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NAMMCO logo green Heleen MiddelNAMMCO (the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission) is an intergovernmental organization providing advice based on the best available science and user knowledge for the sustainable management of marine mammals in the North Atlantic. Further information about the organisation can be found at www.nammco.no.

We are delighted to announce the first ever Ice Core Early Career Researchers Workshop (ICECReW) sponsored by the U.S. Drilling Program! We hope you will share this opportunity with your students, postdocs, and colleagues.

ICECReW is a professional development workshop for early career researchers. It will be held both in-person and online January 5-8, 2022 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. 

logo iascWith rising temperatures, geopolitical interests, and an increasingly active landscape of international Arctic (science) organizations, Arctic science is moving faster than ever. IASC is a network that responds to this rapidly changing environment and facilitates the collective voice of the international Arctic research community.

The IASC 2021 State of Arctic Science Report updates the first IASC State of Arctic Science Report from 2020 and presents a cohesive synthesis of international Arctic research activities and priorities, as gathered from the Arctic research community itself.

The Role of Climate Emulators in the AR6 Assessment: Online Workshop (agenda on webpage)

When: 30 September 2021
Time: 12:00 UK │13:00 CET │21:00 AEST │ 07:00 EDT USA │ 04:00 PDT USA
Duration: 90 minutes
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Following the recent release of the IPCC’s AR6 Working Group (WG) I Report, CONSTRAIN and the IPCC are hosting an informative workshop to showcase how physically based climate emulators are contributing to the overall IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

The 15th Polar Low Workshop focuses on polar lows and mesocyclones as well as mesoscale weather extremes in both hemispheres. This includes e.g. mesoscale weather phenomena such as katabatic winds, tip jets, boundary layer fronts, and cold air outbreaks in polar regions. Contributions of experimental, climatological, theoretical, modeling and remote sensing studies are welcome. The workshop is organized by the Polar Lows Working Group (PLWG) and is also part of the activities of the IASC (International Arctic Science Committee) Atmosphere Working Group. The 15th Polar Low Workshop will be hosted by the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology in Moscow. 

ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students and post-docs (<2 yrs since graduation) interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides fellows with a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area) on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas, helping to document group activities on monthly virtual telecons and at ESIP’s semi-annual meetings. As fellows become more familiar with collaboration-area activities, they may choose to integrate their own research, which can result in publication and additional funding opportunities.

nsf logoNSF’s Office of Polar Programs (OPP) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seek proposals for a Facilitator to manage the Polar Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (Polar STEAM) initiative.

Emerging Leaders 2022 Call for ApplicationsThe Emerging Leaders program 2022 evolves around the theme of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development. Selected speakers and mentors will present current issues of the Ocean Decade from an arctic perspective. The participants will be challenged to relate challenges outlined by the Ocean Decade to their own local and sectoral context and develop innovative ideas on how to address these through teamwork and creative thinking.

The event is planned as a physical meeting in Norway from 28 January - 3 February 2022, following national and local Covid-19 regulations.

A short description of the program and the call for applications (including application criteria). Application deadline is 1st of November 2021.

nsf logoThe National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Research on Learning (DRL), the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) are accepting and reviewing proposals for research and development projects that facilitate access to polar research efforts in undergraduate education, informal science education or formal PreK-12 science or math education.

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SCAR is looking to update our educational resources page. In this section of the website we collect resources aimed at the wider public, helping fulfil SCAR's mission to communicate scientific information about the Antarctic region to the public.

We'd like to hear from the SCAR community about resources you think should be shared in this space. They might be books, films, podcasts, documentaries, artwork, or anything else you can think of.

To submit suggestions please fill in this form.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 William Mills Prize for Non-fiction Polar Books.
 
The Mills Prize was established in memory of William Mills, a polar librarian and author, and a core member of Polar Libraries Colloquy during its formative years. The prize was first awarded in 2006. Information on the winners of the Mills Prize in previous years is available on the Polar Libraries Colloquy web site.
 
The book prize honours the best Arctic or Antarctic nonfiction books published throughout the world. The prize consists of $500 US, certificates for the author and publisher, and the right to use the William Mills Prize logo when advertising the winning book.
 

The GYA membership call for 2022 is open now. Please submit your application before 15 September 2021, 18.00 (6 pm) UTC.

Application Process:Applications should be completed personally by the candidate and must be accompanied by a letter of support. We can only accept applications in English and submitted through our online form. More information on how to apply and our online application form can be found here.

The WCRP Academy Lighthouse Activity is seeking an individual or research group to conduct approximately six months of research and analysis into climate science training opportunities across the globe. The ideal candidate will have a background in climate science and experience with qualitative data analysis. A broad understanding of and interest in tertiary education, training, and professional development programs is desirable. This part-time position would suit individuals looking for flexible work which aligns with their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) education or policy research interests or groups with a research focus on STEM education and knowledge capacity development. 

Full details and the application form are available at: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1742-wcrp-academy-consultant

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2021.

Seeking Experts: Technology Developments to Advance Antarctic Research

The Polar Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine seeks your input for convening a workshop planning committee. This committee will organize a forum to explore how technological innovation can: advance, facilitate, and transform Antarctic research and facilitate improvements to science support logistics; can increase the reach of scientific investigations in Antarctica while reducing the logistics and environmental footprint of these operations; and can facilitate broader, more diverse participation in Antarctic research. The workshop will address specific disciplinary sciences as well as cross-cutting themes such as: autonomous sensors and platforms, communications and connectivity, transportation and logistics, and energy sources and consumption, including low power and battery developments.

I am an early-career researcher working with sea ice, remote sensing, and biodiversity informatics. A particular interest of mine is the geophysical, climatic and ecological applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the Arctic. Artificial intelligence has been playing an increasingly influential and useful part in Arctic research in recent years, both in the natural and social sciences aspects, especially with the rapid advances in deep learning and computer vision. Currently, to my knowledge, there does not exist a large-scale organized scientific group centered around AI in the Arctic open to all interested parties. After chatting with a few other researchers with similar interests, I realized that it is crucial to coordinate a community / working group focused on the AI-Arctic intersection so that research efforts are streamlined to some extent and there can be many more opportunities for involvement.
 

We welcome proposals for sessions to be held during the UArctic Congress on October 4 – 7, 2022, Moscow, Russia. Sessions can be comprised of oral and/or poster presentations, as well as panel or round table discussions. The deadline for session proposals is November 15, 2021.

The UArctic Congress 2022 is part of Russian’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2021-2023) with the cross-cutting priority "Responsible Governance for Sustainable Arctic" promoting collective approaches to the sustainable development of the Arctic, environmentally, socially and economically balanced, enhancing synergy and cooperation and coordination with other regional structures, as well as implementation of the Council's Strategic Plan, while respecting the rule of law.

iassa logoThe IASSA General Assembly voted online on June 16-19, 2021 to elect the following members to governing positions:

IASSA President (2021-2024): Grete K Hovelsrud (Nordland Research Institute and Nord University, Bodø, Norway)

Organizers invite abstracts for the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022. This conference will convene 27 February - 4 March 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Abstract submission deadline: 29 September 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT

To submit an abstract, go to:
Abstract submission webpage

For more information, go to:
Conference homepage

The cryosphere initiative at ICIMOD is organising an online forum on permafrost from 20th to 23rd September 2021.

If your research is related to permafrost, please consider submitting an abstract. Early career researchers are especially encouraged to participate. The deadline for abstract submission is 9th September (11 am UTC).

More information about the forum is available here and the direct link to submit abstracts is here.

 

365 Kowalewski NSFAs an Associate Professor at Worcester State University and Chair of the Department of Earth Environment & Physics, Dr. Kowalewski served on his University’s Research Advisory Board and was named the inaugural Faculty Fellow for Research (2019-2021). In this role, he increased external proposal submissions and funded projects on campus, and led the restructuring of the university grants office to better serve faculty research endeavors.

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The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) invites applications for a Fellow to amplify regional work and identify opportunities to improve IOOS’ ability to serve and engage underserved communities. This one-year position will be a telework position.

The candidate/contractor will work closely with the 11 IOOS Regional Associations (RAs) and the IOOS Office to understand and build upon existing efforts, including the development of recommendations. The position is a unique opportunity to support delivery of ocean and coastal information to diverse communities.

The open access journal Remote Sensing (IF: 4.509, ISSN 2072-4292) is pleased to announce that we have launched a new Special Issue entitled "Remote Sensing of Ocean and Sea Ice Dynamics in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans". Dr. Kubryakov is serving as Guest Editor for this issue.

Given the depth of your expertise in this field, we would like to cordially invite you to contribute an article to the Special Issue. For more information on the issue, please visit the Special Issue website.

Arctic Circle logo generalJoin the Open and Democratic Dialogue at the 2021 Assembly! The 2021 Arctic Circle Assemblywill be held in the traditional way as an in-person event (in Reykjavík, Iceland) October 14-17.Follow Arctic Circle on social media to stay updated.

Secure your ticket:Due to Covid19 the registration will only be open until October 1st. 

Register at: https://arctic-circle-www.herokuapp.com/welcome-to-the-2021-arctic-circle-assembly-taking-place

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Advances in Polar Science (APS) is an international, open-access, quarterly journal jointly sponsored by the Polar Research Institute of China and the Chinese Society for Oceanography. Original papers are accepted from scientists of any nation, subject to peer review by at least two expert referees.

The application deadline for business and science community meetings at ASSW2022 is 30 September 2021. The entire Arctic community is encouraged to use ASSW as a venue for bringing together their organizations, collaborations, and teams. ASSW organizers provide the logistical support and your meeting attendees only have to register for ASSW2022 and show up. As ASSW 2022 will be organized as a hybrid conference, both opportunities for in-person and online meetings will be offered during the conference.

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) was initiated by IASC in 1999 to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research and to economize on travel and time. ASSW is now an annual venue for meetings of Arctic organizations, scientific collaborations, and more.

You are invited to take part in a study I am conducting at Durham University.

This project aims to investigate if psychological resilience and well-being in both temporary (Arctic & Antarctic) and permanent (Arctic) polar populations can be explained by universal psychological constructs. Specifically, Basic Psychological Needs Theory which proposes the importance of the satisfaction of three basic needs for competence, relatedness, and autonomy. The project will examine the factors not just in terms of the individual but also the supportive factors that may exist in the person’s wider social or ecological environments and how these interact. For example, individual-level (e.g., coping, personality traits), microsystem (e.g., family, close relationships), exosystem (e.g., wider community), and macrosystem (e.g., political, societal and cultural level). 

Greetings from Marine Technology Society, MTS India Section!

As you are kindly aware IEEE-OES and MTS will be hosting the next annual conference Oceans 2022 in Chennai India.

As mandated by the UN General Assembly, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is coordinating UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) inviting the global ocean community to plan for the next ten years in ocean science and technology to deliver, together, the ocean we need for the future we want! 

As a prelude to Oceans 22 and follow up of MTS Women Leadership programme, MTS India Section is organising an event, involving women engineers, technologists and scientists focusing on students for career opportunities in the marine sector. This will also be a platform to spread awareness on the IEEE and MTS activities to students' across India and globally. This is UNESCO IOC endorsed UN Decade event.

The East-West Center and the Korea Maritime Institute are pleased to announce the 11th North Pacific Arctic Conference, Science, Technology and the Path Forward for a New Arctic, which will be held October 31-November 6, 2021, virtually on Zoom

The innovative conference provides a venue for off-the-record engagement among policymakers/practitioners and scientists/analysists regarding Arctic issues of mutual interest to leading North Pacific Arctic states (Canada, Russia and the United States) and non-Arctic States (China, Japan and South Korea).

A new episode of The IcePod is now available. The IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the people. Hosts talk to scientists who went on board Polarstern, the German research icebreaker, for the biggest research expedition in the Arctic. It is produced in collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute and Radio Weser.TV. The IcePod is the official podcast of the Year of Polar Prediction initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecast in the Arctic and Antarctic.

YOPP LOGO beb4effb3cA new issue of PolarPredictNews, the official newsletter for the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), is now available, and includes news for and from the polar prediction community.

To access the full newsletter, go to PolarPredictNews webpage.

In the 18th issue of PolarPredictNews, Amy MacFarlane presents her second collection of water color drawings from MOSAiC leg 4, which ended about a year ago. PolarPredictNews’ top story is about the various ways Zack Labe visualizes Arctic climate data to ensure environmental changes are easy to grasp.

Organizers are seeking participation in an online expert panel, in which panelists will rate the importance of different factors on possible development outcomes (e.g., accelerated resource extraction, equitable engagement and influence in shaping urban development) in the Arctic by 2050.

Organizers are interested in opinions on the factors driving human interactions with the Arctic environment. In partnership with Arctic Frontiers, a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study is soliciting feedback on what could influence development patterns and wellbeing across the Arctic by 2050. Organizers are looking for participation from Arctic community, business, and research representatives. All participants that complete the panel will be eligible for a digital pass to Arctic Frontiers 2022.

The diverse and distributed nature of observing systems in polar regions presents a fundamental challenge for assessment, planning, integration, and synthesis. There is an interest in creating overviews of these systems, since this, among other things, will allow more efficient use of facilities and allow for the understanding of where gaps in observation capacities exist. There is an interest in knowing answers to questions like “Who is going where? When are they going? What will they observe? What observing equipment will they have there? Who is responsible for organizing logistics?”, etc.

The purpose of this survey is to seek to create an overview of existing sources of information on polar observing facilities, systems and activities. This will allow the definition of procedures that can access these sources and compile the information from the various sources.

Organizers of Arctic CCS: Community & Citizen Science (CCS) in the Far North announce an extended deadline for abstracts for this virtual conference. This conference will be held online 5-7 October 2021. Registration for the conference is also now open.

This free, virtual conference will focus on sharing, networking, and discussing the various aspects of conducting community and citizen science research in the Arctic. This conference is in response to a growing community of Arctic researchers, Arctic communities, and Arctic visitors that are becoming more engaged in scientific research.

logo smallThe EU-funded CHARTER research project is conducting a systematic map (a type of scientific review) of the evidence on long-term (centuries to millennia) variability in Arctic biodiversity. After completing the initial planning phase of the review, people with interest in the subject are now contacted to help improve the review protocol. The protocol is the formal method that will be used to find and interpret evidence.

iassa logoWe want to draw your attention to the upcoming Arctic Frontiers 2022 conference titled "Pathways" which will take place on 31 Jan-3 Feb 2022 in Tromsø, Norway.  Digital participation will be possible. 

We kindly invite you to submit abstracts to science sessions, several of which have a strong social sciences component relevant to the IASSA community.  We tentatively plan to arrange several special issues and a book volume linked to the sessions. 

The abstract submission system is open. The abstract submission deadline is 1 Sep. 2021. 

Who is the survey for?

The survey is for anyone who is currently a climate scientist or those looking to become one, through formal or informal training. We want to hear from people at different stages of their careers to get a broad picture of where gaps exist so that we can help the community fill those gaps.

The book “Supply сhain operations in the Arctic: A multiple-perspective approach towards sustainable development”seeks to provide state-of-the-art research on real-life practices and applications of supply chain and operations management in the Arctic regions. Today, owing to the fact that different contextual factors of the Arctic regions are converging, the integration of supply chain activities is deemed vital for the purpose of enhancing Arctic sustainability. That said, the selected chapters will highlight aspects of sustainability within supply chain operations that take a particular value in remote areas with sparse transportation networks in the Arctic regions, either due to their theoretical contributions or because they report new empirical evidence. The chapters will also address questions about the challenges and unintended consequences of implementing sustainability principles in Arctic supply chains.

353 Rodolfo Werner Celebrating 30 Years of the Madrid ProtocolOctober 4 marks the 30th Anniversary of Antarctic environmental protection under the Environment Protocol. To celebrate this anniversary, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC)invites younger audiences (18-30 years old) to record a short video, serious or fun, on their vision for Antarctica 30 years from now. We encourage you to tell us why Antarctica is important to you and the world and why Antarctica inspires you, or your view of how to protect Antarctica's future.

We are interested in your opinions on the factors driving human interactions with the Arctic environment! In partnership with Arctic Frontiers, a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study is soliciting your feedback on what could influence development patterns and wellbeing across the Arctic by 2050. We are looking for Arctic community, business, and research representatives to participate in an online expert elicitation beginning in early September 2021. All participants that complete the panel will be eligible for a digital pass to Arctic Frontiers 2022. Results will be shared for open discussion within the Arctic Frontiers community!

Please use the link below for more information and to be considered for participation:

https://answer.rand.org/arctic-delphi_1

A research team at the University of Colorado Boulder is conducting a curriculum efficacy study to examine the impacts of two new instructional modules with embedded innovative technology components—Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Interactive Environments—on student learning of polar environments.

The research team is collecting survey responses to better understand specifically how people who have been to or currently live in Greenland relate to Greenland, and we would appreciate your participation.

Survey responses are anonymous, and the survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Survey Link: https://bit.ly/PolarPass

The deadline to complete this survey is August 30.

SIPN2The Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2) Project Team announces the Call for Contributions for the 2021 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) August Report (based on May, June, and July data).

Submission Deadline: 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) Friday, 13 August 2021 (Firm)

Detailed Guidelines for Contributions

The Franco-German Research School “Perceiving Arctic Change – Climate, Society and Sustainability (PACCSS)"funded by the Franco-German University Saarbrücken, offers 12 open places for outstanding young scientists (Ph.Ds) in the topical field of Arctic studies, starting in October 2021.

The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven,Germany, and the UVSQ / Université Paris Saclay, France, provide a joined and unique research environment, bridging the gap between traditional disciplines. PACCSS combines natural science, humanities and anthropology in order to understand and decipher the complex Arctic environment under change and pressure, both for indigenous people, the ecosystem as well as the climate system as key region for global climate change.

We would like to draw your attention to a new surface velocity data set from Sentinel-1 radar imagery for glaciers and ice caps outside the large ice sheets. We have processed the Sentinel-1 archive since 2014 and routinely process upcoming new data using the same intensity offset tracking algorithm and post-processing. The data is provided free of charge for non-commercial usage to registered users via a web interface with spatial query function (http://retreat.geographie.uni-erlangen.de).

nsf logoThe National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Roberta Marinelli to serve as director of the Office of Polar Programs, overseeing Arctic and Antarctic research and operational support for polar facilities.

nsf logoYOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT! We love data!

Are you interested in NSF Office of Polar Program (OPP) news, research, events and media? We have put together a short survey to gather information about our audience, preferred communications channels and what OPP content people are interested in receiving!

The survey should only take 5 minutes and will help us provide better, more valuable information to you and others in our science community. The survey can be accessed at https://bit.ly/3fd2nNu. Feel free to distribute this survey to those who might be interested.

SIPN2The Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces the release of the 2021 July Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) report. The Sea Ice Outlook, managed by the SIPN2 Project Team, provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share predictions and ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. The Outlook is not an operational forecast.

For the 2021 July report, 41 contributions were received that included pan-Arctic predictions. Of those contributions, eight also included predictions for pan-Antarctic, eight included predictions for the Alaska Region, and 14 submitted September mean sea-ice extent anomalies.

If you are interested in the impacts of climate change on high-latitude marine ecosystems, this is your opportunity to help shape the future of the Ecosystem Studies of the Subarctic and Arctic Seas (ESSAS) program.

ESSAS is a regional program under the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project and is inviting nominations for an Early Career Scientist (within 6 years of PhD completion, excluding any periods of leave) to join its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for a three-year renewable term. The SSC is responsible for the development, planning and implementation of science with the goal to "compare, quantify and predict the impact of climate variability on the productivity and sustainability of Subarctic and Arctic marine ecosystems".

28th Annual West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop
September 20-23, 2021
The Algonkian (in-person) and Zoom (virtual)
Sterling, Virginia, U.S.A.

Abstract submission for the hybrid 2021 WAIS Workshop is due July 30. Sessions will include:

  • Piecing the puzzle together: Multi-disciplinary, integrative science in West Antarctica
  • Beyond MISI: Novel insights into Antarctic ice sheet processes
  • Marine ice sheet sensitivity in the Earth system
  • Greetings from the future: Innovations in observing and modeling techniques
  • WAIS in the community: Civic engagement & co-production of deliverables

The NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) has released its inaugural newsletter.

Each quarterly OPP Newsletter will highlight research from around the polar community, share funding opportunities and program updates, and inform the polar community of the latest happenings from around OPP and the National Science Foundation. Stay in the know by subscribing today at https://bit.ly/3gHqVhk.

nsf logoThe Alan T. Waterman Award is the highest honor awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The award recognizes outstanding young researchers in any field of science or engineering supported by the NSF. In addition to a medal, each awardee will receive a grant of $1,000,000 over five years for scientific research or advanced study in any field of science or engineering that the NSF supports.

Nominations will be accepted from July 19 - September 20, 2021. To learn more about the award and how to submit nominations, visit https://www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp.

nsf logoThis announcement updates the travel protocols in Alaska for researchers receiving support through NSF’s research support contractor, Battelle Arctic Research Operators (Battelle ARO).

The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Arctic Sciences Section is implementing reduced quarantine durations in Alaska (as described below) to mitigate risk while recognizing the removal of state-mandated travel restrictions in Alaska. If any COVID-19 cases are observed with this revised protocol, then OPP will revert to the longer quarantine times that were in use since 2020.

USAP New Logo transparent background Terri EdillonNSF is committed to being supportive and as responsive as possible to the needs of the research community in the face of continuing challenges posed by COVID-19. Please consult the NSF website regularly for up-to-date information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

All three USAP Antarctic Stations continue to operate safely with no indications of the virus detected. The research vessel RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer and the RV Lawrence M. Gould are both in port in Punta Arenas, Chile. Last season, USAP successfully completed critical science and operational activities through careful planning and with the support of our gateway countries.

We kindly ask you to participate in research on the role of motivation, adaptation and psychological traits helpful in working at the polar station. The study is conducted internationally; thanks to your commitment, it will be possible to compare polar explorers at polar stations in the Arctic and Antarctica.

Completing the survey may take about 15-20 minutes, and participation in it is entirely anonymous and voluntary. The survey and more information are available at this link: https://badania.paad.us.edu.pl/index.php/211684?lang=en

Organizers of Arctic CCS: Community & Citizen Science (CCS) in the Far North invite presentation abstracts for the virtual conference. This conference will be held online 5-7 October 2021.

This free, virtual conference will focus on sharing, networking, and discussing the various aspects of conducting community and citizen science research in the Arctic. This conference is in response to a growing community of Arctic researchers, Arctic communities, and Arctic visitors that are becoming more engaged in scientific research. Conference organizers recognize that although there are many resources regarding community and citizen science available online, there are few venues to build a community around issues specific to the Arctic.

*Abstract submission deadline: 16 August 2021, 5:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time*

SCAR logo white backgroundAs the new SCAR/INSTANT programme develops its structure, committee proposers have been encouraged to seek direction and further participation from the community.

