High North Dialogue Conference 2020: Business in the Arctic

The annual High North Dialogue conference gathers experts and stakeholders from a range of sectors with a focus on business development and economic growth in the High North. It provides a platform to interact with young academics and professionals with an interest in the Arctic. The High North Dialogue Conference, which takes place in Bodø, Norway, March 18-19, 2020.

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International Conference on the Role of Universities in Addressing Societal Challenges and Fostering Democracy:

The public and democratic role of universities has become an increasingly relevant topic in recent years in light of social, political and economic developments, as well as changes in media and communication. At the same time, democratic societies in Europe are paying increasing attention to the mobilities of individuals within and outside the boundaries of their nation-states. While we observe intensified securitization and the rise of anti-immigration sentiment in Europe, civic movements of resistance also flourish across the continent. With this conference, we aim to steer the discourse towards more constructive and rational discussions on migration and higher education in a healthy democracy.

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Registration open for the Young Scientists Summer Program 2020

The program is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a topic compatible with ongoing research at IIASA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work. Participants will be working under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within IIASA's worldwide network. It will take place from 1 June to 31 August 2020.

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7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration

We would like to draw your attention to The 7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration, January 13–17, 2020 in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The conference is intended to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas between planetary and terrestrial scientists interested in Mars polar and climate research. Contributions from the glaciological community on Mars polar research or terrestrial analog studies are welcome!

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CICE User's Workshop and Tutorial: registration open!

The CICE Consortium will hold a workshop and tutorial at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado in February 2020. The one-day user’s workshop (Feb.3, 2020) will focus on current and future development of the community CICE and Icepack models. Immediately following the workshop, the two-day tutorial (Feb. 4-5, 2020) will feature lectures and practical sessions for using CICE and Icepack, both on their own as well as use within coupled modeling systems such as the CESM.

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Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
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