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

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Nature’s essay competition - for students aged 18 to 25 years

Nature is launching an essay competition for readers aged 18 to 25. We invite you to tell us, in an essay of no more than 1,000 words, what scientific advance, big or small, you would most like to see in your lifetime, and why it matters to you. We want to feature the inspiring voices and ideas of the next generation. For further information see this website:

Apply ECR Travel Support Stanford IGS Application

Graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists can register for a short course on radioglaciology Monday July 8th and apply for travel funds to attend the course and the associated IGS Symposium on Five Decades or Radio Glaciology July 9th - 12th in Stanford, CA.  Symposium Information and Google Forms for the Course and Travel Support can be found at: Travel support will be allocated next week.  So please apply by May 27 to get maximum consideration.

Registration Open for Arctic Arts Summit 2019

Arctic Arts Summit 2019 - The Arctic as a Laboratory for sustainable art and cultural policy, June 3-5, 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland. In the Arctic Arts Summit 2019 the challenges and circumstances in the Arctic are seen as 'laboratory' in which sustainable art and cultural policy is developed in collaboration with all of the Arctic counties. Artists and representatives of art and cultural policy will discuss the theme and promote circumpolar collaboration.

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