At this stage the subcommittees have defined their targets and general plan and some of them are now asking for expression of interest in being involved as mailing list members and/or as members of the steering committee and leadership.

Some topics will be carried out in more subcommittees, but with different focus. Therefore it is possible that some scientists would be involved in more than one subcommittee. This is not a problem because the coordination within INSTANT will avoid overlap and secure complementary work.

Are global risks changing? And are they connected? Which risks matter most?
We need your expertise to help strengthen and expand a transdisciplinary understanding of global risks – a topic that is more critical than ever. 

We are reaching out to you because capturing the perceptions of early career researchers with a unique take on global risks is essential to building this understanding together.

Future Earth, Sustainability in the Digital Age, and the International Science Council are launching the second annual Global Risks Scientists’ Perception survey to facilitate more pluralistic dialogue among science, business, and policy to build robust, legitimate, and sustainable solutions to global risks. The survey was designed under the guidance of a team of scientific advisors. The aim of the survey is to bring together informed perspectives from a wide range of scientific expertise to evaluate the top global risks that societies around the world need to be aware of and address. 

Please participate in this invitation-only survey HERE. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes and will remain open until July 28, 2021.

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThe SIOS Remote Sensing Working Group would like to engage an Early Career Researcher (ECR) to serve as an observer member on the working group. The ECR would act as a SIOS ambassador and assist in distributing news about SIOS remote sensing activities in ECR and other administrative and scientific networks. The selected ECR observer is expected to also contribute scientifically to WG activities.

This opportunity provides a platform for ECRs to become involved in an international organisation and develop important organisational skills.

Hosted entirely online December 6 - 10, 2021, the ArcticNet Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 (ASM2021) is a hub for Arctic research in Canada. The ASM2021 brings together researchers from the natural, health, and social sciences to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing Arctic region, shaped by climate change and modernization. This conference will push the boundaries of our collective understanding of the Arctic and strengthen our ability to address the Arctic issues of today and tomorrow.

The call for abstracts is open! - Abstract submission deadline is 29 August 2021 (at midnight EDT)

2022 GYA membership call is open until 15 September 2021 (18.00 UTC)

Applications are currently being sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

The Global Young Academy is a global organisation that places a high value on its diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. All applicants receive consideration and will not be discriminated against with regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disabilities, or other factors. Applications from women, minority groups, researchers in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and scholars working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors are particularly welcome.

More information on how to apply, as well as our online application form can be found here.

iasc webIASC is always looking for new photographs for use in the IASC Bulletin, website, newsletter, calendar, and more. IASC welcomes images depicting all areas of Arctic science including scientists in the field, everyday life, animals, landscapes, and more.

For photographs, IASC depends solely on what Arctic scientists send us. That is why IASC has decided to have a permanently open photo call. No deadlines, you can sent us your pictures whenever is best for you!

If you want your picture(s) to be considered for the IASC Bulletin 2022, please make sure to submit them by 30 September. 

Following Future Earth’s restructuring towards becoming a more inclusive and transformative organization which promotes sustainability science, Future Earth invites early career researchers and professionals to play an active role at the new governance structure of Future Earth. This governance structure will consist of an Assembly and a Governing Council. 

The new Future Earth Assembly will encompass 10 dedicated seats for early career researchers (ECRs). These 10 early career researchers are to be selected through the Early Career Researcher Network of Networks (ECR NoN).

The Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2) Project Team announces the Call for Contributions for the 2021 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) July Report (based on May and June data).

Submission Deadline: 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) Monday, 12 July 2021 (Firm)

Detailed Guidelines for Contributions

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The diverse and distributed nature of observing systems in polar regions presents a fundamental challenge for assessment, planning, integration, and synthesis. There is an interest in creating overviews of these systems, since this, among other things, will allow more efficient use of facilities and allow for the understanding of where gaps in observation capacities exist.

There is an interest in knowing answers to questions like “Who is goingwhere? When are they going? What will they observe? What observing equipment will they have there? Who is responsible for organizing logistics?”, etc.

The annual worldwide call for applications to the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM)is open. Since 2001, our structured doctoral program provides an interdisciplinary infrastructure to PhD candidates from different parts of the world, such that they can advance their academic training and complete a doctoral thesis within 3 years. The selection of PhD candidates is highly competitive and entirely based on qualification and motivation for doctoral studies in the interdisciplinary Earth system modelling. However, IMPRS-ESM also aims for a balanced composition regarding national and international candidates and with respect to gender.

Detailed information is available on the application page.

My name is Kirsty Dick, and I am currently studying for an MSc at the University of Edinburgh. For my dissertation I am exploring the potential for increased scientific support and ocean observation networks among fishing and tourism vessels in the Southern Ocean. 

As part of my research, I am conducting a short online survey which aims to establish the current challenges and opportunities around increasing the scope and scale of voluntary observing and scientific support networks among commercial vessels, with a view to developing a blue print of how to expand this important contribution to Southern Ocean science.

SCAR logo white backgroundSCAR is forming an Action Group on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and the call for membership is open to the Antarctic research community, with participation invited from all career stages and disciplines.

The EDI Action Group will be tasked with broadly looking at how EDI issues can be effectively dealt with within SCAR and what practical actions are relevant for the organization. Please make sure to indicate your interest if you'd like to join the Action group.

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The IASS Fellow Programme is designed to bring highly qualified people from academia, the business world, and civil society to the institute, who provide expertise, inspiration, and creative input. In return, the IASS offers fellows the opportunity to develop their ideas in an international community of world-class researchers, within the institute as well as in the wider research landscape of Potsdam and Berlin, Germany. The fellows are actively supported in their endeavours to make new connections and to develop new ideas and activities together with IASS researchers.

The call for applications for Fellowships starting in 2022 has been published on the IASS website: https://www.iass-potsdam.de/sites/default/files/2021-06/200522_Fellow-Call_for_2022.pdf.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 Central European Standard Time on 22 August 2021.

We are running a project, entitled, “Nordic Snow Network (NordSnowNet)” which aims at

(1) making existing Nordic-Arctic research and snow data from observations and models visible for the researcher, data user and education communities and
(2) supporting the snow-related research and development of applications by exchange of information and data, arranging workshops, training.

More information can be found in the webpage of the NordSnowNet.

We recently established a SnowChat Forum.Our main objective is to provide an additional tool to support researchers / scientists / experts / technician/ etc/ to communicate, connect and collaborate on the topic of SNOW.

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Do you want to develop your research ideas further?

EU-PolarNet 2 offers financial support to develop applicable research projects based on the European Polar Research Programme.

The call opens July 1st, 2021.

Register now for our webinar on July 7th at 13:00 CET to learn how to apply for one of the EU-PolarNet 2 Service Contracts.

Registration link: https://awi.webex.com/awi-en/j.php

More information: https://eu-polarnet.eu/call/

IAS-HIT-eSummer School - 12-25 July 2021, Harbin, China

The theme of the 2021 Arctic Summer School of the School of environment is "POPs and CEACs in the Arctic under Climate Change". Through the study of relevant courses, students can understand the pollution characteristics and sources of POPs and CEACs in various environmental media in the Arctic, as well as the impact of Arctic environmental pollution on human and biological health in the Arctic. 

Harbin Institute of technology is located in the northeast of China and has obvious geographical advantages. In February 2019, the "UArctic-HIT-Training Center" was established, which is the first UArctic regional center outside the eight Arctic countries.

Arctic Frontiers conference entitled "Pathways" will take place on 31 January - 3 February 2022. On behalf of the Arctic Frontiers Session Committees, we have great pleasure in inviting you to submit one or more abstracts to any of the following five science sessions:

  • Pan-Arctic Infrastructure Development
  • Food from the Ocean and Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – Bridging the UN Decades
  • Arctic Coasts in Transition
  • The Arctic, ocean conflicts, and pathways to sustainability
  • Experiences from the science-policy interface in the Arctic

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) invites abstract submissions for their Fall Meeting 2021 (AGU21). The theme of AGU21 is "Science is Society”. This meeting will take place in-person in New Orleans, Louisiana from 13-17 December 2021 and will also be available for virtual attendance.

Registration for the summer school "DEPThS: Field-based summer school on subduction forearc dynamics" (6-10 September 2021) is now open.

The course is aimed primarily at PhD students in the various fields of Earth Sciences and addresses the dynamics of subduction forearcs through a highly multidisciplinary approach, with particular emphasis on exhumation processes and the deep carbon cycle. It includes one day of classroom lectures in Milan and four days of field lessons based on geological observations along key transects across the Western Alps, one of the best-studied fossil subduction zones on Earth. Lectures will integrate petrological, tectonic, and stratigraphic evidence along the analyzed transects with the results of recent geophysical experiments on the deep tectonic structure of the Alps. Geologists, petrologists, and seismologists from University of Milano-Bicocca, ISTerre Grenoble, and University of Torino will interact all together with the students both in the classroom and in the field while hiking and discussing in front of intellectually stimulating outcrops in the breathtaking alpine landscape.

SCAR logo white backgroundStrategies for Antarctic Ice sheet simulations and paleo data-model comparison

The INStabilities & Thresholds in ANTarctica (INSTANT) is a Scientific Research Programme of SCAR that aims to quantify the Antarctic ice sheet contribution to past and future sea-level change. This type of program has the capacity to organise workshops and other collaborative activities.

There is a need to discuss strategies of ice sheet models simulations within INSTANT and we propose a group to do so. It could be an across theme subcommittee of INSTANT but several points, especially data-model and paleo-climate, could be tagged as "Hub discussion" (platform of interactions between themes) because they really involve other communities than ice sheet modellers. This group should be also connected to the expert group ISMASS (Ice sheets mass balance and Sea level). We would like to know who is interested in getting involved in this group.

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThis autumn, SIOS offers an online training course on how to effectively use hyperspectral remote sensing data acquired from satellites, from airborne campaigns and from the ground, and their associated tools and software in the context of research in Svalbard. The course is intended for scientists, master/Ph.D. students and technicians with no or little experience with hyperspectral remote sensing techniques.

This training course will be conducted on fully online mode and there is no cost involved. More information is available here.

Deadline to apply for this course is 30th June 2021.

*Deadline for nominations is 30 June 2021*

The Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Awards are awarded to action-oriented scientific initiatives to improve and reverse the dramatic effects of climate change in a concrete way.

Applicants are invited to propose solutions to improve and reverse the effects of climatic change in one or more of the following categories:

  • Preventing and reversing climate change through technological developments that can be accomplished through concrete and practical implementation.
  • Containing and mitigating climate change through concrete actions and plans.
  • Proposals for regulatory and policy change by way of legislation.

The organizing committee invites abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on “Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium.” This hybrid conference will take place 30 August -1 September 2021 online and in Toruń, Poland.

The aim of the conference is to present scientific achievements and to identify gaps in the field of the historical climatology of the polar regions based on early meteorological observations, history, dendroclimatology, paleolimnology, geophysics, geomorphology, and other sources.

Contemporaneously carried out in South Africa and Germany / 18-25 September 2021
Application deadline: 11th July 2021


Participants of the Summer School will be trained in bio- and geoscientific fieldwork sampling, applied in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Water samples will be analysed in the field or field lab with both inexpensive and simple methods such as e.g. pH- indicator paper or salinity refractometer, as well as more costly field methods, such as the application of handheld multi-parameter probes or portable spectrophotometers with analytical rapid tests. Biological field methods will include plankton hauls and benthos samples, while geo techniques will focus on surface sampling of soils and sediments and long sequences of deeper soil / sediment layers with different coring equipment.

The pandemic influenced our way to live and our way to make science. It also gave to the scientific community the biggest experimental pool ever recorded to study the impact on the natural environment of reduced human activities. Studies reported wildfires diminishing, fisheries pausing, transport and commerce shrinking; people witnessed more wildlife sighting close to inhabited areas.

Within a case study that is part of the EU H2020 project RELIANCE (www.reliance-project.eu), we are building an inventory of all existing monitoring efforts of the marine environment that have been put in place in the seas and oceans, to assess the impact (or de-impact) of the Covid-19 - related lockdowns. The activities that we are focussing on have the specific aim to assess how the marine environment was (de)impacted by the absence/reduction of anthropogenic disturbances.

With this in mind, we have prepared a very short questionnaire(7 mins) and we would be very grateful if you could fill it in and/or disseminate it through your marine sciences networks.

Many thanks indeed for your time.

As you know, the United Nations have proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (hereafter ‘Ocean Decade’). Based on the recommendations in the global implementation plan of the Ocean Decade (2021-2030), members of the Southern Ocean community set up a Task Force to develop the Southern Ocean Action Plan. This Action Plan will provide a framework for Southern Ocean stakeholders to formulate and develop concrete activities that support the Decade vision.

Coordinated by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Southern Ocean Task Force launched a series of workshops & meetings to identify key research priorities for the Southern Ocean – the first of which was held in February 2020 in San Diego (USA). The full report of this first workshop can be found here

Are you interested in gaining experience of working with established researchers to organize and deliver a conference session on ‘Connectivity of the West Pacific and Southern Ocean’?

Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean (ICED) and Climate Impacts on Oceanic Top Predators (CLIOTOP) (two regional programmes of Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) are seeking ECRs to assist in organizing and delivering a proposed joint session on ‘Connectivity of the West Pacific and Southern Ocean’ at the forthcoming virtual West Pacific Symposium, November 2021. This session will be mainly predator focussed, taking into account the strong atmospheric teleconnections linking both regions. It will consider predator migration patterns and the connections/dependencies between summer/winter in different ecosystems between the west Pacific ocean through to the Southern Ocean (e.g. though to the East Antarctic and the Ross Sea regions). This session is a new approach and will contribute significantly to our understanding on the interaction between the Southern Ocean and Temperate Oceans.

If you are interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 18th June 2021.

EGU CryosphereThe summer is fast approaching and we are all mostly thinking of how/where/when we'll take that long sunny break we all need!

The EGU Cryoblog will also be taking its break mid-summer to come back refreshed and motivated as ever! And so... we are already planning ahead for after the break and we are looking for guest authors to contribute to the blog starting on the 13th of August!!

For a bit of context: the EGU Cryosphere Division blog publishes a post every Friday to divulge scientific news and fun cryo-facts to the larger scientific community but also the general public. Most of our posts are written by guest authors who are free to write about any topic related to the Cryosphere Division.
 

iassa logo1LINK: Northern Notes #55

Content:
Letter from the President
12th Arctic Ministerial IASSA Statement
ICASS X Updates
ICASS X Moderator instructions
ICASS X Presenter instructions

Opening Plenary Program
Presidential and ICASS XI bid
IASSA Council Election Corner

IASSA Awards
Outgoing IASSA Secretariat 2017-2021
Outgoing Council: 2017-2021
Publications

3rdASMLogoSmall*** NEW DATE - the webinar will now be held on Wednesday 16th June, 13:00-14:00 UTC ***

The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) webinar series is designed to increase transparency of the Arctic Science Ministerial science process and to provide additional opportunities for scientists, Indigenous Peoples and Arctic research stakeholders to further engage with the science and proposed actions leading up to the Third Arctic Science Ministerial in Tokyo, Japan in May 2021. The webinar series is a joint cooperation between the ASM3 Organizers in Iceland and Japan and the European Polar Board.

Archipelagos Institute of Marine ConservationWe are currently offering on-site and remote internship opportunities at Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation in Greece. Undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply for an internship experience in the field of Applied Marine Conservation, with the objective of further developing their knowledge using practical work and hands-on field research and conservation projects.

Both types of internships also aim to develop leadership and role model skills for participants to gain a variety of useful key skills that are vital to a career in environmental research and conservation. Costs associated can normally be covered for by Erasmus+ fundings, universities studentships or any other equivalent programmes, but we also accept self-funded positions.

Authors announce their recently published report, Pan-Arctic Report: Gender Equality in the Arctic, is available online. The report was published in tandem with the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held 19–20. May 2021 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

The report is a part of an international project under the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Group on Gender Equality in the Arctic (GEA). The GEA project is an international collaborative project dating back to 2013. Lead and co-leads include Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Canada, the United States, the Saami Council, and the Aleut International Association.

This report provides an overview of gender-related issues in the Arctic, including law and governance; security; gender and environment; migration and mobility; indigeneity, gender, violence, and reconciliation; and empowerment and fate control. It contributes to identifying gaps in knowledge when it comes to gender in the region and provides three recommendations specifically for the Arctic Council in addition to almost 70 policy relevant highlights.

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThe Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) invites applications for a training course on the use of hyperspectral remote sensing in Svalbard. This online course will take place 6-10 September 2021 via Zoom.

The goal of the course is to teach participants the basic skills needed to acquire, analyze, and visualize hyperspectral data sets derived from aircraft and satellites. The training course will cover various aspects of hyperspectral remote sensing, ranging from fundamental data parameters and processing tools, to applications and calibration/validation techniques. The course material will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and hands-on sessions from leading experts in the field. No prior knowledge is assumed.

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USAP supports dozens of research projects and hundreds of scientists traveling to the frozen continent every year. Working out of the three year-round stations, two research vessels and numerous field sites, scientists are studying everything from astronomy to microbiology to understand the nature of life on Earth, the future of the climate and our place in the cosmos.

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IACS logo The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), and the International Association of the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO) are pleased to announce a week of online seminars, 19-23 July 2021. Registrationis FREE. Details of the programme can be found here, and an outline is given below.

The programme of invited speakers includes Early Career Scientist award recipients. From IACS, we are delighted to present our 2021 awardees David Bigelow and Giulia Mazzotti. The IACS Early Career Scientist award is a cash prize of €1000 awarded every two years to two early career scientists who have published the best scientific papers on a cryospheric subject as assessed by an ad-hoc evaluation committee. Information of the IACS ECS awardees of 2021 can be found in our newsletter.

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9 June 2021, 09:00 - 12:30 Central European Summer Time - Online

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) local organizing committee for the Europe and Western Asia region warmly invites you to the upcoming WCRP Climate Research Forum on "Climate research priorities for the next decade." 

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The SIOS Innovation Award has launched this month. The award will be granted to the best submitted proposal for an innovation in support of Earth System Science monitoring and research applicable in Svalbard and surrounding waters.

Learn how an interagency body like the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee create space for diversity & inclusion discussions.

In 2021, a coalition of organizations including The Arctic Institute, Women in Polar Sciences, and Women of the Arctic are organizing a webinar series, Breaking the Ice Ceiling, to illuminate polar research by those who identify as women and to foster discussion on systemic change in polar sciences (Indigenous, natural, and social sciences) to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In this webinar, learn from Meredith LaValley, Dr. Olivia Lee, and Liz Weinberg on how an interagency body like the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) create space for diversity and inclusion discussions and progress across the federal government.

SCAR logo white backgroundSCAR offersthree to four fellowships for early-career researchers of up to USD $15,000 eachfor 2021. Applicants can propose partly orentirely remote fellowships to reflect the impact ofCovid-19 related travel restrictions. Otheropportunities from partners have also launched.The deadline for applications is30 June 2021. Find more information on the fellowships here: https://www.scar.org/capacity-building/fellowships-awards/.

CAFF greenWe are pleased to share CBMP's (Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program) third "State of the Arctic Biodiversity Report” – this time focused on the terrestrial environment – along with the 2020 updates to the State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report, released in 2017. The similarity of findings across CBMP's assessments in the terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems is striking.

This is a reminder for nominations for the EGU medals and awards, deadline 15 June 2021.
 
In addition to the medal & award specific for EGU's Division of Cryospheric Sciences (see below), please also note the other medals and awards for various scientific disciplines and especially also on the EGU Union level, including the 
- Angela Croome Awardfor journalism
- Katia and Maurice Krafft Award for outreach and engagement
- Alexander von Humboldt Medal for research in developing regions.
A full overview is available at https://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/
 

iasc webIASC is happy to announce its brand new website. The new website was developed by the IASC Secretariat with IASC's partner ArcData/Arctic Portal. Enjoy exploring it! 

If you want to send us feedback, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VISIT IASC NEW WEBSITE

SCAR logo white backgroundThe 2021 SCAR Visiting Scholar scheme is open for applications from mid- to late-career stage scientists and academics (at least 5 years after completing their PhD). The scheme provides individual awards of up to USD $5000. There will be significant flexibility with regard to the timing and visits can also be entirely virtual. 

The deadline for Visiting Scholar applications has been extended to Thursday 30 September 2021.

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThe Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) invites you to join us at the SIOS Online Conference-2021, where applications of remote sensing in Svalbard will be presented. The conference will consist of ~50 talks with 7 keynote speakers, alongside a dedicated session for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to present their work. We will also host an open session of the Remote Sensing Working Group (RSWG) meeting, where you can get involved in discussions on the working group activities.

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Conference invitation
on 11th June: INTERNATIONAL SOPOT YOUTH CONFERENCE, Entitled: WHERE THE WORLD IS HEADING.

More information at: http://stn.edu.pl/isyc2021

The Arctic Centre invites registration applications for their winter school. The upcoming winter school will have the theme of Our Connection with a Fast-changing Arctic, and will take place 24-29 January 2022 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

The winter school is aimed at (inter-) national civil servants and policy makers, politicians, managers, financial experts, (young) academics, and PhD students who are looking for a nuanced and wide-ranging understanding of the Arctic.

The IAPETUS DTP is currently advertising for this summer's Research Experience Placements. These funded 8-week placements offer students the opportunity to experience an active research environment.
 
At Durham we have a number of polar/cryosphere facing projects listed. Please pass on to any undergraduates who may be interested. The IAPETUS site at https://www.iapetus2.ac.uk/research-experience-placement-scheme-2021/ has details of all listed projects and details on eligibility.
 
Application deadline is Friday 28th May 2021!

iassa logo1IASSA Announces Candidates for President and Council (2021-2024)

IASSA will elect a new President and Council at the online General Assembly on June 16, 2021. Electronic voting by active IASSA members (whose fees are paid through June 16, 2021) will take place between June 16 and June 19, 2021. Results will be announced at the online ICASS X Closing ceremony on June 20, 2021. A President and seven Council members will be elected.

You can find candidates' bids and biographies here.

IGS logoA gentle nudge to remind you all, the deadline for nominations for the IGS awards is coming up. The deadline is on Friday 11 June 2021.

We are looking for nominations for all our honorary awards

  • The Seligman Crystal
  • The Richardson Medal
  • Honorary Membership
  • IGS Early Career Scientist Medal

All details can be found on https://www.igsoc.org/awards/ including guides on how to nominate.

UArctic logo newThe University of the Arcticis interested in understanding the extent to which UArctic members and other universities and organizations are offering Arctic studies courses and degree programs jointly across two or more institutions. We also want to understand the barriers to and supports needed for developing and offering joint educational programs. And, finally, we want to highlight best practices in collaboratively delivering Arctic studies programs. 

