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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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EGU 2020 - Call for sessions

The call for sessions for the EGU General Assembly (3-8 May 2020, Vienna) is open now until 5 September 2019: When suggesting a session please also take note of convener guidelines and rules and specifically that convener teams should reflect (i) multiple countries and institutes; (ii) different career stages, especially the inclusion of early career scientists; and (iii) gender diversity.  

New book supports further development of Sámi early childhood education

The book Sámi Early Childhood Education Now—Values, Practices and Participation in Everyday Life is intended to provide knowledge and inspiration for those involved in early childhood education and later education. The book focuses on the issues of child and adult participation and engagement in early childhood education practice, as well as the wider community and society. The authors provide deep insights into the potential of every actor to influence the implementation conditions of Sámi early childhood education.

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Call for Contributions 2019 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) July report

The Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. Post-Season Reports will provide analysis and discussion of factors driving sea ice extent and explore the scientific methods for predicting seasonal conditions. 

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Apply for Arctic Summer School in Yakutsk, Russia

North Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk is hosting Arctic Summer School-2019, July 29 to August 15, 2019. Application Deadline: June 28

This is a great opportunity to learn and experience first hand Arctic region expertise from a multidisciplinary standpoint: from courses on folklore to a practical crash-course in the diamond industry. Besides, the school also offers educational eco-tours to the world’s most famous locations and marvels such as the Lena Pillars (Lena Pillars Nature Park is listed as UNESCO World Heritage site.), glacier of Lake Buluus, together with Kyuryulyur Waterfalls, the Permafrost Museum, and many more other unique sights. 

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EUROFLEETS+ SEA-Programme Call “OCEANS” is Now Open!

The EUROFLEETS+ Ship-time and marine Equipment Application (SEA) Programme offers fully funded transnational access to 14 Research Vessels (some with ice class) and 9 pieces of Marine Equipment to carry out ship-based research activities within any field of marine science.

Applications are welcome from international teams of researchers from academia and industry. Early-career and female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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