Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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..       

Only the Polar News of the last ca. 6 months are kept on this page. To view the older Polar News, please go to our Polar News Archive.

                               © Alexey Pavlov, Caroline Coch, Alice Bradley, Adrian Dahood, Elizabeth Erickson (left to right)

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Resource Available Arctic Calendar

The Arctic Calendar is an online, searchable calendar of major meetings, events, and deadlines relevant to the Arctic science, education, and policy communities. It serves as a community resource for tracking and publicizing major Arctic events and conferences, and to help avoid conflicting meeting dates. The Calendar is maintained and hosted by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) in collaboration with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)

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Refreshing strategic priorities for science support - Your input requested by 3/16/2020

The geoscience and Earth education community encourages you to provide input on strategic priorities for a major facility that supports geoscience using geodesy. While UNAVCO’s primary funding comes from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA, our reach is global.

UNAVCO is in a period of change, approaching the end of our 2016-2020 strategic plan, awaiting changes to the NSF grant requirements, and discussing future integration with our sister facility, IRIS. Each of these changes is an opportunity to revisit the focus of our facility and the community that it serves.

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BAS Advanced Training Short Course: Safe and effective fieldwork in the polar regions

This course provides a small group of PhD students and Early Career Researchers to gain practical skills for working safely and effectively in the polar regions. The short eight-day course consists of two parts: three days theoretical work in Cambridge followed by five full days of active fieldwork on the ice and at sea, supported from the UK Arctic Research Station in the international research village of Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. Leading operational polar experts and researchers from British Antarctic Survey will guide the course, teaching participants to translate exciting scientific ideas into safe, achievable and effective field plans.

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IARPC Collaborations Webinar Available: NSF Program Manager Chat

National Scicence Foundation (NSF) Polar Programs Officers, Roberto Delgado and Colleen Strawhacker, will host this IARPC Collaborations webinar on NSF funding opportunities and welcome the research community to join, ask questions, and share feedback. 

Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Speakers: NSF Polar Programs Officers Roberto Delgado and Colleen Strawhacker

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Call for Panels: GREENLAND-DENMARK 1721 + 300 = 2021

The Aalborg University Copenhagen will host the "Greenland-Denmark 1721 + 300 = 2021" conference from 7 to 8 January 2021. 

As we approach the year 2021, Greenland and Denmark can look back at 300 years of colonization and resistance, continuous cultural encounters and relationship-building, cooperation and conflict.

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IPCC AR6: review of the second draft open

The second draft of working group 1's contribution - physical climate science - to the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC is now open for expert review and will remain so until 26 April. 

This review process is critical for a rigorous, objective, exhaustive and transparent assessment of the state of knowledge. 

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Travel scholarships for graduate students attending the 3rd Annual SOCHICRI Meeting

This is a reminder of the 3rd Annual Chilean Cryosphere Society (SOCHICRI) meeting to be held in Concepcion, Chile. SOCHICRI invites researchers, professionals and students from Chile and abroad to participate in the annual meeting for 2020. This will be held in Concepcion from 13 – 15 May 2020 and will be organised by the Departments of Geography and Geophysics, University of Concepcion.

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The Fulbright Arctic Initiative is Now Accepting Applications

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together professionals, practitioners, and researchers from the United States, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark including Greenland and the Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden for group seminars and an individual Fulbright exchange to address key research and policy questions related to fostering a secure and sustainable Arctic. Apply Now

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