The survey results will be used to support UArctic's efforts to grow and strengthen offerings for our students, and will provide a baseline so we can evaluate our progress.

GIV is an open source tool for creating high-resolution glacier velocity maps through feature tracking of optical satellite images. In particular, GIV is aimed at:

- Processing large temporal datasets (for example, all Sentinel-2 images of a particular glacier) into velocity timeseries
- Pre and post-processing imagery to improve velocity map quality, all in one workflow
- Being quick and easy to use (no coding needed, adjust all of the parameters through a user interface)
 
To find out more, we have a recent paper in The Cryosphere (http://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2115-2021) that discusses some examples. Links to download the source code and user interface, along with a user manual and video tutorial are available on my website.
 

iassa logo1IASSA RECEIVED GRANT TO COVER ICASS X REGISTRATION FEES! MAY 16 WILL BE THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER.

ICASS ОПЛАЧИВАЕТ РЕГИСТРАЦИОННЫЙ ВЗНОС ПРИНЯТЫМ УЧАСТНИКАМ! РЕГИСТРАЦИЯ БУДЕТ ОТКРЫТА ДО 16 МАЯ.

IASSA is pleased to announce that we were able to secure funds to cover REGISTRATION for ICASS X participants, whose papers were accepted to the online program and who have registered by May 16, 2021. The funding is administered by the ARCTICenter, University of Northern Iowa through a National Science Foundation grant. Although we expect that the funds will be sufficient to cover all eligible participants, they will be distributed on the first come, first serve basis with the first priority given to Indigenous, early career and U.S. participants.

ICASS X will be held online on June 15-20, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED AFTER MAY 16. Unregistered participants will NOT be able to attend ICASS X.

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change Lighthouse Activity Workshop on 'Attribution of multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system'. The workshop will take place online, from 22-24 September 2021. The aim of this workshop is to document current research, identify challenges, and explore potential pathways towards building an operational capability to attribute multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system on global-to-regional scales. 

To learn more about the workshop and to and register and/or submit an abstract, visit the workshop website.

The deadline for abstract submission is 30 June 2021.

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The Enhancing Fieldwork Learning project team coordinates an annual Showcase event that brings together fieldwork educators from a range to disciplines to share innovations in field teaching and learning with a particular focus on the use of technology. This Showcase event is relevant to those early in their teaching career as well as those more experienced academics looking to upskill and innovate their teaching practice in the field.

We are delighted to announce that the 11th Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase will focus on the themes of Diversity, Inclusivity and Employability; “Fieldwork Skills for All”.

The Showcase Event will be held online on the 8/9th September 2021.

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) was initiated by IASC in 1999 to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research and to economize on travel and time. ASSW is now an annual venue for meetings of Arctic organizations, scientific collaborations, and more.

logo iascIASC is pleased to launch its new ASSW website, a unique website for all upcoming ASSWs, information on past summits, news, and much more. Take a look!

328 Ant ICON Logo CompetitionThe SCAR Scientific Research Programme Integrated Science to Inform Antarctic and Southern Ocean Conservation (Ant-ICON) is inviting YOU to participate in a LOGO CONTEST.

Deadline: June 6th, 2021

nsf logoNational Science Foundation Programs supporting Arctic Research greatly appreciate the formal and informal feedback recently provided by local and Indigenous communities and Arctic researchers.

In this letter, NSF describes some of the actions taken to support Indigenous individuals and organizations to become more engaged in NSF's funding process; to improve the relationship among the agency, NSF-funded Principal Investigators (PIs), and local and Indigenous peoples living in the Arctic; and to improve the ability for NSF-funded investigators to incorporate Indigenous Knowledge (IK) into their projects.

Read the full Dear Colleague Letter.

327 EDGE Fellowship 2022 PosterZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme is now accepting applications for 2022-2024 EDGE Fellowships from Asia & Pacific region islands

For the first time our curated list also includes both fish and gymnosperm species, along with amphibians, birds, reptiles, mammals and sharks/rays. A full list of eligible species and Fellowship advert are attached. For more information please visit:www.edgeofexistence.org/apply-now. 

The Southern Ocean UN Decade website has launched last week. The initiate sets up a framework to ensure ocean science supports countries in achieving the sustainable management of oceans and beyond.

SCAR is excited to work alongside excellent partners to develop the Southern Ocean Action Plan.

Get in touch if you are interested in joining. You can also follow @SoDecade on Twitter and subscribe to the newsletter.

logo iascThe ASSW2020 Scientific Summary Report, published thanks to the support of the Northern Research Forum at the University of Akureyri and Rannís - The Icelandic Centre for Research, is now available on the IASC website (click hereto download).

IGS logoThe International Glaciological Society is pleased to announce that it has recently established an Honorary Award, commencing in 2021, exclusively for Early Career Scientists.

This new IGS Early Career Scientist Award will be given in recognition of significant scientific and/or community contributions to Glaciology by an ECS. 

Nominations for the award will be called for every second year (in those years when nominations are not called by IGS for the Graham Cogley Award). The Award prize will include an engraved medallion, a certificate and a cash prize (500 GBP in 2021). Details of the prize, and Guidelines for nomination are available at https://www.igsoc.org/awards/

325 Markus Frey Call CATCH SSC IGAC2021As an IGAC activity, CATCH (https://www.catchscience.org) develops the next generation of multidisciplinary atmospheric chemists with a focus on cold regions of the Earth and atmosphere-cryosphere interactions. CATCH focuses on fundamental, field, and modeling research. We realize that the current situation with limited travel means that many Early Career Researchers (ECRs) have missed out on essential opportunities to build their careers by presenting their research to and getting feedback from more senior members of the scientific community over the last year.

arcuslogonotext 2018ARCUS is pleased to announce another cycle of our Early Career Conference Funding Award to support attendance of virtual conferences. This award program aims to increase accessibility of Arctic research for early career researchers and students, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The application period is open until 23 May 2021 for conferences occurring between 1 June – 31 December 2021. 

More information and application at: https://www.arcus.org/programs/early-career-funding

Please contact Lisa Sheffield Guy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with any questions.

IGS logoThe International Glaciological Society is currently seeking nominations for three Honorary Awards:

 

  • The Seligman Crystal (awarded to a single person or a collaborative group/team that has made exceptional scientific contributions to glaciology, defined as any snow and/or ice studies.)
  • The Richardson Medal(awarded to a single person or a collaborative group/team that has provided outstanding service to the International Glaciological Society and/or to the field of glaciology), and
  • Honorary Membership (recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of glaciology at a national or regional level.).
APPLICATE LOGO complete RGB 72dp 7You might have heard of the EU-H2020 project APPLICATE on polar prediction coordinated by AWI. We are now in the midst of our final phase: with the project soon coming to an end and lots of results to finalise and consolidate, it is also time to reflect on the scope and impact of our knowledge transfer activities. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to complete our Knowledge Transfer Survey: this is meant to provide us with an idea about the impact that our knowledge transfer activities have had on the community that interacted with the APPLICATE Project. It will help us to collect useful information that will be summarised on a publication related to measuring the impact of a research project.

You can fill the survey from our website following this link: https://applicate-h2020.eu/engagement/knowledge-transfer-survey/

Addressing complex, global challenges to sustainability requires bridging disciplinary, sectoral and generational boundaries – but how does this work in practice?

The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) is excited to announce Working outside the box: Stories, approaches and tools for transdisciplinary research, an innovative panel and workshop series convened by the Transdisciplinary Training Collaboratory:  Building Common Ground, led by the Earth Leadership Program!

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Southern Ocean Air-Sea Fluxes (SOFLUX) Working Group is launching a series of monthly webinars intended to share flux observing activities and to provide a forum to showcase the work of early-career investigators. Times will vary depending on the time zone and scheduling preference of the speaker, and talks will be recorded: 

Future Earth and the Global Young Academy (GYA) aim to elevate early career voices at the Sustainability Research & Innovation (SRI) Congress 2021 through the support of five early career champions in their contribution to the SRI2021 closing plenary. At the SRI2021 closing plenary, the early career champions will speak along with the co-chairs of the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) Independent Group of Scientists.
 

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Southern Ocean Air-Sea Fluxes (SOFLUX)Working Group has been in existence for 5 years, it’s time to set up a system for staggered rotation of leadership. SOOS terms of office are typically 4 years. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (SOOS), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 May 2021 if you’d like to nominate someone or self-nominate to serve as SOFLUX co-chair or to serve on our steering committee:

Announcement of the next Karthaus course on ICE SHEETS AND GLACIERS IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM (15-24 September 2021 - Karthaus, Italy)
 
Sponsored by:
The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University
The Netherlands Earth System Science Centre &Trewitax – GlaciersAlive
The International Glaciological Society (IGS)
International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
PROTECT (EU)
The Netherlands Polar Program (NWO-NPP)
 
Scope and Participation
The course is meant for Ph.D. students and provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions.

Tim and I, with the support of APECS representative Lara Perez are proud to announce:

Tadaaaa.....the INSTANT LOGO CONTEST!

After this amazing kick-off and wonderful energy, we would like to trigger your artistic soul to propose a logo for INSTANT!

The idea would be to display all of them in a gallery after the deadline and ask a popular vote within the INSTANT community. The first three logos will be retained for discussion within the INSTANT Steering committee.

pyrn smallAfter the great success of our first seminars, we would like to invite you to the next PYRN seminar! We have three young researchers presenting their work:

Anna Abramova (California State University): Quantifying Soil Contamination in Coal Mining Areas: Svalbard Archipelago
Saskia Eppinger (TU Munich): Internal behaviour of a retrogressive thaw slump on Herschel Island, Canada
Jannik Martens (Stockholm University): Patterns of circum-Arctic permafrost carbon remobilization deduced from the Circum-Arctic Sediment Carbon Database (CASCADE)

EUPolarNet logo2European Polar Board LogoRegistration is now open for the webinar 'European Perspectives on the Arctic Science Ministerial Process', to be held 10:00-11:30 CEST on Wednesday 28th April. The webinar is organised jointly by the European Polar Board and EU-PolarNet 2.

Are you an ECR Ocean researcher? Then there is a great opportunity for you at the SRI Future Oceans’ workshop. This workshop builds a diverse and interdisciplinary network of early career ocean researchers interested in solutions that contribute to a sustainable ocean. This workshop is the start of a longer conversation that we hope will grow to include working groups that will focus on initiatives that build their networks, add productive collaborations, and impactful outcomes. 
 

The National Science Foundation is moving ahead with plans to rebuild the pier at Palmer Station, its research facility on Anvers Island, Antarctica. The new pier will be more than three times larger than the current one, extending farther out from the station into deeper water to allow the mooring of larger ships. Read about the project at https://future.usap.gov/palmer-pier-replacement-construction/.

For more information: NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Impacts to Antarctic Research Support at Palmer Station due to Construction of the new Pier.

Palmer Pier Frequently Asked Questions

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThe Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) invites abstract submissions for their 2nd online conference. This conference will take place 8-10 June 2021.

The conference will focus on applications of Earth observation (EO), remote sensing (RS), and geoinformation (GI) in Svalbard. Researchers at all career stages, especially Early Career Researchers (ECRs), are invited to present their work to an international audience of researchers working in Svalbard and the Arctic.

321 Youth Ocean Policy Panel Webinar ASOC CIESOn the very special occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, join the trilateral youth webinar on Antarctica's protection! We invite Northeast Asian youth from China, Japan, and Korea to learn about international efforts to protect the Southern Ocean under the Antarctic Treaty System. The webinar will focus on empowering youth voices on the conservation and sustainability of our Ocean.

Find more information here.

USAP New Logo transparent background Terri EdillonThe National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs has entered into an agreement with the Department of the Interior’s Federal Consulting Group. The agreement contracts a team of experts to assist the NSF in the creation of a U.S. Antarctic Program Sexual Assault/Harassment Prevention and Response program. Read more at: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302518&org=OPP.

 

 

sooslogo2cThe Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is looking for an early career researcher or professional (ECR) to help lead the SOOS-Swedish Southern Ocean Network (http://www.soos.aq/activities/national-networks/soos-swedish-polar-network). This leadership position will be in support of the two Co-Chairs of the network, Assoc. Prof Thomas Dahlgren and Assoc. Prof Sebastiaan Swart.

The successful applicant will have an understanding of observational research of the Southern Ocean and be based in Sweden. The ECR representative will assist in organising network meetings and events, be responsible for assisting network communications and reporting, and will be an important link in liaising between the Swedish Southern Ocean ECR community and SOOS. We are interested in receiving applications from any disciplines and institutions based in Sweden.

On behalf of the High North Dialogue, we invite you to take part in High North Dialogue Research Workshop: Perspectives of the young. The international multidisciplinary workshop will be held as a digital event on April 27, 2021, in conjunction with the annual High North Dialogue week.

During the recent decade, the Arctic regions, with their extremely rich yet difficult to get natural resources, have attracted a lot of attention from national states, global businesses, and international policymakers. To use the resource potential but to maintain the sensitive Arctic environment and contribute to the people living in the area, we need more knowledge about the challenges and opportunities for sustainable development in the Arctic. It is a promising area for future studies and no wonder that many young researchers worldwide look at this field with optimism and interest.

As you may have seen, a number of sub-committees are proposed within the new SCAR/INSTANT scientific research program. Each of these sub-committees focusses on particular aspects of INSTANT and we are looking for wide community involvement. One proposed group - Antarctic Geological Boundary Conditions (ABC) - has the aim of better interpreting past and present geological boundary conditions and developing them as inputs to numerical models.

Submit stories for the ISC-BBC StoryWorks science series:https://council.science/current/news/bbc-science-stories/.

Deadline for submission of stories: 30 April 2021. Please consider sharing this opportunity with your members and wider networks.



Share your views on the draft Global Risk Agenda: https://council.science/survey-development-global-science-agenda-risk/.

Deadline for contributions: 5 May 2021. Please consider sharing this opportunity with your members and wider networks.

NSF recognizes the importance of including Indigenous peoples in Arctic science and research efforts.

The National Science Foundation has recently released a new series of web pages titled Arctic Community Engagement, or ACE, to share information on NSF programs, initiatives, collaborations, and other resources aiming to facilitate effective and respectful engagement with local and Indigenous peoples in Arctic research, education, and outreach activities.

Explore the pages at www.nsf.gov/ace.

For questions or additional information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

320 NSF Arctic Community Engagement salmon campImage: NSF/Colleen Strawhacker

The submission window for the special issue on the Weddell Sea and the ocean off Dronning Maud Land SOOS workshop is open.

Manuscripts can be submitted until 31 March 2022.

It is a special issue in the open access journals of Copernicus. It is an inter-journal special issue of three journals Ocean Science, Biogeosciences and The Cryosphere entitled "The Weddell Sea and the ocean off Dronning Maud Land: unique oceanographic conditions shape circumpolar and global processes – a multi-disciplinary study (OS/BG/TC inter-journal SI) "

The journal Cold Regions Science and Technology (CRST) is looking for one or two new editorial board members (i.e. scientific editors) to replace Mauro Werder.

CRST is an international journal dealing with fundamental aspects of cryospheric sciences which have applications for cold regions problems as well as engineering topics which relate to the cryosphere. Emphasis is given to the physical and mechanical aspects of ice - including glaciers and sea ice - snow and snow avalanches, ice-water systems, ice-bonded soils and permafrost.

For more information of the journal, see https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/cold-regions-science-and-technology.

319 The Mohn Prize 2022 Call for nominations

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis - The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation welcome nominations for The International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (The Mohn Prize).

The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College invite registration for their upcoming webinar, titled Winners and Losers from Rapid Arctic Change. This webinar, presented by Frances Ulmer, Senior Fellow, Harvard Belfer Center, will take place on 20 April 2021 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a summer research experience for undergraduates (REU). This program will take place online between 7 June and 31 July 2021.

This REU Site program is for Online Interdisciplinary Big Data Analytics in Science and Engineering. The program will run for eight weeks in the summer. Each student will be paid for their participation and provided with opportunities to present their work at conferences.

Tentative application deadline:15 April 2021, but will remain open until filled.

SCAR logo white backgroundSCAR will offer three to four fellowships for early-career researchers of up to USD $15,000 each for 2021. Applicants can propose partly or entirely remote fellowships to reflect the impact of Covid-19 related travel restrictions. Other opportunity from partners have also launched.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.

ICASS X registration is now open. Please go the ICASS X website and register. The early bird deadline is Mai 10, 2021.

This registration will cover your participation in the online science sessions and in-person panels (attended by personal invitation only; please note that we have not yet received the final permit for an in-person attendance from the local health authorities, and at this time cannot send invitations, please stay tuned).

We are happy to announce that the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) has created a dedicated Early Career Fund which will support young professionals and students to participate in the event virtually or in-person, if the country of residence is Australia.

For more information check out our site.

 

The Eastern Snow Conference will be meeting virtually on June 9 this year. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are currently being accepted until April 30. There will also be two extended presentations and discussions on recent SnowEx work and on the development of a national snow database. We strongly encourage student researchers to submit their work for one of the available student awards. All details are available at easternsnow.org.

317 DOSI Song of the OceanTake part in this beautiful virtual chorus performance for World Ocean Day 2021 honouring the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science. We want a truly global choir so wherever you are in the world, come together and perform#SongOfTheOcean with us.

Its all explained in detail here, a very beautiful song!

Note: The deadline was extended to 12th April so there is plenty of time for more people to join in!

 

nsf logoThe Office of Polar Programs (OPP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships (PRF) to provide opportunities for early career scientists, including social scientists, to accomplish one or more of the following goals: expand their work across traditional disciplinary lines, develop new partnerships connecting the polar regions and/or non-polar research communities, and provide entry to researchers who have traditionally had limited access to polar research resources, sites and facilities.

We are pleased to let you know that the 26th International Symposium on Polar Sciences (ISPS2021) will be accepting abstract submissions from April 12 to May 9, 2021. The ISPS2021 is currently scheduled to be held in Incheon, the Republic of Korea from September 27 to 29, 2021.

Please note that while we look forward to holding the symposium in Incheon, we may have to move it online depending on the developments surrounding COVID-19, with a final decision to be announced in June.

With "Responding to Climate Crisis: Contributions of Polar Science and Technology” as its overarching theme, the symposium invites papers that examine:

Yamal Nenets Center of Arctic Research (Salekhard, Russia) invites candidates who would like to take part in the field works in West Siberia in June 2021 and September 2021.

The goal is to set up the temperature monitoring in the boreholes and measure active layer thickness in September, 2021. There are multiple sites nearby to Salekhard and Novy Urengoy.

nsf logoThe National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator is speeding research and discovery with a new funding opportunity featuring two research track topics—the Networked Blue Economy and Trust & Authenticity in Communication Systems.

NEW SPECIAL ISSUE OF ENERGIES JOURNAL (https://www.mdpi.com/si/81490) on "Climate Change, Ecosystems and Environmental Geology: Threats, Challenges and Solutions in the Arctic" welcomes submissions until 30 November 2021. Energies is an open access Q2 journal cited in WoS (IF 2.7) which offers rapid publication. Good news: reductions on the Article Processing Charges are available for selected papers!

Keywords for our Issue: permafrost, social-ecological systems in the Arctic, climate change adaptation, greenhouse gases emission reduction, infrastructure stability, gas-hydrates and alternative energies in the Arctic, waste management, environmental footprint, geohazards

nsf logoNSF remains committed to being supportive and as responsive as possible to the needs of the research community in the face of challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The NSF website has up-to-date information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions for a broad NSF audience.

We're excited to announce that the new Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer is now live and fully operational. Since July of last year, ESA's CryoSat-2 satellite and NASA's ICESat-2 are periodically aligned as part of the so-called CRYO2ICE campaign. The CRYO2ICE Coincident Data Explorer is a fast and convenient way to search for and extract those coincident orbits.

SCAR logo white backgroundWe would like your input in designing the tasks and work plan of a new subcommittee of the SCAR/INSTANT program, aiming to foster studies on improving knowledge of paleo-environmental proxies, facilitate the accessibility of paleo-proxy information needed for better interpreting paleo-records and further constrain model simulations.

We kindly ask you to fill the form by March 31st.It will take only a few minutes of your time.

We expect input from both the modelling and observation communities

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Individual sessions throughout May 17 - 28, 2021 (subject to change)

The Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean program (ICED) is pleased to announce a virtual workshop targeted at researchers with broad interests in modelling Antarctic krill and/or their ecology. These modelling projects can include, but are not limited to: the krill life cycle; food-web interactions; environmental impacts on distribution; population processes, movement and retention; or feedback processes. A diverse group of participants from every stage and area of research is strongly encouraged to apply, with special emphasis on the participation of early career researchers (ECRs).

We want to share the release of a new short film about Iceland's glaciers: AFTER ICE.

AFTER ICE features images from the 1940s and 1980s that were painstakingly reconstructed in 3D and overlaid with current day drone footage to show how greenhouse gas emissions are causing glaciers on the south coast of Iceland to retreat by tens and sometimes hundreds of metres every year. AFTER ICE was produced by Þorvarður Árnason and Kieran Baxter, written and narrated by M Jackson.

The film is free to use and share: https://vimeo.com/504355699

The WINTER 2020/21 quarterly update of U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) activities is now available at:

https://icedrill.org/icebits/2020-winter

We are conducting an online survey to collect information on the costs of operating Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in order to guide future management and sustainable financing. The objective of this research is to produce a global overview of MPA costs and funding requirements to benefit MPA planners and managers in the future. 

We would like to invite marine protected area (MPA) managers or representatives to complete this survey (10-20 minutes). We would appreciate if you could help us by distributing the questionnaire to MPA managers/representatives in your network.

316 Eric Steig Hercules Dome Ice Core ProjectThe first community workshop and science planning meeting for the Hercules Dome ice core project will take place on May 10-11, 2021. This is both a planning meeting and an open science meeting, which will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the latest Antarctic ice core research, and to begin to develop new collaborations. The Hercules Dome project is a major investment by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and represents a community platform for research.

logo iascWe need your input on how IASC should mitigate climate change!

Acknowledging the link between anthropogenic carbon emissions and rapid changes in the Arctic, including the Arctic amplification of climate change, IASC has recently convened an Action Group on Carbon Footprint (AGCF). The remit of the AGCF is to facilitate a full organisational response to the climate crisis and to explore ways to minimise the carbon footprint of IASC-related activities themselves. As an organisation promoting research and transnational access in the Arctic, we have a duty to mitigate the impacts of our activities, as well as to lead the way.

pyrn smallPYRN ExCom will continue with the funding support of your activities. We should be able to offer you up to 200 EUR/year for activities like workshops or meetings organised in your country or in the frame of multiple countries. The funding application form and process remains the same as in the previous years, and you can find it here: https://pyrn.arcticportal.org/national-representatives/funding-application-form.

iassa logoIASSA is requesting applications from members to serve on the IASSA Council in 2021-2024. Any IASSA member in good standing may declare themselves up until 17:00 (5PM)applicant's local time on May 1, 2021.

