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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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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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Graduate course: Design of roads and railways in cold climate

A new international and multidisciplinary intensive course on Design of Roads and Railways in Cold Climate will be held at the Norwegien University of Science and Technology in trondheim, Norway, October 7 - 18. There are 20 places available for students coming from Canada and Norway and 10 places for professionals. Limited travel support is available. The application deadline is extended until August 9. 

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IARPC Sea Ice Webinar on June 24

You are invited to the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee's (IARPC) June Sea Ice Collaboration Team Meeting that will take place June 24th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET (9 am AKT). The theme of the meeting is Arctic Sea Ice Thickness: It's All about Perspective. The meeting will feature 2 speakers: Nathan Kettle and Sinead Farrell

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WEBINARS: Towards YOPP Consolidation Phase

The International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction at the Alfred Wegener Institute, together with ECMWF and Environment and Climate Change Canada, is organizing 3 webinars in preparation to the start of the upcomyopping phase:

AWI Webinar: 24/06, 09:00 - 10:30 UTC
ECMWF Webinar: 24/06, 15:00 - 15:45 UTC
ECCC Webinar: 25/06, 15:00 UTC 

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Eurofleets+ AUV training workshop

A workshop / training on AUV operation organized within the Eurofleets+ training program will be held at the Robotics Lab workshop of Gothenburg University in collaboration with the Swedish Marine Robotics Centre and  industry. The workshop will run from 18-23 August and is offered to 12 European PhD and post-graduate students. Deadline for registration is on July 8.

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