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Eurofleets SEA-Call “REGIONAL” for funding ship-time or marine equipment

We are now inviting you to submit proposals for funding for Ship-time or access to Marine Equipment on the second SEA-Programme call “REGIONAL” with any of the Research Vessels and/or Marine Equipment displayed HERE to carry out ship-based research activities within any field of marine science (restrictions may apply, check specific access conditions for each vessel). 

This call will remain open until Friday 28th of February 2020, 12:00 CET.

TO SUBMIT your proposal, REGISTER and UPLOAD it here:

Download the Call documents, including instructions and templates HERE.

New category Editorial Opinions of Journal Advances in Polar Science attracts more attention from the international polar community

A new category of paper, the Opinion Editorial (Op-Ed) on Journal Advances in Polar Science was introduced in 2017, which attracts more attention from the international polar community. As Dr. Roger J. Braithwaite from the University of Manchester comments that this is a most welcome initiative! Up to now, five Opinion Editorials were published, you are welcome to query and discuss on each article by E-mail directly with the corresponding authors.

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Call for abstracts for the Migration in the North 2020 Conference

The Future of the Arctic Human Population: Migration in the North Conference takes place in Rovaniemi, Finland on 28–29 May 2020. This will be the first ever conference on (im)migration in the cap of the north that is a part of series of activities of UArctic Thematic network on Arctic Migration. The first conference day consists panel discussions of policy makers and business sector. The second day is science-orientated and consists scientific presentations and panel discussion. The conference venue is Arktikum. All international Arctic and non-Arctic actors, researchers and policymakers are warmly welcome to the conference!

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USPA Travel Awards for the 12th International Conference on Permafrost

The United States Permafrost Association is sponsoring travel grants for permafrost young researchers to the 12th International Conference on Permafrost that will be held in Lanzhou, China from June 22 to June 26th, 2020.  Abstracts are being accepted until January 31, 2020 by the local organizing committee, The USPA travel grant application and supporting materials will be posted on the USPA website in early March after abstract acceptance notices are issued by the organizing committee. Applicants are required to be members of USPA, PYRN and undergraduate, graduate, or post doctoral students at a University or within two years of graduation from a University. 

New Issue of Polar Libraries Bulletin Posted

Letting you know that the Spring/Fall 2019 issue of the Polar Libraries Bulletin is posted on the PLC website. Articles, news, announcements, updates, book reviews, or any other items you might have are all welcome now for the Spring 2020 issue. We look forward to receiving your contributions! Send material to Juli Braund-Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to Daria O. Carle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Resource Available: Report of the Open Planning Workshop – Synoptic Arctic Survey

The Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) has released their report of the open planning workshop that took place 15-16 May 2019 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The workshop reviewed the SAS scientific objectives, planned and proposed cruises in 2020-21 and associated measurements of the SAS to obtain a pan-Arctic view of the status and change of the Arctic system, as well as to expand studies outlined in the SAS Science Plan.

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50th Arctic Workshop – Registration and Abstract Submission is Open

The 50th Annual International Arctic Workshop will be held on 2- 4 April 2020 (Thursday - Saturday) in Boulder, Colorado. It is hosted by the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder and Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Community (SEEC). Please find all information on the following link:

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Eastern Snow Conference 2020 - 1st call for papers

The 77th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 9 – 11 June 2020. This meeting marks a return to Canada after a two-year hiatus, and a return to Toronto for the first time in a quarter of a century. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, remote sensing, modeling, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology.

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