Applicants are required to submit a brief statement (less than 200 words) about yourself, your motivation to sit on the Council and a photo to IASSA President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and CC to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These materials will be included in the Spring/Summer issue of the Northern Notes. Indigenous applicants and northern residents are especially encouraged.

Amundsen Science is organizing an online Outreach Event/Workshop in the afternoon of March 23rd. The goal of this event is to discuss the history and good practices in field oceanography based on the 17 years of operations of the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, the access to this National Research Facility and the future of the ship and organization.

You can find attached the program, with embedded link to the registration. A Facebook event is also available for sharing.

I am an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba working with numerical modelling of polar regions. One of my main interests is in modelling icebergs, improving their representation and trajectory prediction in models, and assessing their impact on the physical and biogeochemical properties of the ocean. Recent interactions with fellow "icebergers" led to a discussion about the need for a channel of direct communication within the iceberg community, so we can share our work, collaborate, make sure no efforts are being duplicated, and advance iceberg science in a faster and smarter way. 
 
If you work with or is interested in iceberg science, please fill out the form.

Clic logo1The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) is one of the core projects of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), serving as the focal point for climate science related to the cryosphere, its variability and change, and interaction with the broader climate system.
 
CliC is now launching an open call for nominations for chairmanship. Self-nominations are encouraged. Please fill in the attached form and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than April 16th.
 
 

Dr. Jennifer Mercer is serving as the acting Section Head for the Arctic Section at the US National Science Foundation. She is a program manager for Arctic Sciences and Arctic Research Support & Logistics. She also serves as Chair of the international Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO), and she co-leads the Atmospheres Collaboration Team for the US Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC).

Nature Award for Driving Global Impact was launched in 2019 with the aim of championing researchers who are striving towards the achievement of one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

You will find the award’s webpages here: https://www.nature.com/collections/ccjnyjxvmp

While we have received substantial numbers of submissions, these have tended been greatly dominated by medical researchers in specific fields, whereas we are aiming to recognise and promote the work of researchers in a wider variety of fields.

The COVITA-ARCTICCOVID project at the ARCTICenter, University of Northern Iowa released the ArcticVAX Tracker, a new dashboard for real-time tracking of COVID-19 vaccinations in the Arctic.

For more information go to: https://arcticcovid.uni.edu/ or ArcticVAX dashboard.

nsf logoThe National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP)and the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate request input from interested parties on the goals, values and approaches for managing the Antarctic Artist and Writers (AAW) Program and possibly expanding that program to include the Arctic.

IARPC LogoOn March 9, the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) released a draft of the Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026 for public review. The comment period will close on June 11, 2021. The draft plan addresses the most pressing Arctic research needs that require a collaborative approach and that can advance understanding of the Arctic, inform policy and planning decisions, and promote the well-being of Arctic and global communities.

 

289 Expedition Glacialis CrowdfundingWe would like to tell you about our Arctic expedition project ‘Glacialis’ and our crowdfunding campaign: https://wemakeit.com/projects/expedition-glacialis
 

I write on behalf of the eo4alps snow consortium, an ESA project with the objective to create an online snow monitoring platform for the whole Alps.

In order to better understand the role of snow and in particular of snow water equivalent (SWE) in the decision making at various levels, we are collecting information on the state of the art of snow monitoring active in various organizations and the requirements for a new operational service.

For this reason, we would kindly ask you to fill in a short Questionnaire available at this link:

https://forms.gle/rszzeQVZGm3eriRAA

PolarImpact Logo Vector V1The Polar Impact Network is seeking to establish a mentor/mentee program that focuses on mentorship within the polar sciences and polar communities across the world, and would value your input on a survey put together by one of our volunteers.

Polar Impact’s mission is to support, connect, and highlight the stories of Black, Asian, Indigenous, people of color, and minority ethnic professionals in the polar research community. You can learn more about Polar Impact here: https://www.polarimpactnetwork.org/

Join UCIrvine, the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS), and IARPC Collaborations for a virtual Arctic Research Collaboration Workshop on Friday, 16 April from 9am-1pm AK/1-5pm ET. 
 
 

pyrn smallAfter a great success at our last PYRN Seminar Series, the PYRN ExCom decided that it would be great to hear more about the research being conducted by our members.

We will be hosting monthly seminars from March until June, with 3 speakers at each 1 hour seminar.

logo iascThe International Arctic Science Committee awards the 2021 IASC Medal to Atsumu Ohmura Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), for outstanding achievements in understanding complex climate and glacier relationships, global energy budgets, and thermal energy flow in the Arctic; and for excellence in program building, international collaborations, and mentorship in the cryospheric sciences.

YOPP LOGO beb4effb3cThe first 2021 issue of PolarPredictNews, the official newsletter for the Year of Polar Prediction,is now available with lots of news and updates from and for the polar prediction community. For the Art+Science part of the newsletter, we worked with climate scientist Thomas Rackowto present his the melting sea-ice stripes, inspired by Ed Hawkins’ concept of warming stripes.

COVITA (Arctic COVID) project at the ARCTICenter, University of Northern Iowa published COVID-19 public health educational materials in Indigenous languages from the Russian Arctic.

We are pleased to announce that the second, updated edition of the Elsevier book Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disastersis now available; see:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/book/9780128171295/snow-and-ice-related-hazards-risks-and-disasters

We are very excited to announce that the first QGreenland v1.0.1 public release is now available! You can find all the details at https://qgreenland.org/

QGreenland was inspired by Quantarctica and funded through NSF EarthCube. QGreenland is a free, open source GIS data package and data-viewing tool for Greenland. The package works with QGIS, which is also free and open source (https://www.qgis.org).The download package comes with a complete User Guide, so even folks who have never used QGIS will be guided through working with QGreenland.

We would kindly like to invite you to submit your work to the Special Issue "Progresses and Gaps on Monitoring of Snow and Its Components at the Local, Regional to Global Scale and Its Applications" we organized at the Geosciences: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/geosciences/special_issues/snow_Monitoring

"Frontiers in Earth Science" has launched a new Research Topic, "Ice Sheet Shear Margins in Warming Climate: Process and Trends".
As a leading expert in your field, we would like you to participate by submitting your research.

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We are pleased to announce the release of the Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) version 1.4. OGGM is an open source modelling framework for glaciers, targeting the simulation of large numbers of mountain glaciers.

nsf logo‘Understanding the Rules of Life’ solicitation explores emergent networks, invites proposals.
Intertwined networks connect living things in profoundly complex and oftentimes unexpected ways. From individual cells and organisms to entire ecosystems and industries, the emergence of such networks is the focus of the Understanding the Rules of Life: Emergent Networks solicitation calling for research proposals from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

NOAA@NSIDC is pleased to announce the release of sea ice chart data resulting from collaboration with the U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) called the U.S. National Ice Center Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Concentration and Climatologies in Gridded Format.

The Robert G. Raskin Scholarship is awarded annually to a current graduate, post-graduate student in the Earth or computer sciences who has an interest in community evolution of Earth science data systems.

 

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NSF is looking for proposals to initiate industry-university cooperative research centers to address issues in the Arctic that have interest from potential industry and other governmental partners.

For more details, see NSF Dear Colleague Letter and solicitation NSF-20-570.

The Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) Flagship Initiative programme, enabling ambitious Swiss-led multi-annual and multi-disciplinary research programmes in polar or remote high-altitude regions, has just been launched. 

The funding will be focused on field campaigns (logistics, safety, etc.), data management, outreach, and programme coordination, thus providing temporary infrastructure for a Swiss-led polar research programme

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Framed by the overarching theme for the Science Conference “The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts”, Lisbon invites International experts on the Arctic and Indigenous Peoples to discuss the “New Arctic” and also its impacts and interactions to and with the lower latitudes at ASSW2021 Online.


ASSW2021 Registration now open

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Are you interested in the interaction of ice, ocean, atmosphere, marine ecosystems and communities at Greenland’s coastal margins? If so, please join us!

GRISO (GReenland Ice Sheet Ocean)
is a funded, 5-year NSF AccelNet project that aims to advance research by facilitating interaction across disciplines, methodologies and existing networks. 

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThe Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) invites applications from SIOS member institutions for a funding opportunity focused on acquiring aerial and imagery hyperspectral data over Svalbard.

arcuslogonotext 2018To continue discussions initiated at our 2020 Annual Meeting, ARCUS announces a call for nominations for members to serve on a new ad hoc committee
that will focus on building the Arctic research community’s capacity for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.

Committee members will serve a 1-year term and will play an important role in developing the initial goals and direction of this new group’s efforts, and provide input to ARCUS’ activities around this topic.

Inspiring Girls Expeditions EUROPE is expanding and offers three expeditions in summer 2021:

  • Girls on Ice Austria (in german)
  • Girls on Ice Suisse (in frech)
  • Girls on Ice Schweiz (in german)

We seek 16 and 17 year old girls* for a tuition-free research expeditions to immerse in glaciology, art and mountaineering.

Quantarctica logo v3 nobgWe are pleased to announce the release of Quantarctica’s new version which is adapted to QGIS’s latest version 3.16. Quantarctica is a collection of Antarctic geographical datasets for research, education, operation and management in Antarctica, and let you explore, import, visualize, and share Antarctica data. It is distributed with the CC-BY4.0 license and works with a multi-platform free GIS software QIGS.

https://www.npolar.no/quantarctica/

EUPolarNet logo2We invite European Polar research projects to take part to this online survey on on-going and planned stakeholder and rightholder engagement in European Polar Research (Arctic and Antarctic).

The survey  is open until February 28th, 2021

nsf logoNSF recently funded 17 projects totaling $26.7 million, which will directly support 69 investigators across 21 different institutions in addition to funding students and postdoctoral scholars. These projects focus on multi-discipline research across the social, natural, and built environment including those with the potential for engagement with Arctic communities. NSF is also partnering with University of Colorado Boulder, Alaska Pacific University and University of Alaska Fairbanks on a five-year, nearly $5 million cooperative agreement for a Navigating the New Arctic Community Office.

Read more at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/announcements/020121.jsp.

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Arctic family and friends will meet from February 1-4 2021, for the 15th edition of our annual Arctic Frontiers conference. This year under the banner of Building Bridges,we have created four thematic days that bridge both plenary and science topics

  • Monday 1 Feb: Wellbeing and Societal Health
  • Tuesday 2 Feb: Building the Future
  • Wednesday 3 Feb: Ocean meets Coast
  • Thursday 4 Feb: Business Solutions

iasc webThe International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is pleased to announce the availability of registration fee support for the online Arctic Science Summit Week 2021 (19 - 26 March 2021)

Please submit your application by no later than 10 February 2021via this form:https://forms.gle/SrzgHV7KAPUL5uScA

SCAR logo white backgroundA new publication, titled "Antarctic ecosystems in transition – life between stresses and opportunities", has been published in Biological Reviews. The study is the outcome of SCAR's 2012-2020 Scientific Research Programme "Antarctic Thresholds - Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation" (AnT-ERA).
25 international experts, led by AnT-ERA chief officer Prof. Julian Gutt from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), analysed and compiled hundreds of articles on the Antarctic published in the past ten years. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the present and future of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean region.
Read more.

ASI bursary logoAppplications for the Antarctic Science Bursary 2021are now open.

Submission deadline is Friday 19th March, 24:00 GMT.

Antarctic Science supports the development of the careers of promising young scientists, working in any field of Antarctic science, and from any country. Grants of up to £6000 are awarded to extend the scope of an existing research project, through:

NSF logoThis new NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Data and Sample Reuse in Polar Research from the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) encourages submission of proposals that leverage existing data, physical samples, and non-physical samples (e.g., films, recordings, etc.), as well as those that facilitate the reuse of existing data. In this way, OPP aims to support both the Arctic and Antarctic research communities to drive polar science forward while capitalizing on NSF's previous research investments.

The call for applications for the fourth cohort of the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is still open, the deadline for submissions is the 15th of Feburary

The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique program that develops the next generation of leaders in sustainability research affiliated with a European research institution.

arcuslogonotext 2018The 15th annual NOAA Arctic Report Card was released on 8 December 2020 as part of the American Geophysical Union 2020 Fall Meeting. The Arctic Report Card, initiated in response to the need for concise and timely Arctic information, serves as a readily available resource for viewing the rapid changes that have engulfed the region. Taken as a whole, the story is unambiguous. The transformation of the Arctic to a warmer, less frozen, and biologically changed region is well underway.

Read here the full article.

Inspiring Girls ExpeditionsThey seek 16 and 17 year old girls* for a tuition-free mini research expeditions to study at the elbows of glaciologists, oceanographers, artists and other professionals. Girls on Ice is the original expedition where girls study glaciers, volcanoes, and the alpine environment. They also now have Girls in Icy Fjords, Girls on Rock, Girls on Water, Girls in the Forest. Please share this with teachers or teenagers you know.
 
Applications must be started by Jan 22.

iasc webArctic Science Summit Week 2021 is swiftly approaching. This is a reminder that IASC is now receiving proposals for consideration for IASC funding in 2021.

Proposals can be limited to one Working Group, relevant to all five, or anything in between. (Note: Working Groups must allocate at least 40% of their budget in cooperation with other Working Groups.) All proposals will be fully discussed and considered at the Working Group meetings at ASSW.

Please submit your proposal via this online form.

Flyer ISS Communicating ScienceWissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue) and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invite young researchersfrom all over Europe to the International Summer School “Communicating Science”. Within five days they will not only acquire theoretical knowledge about methods, formats and structures in science communication but have the opportunity to apply it in workshop sessions led by practitioners. The interdisciplinary event will take place in Berlin in the end of July/beginning of August 2021. Participation is free of charge. For further information concerning application and the program see: communicating-science.eu.

Apply now!

UArctic Congress 2021 Banner 1The UArctic Congress 2021 is organized in conjunction with the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting, May 15-18, 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The tentative program outline is now available on the UArctic website.

Academic institutions are starting to recognize a mental health crisis in students. But what about faculty?  Research suggests that 36% of academics have or would like to receive help for work related anxiety or depression and 80% viewed that competition has fostered mean and aggressive behavior in the workplace.

To understand how universities are responding to the needs of faculty, and what resources, practices, and policies are in place that address faculty mental health and well-being, we seek personal narratives.  

IARPC LogoThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations is launching a pilot six-month session of their new mentorship program. The program brings together small groups of researchers and other professionals to discuss career opportunities and issues, learn from and support one another, and grow together.

Call for Abstracts (deadline): 1 March 2021 (250-400 words)
Draft papers (deadline): 15 June 2021 (4500-6500 words)

The Arctic Yearbook (https://arcticyearbook.com) is calling for abstracts for its 2021 volume – the 10th anniversary edition.

The Saami Council, EU-PolarNet, Austrian Polar Research Institute, University of Groningen/Arctic Centre, Nordland Research Institute, the University of Northern Iowa/ArctiCentre, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and the UArctic invite insights, experiences, opinions, criticism, ideas and, best practice models in collaborative and community based participatory research which can include also aspects regarding COVID-19 conditions.

Earth Science Women’s Network Recruiting for Board and Associate Board of Directors

The Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) is recruiting multiple volunteer leadership positions, to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors (BoD) and Associate Board of Directors (ABD). ESWN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the geosciences with an emphasis on creating and supporting a nurturing community, working for cultural change to eliminate barriers to a diverse scientific workforce, and empowering scientists through professional development. The primary duties of the BoD are to oversee and manage the fiscal responsibilities of the organization. The BoD also contributes to strategic planning, building partnerships, volunteer engagement, and communicating the impacts of ESWN to the broader public.

the icepod logo 072019The IcePod Episode Nine: Hugs, Dips in Melt Ponds, and WiFi on the Iceis now available!

To access the podcast, go to: The IcePod webpage

Juneau Icefield Research program
Applications are now open for students, staff, and faculty for the 2021 JIRP Field Season! All applications are due on January 31st. All information can be found at juneauicefield.org.

Are you planning a research cruise around Svalbard soon? Then we recommend you to try out IcySea, thanks to the financing of the Copernicus Marine Service, the registration and usage remains free for 2021: https://icysea.app/

Be Featured in New Polar STEAM Magazine Polynya!

Are you a woman working in polar sciences, research, Traditional Knowledge, Indingeous Knowledge, advocacy, or the arts? 

We want to feature you! Published by The Anchorage Museum and supported by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Polynya is a new free magazine that aims to activate a culture shift among middle school students, with a special emphasis on girls living in the Arctic and sub-Arctic, to see women as trailblazers of Arctic traditional and western sciences. Polynya will illuminate polar research and achievements by those who identify as women and those who were designated female but self-identify differently across all races and ethnicities, with a particular focus on Indigenous scientists, knowledge holders, and artists. Published four times a year, we are working with school districts, public libraries, and afterschool programs to freely distribute the magazine in 2021 to middle school students. 

WCRP Strategic Plan The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is moving towards a new programme structure. The new WCRP structure has been developed by the WCRP community to support the implementation of the WCRP Strategic Plan 2018 – 2028, which addresses the climate research priorities of the next decade and beyond. You can read all about the new structure and plans for the future here.

SCAR logo white backgroundThe Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is pleased to announce the 2020 Fellowship awardees. This year, a total of 21 applications were received for the early-career Fellowships, which offer awards of up to US$15,000 each. Four SCAR Fellowships will be awarded in this round.

The details for each of this year's Fellows are listed on the SCAR Website.

iasc webFor photos, IASC depends solely on what Arctic scientists send us. IASC welcomes images depicting all areas of Arctic science including scientists in the field, everyday life, animals, landscapes, and more. Please submit your new photographs no later than Monday 25 January 2021 if you want them to be considered for the bulletin. IASC is not able to pay for use, but photographers are always credited.

More information can be found here and you can submit your photo here.

pyrn smallIn order to take part in PYRN X-mass event below please proceed: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZB3XFCH

Need a break from reading academic papers but still want to read about cryospheric sciences? Then have a look at the EGU Cryosphere Division blog (https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/cr/">https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/cr/). We post every Friday to divulge scientific news and fun cryo-facts to the larger scientific community but also the general public. Most of our posts are written by guest authors who are free to write about any topic related to the Cryosphere Division.

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThe Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System Knowledge Centre (SIOS-KC) and the Remote Sensing Working Group (RSWG) invite input in their survey on assessing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Svalbard science community. This survey will be used to develop a strategy for the upcoming (2021) field season in Svalbard.

Input deadline: 7 January 2021

Norwegian Polar Institute published a book “Life of the Antarctic Ice”. This book conveys rich knowledge about Antarctica’s ice sheet and ice shelves aimed at a broad readership, including high-school students. Beautiful pictures, carefully prepared maps and short summary quotes help readers to grasp the story quickly. The text is written by international experts (please see author list below) using many analogues such as “ice is like ketchup”, so it is easy to follow. Advanced readers enjoy facts presented in did-you-know boxes and deepen their understanding with supplementary information of the illustrations at the end of the book.

The journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD) (IF: 9.197, ISSN: 1866-3508) is currently running a Special Issue entitled " Extreme environment datasets for the Three Poles". Dr. David Carlson, Dr. Mike Sparrow, Dr. Xin Li, Dr. Min Feng, and Dr. Tao Che are serving as Guest Editors for this issue. We would like to invite you to submit articles for consideration and possible publication in this ESSD special issue. 

nsf logoThe Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) at the National Science Foundation, reserves several Program Director positions to be filled by Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignments (https://beta.nsf.gov/careers/rotator-programs/intergovernmental-personnel-act-ipa-assignments). These IPA positions come available periodically, and the Arctic Sciences Section is currently looking to fill openings.

the icepod logo 072019The IcePod announces the release of episode eight, Snowflakes, Pee Bottles, and a Mosaic of FloesThe IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the people. Hosts talk to scientists who went on board Polarstern, the German research icebreaker, for the biggest research expedition in the Arctic, The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC). It is produced in collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute and Radio Weser.TV, where the full episode with music will be played.

SAONThe SAON Strategy and Implementation Plan was approved in 2018. As a follow-up to this, SAON has developed a Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS).

The Roadmap has been drafted as a deliverable for the preparation of the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) to be held 8-9 May 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

New paper in Nature Communications discusses the future of Arctic science during and after COVID-19

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19923-2

iassa logo1According to the new IASSA by-laws there will be an election of an IASSA president for the term 2021-2024. The candidates should include a presentation of the host university, financial and institutional commitments, experience and capacity in the proposal.

iassa logo1No final decision yet - but hybrid format likely.

iasc webThe IASC Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality.

Deadline: 31 December 2020

We would like to make you aware of a new book about the History of the Arctic that has been published on Dec. 1st, 2020.

Please find here the link to the book: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-6022-2

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KEPLER is planning to host an Early Career Scientist Online Workshop for students and young scientists in tentatively Mid-February.

The marine environment in the Polar Regions is changing; with this comes to both challenges and opportunities. Earth Observation (EO) has a key role to play in the sustainable development of the region, and the information services provided must be flexible to respond to the changing needs and conditions. Importantly they must provide much-needed information for Arctic peoples and wider society, science, private sector and decision-makers.

The Women+Water Lecture Series is returning in a virtual format in January 2021!

The Women and Water Lecture Series will showcase research, support young professionals and provide a space for dialogue and networking. Additionally, the series will explore water-related challenges, roles of women in water, gendered water-related impacts, women researchers in water, and challenges and opportunities facing female water researchers. Women+Water will run monthly from January to April 2021.

IACS logoThe International Association for Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) is soliciting nominations for the IACS 2020 Early Career Scientist (ECS) Prize. The IACS ECS Prize is a bi-annual cash prize of € 1000 awarded to two early career scientists who have published the best scientific papers on a cryospheric subject as assessed by an evaluation committee. The papers must have been published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020. 

The nomination deadline is 1 February 2021.

nsf logoThe National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs is holding separate office hours for Arctic and Antarctic Sciences. These sessions will cover program updates, funding opportunities, and season planning around COVID-19. Current awardees, pending proposers, and future proposers are welcome to attend.

You must register to attend these sessions.

iasc webThe deadline for abstracts submission of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2021 (24-26 March 2021) has been extended to 10 December 2020. 

The overarching topic of ASSW2021 is  “The Arctic: Regional Change Global Impacts”. Despite the focus on the Arctic, several sessions accept contributions on the Antarctic, aiming at fostering networking and advances on research on both poles.

Please consider judging one or more cryosphere student presentations at this year's AGU Fall Meeting. Your participation in the outstanding student presentation award (OSPA) process provides valuable feedback to students, helps develop young scientists, and recognizes outstanding members of our community. The OSPA judging portal is now open. Below, information on how you can sign up as a judge and what the OSPA process will look like this year is provided.

