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SPARC 2020 - Students in Polar and Alpine Research Conference - Brno, Czechia, 23-24 April 2020

We are pleased to announce that the 6th annual Students in Polar and Alpine Research Conference - SPARC 2020 will be held in Brno, Czech Republic, on the 23-24 April 2020. 

If you are a student or Early-Career Researcher (<3 years after PhD defense), you are cordially invited to attend our conference which serves as a platform for presenting your research, as well as for exchanging experiences and strengthening the bonds within a community of Polar and Alpine scientists, within the fields of both bio- & geosciences.

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WATER - Special Issue "Transformation of Glacial and Periglacial Environments in Mountain Regions"

The journal Water (ISSN 2073-4441, IF 2.524) is currently running a Special Issue entitled: "Transformation of Glacial and Periglacial Environments in Mountain Regions". 

We invite you to submit a manuscript that documents and analyzes transformations of alpine glacial and periglacial environments. Papers that deal with the coupling of atmospheric and glacial/periglacial transformation processes are welcome, as well as contributions that are focused on impacts, innovative methodological approaches (such as new remote sensing techniques), monitoring series, and historical reconstructions. 

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Calotte Academy 2020 - First Call for Papers

The Calotte Academy 2020 is planned to be organized in the beginning of June 2020 in the European Arctic — Enontekiö and Inari, Finland; Kautokeino, Kirkenes and Svanvik, Norway; and Apatity and Nikel, Russia. The theme of the 2020 Academy is "New and emerging trends of Arctic governance, geopolitics, geoeconomics, and science."

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Call for Applications: Arctic Indigenous Scholars

To empower Indigenous scholars and provide a key opportunity for officials at US government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other groups working on Arctic issues to learn and integrate information/perspectives from multiple Arctic knowledge systems, the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council - Alaska (ICC-Alaska) invite applications from US Arctic Indigenous scholars to travel to Washington DC.

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GSS Fellows Application available now

3aa47421-c3fb-411f-bb5b-8ac231d7bfa6.jpgWe are excited to announce that GSS Fellows is accepting applications between January 15 until February 28, 2020.

The GSS Fellows Program offers a 10-week paid professional training experience with a Sustainability Organization for young professionals and/or graduate students from under-represented groups. This program aims to bridge young professionals to career or graduate school.

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