December 2, 2020, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Contact: Geosciences Earth Sciences Communications Team, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register
at https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_cSO1ybkkQtGUwIufBo--Tg

Normally presented as a workshop at AGU, Navigating the NSF System is a good opportunity for first-time proposers and early career scientists to gain insight into the ins and outs of the NSF grant proposal process. The webinar consists of a presentation and a live Q&A session with Directorate for Geosciences Program Officers. Participants must register in advance.

iassa logo1ICASS X Tenth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences:
Arctic Generations: Looking Back and Looking Forward
15-19 June 2021, Arkhangelsk, RUSSIA

Call for Abstracts
DEADLINE: December 25, 2020
Submit Abstracts at https://icass.uni.edu/

US Ice Drilling Program

 

 

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) offers an NSF-sponsored opportunity for early career scientists, postdocs, and PhD students in the U.S. to apply for travel support to the October 2021 Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) and International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Open Science meeting in Crans-Montana, Switzerland ( https://indico.psi.ch/event/6697/overview ). Applicants must be currently employed by a university or research institution within the U.S; under-represented minorities and from minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Logo_Viadrina_Mentoring_web_150pix ©Giraffe Werbeagentur GmbH / BlissmediaViadrina Mentoring and Coaching Program for Female Postdoctoral Researchers

Who: female doctoral researchers in the final stage of their PhD, postdoctoral researchers, female heads of junior research groups and female junior professors

Duration: 12 month

POTSDAM SUMMER SCHOOL 2021
Water: Our Global Common Good - The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea

from August 09 until August 18, 2021 in Potsdam, Germany

This is just a reminder that the deadline for applications for this year's AGU Cryosphere Flash Freeze Competition is Wednesday, November 25. Please email applications (1 pg. letter of intent and 2 pg CV) to Ryan W. Webb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Call for Applications:
2021 Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has announced a call for applications for its 2021 Arctic Innovator Program. The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program supports early career innovators with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to address fundamental hard technology manufacturing challenges. Hard technology is defined as physical devices.

Interact logoCall for researchers/experts to join the INTERACT Expert Pool of scientists

INTERACT -The International Network for Research and Monitoring in the Arctic- is seeking experts from various fields of research from natural sciences to human dimension to join an international pool of experts to help with the scientific evaluation of the INTERACT Transnational Access applications. Currently, experts are especially needed on topics such as land-based and air-borne contaminants and pollutants, genetics, geomorphology, microplastics, One Health and soil science. However, scientists from other fields of research are also warmly invited to join the INTERACT Expert Pool.  

The University of Maine is seeking outstanding applicants for a new graduate training program focused on fostering systems perspectives to address the challenges of complex socio-environmental changes in the Arctic. This program is designed to provide the next generation of Arctic system scientists with new competencies and skills to advance understanding of the new Arctic and support improved outcomes in the Arctic and beyond.

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the availability of a new hub of webpages featuring information about each of Arctic research projects that have been supported through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) program. Explore the site to learn more about NNA project activities, team members, and field site locations. The site also includes information about the newest round of 2020 NNA grantees.

YESSIn the past year, the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) have developed a new Strategic Action Plan and have been working to understand and support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also be involved in the upcoming American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, including in a session entitled “Moving Beyond the Standard: A Transdisciplinary Virtual Event for Early-Career Scientists." Discover more here.

MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change Programme
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK

This one-year MSc(Res) programme should interest students seeking Masters-level research training and experience within the broad subject area of cold-regions science. Its research areas include glaciology, geomorphology, climate change, Quaternary science, and oceanic and atmospheric processes.

The LVIS L1A Geotagged Images, Version 1 data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC).  This data set contains geotagged images collected from 21 May 2019 through 08 August 2019 over the United States, Western Canada, and Central America. The images were taken by two NASA Digital Mapping Cameras which were mounted alongside the Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS), an airborne lidar scanning laser altimeter. The data were collected as part of either the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission or NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program campaign, the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE).
 

NSFThe National Science Foundation has released an updated solicitation for Navigating the New Arctic (NNA). Navigating the New Arctic is part of NSF's "Big Ideas," 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, even though proposals must be submitted to the Directorate for Geosciences when responding to this solicitation, once received, the proposals will be managed by a cross-Directorate team of NSF Program Directors. 

pyrn logoDear PYRN members! Let me invite you next summer in Yakutsk (Russia) for taking part in 6th Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists commemorating 100th birthday of Evgeny M. Katasonov and Nina P. Anisimova, June 29 –July 13, 2021. The Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists (FYPS 2021) will include 1) Current Challenges and Future Prospects for Geocryology, a conference held from June 29 to July 2, 2021, and 2) Cryo-Deserts 2021, a field workshop from July 3 to 13, 2021. Please consider the 1st circular & see everyone in Yakutsk!

the icepod logo 072019For the seventh episode of The IcePod, we met with Robert Hausen who works as a forecaster for the German Weather Service (DWD) and joined leg 3 of the MOSAiC expedition. Since Robert was a kid, he always waited for the snow to fall and grew up wondering about all kinds of weather phenomena. And this is where he ended up: Polarstern. MOSAiC has been his first Arctic cruise while Robert usually sails the Antarctic seas. This actually qualified him to take part in the coldest leg that MOSAiC could offer its participants. 
 

IASCThe International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)is now soliciting applications to be the next Secretaries for our:Atmosphere Working Group,Social and Human Working Group,Terrestrial Working Group.Being an IASC Working Group Secretary provides a unique experience to support and gain insight into international and interdisciplinary science cooperation. We hope that applicants will see this as a unique professional development opportunity. Duties for the Working Group Secretary include preparation and secretarial support for the Working Group meetings, tracking of activities’ deliverables, and communication with the Working Group and the central Secretariat during the year.The last day to apply is 6 December 2020.

The Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge offers a nine-month Masters Course in Polar Studies. It is a well established course and offers teaching, training and supervision in either the Polar Physical Sciences or the Polar Social Sciences/ Humanities although students may attend lectures from both strands. There is a short video introducing the course available from here, further information about our Masters Programme can be found here. We are running a live Q&A session on Friday 13th November at 13:00 (GMT). Please register here.

logo glacialis whaleWe are a team of biologists, research technicians and a professionnal photographer who are committed to document the fragile environment of the Arctic. We are planning an expedition to the Labrador Sea and Baffin Bay starting in May 2021. EXPEDITION GLACIALIS will monitor the marine mammals and wildlife visually, acoustically and with a thermal camera. We will collect micro-plastic samples and other relevant parameters as well. Our intention is to do open science in collaboration with institutions, universities and communities. We have several partners with a strong interest in collecting and sharing data in these regions and are currently are looking for specific partners related to physico-chemical parameters that we could collect. Find out more here.

IARPC LogoThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) supports communication and collaboration across all areas of Arctic research. In addition to collaboration teams that implement the Arctic Research Plan, we have a number of self-forming teams. These teams are spaces for IARPC Collaborations members to organize around topics they find important. We at IARPC encourage all Arctic researchers and community members to join IARPC Collaborations and check out our self-forming teams.
 

SCAR logo 2018 white backgroundThe deadline for Visiting Scholar applications has been extended to 25 November. In recognition of the current travel restrictions as there will be significant flexibility with regard to the timing of completion of the visits. We also welcome applications that are planned to be completed virtually. Full details and how to apply on SCAR`s Visiting Scholar Scheme page.

For a special Issue of the Polar Record journal, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University Press, papers on the topic of Arctic Science Diplomacy in the Rapidly Changing World: From Regional to Global Scales are welcomed. We invite research papers from scientists and experts in this field. For more information please visit the journal website.

The Journal of Marine Science and Engineering invites manuscript submissions for a special issue titled, The Ice-Ocean Boundary. Editors welcome contributions from a broad range of theoretical, modeling, field, and laboratory research into processes that affect this boundary region. Submissions are welcomed until 31 March 2021.

The World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) has opened the call-for-data for the observation period 2018/19. We are compiling standardized data on glacier front variations, glaciological mass balances (at point and glacier-wide level) as well as glacier changes in area, thickness, and volume from geodetic surveys. Furthermore, we are interested in special events such as related to glacier surges, avalanches, or lake outburst floods. For more information, data submission guidelines and forms please check our website. Data submission deadline is December 1, 2020.

egu logoThe EGU General Assembly 2021, traditionally held each spring in Vienna, Austria, will take place entirely online. In its place, EGU will host vEGU21: Gather Online (#vEGU21), a completely virtual event that will take place from 19–30 April and bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. With this call for abstracts, all scientific sessions are open to receive your contribution. The deadline for abstract submission is 13 January 2021, 13:00 CET. You are kindly invited to find a session for your abstract here

 

 

unnamedThe Antarctic Environments Portal provides ready access to high-level summary information on Antarctic issues, based on the best available scientific knowledge. SCAR’s primary aim in hosting the Portal is to fulfil its remit of providing objective and independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System on issues of science and conservation affecting the management of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. We are excited to have launched a ‘new look’ Portal website which has been redesigned to make it easier for users to find the information they want and to access additional resources. The Portal’s Information Summaries have also been designed to make them more user-friendly.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers a free online course on 'Remote Sensing of Wildfires'starting 2 November 2020. Learn how satellite imagery and the science of remote sensing allows us to detect wildfires, help manage their spread, and guide ecological restoration. It's a self-paced 4-week course and the content is tailored for a broad audience (high school to University students).

Course Link: https://www.edx.org/course/remote-sensing-of-wildfires

Quantarcticais a collection of Antarctic geographical datasets for research, education, operations and environment management that works on free GIS software QGIS. To respond to the strong desire of the community and to take the full benefits of rapidly growing knowledge base in Antarctica and Southern Ocean, Norwegian Polar Institute is currently developing a plan to make a major update to Quantarctica version 4. We would like to start this process with a community survey to hear about datasets, data categories, and functions you want to see in QA4. We need your feedback by the end of November. The survey takes 5-10 minutes.

 

We would like to draw your attention to the extension of the deadline to submit your manuscript to the Focus Section onArctic and Antarctic Seismology, to be published in the July 2021 volume of Seismological Research Letters. The new deadline is December 28, 2020. Please visit this website for a detailed scope and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Kind regards and stay safe, Myrto Pirli & Peter Voss (Guest Editors)

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages - languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in human-language. Learn more and submit a full proposal by November 18

The Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) is the only cross-directorate NSF program specifically aimed at providing protected time and resources to established scientists and engineers targeted at the mid-career (Associate Professor rank or equivalent) stage. By (re)-investing in mid-career investigators, the National Science Foundation aims to enable and grow a more diverse scientific workforce (more women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities) at high academic ranks, who remain engaged and active in cutting-edge research.

Participating programs in the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Geosciences (GEO), Engineering (ENG), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), and Education and Human Resources (EHR) will accept MCA proposals. Program Investigators are encouraged to discuss the suitability of their MCA proposal with a program officer from the appropriate directorate.

Read more at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21516/nsf21516.htm.

The Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska has released the Inuit led report entitled Food Security and Self-Governance: Inuit Role in Managing Arctic Marine Resources. The Food Sovereignty and Self Governance Project is bringing Inuit together to lead their own work. To access the report, please visit the website of the Inuit Circumpolar Cuncil.

iasc webThe Arctic Science Summit Week 2021 (24-26 March 2021) under the overarching topic “The Arctic: Regional Change Global Impacts” now accepts calls for abstracts. The conference will be held online and will include oral and e-poster presentations. Each lead author may submit up to one oral and one e-poster presentation until November 30, 2020. Abstracts are limited to 1500 characters and the title should not be longer than 150 characters.

The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) is delighted to announce the 28th AMOS Annual Conference: ‘Science for Impact’. We will hold this event online, 8–12 February 2021. Our ‘Science for Impact’ theme highlights the real-world benefits science has, and can continue to have, through collaboration and partnerships. AMOS 2021 delegates are not just from Australia but from across the world—researchers, government representatives, NGOs, businesses, students and the media. The AMOS Organising Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the AMOS 2021 Annual Conference until 6 November.

SCAR logo 2018 white backgroundOn behalf of SCAR Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social SciencesSCAR Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences, we invite all Antarctic researchers, support staff, students, and anyone else involved in Antarctic research or logistics to fill out this survey.Your response will help the team to understand how we as a community are affected and will inform strategic decisions to mitigate impacts. Please click here to participate in the survey.Your participation in this survey is voluntary, confidential, and anonymous. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete this survey. Note that the survey is set to close by 8 November 2020 (23:59 GMT). If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Herbert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Daniela Liggett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

As you know, due to the Covid Pandemic in all World and in Latin America, the Organizing Committee of the 3rd Sochicri Annual Meeting has decided to postpone our meeting to 18-19 March 2021. The local committee decided to organize the meeting fully online and participation it will be entirely free of inscription fees. For those who had already paid their inscription, find details below. Those participants who still wish to send an abstract, you can do it until Nov., 30th 2020 via the webpage.

Are you a student looking to fund your innovative research in Cryospheric Science? Consider participating in the Flash Freeze competition at this year's Fall Meeting! The AGU Cryosphere Section Executive Committee is now accepting applications for the Cryosphere Innovation Award for Students that will be decided in the Flash Freeze competition during the Fall Meeting (Thursday, December 10). The award is open to all students attending the 2020 Fall Meeting and is given to support and recognize innovative student-led research in the Cryospheric Sciences. Students wishing to participate in this year's competition are required to submit a letter of intent (not to exceed one (1) page) and a CV (not to exceed two (2) pages) to the Innovation Award subcommittee chaired by Ryan Webb via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 25, 2020 at midnight US eastern time.  

IASCThe IASC Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic.A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality. The whole IASC community, from all countries and career stages, is encouraged to submit a nomination by sending this form to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., demonstrating the nominee’s excellence and sustained contribution to the understanding of the Arctic (see evaluation criteria). Nominations for the 2021 IASC Medal, which is expected to be awarded at the ASSW 2021, can be submitted to the IASC Secretariat until 31 December 2020.

In 2021, a coalition of organizations including The Arctic Institute, Women in Polar Science, and Women of the Arctic will be organizing a webinar series, "Breaking the Ice Ceiling". The aim is to highlight research, experience, and stories of polar women researchers. Please fill out this form if you would like to present in this webinar series and the organizers will reach out and follow up on coordination.

iasc webThe call for abstracts for the science days of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2021 (24-26 March 2021) under the overarching topic “The Arctic: Regional Change Global Impacts” is now open. Despite the focus on the Arctic, several sessions accept contributions on the Antarctic, aiming at fostering networking and advances on research on both poles. Abstracts text is limited to 1500 characters and the title should not be longer than 150 characters. Deadline for abstract submission is 30 November 2020. Read the 2nd circular.

We are pleased to present newly combined high-resolution reconstructions of Antarctic palaeotopography and Southern Ocean palaeobathymetry for five time intervals between the Eocene–Oligocene boundary (ca. 34 Ma) and the present-day. The grids were produced by merging separately published reconstructions of palaeotopography and palaeobathymetry from two recent studies (Paxman et al., 2019; Hochmuth et al., 2020), and are a key output of the Past Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics (PAIS) Antarctic palaeotopography and palaeobathymetry working group of SCAR. The grids are freely available to download here.

logo uarctic horWe are delighted to announce today the launch of the Læra Institute for Circumpolar Education (Læra Institute), a new institute within the international University of the Arctic (UArctic). Læra Institute lead partners Trent University and the University of Northern British Columbia are privileged to be joined in this initiative by the Arctic State Agrotechnological University in Russia, Nord University in Norway, and Lakehead University and Yukon University in Canada.

CLIVASH2kinitiates a data call of published and unpublished Antarctic ice core records of Na+ and SO42-, ideally as both flux and concentration, at the best available resolution (seasonal to decadal) spanning the past two thousand years. To submit data, please fill in the excel template (download here) by 1 December, send it to Elizabeth Thomas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Diana Vladimirova: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us if you wish to be involved in the data interpretation or analysis. Thank you. 
 
 

New digital technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence are leading to a major transformation in Earth observation and opening up a wealth of opportunities for science and business alike. Embracing this new era, ESA and the European Geosciences Union (EGU) have opened a competition for an award in Earth observation excellence. Do you know someone who is in the early stages of their career, but already deserves recognition for their innovative use of Earth observation? If so, there is now a unique opportunity to nominate them for the new ESA–EGU Earth Observation Excellence Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is 2 November 2020.

A new book entitled “Arctic Hydrology, Permafrost and Ecosystems”, co-edited by Dr. Daqing Yang of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Prof. Douglas Kane of Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks, has been published in September 2020 by Springer. This book, drawing on the latest research results from across the circumpolar regions, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of the key terrestrial components of the Arctic system, i.e. hydrology, climatology, permafrost, and ecology. With an integrated system approach, the book’s 30 chapters, written by a diverse team of leading scholars (86 authors from 12 countries), carefully examine Arctic climate variability/change, large river hydrology, lakes and wetlands, snow cover and ice processes, permafrost characteristics, vegetation/landscape changes, and the future trajectory of Arctic system evolution.

AC quickguide 2020.pdfThe Arctic Council published a quick guide to itself; who participates in it, what it does, and its accomplishments. Find the free download here.

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The Ecologic Institute, Migration in Harmony Research Coordination Network (MiH-RCN), and The Arctic Institute invite applications for the Arctic Winter College. The Arctic Winter College is a series of web-based seminars (webinars) that will take place on Tuesdays, 18:00-20:00 Central European Time from 12 January to 23 March 2021. Weekly webinars, featuring diverse experts and hosted by MiH-RCN Principle Investigator Victoria Herrmann, will focus on the theme “Arctic on the Move.” Urbanization, globalization, and the impacts of climate change are activating the simultaneous migrations of species, ecosystems, settlements, and cultures across Arctic coastlines.

The European Commission and the European Space Agency are working together to improve cooperation and to identify the grand science challenges in Polar research that may drive joint EC-ESA scientific activities in the coming years. The European Polar Science Week is one of the first results of this increased cooperation between the two organisations. It will take place on-line October 26-30 2020.Find more details and registration before October 20.

iassa logoThe International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) announces the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X) to be held on the campus of Northern (Arctic) Federal University, in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 15-19 June 2021. 

the icepod logo 072019The IcePod goes live and Antarctic! For our first live episode that we broadcasted during the APECS workshop "Antarctic Science: Global connections", we met with the Australian weather observer and Ph.D. candidate Vicki Heinrich. Well, actually, it wasn't only Vicki but we had another special guest: Vickie's pet cat sneaking around. 
 

The Permafrost Carbon Network (PCN) invites contributions of data for a synthesis aimed at improving the understanding of fire effects on permafrost thermal regimes across the pan-Arctic. This synthesis arose from a breakout session at the PCN meeting before the American Geophysical Union last December.

UK Russia MARESEDU session leaflet Anna Gebruk1The Marine Research and Eduation (MaresEdu) conference hosts two sessions that are focused on the Arctic region and we invite everyone with an interest to Arctic region and marine research to attend these sessions: 1. Special session on the UN Decade of Ocean Science with a focus on the Arctic region, and 2. UK-Russia joint session on marine expeditions in the Arctic Understanding Marine Biology and Biogeochemistry of the Changing Arctic OceanPlease note that all sessions of MaresEdu are free but you need to fill in registration form to attend.

iassa logoThe Arctic Resilience Forum 2020 will be held online as a series of ten weekly 1,5 hours long webinars starting this Wednesday,
October 7, 2020. The Forum is hosted by the Icelandic Chairmanship and co-organized by the Sustainable Development Working Group and the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. You can find the weekly schedule below and register on the dedicated event website hosted by the Belfer Center. Simultaneous Russian interpretation will be provided for all sessions. We hope that you will join us and we appreciate you sharing this information with your networks.

The SCAR Antarctic biodiversity portal and the SCAR Standing Committee of Antarctic Data Managers (SCADM) and expert group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI) are excited to present a series of online webinars designed to help you to better integrate your biological field work and research cycle.

Date: 3 - 6 November 2020
Time: 09:00 UTC - 10:30 UTC

The Arctic Research Consortium of the US announces the Early Career Conference Funding Award to support up to twenty, US-based, early career researchers and students to participate in meetings and events relevant to Arctic research. In lieu of full travel grants during 2020/21, these funding awards will cover registration fees, session/abstract submission costs, and other relevant expenses related to virtual conference attendance for one conference or event scheduled to take place through 31 May 2021. The deadline for submitting an award application is 5:00pm Alaska time, 1 November 2020. For more information on the award, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit this website.

Are you using drone-based remote sensing to advance understanding of cryospheric systems? If so, please consider submitting a manuscript to our new Frontiers in Remote Sensing Research Topic: “Innovation and Applications of UAV Remote Sensing in Cryospheric Systems.An abridged version of our call is appended below, and key dates are as follows: Abstract deadline: 29 January 2021, Full manuscripts: 2 July 2021

For the sixth episode, The IcePod went overseas where we connected with Taneil Uttal in Boulder, Colorado. Taneil is a meteorologist at NOAA, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Taneil Uttal and Anja Sommerfeld from the fifth episode of The IcePod were the female atmospheric force during the darkest hours of the MOSAiC sea-ice drift. As the leader of the Atmospheric Team, Taneil felt it was her main job to make everybody else's job easy. Leg 2 being the only fully sun-free period of the expedition, it provided Taneil with the best opportunities to observe the most extreme conditions in the Arctic, and to measure all the 'zeros' during darkness. Find the new episode here.

Université Laval's Sentinel North program announces the opening of the Sentinel North excellence scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships competition, from September 1 to October 10, 2020.These scholarships and fellowships aim to encourage the best candidates to undertake or pursue research activities within theSentinel North research program in a transdisciplinary environment.Master, PhD and postdoctoral projects can earn support.Candidates who stand out by the excellence of their academic record and the innovative and multidisciplinary potential of their research project are invited to submit their application.

Deadline to apply: October 10, 2020

Find out more about the eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria for the competition here

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California, invites applications for one or more Institution-wide Postdoctoral positions in any of the major areas of research conducted at Scripps. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research in the world. Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, earth, and atmosphere.

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) of The Ohio State University announces the 2020 Byrd Fellowship Program for Postdoctoral Researchers. This program was established through a major gift from the Byrd Foundation in memory of Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd and Marie Ames Byrd, his wife. This program provides fellowships at The Ohio State University for postdoctoral researchers with superior academic backgrounds who are pursuing advanced research on topics relevant to polar and alpine environments as well as global climate change. Postdoctoral fellows must have received their Ph.D. within five years of selection. Except for fieldwork and other fellowship related research activities that require absence from campus, Byrd Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center during the tenure of their fellowship.

The First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), in partnership with The Henry Luce Foundation invite applications for 10 Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowships. Through this fellowship program, organizers will award 10 fellowships to outstanding Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people.

The Gender Equality in the Arctic (GEA) project is proud to announce “GEA III Report Feedback Sessions”, a series of six online sessions presenting the work of the project’s lead-authors for the Pan-Arctic Report on Gender Equality in the Arctic. The sessions are an integral part of the process of calling for feedback and suggestions for the report and to inform future work on the topic of Gender Equality in the Arctic. In each session the lead-authors and selected contributors for one chapter will present their work and answer questions and engage in conversation with registered participants. Participants are invited and encouraged to comment and make suggestions. Read more on the GEA Report here.  

Find more about the session descriptions and dates here: https://arcticgenderequality.network/gea-iii-report-feedback-sessions

Call for contributions for Northern Notes Autumn/Winter 2020 Edition 54th. Please submit your contribution until 1 November to Ann Crawford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YESS LogoWith the success of the first edition of the Science Webinar and the interests shown by the YESS community, the team comprising members from the Online Events and Science Working Groups launches the second edition of the Science Webinar series. The goal of the webinar series is to keep the community well informed with the latest research and broaden their knowledge in areas of the Earth sciences. The online activities have been helpful in the professional development of early-career researchers and keep them motivated during these uncertain times.

YESS LogoHigh Impact Weather Project (HIWeather) is a 10-year research project established in 2016 by WMO’s World Weather Research Programme (WWRP). HIWeather is aimed at achieving dramatic improvements in the effectiveness of weather-related hazard warnings, following recent advancements in numerical weather prediction at km-scale and in disaster risk reduction. In this context, the WWRP and the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) Community are delighted to announce the first edition of the Citizen Science Webinar Series between September and November 2020. 

inuit logoThe Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska, in collaboration with partners, is pleased to release the report: Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance - Inuit Role in Arctic Marine Resource Management. This Inuit-led report illuminates the unique and rich Inuit values and management practices that have successfully safeguarded the Arctic for thousands of years. 

The NASA MEaSUREs ITS_LIVE scene-pair velocity data set is now available online at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with a new tool for rapidly selecting and filtering the data. This new data set consists of single-pair image-correlation-based ice flow velocities generated from the entire Landsat 4, 5, 7 & 8 archive. The 8 million individual scene-pairs cover all the permanent ice-covered areas larger than 5 km2, globally. It spans 1984 to early 2019 and has a spatial resolution of 240m. Regular updates to near-real-time (~1 to 2 months latency) are planned before the end of the year.

COVID-19 Reporting Card system provides a daily updated summarized high-level overview of the statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arctic. The reporting card includes information about the total confirmed cases, deaths, death rate per 100 000 cases, and a number of cases and deaths added per the last 24 hours for 52 arctic and northern regions. One may view the reporting card for any available date, download the current report as PDF, and subscribe to receive the most recent version of the reporting card to email daily, three times per week, or once per week.

To subscribe or view visit: 

https://www.geotree.uni.edu/arcticcovid/

More information about the project: https://arcticcovid.uni.edu/

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) announces the release of their  Summer 2020 Ice Bits newsletter. Ice Bits is the quarterly update of the U.S. IDPO and Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) group activities.

Topics highlighted in this edition include:

  • 2020-2030 Long Range Science and Long Range Drilling Technology Plans Updated,
  • 2020 Ice Core Working Group White Papers,
  • 2020 Science Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting and SAB Rotations,
  • IDP-WI Refocuses on Development and Maintenance Work Amid COVID-19 Pandemic,
  • COVID-19 Transformed 2020 School of Ice is Successfully Executed,
  • Acknowledgment of IDP in Publications, and
  • Ice Drilling Support for NSF Polar Proposals.

To view or download the current newsletter, go to:
https://www.arcus.org/civicrm/mailing/url?u=25346&qid=4341529

The Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS) would like to draw your attention to the release of a new range of High Resolution Snow & Ice (HR-S&I) Monitoring products.
These products are now operationally available and include:

  •     Fractional Snow Cover (FSC)
  •     Persistent Snow Area (PSA)
  •     River and Lake Ice Extent (RLIE)
  •     Aggregated River and Lake Ice Extent (ARLIE)

The first-ever Strategic Plan for the Canadian Permafrost Association (CPA) has been drafted and is ready for review by the permafrost community.  You can download it at https://canadianpermafrostassociation.ca/Strategic-Plan.htm.

Feedback is easy and anonymous: just click on the link at the end of each of the five themes within the document. We look forward to your feedback, the deadline for comments has been extended to September 21. 

ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students and post-docs (<2 yrs since graduation) interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides fellows with a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area) on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas as rapporteurs, documenting group activities on monthly telecons and at ESIP’s semi-annual meetings. As fellows become more familiar with collaboration-area activities, they may choose to integrate their own research, which can result in publication and additional funding opportunities.

iassa logo1ICASS X's theme is Arctic Generations: Looking Back and Looking Forward. Research on social sciences and humanities have a great responsi- bility to address the challenges for sustainable development in the Arctic, with a specific focus on past, present and future generations of Arctic residents. The generational nature of changes and responses have lately become more recog- nized by many policy makers and researchers. A focus on generations highlights the long-term, fundamental nature and scope of changes, im- pacts and adaptation strategies. Another focus of ICASS X is Indigenous knowledge and inter- and transdisciplinary research in the Arctic.

As a stakeholder of the Polar and Sub-polar region, we are pleased to announce that the call for proposals for the BEST 2.0+ grant scheme is now open!

BEST 2.0+ is designed to support actions on the ground carried out by local stakeholders in the EU and UK Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). The objective remains the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in the OCTs. This call has been adapted to cope with the consequences of the covid-19 outbreak and has been extended to include circular economy solutions.

Member positions are opening in the leadership group of the SOOS Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas Regional Working Group.

The Regional Working Group aims to discuss progress and ideas in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Sea sector to improve the functioning, development, outputs and outcomes of research, policy and stakeholder groups. From a practical perspective, we seek to coordinate and publicise current and future studies in the region to promote greater collaboration and opportunities.

The High Mountain Asia Near-Global Multi-Decadal Glacial Lake Inventory, Version 1 data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set contains polygons of glacial lake extent on a near-global scale, averaged over five multi-year periods between 1990 and 2018 using optical imagery from Landsat missions 4, 5, 7, and 8.

Access to the data and documentation is provided on the data set web page at the NSIDC DAAC: https://nsidc.org/data/hma_gli

In partnership with Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, students and youth from northern and southern Canada, we are preparing short films showcasing different journeys from members of our community. If you would like to share your journey, please click here, where you’ll be invited to record 30 second videos to respond to some questions. You can respond to one, a few or all questions. Voice-only submissions are also welcome! If you wish to contribute anonymously, written responses are also welcome, and will be read and recorded by Indigenous youth.

Read more here.

UArctic logo newIn the 2020 issue of UArctic's annual Shared Voices magazine they feature examples of climate action from their network: broader organizational efforts, personal and individual actions, and concrete examples from the grassroots level. How does climate action look like in politics and leadership? What are current national priorities in the Arctic? What can we learn from COVID-19 to improve online education? 

Read more here.

Interact logoThe EU-H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) opens a call for research groups to apply for Trans-National Access and Remote Access to 52 (TA) and 33 (RA) research stations. The current call for Trans-national and Remote Access applications is open until 15th October 2020, and it is for access taking place between April 2021 and March 2022. Regarding COVID-19 and the ongoing call: we proceed with the call in a regular manner, but reserve the possibility to modify the call, postpone the granted accesses or negotiate shift from physical access to remote access if the situation and safety regulations so require. You can find the TA/RA Call informationdescriptions of stations and their facilities, and registration to the INTERACCESS on-line application system from the INTERACT website.

Find more information here

With just ten years to go to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda, science funders from around the world have asked the International Science Council (ISC) to convene the insights and ideas of the broader global scientific community on the critical priorities for science that will support and enable societies to accomplish the goals by 2030. ISC wants to hear from scientists in all fields and all disciplines, including the natural, social and human sciences. 

Deadline for submission: 2 October 2020. For further information, please contact Katsia Paulavets, Senior Science Officer, ISC, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read more here.

An extended report by Aborigen-Forum, Centre for the Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Arctic Consult, and Batani foundation. 

This is extended report prepared by Gennady Schukin (Aborigen-Forum, Russia), Rodion Sulyandziga, PhD (Centre for the Support of indigenous Peoples of the North, Russia), Dmitry Berezhkov (Arctic Consult, Norway) and Pavel Sulyandziga, PhD (Batani Foundation, US) based on the Aborigen-Forum position paper “COVID-19 in Russia. The impact on indigenous peoples’ communities”, prepared for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples and the Arctic Consult report “Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North and COVID 19: Challenges in Achieving the SDGs” prepared for the Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education “Tebtebba Foundation.”

Read the full report here.

iasc webEvery year around December, IASC publishes our Arctic science calendar.

For graphics and photographs we depend solely on what the IASC community sends us. We are looking for new photographs for the publication of the 2020 Calendar, and other IASC publications such as the website, brochures, social media, and Bulletin. We welcome images depicting all areas of Arctic science: scientists in the field, animals, landscapes, everyday life in the Arctic, and more!

Submission for a special issue of the journal Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433) belonging to the section "Climatology" and titled "Interactions between the Cryosphere and Climate (Change)" will stay open until February 5, 2021.  

You can follow this link for further details:

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/Cryosphere_Climate">https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/Cryosphere_Climate

 

Reconnecting with Heritage

Have you already heard about this fun and important international call? Reconnecting with your Heritage. Draw your Heritage.

In addition to the link, I have attached the details. I am hoping that your networks will reach out to polar communities everywhere and get the kids drawing!!! This sounds like a lot of fun and can really get the Poles on the map :D 

Please consider submitting papers that focus on various aspects of Arctic hydrology to the special issue in open source journal “ Water” (IF 2.524) https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/Arctic_Region. Submission is currently open until October 1, 2020 but will be extended until February 2021.

If you are US based now or know collaborators who are then the BSSw (Better Scientific Software -https://bssw.io/)  Fellowship Program might be of interest – https://bssw.io/blog_posts/applications-open-for-the-2021-bssw-fellowship-program (applications are open for their 2021 Fellowship Program). The progam was originally modelled off the SSI Fellows programme.

Any questions about it – contact the BSSw Fellowship co-ordinator - Hai Ah Nam - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR, Version 3 data set, accessible from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC), has been updated to a new version. This data set is part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program. It provides velocity estimates determined from Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) data for major glacier outlet areas in Greenland. The maps are produced from image pairs measured by the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) twin satellites TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X (TSX / TDX).

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Université Laval's Sentinel North program announces the opening of the Sentinel North excellence scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships competition, from September 1 to October 10, 2020. 

These scholarships and fellowships aim to encourage the best candidates to undertake or pursue research activities within the Sentinel North research program in a transdisciplinary environment. 

I am reaching out to the cryosphere/glaciology community to ask for some assistance. My name is Will Harcourt and I am a PhD student at the University of St Andrews where I am developing new techniques to monitor glaciers from satellites and the ground. I am working on a very exciting outreach project, in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), to create a piece a music that encapsulates my research and the wider discipline. The aim of this project is to combine the artistic excellence of musicians and the knowledge of scientific researchers to bring the world of science to new audiences. The final piece will be presented at the Scottish edition of the Explorathon 2020 event (https://www.explorathon.co.uk/) due to be held in St Andrews, but will of course now be mostly virtual. Explorathon is a part of the European Researchers’ night (and day) which celebrates research through public outreach.

The 2020 August Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report is now available online. The SIO, a product of the Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2), provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share predictions and ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. The Outlook is not an operational forecast.

Clic logo1The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is performing several consultations as part of its new WCRP implementation plan, and the input from its core projects is essential; as CliC, the Climate & Cryosphere Project we have been requested to provide nominees to be part of the Regional Consultations.

Clic logo1The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is performing several consultations as part of its new WCRP implementation plan, and the input from its core projects is essential; as CliC, the Climate & Cryosphere Project, we have been requested to provide nominees to be part of the task teams that will develop the proposed Lighthouse Activities (LHA) science plans. LHA are intended to be:
--Major experiments, high-visibility projects, infrastructure building blocks
--Activities that truly bring together the capabilities (scientific, technical, infrastructure) from across the whole of WCRP and with partners.

Below is an exciting opportunity for early career researchers with expertise in Ocean science and interest in Arctic region to join the international team developing the Arctic Action Plan of the United Nation’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UNDOS) 2021 – 2030.

soosThe WAPSA Regional Working Group of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is inviting nominations for new members of its Leadership Group. The Leadership Group supports the Group Co-Chairs in driving the activities and strategic oversight of the working group, including working towards the objectives of the Working Group, identifying opportunities for further collaborations and funding, and representing the Working Group at national and international meetings.

We would like to remind you of the call for papers for a Seismological Research Letters Focus Section dedicated to Arctic and Antarctic Seismology. The Focus Section will be published on the July 2021 issue, while the deadline to submit your manuscript is 1st December 2020. Please visit the journal website for a detailed scope and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Kind regards and stay safe, Myrto Pirli & Peter Voss (Guest Editors)

The Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, opens the International laboratory of Integrated studies and sustainability of the Arctic. Students, postgrads and post docs are invited on a full-term basis to participate in the project on ecosystem services in permafrost zone, and Arctic social-ecological systems in 2021-23. All of those interested in working In Moscow on the forefront of complex humanitarian and physical sciences project are invited to send short CV and 10 sentences motivation letter to Dr. Gleb Kraev This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Wednesday 26 August. Working knowledge of Russian is essential.

icarpThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is beginning our yearly effort to gather information on relevant research activities that have occurred over the last fiscal year. We hope this provides you an opportunity to share the work you have been doing during FY2020 with the wider research community. We welcome all to contribute information on recent work that is relevant to the Arctic Research Plan. You can identify where your work fits in by finding the relevant research goal (e.g., Sea Ice, Coastal Resilience, Permafrost etc.) and then narrowing down to the specific activity (Performance Element) your work responds to.

The Arctic Sciences Section in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is now accepting proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) to conduct dissertation-level research about and related to the Arctic region. The Programs that are currently accepting DDRIG proposals are the Arctic Social Sciences (ASSP), Arctic System Science (ARCSS), and Arctic Observing Network (AON) Programs.

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) invites registration for the 2020 ARCUS Annual Meeting

This meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, 29 October 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. AKDT (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PT/11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. MT/12:00-2:00 p.m. CT/1:00-3:00 p.m. ET).

Call for submission – Vox Pop Inclusion in Northern Research

Our community of Northern research is diverse: it includes people from the North and the South, involves workers and scientists from communities, government and academia as well as stakeholders and knowledge-holders from across the Arctic Circle. Many different journeysled our members to where they are today, contributing to the richness of our community.

100 Kosek KlaudiaJennings Inger SIOS Call for Access 2020The fourth call for access to SIOS research infrastructure is now open! This call is a great opportunity for Early Career Researchers wishing to conduct fieldwork in Svalbard during 2021.

IASCThe IASC Social & Human Working Group (SHWG) is now receiving proposals for consideration for funding in 2020-21. All proposals will be fully discussed and considered at an online SHWG meeting in September (date TBD). All funds allocated by IASC in 2020 should be spent before or at ASSW2021.The proposal template can be found here.

The MEaSUREs Greenland Image Mosaics from Sentinel-1A and -1B, Version 3 data set, accessible from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC), has been updated to a new version and new data access options are also available. The data have been reprocessed using upgraded software and a revised DEM. There are two new parameters, a calibrated sigma0 radar backscatter product and a calibrated and radiometrically terrain-corrected gamma0 radar backscatter product. Both of these products have a spatial resolution of 50 m, while the uncalibrated product, image, has an improved spatial resolution of 25 m. All the products have been simplified, with the mosaics merged into single cloud-optimized geoTIFFs.

We have developed a new citizen science app called GlacierMap with a view to assessing the value of "crowd sourced" mapping of glacier change (in this case applied to the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes), and to contribute to learning and awareness of contemporary issues around glacier change and water resources. The app has primarily been designed with secondary education in mind but we welcome input from all, including the glaciology community, so that we can compare the mapping conducted by the general public against that conducted by those with experience in glaciology. 
We are happy to announce the start of the second Marine Ice Sheet-Ocean Modeling Intercomparison Project (MISOMIP2) as a follow-up to previous ISOMIP, MISMIP and MISOMIP activities. This targeted project supported by the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) program is dedicated to advance coupled glacier-ocean modeling for Antarctica, and foster a close collaboration between ice and ocean communities.
 

arcusThe Arctic Research Consortium of the United States announces the release of 30 virtual meeting backgrounds. ARCUS supports a rich range of Arctic research, education, and communication activities. Our Polar Media Archive is a valuable resource that is home to over 20,000 beautiful photos from across the Arctic: photos in the Archive are available for not-for-profit, non-commercial use with proper attribution. We’re proud to present 30 hand-picked images to serve as virtual meeting backgrounds. Information on how to enable virtual backgrounds is available from the Zoom Help Center. Setup varies across meeting platforms.

We are please to announce that registration and abstract submission for our WAIS Workshop 2020 Virtual Science Sessions is now open. Sessions will take place during  September 21 - 28. Please register and submit your abstract by August 28 here.Participants will be organized into groups of <15 participants, with up to 10 speakers who each give an 8 minute talk. Talks will be followed by a WAIS-style 20 minute discussion moderated by a session convener. The goal is that most participants will attend and present in two ~100-minute sessions scheduled at the convenience of the session participants during the designated week. All sessions will be recorded and posted on YouTube for future community consumption.
 

ee23a1b5 7ed6 4662 b6b4 8a0b62a94aa3The Polar Archaeology Network was established in 2007 in response to a perceived need by the polar archaeological research community for better engagement with broader initiatives in polar science, a desire for stronger international collaborations in discipline-based and interdisciplinary science initiatives, a desire to grow polar archaeological research capacity through scholarly development and early-career involvement, the wish to develop more advanced field and analytical methods particular to polar archaeology, and to ensure continued access to potential datasets that may be environmentally and/or politically sensitive in the context of changing global systems. By joining the PAN mailing list, you are subscribing to the Polar Archaeology Network. You will be informed about internal and external developments and initiatives, and you will receive our regular newsletter.

On March 30 2020, IASC and IASSA Working Group Gender in the Arctichosted a cross-disciplinary workshop on “Gender in Polar Research”, as part of the 2020 Arctic Science Summit Week online. Over 85 participants from around the world joined this online event to discuss and reflect on the gendered nature of polar research. It is a great pleasure to share this poster resulting from this Gender in Polar Research Workshop, including a call for action. The poster and further information are displayed / available for download as jpg or pdf here.

Amundsen Science, the organization responsible for the management of the scientific mandate of the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, announces the publication of a new website. The improved platform is meant to be used both by expedition participants and a larger audience wanting to learn more about the mandate and expeditions.

We are pleased to draw your attention towards our upcoming Special Issue: ‘Debris-covered glaciers: formation, governing processes, present status and future directions’ in the Frontiers of Earth Sciences journal. The abstract submission (deadline September 23, 2020) is now open. If you intend to submit an abstract it would help the editorial team significantly if you could post an abstract outline or draft in advance of the final deadline as this helps us gauge the interest.

MMPATF horizontal 300x115The IUCN SSC/WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force announces the the completion of the Extended Southern Ocean Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMA) region.13 new Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the Extended Southern Ocean Region are approved. The new IMMAs, as well as candidate* IMMAs and Areas of Interest* are now on the e-Atlas on our new websiteand the report can be downloaded here.

the icepod logo 072019In episode 5 of The IcePod, the podcast about polar science and the people, atmospheric scientist and project manager of MOSAiC Anja Sommerfeld explains why she set her alarm clock to exactly 7.13 am every morning during Leg 2, what it took to prepare 77 early-morning weather balloons for their ascent, and why working with Lady Miss Piggy can be a tough job. 

SIPN2The 2020 July Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report is now available online. The SIO, a product of the Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2), provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share predictions and ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. The Outlook is not an operational forecast.

icarpThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee is currently working to develop the next five-year Arctic Research Plan. The goal of the plan is to improve the collective impacts of federal agencies in Arctic research. Before we begin drafting the plan, we are looking for broad input on its structure, goals, and objectives. Comment by August 2, 2020.You can find details on how to comment, as well as more information here.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to raise significant concern across the world, it has become evident that the pandemic and measures taken to prevent its spread would be poised to have significant effects on public health and societies. The Arctic region, especially rural and remote communities, faces unique risks and challenges as a result of both the pandemic and the actions taken to respond to it. The preparation of this briefing document relied on existing Arctic Council networks and was open and collaborative. It involved contributions and input from more than fifty researchers affiliated to the Council’s Working Groups, policy makers, Indigenous representatives and Indigenous knowledge holders from all Arctic States and Permanent Participants. Download and read the briefing document here.

Sea Ice Prediction Network – Phase 2 (SIPN2)SIPN2

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (AKDT)

Webinar Title: Machine Learning—Challenges and Opportunities for Applications in Sea Ice Prediction

The Sea Ice Prediction Network – Phase 2 (SIPN2) invites registration for an open webinar entitled, Machine Learning—Challenges and Opportunities for Applications in Sea Ice Prediction.

SCAR is delighted to announce that SCAR 2020 Online has now opened for registration. The conference website (www.scar2020.org) has also launched now. 

Registration is free and open to all. Please click here to register.

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If you are interested in being part of the conversation on Arctic research planning or are curious about what the Arctic Research Plan is and how it is being developed, please join us for an IARPC Webinar on July 20 at 2pm ET / 10am AKT

IASCThe IASC Social & Human Working Group (SHWG) is now receiving proposals for consideration for funding in 2020-21. Please submit your porposal no later than August 20. All proposals will be fully discussed and considered at an online SHWG meeting in September (date TBD). The proposal template can be accessed here.

unnamed1IASC's 2020 State of Arctic Science Report aims to be a cohesive synthesis of international Arctic research activities and priorities, as gathered from the Arctic research community itself. Arctic science is moving faster than ever, and so this report is aimed at Arctic science agencies, Arctic science managers, and Arctic science users including a wide range of decisionmakers and policymakers, to help all Arctic science stakeholders stay up to date on Arctic research.

USPAThe U.S. Permafrost Association Education/Permafrost Young Researchers Network Fund will offer funding awards to cover the cost of abstract submission and registration to attend the 2020 virtual AGU conference. Students at any education level are welcome to apply in addition to post-graduate researchers (within two years of completing their last degree). Applicants will be evaluated on a merit basis and must be 1st author on a permafrost-related research presentation at AGU and have active memberships with both USPA and PYRN. Funding will be available for permafrost science and engineering disciplines. The AGU abstract deadline is July 29, 2020. Download the application form available on the UPEF webpage for more information on eligibility requirements and necessary application components.

SIOS logo titel small 0The SIOS Remote Sensing Working Group would like to engage an early career researcher (ECR) to serve as an observer member on the working group. The ECR would act as a SIOS ambassador and assist distributing news about SIOS remote sensing activities in ECR and other administrative and scientific networks. The selected ECR observer is expected to also contribute scientifically to the working group activities. This opportunity provides a platform for ECRs to become involved in an international organisation and develop important management and organisational skills. More information about application, eligibility criteria, evaluation and timeline can be found here.

Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) has five upcoming webinars in July.

The National Park Service (NPS), Alaska Region announces the release of the more recent issue of Alaska Park Science. The journal is published by the NPS Alaska Regional Office. It reports information from on-going and recently completed research in and around Alaska’s national parklands. Alaska Park Science covers all relevant scientific disciplines in the biological, physical, cultural, and social sciences. All articles are reviewed by at least two individuals with sufficient technical or scientific expertise in the subject matter.

The 2020 June Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report is now available online. For the pan-Arctic, the median June Outlook value for September 2020 sea-ice extent is 4.33 million square kilometers, with quartiles of 4.06 and 4.59 million square kilometers. The median is close to the 2019 June Outlook, of 4.40 million square kilometers, and to the observed 2019 September sea-ice extent of 4.32 million square kilometers.

Submission Deadline for the 2020 Sea Ice Outlook July Report (based on May & June data): 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) Monday, 13 July 2020. Find guidelines for contributions here

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations team meetings occur monthly. A synopsis of May Collaboration Team meetings is now available. An IARPC account is required to access the online synopsis. To request an IARPC account, go to the account request webpage. The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee created IARPC Collaborations to connect Federal government and non-Federal government researchers and other stakeholders to work together to solve the hard problems laid out in its 5-year Research Plan. IARPC Collaborations is open to anyone to contribute. New contributors may request an account.

agu logoThe deadline for abstract submissions to AGU 2020 is Wednesday, 29 July at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please note that since AGU will be mostly virtual this year  the registration fee will be about 50% less than the in-person rate.

It is our pleasure to announce the publication of the third issue of the Global Glacier Change Bulletin series. You can download the full report  in PDF-format from our website: https://wgms.ch/ggcb/. The printed volumes will be shipped in July 2020. Our work relies on the cooperation and help of many scientists and observers throughout the world. We highly appreciate their contribution  in collaboration with our national correspondents, who are coordinating the data compilation in their country.

the icepod logo 072019In the second bonus episode of the IcePod on the Targeted Observing Periods, we speak with Thomas Jung, captain and structured mind behind YOPP and PPP. Here is the second episode on the YOPP Targeted Observing Periods, or TOPs. This time, we speak to Thomas Jung, head of the section Climate Dynamics at the German Alfred Wegener Institute and professor for Physics of the Climate System at the University of Bremen. Even more important, as the chair of the Polar Prediction Project's Steering Group, he is the captain and structured mind behind YOPP and PPP.

sooslogo2cThe objective of our regional working group is to facilitate coordinated and standardized observational studies of major physical, chemical and biological variables including their drivers and interactions. The working group strives to increase the quality of the science output, and strengthen the awareness of the relevance of research in the WS-DML sector of the Southern Ocean through international projects contributing to SOOS.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites Letters of Intent for the Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) solicitation. The vision of the NSF INCLUDES Big Idea is to catalyze the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM work force that reflects the population of the nation. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to broaden participation in STEM fields through a national network that will inspire collaborative efforts aimed at increasing the active participation of those who have been historically underrepresented and underserved in STEM.

It is with great pleasure that the IGS announces the recipients of the 2020 IACS-IGS Graham Cogley Award.The IACS-IGS Graham Cogley Award was established in 2019 in memory of Professor Graham Cogley who made substantial and enduring contributions to glaciology, in particular to the understanding and quantification of glacier mass change. Graham is also recognized for his sustained and outstanding service to the wider glaciological community, including as IGS Chief Editor between 2016 and 2018. The Graham Cogley Award recognizes excellence in glaciological research by student scientists. The award was initiated and is generously sponsored by the Cogley family and is shared between the International Glaciological Society (IGS) and the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), with the IGS and the IACS giving out the award in alternate years. For more details on the IGS award and the selection procedure see here.

iassa logoHuman migration is projected as one of the greatest adverse impacts of climate change with future flows of climate migrants, also referred to as climate refugees, predicted at 200 million by 2050 (IPCC 2006).To address this intense and complex climate change impact, the Belmont Forum is excited to announce the scoping of a new international funding opportunity focused on Migration and Climate Change. We invite you to participate in a special online meeting to share your expert perspective of the state of the science as it relates to research and societal needs in Migration. The scoping meeting will be held online on July 10, 2020 at 11am UTC using a government-secured Zoom license to bring together stakeholders from multiple disciplines interested in Migration on various scales. 

Organizers invite registration and abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium. This conference has been postponed and will now convene 23-25 November 2020 in Toruń, Poland. The aim of the conference is to present scientific achievements and to identify gaps in the field of the historical climatology of the polar regions based on early meteorological observations, history, dendroclimatology, paleolimnology, geophysics, geomorphology, and other sources. Registration and abstract submission deadline for financial support: 30 September 2020.

In navigating the new boundaries and restrictions in our day-to-day lives, many have found innovative and collaborative ways to engage with each other and with data. At the Arctic Data Center, we are committed to supporting open, inclusive, and community-led data management and reuse. One of our newest initiatives focuses on building Arctic data education resources for undergraduateinstructors.To gauge the needs of the community, we have prepared a short google form for feedback. We would appreciate it if you would help us share this form as widely as possible. Feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Simon Cook (U Dundee,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Holger Frey (U Zurich,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Adam Emmer (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,emmer.a@czechglobe.cz) and Dan Shugar (U Calgary,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) invite your contributions to a Special Issue in Frontiers focused on high mountain geohazards and risks. We are looking for contributions spanning a variety of locations, methods (e.g. modelling, remote sensing, field studies), and disciplines (physical and social sciences, etc). Full details are availablehere, with the following deadlines: Abstracts (Sept 1, 2020), full manuscripts (January 15, 2021). We encourage you to get in touch with any one of us to discuss your ideas, if you are unsure of fit.

ESA have developed a plan to manouevre CryoSat-2 into a new orbit that is synchronized with ICESat-2. The campaign is tentatively known as Cryo2Ice. Although the Cryo2Ice campaign has been planned for some time, the implementation was paused due to COVID-19. However, there is a favourable opportunity to begin this manouevre on 16th July which would achieve the new orbit by early August, in plenty of time for the Arctic sea ice season.

T MOSAiCT-MOSAiC and their collaborators are pleased to inform you that they will edit a special journal issue on Arctic Terrestrial Pollution, including Coastal Areas. This special issue is pre-accepted to be published in Environmental Pollution (IF= 5.714) and the chief guest-editors will be João Canário from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and Maribeth Murray from the University of Calgary (Canada). Expression of interest is now open until July 15. Interested authors should send an email to the T-MOSAiC secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a tentative title and the name, affiliation, and email of the lead author.


The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi Scholars Program announces a call for applications for the 2020 Fall semester. The Caleb Scholars Program is available to students from Norton Sound, Northwest Arctic, and Arctic Slope regions and applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in disciplines related to marine conservation. Application deadline is 31 July 2020.

the icepod logo 072019A new bonus episode of The IcePod is now available. The IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the people. Hosts talk to scientists who went on board Polarstern, the German research icebreaker, for the biggest research expedition in the Arctic. It is produced in collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute and Radio Weser.TV. The IcePod is the official podcast of the Year of Polar Prediction. In this episode, hosts talk with the meteorology professor Gunilla Svensson about the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Targeted Observing Periods, the process-based model evaluation project YOPPSiteMIP and why MOSAiC is a paradise for every Arctic scientist.

The National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (OPP) has released their plans for the upcoming USAP Antarctic season. Find out more details here.

Nominations for the 2020 International Glaciological Society Awards close in just over a month. Details of these awards, their eligibility and the requirements of the nomination packages are available at here. Members of the Awards Committee are listed here.
Please note that the award system was revamped in 2018 and some awards have changed in scope and content. It is the intention of IGS to give these awards on roughly an annual basis. Nominations can be made at any time, but the close off date for the 2020 awards is Friday 17 July 2020.

Our Special Issue on "Dynamic Disturbance Processes in Permafrost Regions" in the open-access journal Remote Sensing strives to bring together research on how disturbances shape and restructure permafrost ecosystems. We welcome submissions on the application of remote sensing to a broad range of disturbances, including thermokarst and thermoerosion, thermokarst lake dynamics, wildfire-ecosystem interactions, and anthropogenic disturbances. We particularly encourage manuscripts linking interacting components that influence periglacial ecosystem dynamics (e.g., wildfire and vegetation; thermokarst and hydrology; climate and thermokarst).

INTERACT logo 2017 blue CMYKAlmost one hundred excellent photographers from the INTERACT Community participated in the INTERACT Photo Competition. We received almost 800 pictures for the nine different categories; Arctic Fieldwork, Climate Change, Glaciers, Landscapes, Local Communities, People, Remote Field Camps, The Research Station, Wildlife and Plants. The pictures have been evaluated by an international evaluation committee, and we are now able to announce the results of the competition. The INTERACT Photo Competition has been made with the main purpose of collecting pictures for a coffee table book about arctic research. View the three best pictures in each category here. The INTERACT secretariat is working on the book with a planned publication late in September 2020. We are however happy to have so many excellent photographers in the INTERACT Community, and we look forward to show you many more pictures in the INTERACT Coffee Table Book.

 

 

Reporting to the International Arctic Science Committee on the activities of a large and diverse community is a problem that we have also identified in the UK. To facilitate communication, we encourage Arctic cryosphere researchers in the UK to subscribe to the mailing list of the NERC Arctic Office – scroll to the bottom of https://www.arctic.ac.uk/ to register. (Richard Essery)

The Polar Data Forum would like to invite you to join online on June 30th from 14:00 - 17:00 UTC to continue our efforts to enhance polar data sharing and interoperability. This will be the first of a planned bi-monthly series of online workshops convened by the ADC, SCADM, SOOS, the Arctic Observing Summit Working Group 4, the Global Cryosphere Watch, and the World Data System on behalf of the polar data community. See herefor more information about the workshop, and register here.

indexThe organizers of the 2021 RCOP-ICCRE conference in Boulder are seeking interested PYRN members to serve on the RCOP-ICCRE conference equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) committee. Interested members can contact Matthew Whitley, the US National Representative (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The University of Bergen (UiB), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Oslo (UiO) have the pleasure of inviting all PhD-students working within the fields of energy and sustainability to the 2020 interdisciplinary summer school on flexible energy systems. This year’s summer school will take place in the Bergen region. The overall focus will be flexible energy systems with a particular emphasis on wind, solar, hydrogen and the interactions between these technologies. As part of an interdisciplinary approach, the participants will also gain insight into legal and financial framework conditions of the new emerging technologies. We encourage all students working in the field of energy and sustainability to apply. More information can be found here, application deadline is 15 June.

SIOS logo titel small 0Snow covers all of Svalbard for up to nine months and affects all spheres of the Earth System. However, we still lack a holistic picture of snow processes and need to develop tools to monitor these processes, and assess risks associated with snow.SIOS is hosting a Multidisciplinary workshop on snow in Svalbard during autumn 2020/winter 20202-21 at Bologna, Italy. We invite scientists from all disciplines affected by snow, local stakeholders in Svalbard and enterprises interested in the development of scientific sensors and technology suitable for measuring snow properties under Arctic conditions.
 
 

thumb 400The SCAR Antarctic Biology Conference 2017 group has created an open access ebookto download. The book comprises 21 articles that are written by 140 authors. Check out this fantastic resource! 

The Special Issue of the journal Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433; IF 2.046) entitled “Interactions between the Cryosphere and Climate (Change)” is inviting contributions until 9 September 2020. Detailed information can be found at the Special Issue homepage.
If you are interested in contributing or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Renato R. Colucci, PhD (Guest Editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..it) or the editorial office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

IAMAS logoThe International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) is looking for an early career scientist (ECS) involved in the atmosphere sciences to join its Bureau and contribute to the running and development of the organisation. Applicants should be within 10 years of gaining their PhD and under 40 years of age. The ECS will take part in the monthly IAMAS teleconference and be funded to attend the annual IAMAS Bureau meeting. More details can be found at iamas.org.

The 10th North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC) “Will Great-Power Politics Threaten Arctic Sustainability?” has been rescheduled to November 4-7. A fellowship opportunity for early career researchers or professionals to participate in the conference is available. Application deadline is July 15. Additional information on the 2020 meeting is available here.

iassa logoIASSA was establihed on August 23, 1990. In 2020 we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of our Association. The IASSA @ 30 webpage will serve as a hub for historical materials, memorabilia, interesting facts and congratulatory letters. New materials will appear as the year progresses. If you are interested in contributing items for this page, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW) is a week-long international school that offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top researchers in the field of networks. The workshop takes place December 13-19 in Quebec City, Quebec, Cananda. Apply before July 1, 2020. Up to 40 international graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professionals from different disciplines will be accepted.

Editors invite papers for a collection of articles in Polar Record on the human and societal dimensions of the various economic, social, and cultural processes changing Svalbard. Editors welcome contributions that address the different aspects of a “Changing Svalbard” from different angles and disciplines, ranging from social anthropology through sociology, archaeology, and political science to human geography, cultural studies, and arts, as well as papers from the environmental sciences that include a clear focus on the societal impacts of environmental changes. Editors encourage case studies that include a focus on the local scale and lived life on Svalbard. Submission deadline: 30 June 2020

IASCEvery year around December, IASC publishes our Arctic science calendar. For graphics and photographs we depend solely on what the IASC community sends us. We are looking for new photographs for the publication of the 2021 Calendar, and other IASC publications such as the website, brochures, social media, and Bulletin. We welcome images depicting all areas of Arctic science: scientists in the field, animals, landscapes, everyday life in the Arctic, and more! For your pictures to be considered for the IASC 2021 Calendar, please submit them by 15 September 2020. 

Dear Cryosphere scientists based in Germany and/or cryosphere scientists with a link to German cryosphere research, we would like to invite you to register with the mailing list of the IASC Cryosphere Working Group in Germany. In short: we need your input for the national reports on national cryosphere research activities. As a member of the list, you will get a nice overview of cryosphere research in Germany and we will provide information about  IASC funding opportunities and other Arctic cryosphere related important announcements.

ASSEMBLE Plus is launching a new and final call for access to over 30 marine biological stations and infrastructures. Researchers from industry and academia are invited to apply for free access. The deadline for applications is 4th October 2020.

unnamedA newly updated version of the Antarctic Digital Database (ADD) has been released. ADD is a compilation of topographic data for Antarctica to 60°S. It allows to view and download datasets such as the Antarctic coastline, contours and rock outcrop.

unnamed1The call for applications for an Early-Career Scientist (ECS) to join the SCOR Executive Committee is open. The ECS in the SCOR EC will help reaching out to the broader early-career community and get it involved into SCOR activities. More information about the position and application instructions can be found here. Deadline for submission of applications is 17 July 2020.
 
indexPYRN would like to take the opportunity to inform you about the work of PYRN over the last 2 years and introduce you to the new ExCom and Council that will take over the leadership of PYRN after the general assembly concludes. If you would like to get to know PYRN better, would like to learn what we have been doing or how you can get more involved, join us! There will be plenty opportunity to ask questions and learn about different opportunities. The PYRN general assembly will take place June 23rd, 6pm GMT (duration 30-45 minutes). If you would like to join this virtual assembly, please sign up here.
 

AFArctic Frontiers Science conference is traditionally international and multidisciplinary, bringing together social sciences, humanities, physical and life sciences. Arctic Frontiers Science is focusing on both fundamental and solution-oriented research with strong impact, which addresses growing societal challenges and needs in the Arctic region. Arctic Frontiers Science 2021 will take place on 1-2 February 2021 during Arctic Frontiers 2021 entitled "Building bridges" and is now inviting your abstracts. Abstract submission deadline is September 8. 

Logo SIOS The online conference has been scheduled on 04th - 5th June from 09:00 to 17:30 hrs CEST. It includes over 40 talks by presenters from 25 institutions in 11 countries. Find the full programme on the conference website. For this conference registration is free and it is required to register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the conference.  

Please consider submitting an abstract for a full conference proceedings paper for the 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost to our session "Feedbacks and Interactions Between Snow, Vegetation, and Permafrost in the Arctic". Please submit your papers before 6/10/2020.

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is beginning the development of the next Arctic Research Plan, which will run from 2022-2026, and invite those interested to follow the Plan development process by signing up to receive the Plan Development Newsletter. The newsletter will provide email updates on the Plan Development Team’s work and highlight any upcoming opportunities for public input. Submit your comments until 2 August 2020.

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Organizers invite applications for meeting space for community and business meetings taking place during Arctic Science Summit Week 2021 (ASSW2021). ASSW2021 will convene 20-26 March 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. During ASSW2021 there will be three days dedicated to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and Arctic science community meetings (20-22 March). ASSW2021 will also feature an open science conference on the theme "The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts" (23-26 March). Deadline for requesting meeting space is 30 November 2020.A draft program is expected to be ready in mid-December.

 

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations team meetings occur monthly. A synopsis of April Collaboration Team meetings is now available. IARPC created IARPC Collaborations to connect Federal government and non-Federal government researchers and other stakeholders to work together to solve the hard problems laid out in its 5-year Research Plan. IARPC Collaborations is open to anyone to contribute. New contributors may request an account. Upcoming IARPC collaboration team meetings are summarised below.

The Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces the Call for Contributions for the 2020 Sea Ice Outlook June Report (based on May data). The Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. Post-Season Reports will provide analysis and discussion of factors driving sea ice extent and explore the scientific methods for predicting seasonal conditions.

egu logoThe EGU Division on Cryospheric Sciencesis inviting nominations for the EGU medals and awards. The Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award recognizes scientific achievements in the field covered by the cryospheric division, made by an early career scientist. Please consider submitting a nomination until 15 June 2020. Nominations for all the Medals and Awards should be submitted online. The awards and medals are intended to be presented at the EGU General Assembly 2021, Vienna, Austria 25–30 April.

Logo SIOSThe Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) is a consortium of international institutions with research infrastructure in and around Svalbard. SIOS is building an integrated observing system for long-term measurements addressing Earth System questions. SIOS publishes an annual State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report. The first issue was released in January 2019. The editorial board consists of five persons, two of which are senior researchers from SIOS member institutions and two are from the SIOS Knowledge Centre. SIOS would like to appoint an early career scientist as fifth member of the editorial board. Apply no later than 30 May 2020.

 

Prof Erin Pettit, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, U.S.A."Strengths and Weaknesses of the Eastern Thwaites Ice Shelf"

Please register in advance for the seminars. There's a short question to answer - please tell enough to be accepted for the webinar, so please be kind and make it obvious... (I'm a PhD student with X... or whatever). Using your work email would make life easier. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar. Once you have registered please check the link, you should see the waiting room.

Next week: 27th May Jack Kohler, Norsk Polar Institutt, Norway: "Svalbard surging, mass balance and fieldwork"

Please join us remotely this Thursday (5/21) at 2:00 pm for the next Polar Seminar! Our speaker will be Dr. Twila Moon from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). She will be presenting a talk entitled "Rapid reconfiguration of the Greenland Ice Sheet under climate change".  Please register for the meeting using this Zoom link.
 

indexWe will hold our second PYRN online seminar on May 20. These seminars are designed to be informal, so if you would like to share some ongoing work, preliminary results or practice your conference talk, we are happy to have you.

Speaker: Rúna Magnusson
Title: ​"Extreme summer precipitation increases thawing depth of Siberian lowland tundra over multiple years"
Time: May 20th 2020, 7pm GMT (approximately 30min). Please register here at least two hours in advance (5pm GMT) and you will be emailed a zoom invitation.

 

aosEditors announce a Special Issueof Arctic, titled “Observing for Action”. As Arctic environmental change continues unabated and at a rapid pace, sustained observations that enable us to track, understand, and project this change are essential. These observations are necessary to guide adaptation and mitigation responses from local to global scales. For planned papers, a title and short abstract of approximately 100-200 words should be sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 15, 2020. The deadline for submissions is September 01, 2020. Authors should adhere to the submission guidelines

aosThe Executive Organizing Committee for the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) announce the release of the final AOS 2020 Conference Statement. This statement summarizes the main conclusions and call to action from the 2020 AOS that convened online, March 30-April 02.

SCAR logo 2018 white backgroundHave you ever wondered why geothermal heat flow is important for the Antarctic Ice Sheet? We are delighted to announce that members of the SCAR-SERCE sub-group on geothermal heat flow (GHF), have produced a White Paper titled 'Antarctic Geothermal Heat Flow: Future Research directions'. The paper is led by Alex Burton-Johnson (BAS) with contributions from researchers across a wide range of disciplines. It provides an overview of the importance of understanding GHF across Antarctica, and the current methods and discrepancies associated with tying to characterise this important property when there are several kilometres of ice in the way! The White Paper can be downloaded from the SERCE news page, where we have also posted a short video.

We are happy to announce that the 34th Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP) will take place, in the form of a virtual workshop. We are very excited to try out this new format, and hope you are too! For details on the agenda, registration (without fee) and submitting your abstract see the FRISP 2020 website.Registration and abstract submission closes on 31 May 2020.We will send out a detailed schedule and information on the online format soon thereafter. 
 

header logoCanada is a major player in permafrost science and engineering. The Canadian Permafrost Association (CPA) aims to bring communities, researchers & practitioners together to advance our understanding of Canadian permafrost environments. On behalf of the CPA, we would like to encourage Canadian researchers and engineers to join the family of the CPA. In the CPA, you will receive the latest newsletters, conference funding information and recently published papers related to Canadian permafrost environments, ect. More information can be found at: https://canadianpermafrostassociation.ca/

Organizers announce that lightning talk videos, project update reports, and summary notes from the first Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) Investigators Meeting are now available and can be found on the NNA Investigators Meeting webpage. The meeting was held virtually 16-17 April 2020. Find more information about the meeting and to access the lightning talks, project update reports, and meeting summary notes, here.

The Sea Ice Prediction Network—Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces plans for the 2020 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) season. Further details will be provided in the June Call for Contributions that will be circulated in late May. The 2020 SIO will include calls for contributions to the regular June, July, and August monthly reports. In addition to the monthly reports there will be two post-season reports: an interim report published in mid-October and a final report to be published in early 2021. Please see the tentative schedule of the 2020 SIO monthly reports below. More information will be available on the SIO webpage once details are finalized.

INTERACT logo 2017 blue CMYKJoin the webinar on Tuesday afternoons at 14-15 CEST to hear captivating stories about Arctic research stations and science done at them with support from INTERACT Trans-National Access. The first webinar is on Tue 12 May. Each webinar consists of two 30 min popular science presentations, and they are open for everyone to attend.

logo uarctic horThe UArctiv Thematic Network on Arctic Law and the Finnish Editorial Board of Retfærd ​invites submissions for articles for a special issue on sustainability "A sustainable law for a sustainable society?" to be published at the end of 2020. Find more information here.

SEARCH invites you to read the Arctic Futures 2050 conference report and to discuss future directions for Arctic research. You can access the online version of the full, 48-page conference report here or the 4-page executive summary here. Two webinars—open by registration—will allow you to discuss Arctic research needs in the context of the conference report. Those discussions will help SEARCH develop both its future programs as well as input to the 5-year Arctic research plan being developed by IARPC. More information about the IARPC research plan is here

SIOS logo titel small 0This autumn, SIOS will offer a training course on how to effectively use remote sensing data acquired from satellites, from the air or from the ground, and their associated tools and software in the context of terrestrial research in Svalbard. The course is intended for field scientists, Ph.D. students and technicians with no or little experience with remote sensing techniques. The training will be delivered by remote sensing experts from SIOS member institutions, international teachers and potential virtual talks from ESA experts.

The Polar Technology Conference was held during 10–12 March 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. The goal of the meeting was to link experts in polar science and technology development to discuss current technological resources for polar research and identify barriers to research and application of technology for problems unique to polar regions. Recordings of plenary presentations and presentation files for talks and posters are now available on the conference webpage.

logo The Arctic Data Center announces the ability for users to create new data portals. Users can now create a portal - or website - allowing related data from across the Arctic Data Center to be viewable in a single location. The ability to group related datasets in this way is helpful for researchers working across a particular taxon or region, so a user-friendly portal editor was designed to enable users to do just that. Portals make highlighting and sharing related datasets easy for researchers, projects, and labs.

IASCMoving a Conference from Iceland to Zoom: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from ASSW 2020. The report Moving a Conference from Iceland to Zoom gathers best practices and lessons learned from moving and hosting the Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 (ASSW2020) online. 

IASCIASC's Marine Working Group and APECS have the pleasure of welcoming Enooyaq Sudlovenick and Sascha Schiøtt as new IASC Indigenous Fellows. Enooyaq's expertise is in Marine mammals; Pathology; and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Sascha's expertise is in Arctic marine ecosystems; Foodwebs; and Glacial runoff. The appointment of Indigenous Fellows comes at the recommendation of the Action Group on Indigenous Involvement. More information can be found here.

IASCThe 2019 Cryosphere and Atmospheric chemistry (CATCH) Open Science Workshop was held in UC Berkeley, California, USA on 7-8 December 2019. CATCH activity is a multidisciplinary community of scientists investigating the chemistry, biology, and physics in cold regions of the Earth, including a specific focus on the Arctic region. The goal of the workshop was to build upon their recent publication Fostering multidisciplinary research on interactions between chemistry, biology, and physics within the coupled cryosphere-atmosphere system by discussing research challenges and identify the most urgent scientific needs. Read the report here.

IASCThe workshop on Arctic Urbanization under Environmental Change was held in Helsinki, 14 -15 January 2020. The aim of the workshop was to discuss research issues on Arctic urbanization under environmental and climate change from the social science, humanities and natural science perspectives with a focus on establishing a series of studies around the Arctic in cities that represent different environments and conditions. A report is available here.

SIOS logo titel small 0SIOS invites abstracts from the Svalbard science community working on applications based on Earth Observation, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation for an online conference.

Deadline to submit abstracts: 24 May 2020
Conference dates: 4-5 June 2020

logo uarctic horUArctic Thematic Network on Ageing and Gender in the Arctic invites for abstracts on “A new edited book on Social Aspects of Aging in Indigenous Communities”.

logo uarctic horThe topic of the summer school is a broad and introductory view on water, sanitation and health in cold climate regions. The application deadline for this course is May 15th, the online course will run June 3-19, 2020. More information and application can be found here.

uarcticcongress2020 logo webThe callhas been extended until May 18, 2020 to enrolled MA and PhD students from UArctic Nordic member institutions working in the field of northern or Arctic research.

75f12c8a 4e2c 4dc4 8602 f6d327404d3bOrganizers announce the formation of the new research coordination network (RCN), Migration in Harmony: An Interdisciplinary Network in Littoral Species, Settlements, and Cultures on the Move (MiH-RCN). MiH-RCN is an international, cross-disciplinary network of Arctic migration researchers funded by the National Science Foundation. This RCN will advance knowledge on how the migrations of Arctic ecosystems, economies, peoples, and cultures interact with one another, and how the social, geohazard, and economic drivers and consequences of migrations intersect across different fields.

Organizers announce a webinar entitled Permafrost Discovery Gateway, Geospatial Data and Community Needs. This webinar will feature Anna Liljedahl, Associate Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center and Principal Investigator of the Permafrost Discovery Gateway, and will take place 12 May 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Do you work in permafrost environments? Lend your voice to our synthesis that aims to identify key links between biophysical processes, ecosystem services, and social impacts from thaw. Take a 5-15 minute survey! https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NbrNI9WZuwVNL7

icarpThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations announces a webinar entitled National Science Foundation Program Manager Chat - Response to COVID-19. This webinar will take place online on Wednesday, 6 May 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

aguAGU Award nominations have been extended to June 1, 2020. Cryosphere Section Award nominations for Cryosphere Early Career Award and Nye Lecturer are particularly low. Please send in nominations if you can find the time.

Nominate your colleagues for AGU Fellow, AGU Ambassador, Union Medals, Cryosphere Early Career Award (10 years post-degree), Nye lecturer, Fellow/Ambassador and Union Medal by June 1, 2020.  Instructions for the nominations can be found below. 

Keep up to date on the latest AGU Cryosphere news on our Facebook Group, website, Twitter, #AGUCryo.

icarpThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) has extended the deadline for comments on the next Arctic Research Plan. IARPC will begin developing the next 5-year Arctic Research Plan and wants to know what should be included. Your thoughts and ideas are valued and welcome until 2 August 2020.

The U.S. Naval War College, the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and the U.S. Arctic Research Commission invite registration for a virtual conference about the impacts of COVID-19 in the Arctic. This conference will convene online 19-20 May 2020 via Zoom. For more information and to register, please visit the conference webpage.

Organizers announce, that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2nd Symposium on Polar Microbes and Viruses has been postponed. This meeting will now convene 3-6 May 2021 in Hanko, Finland.

logo uarctic horThe University of the Arctic (UArctic) call deadline has been extended for applications for networking projects in Arctic research and education for a UArctic member university in Greenland, Denmark or the Faroe Islands. Apply by May 10th here.

 

 

logo north eastern federal university nefuThe Arctic Summer School 2020 organized by North-Eastern Federal University, Russia and Northern Forum international organization will be held online from July 27 – August 7, 2020. The lecture course will focus on the following topics: Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation, Yakutia’s Regional Development, Culture of the Indigenous Peoples of Russian Federation, Climate Change etc. The lectures will be held via ZOOM platform. Lectures will be 40 minutes plus 20 minutes for questions and discussion.

SEARCH invites you to read the Arctic Futures 2050 conference report and to discuss future directions for Arctic research. You can access the online version of the full conference report or the 4-page executive summary. Two webinars on May 14 and 18 will allow you to discuss Arctic research needs in the context of the conference report and/or your own observations and research.

SCAR logo 2018 white backgroundWorking on cleaning up an Antarctic biodiversity dataset? The SCAR Antarctic Biodiversity Portal and the SCAR Expert Group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI) are happy to support you. Getting your biological data clean and ready for analysis is important. It can seem like something very complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. Often simple tips and tricks can get you a long way.Having your data in a clean and shareable format allows you to collaborate more efficiently with others and get better and more valuable results.

the icepod logo 072019The IcePod has released their fourth episode, titled How Do You Like Your Eggs? The IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the people. The IcePod features people involved in two big international projects: the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) and the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC). Hosts talk to scientists who went on board Polarstern, the German research icebreaker, for the biggest research expedition in the Arctic. It is produced in collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute and Radio Weser.TV.

PAGES ECN is an early-career network for members of PAGES, from ECRs for ECRs in paleo sciences. It is our pleasure to announce our next PAGES ECN webinar, with the topic "How to successfully apply for academic jobs in science". The webinar will be held on 12 May.
 

AGU Logo newThanks to input from many of you and the rest of our members, AGU has a new strategic plan that sets the vision for the future of Earth and space science and our community by accelerating both discovery and solution-based science. You can read the full announcement here.

 

AC2020ArcticNet and its partners are very happy to invite Northern researchers, stakeholders and decision-makers to Arctic Change 2020 (AC2020) in Toronto, Canada, between December 7-10, 2020. The ArcticNet AC2020 Organizing Committee welcomes proposals for Topical Sessions of interest to the Northern research community. We are inviting you to submit your Session Proposals until Friday May 22, 2020.

iascThe Arctic Science Summit Week 2021 will take place 20-26 March 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. Framed by the overarching theme for the science conference, The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts, organizers invite International experts on the Arctic and Indigenous Peoples to discuss the “New Arctic” and its impacts and interactions to and with the lower latitudes. The call for session proposals has been extended until 22 May 2020. For more information, visit the meeting webpage and submit your session poposal here.

indexTo replace the PYRN workshop that was planned for ICOP this year, we started PYRN online seminars. Our first one was a great success so we are moving ahead with 3 more dates. The seminars are scheduled to take place on the 13th, 20th and 27th of May and will either be held at 7am or 7pm GMTdepending on the preferences of those of you who sign up. These seminars are designed to be informal, so if you would like to share some ongoing work, preliminary results or practice your conference talk, we are happy to have you! If you would like to share your work with us, please sign up here.

The 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost (RCOP) will convene 11—16 July 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. The Conference provides two different types of Abstract submission:

  • Proceeding Paper Abstracts for Presentation and Paper to be included in the Conference Proceedings Publication Volume. Call for Proceeding Paper Abstracts is Open until 27 May 2020.
  • Sessions Abstracts for Presentation only. Classic Text-Only Abstract Submission (Call for Abstracts open: Fall 2020, Deadline for submission: 1/2021).

More information can be found here.

 

 

The Center for Arctic Policy Studies (CAPS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites registration for a webinar entitled, The Future of Arctic Seaways. This webinar will be held 28 April 2020 at 10:00 a.m. AKDT. Click herefor more information and registration.

EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy - Connecting diverse Organisations, Projects and People is a European Project supported by DG MARE of the European Commission. The aim is to build a European Ocean Coalition of people living in/near the Arctic aged 16 to 30 - the Youth4Ocean Forum - and to make Ocean Literacy a reality in Europe. The initiative focuses on five basins: Atlantic, Baltic, Black Sea, Mediterranean, and the Arctic.
 

polartrec logo light 400Program Managers of the Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating (PolarTREC) program announce that in response to the COVID-19 uncertainty and for the safety of the teams and the communities of which they would visit, the deployment of all the 2020 PolarTREC educators to both the Arctic and Antarctica has been postponed until 2021. In the meantime, they will be highlighting past expeditions and continuing to host science focused seminars. You can continue to access resources and view past expedition highlights through the website.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Fast Track Action Committee for Earth System Predictability, requests input on Earth System Predictability Research and Development (R&D). The Request for Information can be accessed here. The Closing Date is May 15th 2020.

icarpThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) has initiated the development of the next 5-year Arctic Research Plan and is interested in your input. To assist, USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Forum will be hosting an informational webinar for those interested in contributing to find out more about how they can connect to the efforts. The webinar will be held on May 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST / 08:00 AM AKST through IARPC’s Zoom channel.

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) aims to update its Long Range Science Plan for 2020-2029. If you envision the need for ice drilling for your project in the coming decade, send several sentences describing the science driver and the envisioned field date and location for your project, so that your plans are voiced in this planning document. Please email your input to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. soon! The current 2019-2029 Long Range Science Plan is available here.

 

 

iassa logoThe IASSA Council just published a major update to the IASSA Principles and Guidelines for Conducting Ethical Research in the Arctic. This statement of principles has been formulated in accordance with the IASSA Bylaws and approved by the IASSA Council. These Principles provide guidelines for all researchers working in the North in the social, natural and health sciences, and in the humanities. The updated document can be found at here.  

Inaugural Meeting Announcement, Physical Oceanography Self-Forming Team
IARPC Collaborations

Meeting date/time:Thursday, 23 April 2020, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

For more information, go to:
Meeting webpage

The Arctic Data Center has announced a call for applications for a data science training workshop for Arctic researchers. This five-day workshop will be held 19-23 October 2020 in Santa Barbara, California. Application Deadline: Friday, 24 April 2020. For more information, go to: Workshop homepage

pyrn logoWe hope you are doing well during this time of social distancing. With conferences and meetings cancelled, one of the things we are missing most are the chats during conference coffee breaks, icebreakers and conference dinners. These moments usually allow us to exchange ideas, seek input for our research and just get to know other members of our permafrost community. If you are like us and miss these interactions, come join us in our virtual coffee break meeting space. Its called “PYRN Coffee Break” and here is the link you will need to join.

ipa logo WE4307885cf3The International Permafrost Association Action Group called ‘Standardized methods across Permafrost Landscapes: from Arctic Soils to Hydrosystems’ (SPLASH) is a community-driven effort aiming to provide a suite of standardized field strategies for sampling mineral and organic components in soils, sediments and water across permafrost landscapes. Find out about SPLASH in this recently published article.

We need your help: To help us gather important information and design standardized approaches for this Action Group, we prepared a brief online survey to collect input from researchers who sample along the soil-to-hydrosystem continuum. The SPLASH team is grateful for your input!

SIOS logo titel small 0When:Friday, 24 April, Time: 12:45 - 15:00 CET
Where: Online, Zoom
Why: To provide a social experience to the Svalbard research community in difficult times.

The programme includes 3 talks followed by a panel discussion on data sharing and the SIOS data management. For the detailed programme, the zoom link and other news like upcoming webinars visit the webinar page.

The Sea Ice Prediction Network – Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces an open webinar entitled, Understanding Stakeholder Information Needs for Sea-Ice Forecasting. The one-hour webinar will be held on Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 4-5 pm GMT. Click here for more information and registration.

aosThis draft Conference Statement and Call to Action is one of several products emerging out of the AOS 2020, along with a more detailed report that summarizes the full depth and scope of Working Group activities, and a brief summary for policy-makers as input to the Third Arctic Science Ministerial, the latter building on this document. Click here to download AOS2020 (Draft) Conference Statement and Call to Action (PDF).

The European Commission, in close collaboration with the EU member states, will host a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges.

The submission deadline for the Special Issue "Transformation of Glacial and Periglacial Environments in Mountain Regions", run by the journal Water, has been postponed to 31 July 2020. We encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the
Editorial Office in advance (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For further reading and for instructions please visit the Special Issue website

iassaThe International Arctic Social Sciences Association Council (IASSA) expresses its support to researchers, students and Arctic community members as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents of Arctic communities, where there are limited public health, financial and community resources, are particularly vulnerable in this crisis. This includes the Indigenous, traditional and local knowledge holders so many of us work with and count as our close friends and colleagues. At the time of the writing, more than 3,505 Arctic residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 33 have died.
 

A new article from Arctic Finland focusses on how Arctic researchers have responded to the current crisis as more activities move online, including contributions from UArctic's VP Organization Outi Snellman and VP Research Arja Rautio.

logo pyrnPYRN is renewing its current Executive Committee (ExCom), Council and National Representatives for the next two years (2020-2022). This is your chance to get involved in an international network of young experts aiming to organize and foster the future generation of permafrost researchers. If you are a young researcher working in permafrost areas or on topics concerning permafrost and you want the chance to shape our network, please apply. We need great people! To submit your application, please use this form and apply until May 20th 2020.

 

migrtationArctic port cities are witnessing increased maritime traffic; rural villages are facing displacement; and species are shifting their ranges north. These new mobilities present both challenges and opportunities for the North, but a lack of integration across research communities has hampered the advancement of our shared knowledge. With this new Research Coordination Network, we’re about to change that and invite and YOU to join our free network today.

iascIn 2021, the ASSW will take place in Lisbon from 20 to 26 March under the conference theme: “The Arctic: Regional changes, Global impacts”, with the three last days reserved for the OPEN SCIENCE CONFERENCE (OSC). We invite the Arctic community to chair and present session proposals of relevant topics in all science fields, both specific and cross-cutting, framed in the overall conference theme. IASC aims to bridge disciplinary and national gaps in Arctic science. We therefore hope that session conveners will embrace this international and interdisciplinary approach in their proposed sessions. The call for sessions is open until 30 April 2020.

NSF logoThe Antarctic Sciences (ANT) and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Sections in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) will be hosting virtual office hours this week to share information with the academic community regarding NSF’s current operations. These office hours will also allow the community to ask questions, share concerns, and/or offer suggestions on how ANT/AIL can do more to address the impact of COVID-19 on researchers.

Apr 16, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Register here.

Apr 17, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Register here.

To participate, you must register for a session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.

vandaOrganizers announce a call for papers for two cryosphere sessions during Vienna Anthropology Days 2020. This call is open until 1 June. The conference will convene 28 September – 1 October 2020 in Vienna, Austria.

Changing Cryospheres I: Global Warming in Polar and Alpine Settings
Organizers: Alexandra Meyer (University of Vienna), Olga Povoroznyuk (University of Vienna)

Changing Cryospheres II: How to Communicate the Challenges of Climate Change?
Organizers: Peter Schweitzer (University of Vienna), Susanna Gartler (University of Vienna)

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute announces their webinar titled Coastal Resilience in Alaska: Programs and Policies Helping Communities Adapt in the Nation’s Fastest-Warming State. This webinar will be held 21 April 2020, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will include a briefing on scientific developments and policy initiatives that are helping protect Alaskan ecosystems and communities from erosion, sea level rise, and other coastal hazards. For more information and to join the webinar, please visit the webinar homepage.

logoInsSciDE – Inventing a shared Science Diplomacy for Europe – presents the first edition of an innovative training program for the present and future science diplomats of Europe. The Warsaw Science Diplomacy School (WSDS 2020: virtual), co-organized by our partner the European Academy of Diplomacy, is a one-week intensive course with competitive enrolment from June 22-26. The summer school is now virtual & the application deadline extended: Apply before 16 May! Find out more and apply here

APSTwo Opinion Editorial (Op-Ed) papers of this year was published online on Advances in Polar Science. The first Op-Ed paper of this year, Arctic environmental change research and Antarctic studies have mutual benefits was published by Dr. Outi Meinander from Finnish Meteorological Institute.

The second Op-Ed paper, The SPLASH Action Group – Towards standardized sampling strategies in permafrost science was published by Dr. Frédéric Bouchard and the SPLASH team (www.splash.biogeochimie.fr).

wgmsThe WGMS National Correspondents are telling you in brief how glaciers are doing and why they are important in their respective countries. On the same webpage, you find a virtual journey following the celebration events of 125 years of internationally coordinated glacier
monitoring as held in 2019.

icarpIARPC will begin developing the next 5-year Arctic Research Plan and we want to know what should be included. Your thoughts and ideas are valued and welcome. A scoping Federal Register Notice (FRN) for the next Arctic Research Plan was published on April 3rd and will be open for comments until July 2nd. More information on Plan development and hos wo submit your comments can be found here.

logo uarctic horTwenty-seven students from universities in the circumpolar north and beyond participated in the Fourth UArctic Model Arctic Council. Although organizers had been planning for months to hold the program face-to-face in Akureyri, Iceland, they moved it online, owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Students and organizers videoconferenced through the Zoom platform. The program opened on Friday, March 20, and continued Monday, March 23 through Thursday, March 26, 2020.

logo uarctic horEight new Thematic Networks were approved by the Assembly of UArctic at their fist annual meeting held on February 25-26, 2020, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more about the new networks here.

uarcticcongress2020 logo webThe goal is to identify six Nordic (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands and Iceland) finalists that UArctic will select to represent UArctic at the international science popularization contest during the UArctic Congress held in Reykjavik  (6-8 Oct 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland). The call is open until May 1, 2020 to enrolled MA and PhD students from UArctic Nordic member institutions working in the field of northern or Arctic research. Find out more and how to apply here.

 

interact newsletter.pngThe ongoing pandemic has caused many changes and this newsletter is devoted to inform about the ongoing situation and how INTERACT responds and is helping. Read the INTERACT #7 March 2020 Newsletter here.

The Arctic Data Center will host a 5-day data science training workshop October 19 - 23, 2020 at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California. This 5-day workshop will provide researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.

 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Arctic Circle has decided to postpone the Forum in Berlin, Germany, which had been scheduled for June 30 - July 1st. Proposals for Sessions will remain valid and our international partners are encouraged to continue their dialogue and preparations for the Forum. A new date for the Forum will be announced in the coming months. Please keep an eye on http://www.arcticcircle.org/ for updates.

SCAR logo white backgroundAlthough SCAR-COMNAP 2020 has been cancelled and the Secretariat offices at SPRI closed, activities are still on the go. We are also continuing with our Awards and Fellowships program for 2020. Successful candidates of this round and previous rounds who have not yet implemented their program will be offered options to defer or propose new ways forward.

nsfNSF is committed to being supportive and as responsive as possible to the needs of the research community in the face of challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Please consult the NSF website regularly for up-to-date information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are looking for some virtual fieldwork, VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes may be of interest. Our virtual field trips allow you to explore the fascinating and often spectacular world of glaciers and glaciated landscapes. Look all around and zoom-in on features of interest – rather like Google Streetview  – and see how the landscape changes from one location to the next. This free and easy-to-use resource from the University of Worcester provides ground-level virtual fieldwork to locations in Switzerland, California and the English Lake District.

eguMany of you might already be aware that the EGU General Assembly 2020 will be very different this year, without the physical meeting in Vienna. It will now take place as
It is open to anyone and is free of charge.

wwfToday's young people will be disproportionately affected by what we do to our planet. But what issues matter most to youth in the Arctic, and how can we move forward together? In this issue of The Circle, we examine what matters to youth in the Arctic and how they think we can move forward.

The Circle is a magazine produced by the WWF Global Arctic Programme. Our goal is to inform decision-makers, scientists and the interested public about Arctic environmental and development issues.

PYRpyrn logoN is organising monthly online seminars during the time of social distancing due to COVID-19.

The first seminar on April 17, at 7pm GMT features a talk by ExCom member Evan Wilcox about his research on thermokarst lakes. 

Seminar details:
Speaker: Evan Wilcox
Title: ​"Investigating the influences on Thermokarst Lake Water Balances between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, NT"
Time: April 17th 2020, 7-7:30pm GMT
 

This 1-year interdisciplinary programme draws on drone, GIS and remote sensing technologies and their application to understanding the physical, biological and chemical changes underlying environmental change. The programme has been developed to help meet increased demand for graduates with experience in drone technology and/or the skills required to work in and conduct research into environmental science and climate change.

epb logo desktop 2015The EPB will host the first in a series of webinars for the project Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate (SO-CHIC) at 15:00 CEST on Tuesday 7th April 2020.

This first webinar, given by project coordinator Jean-Baptiste Sallée from Sorbonne Université, will introduce SO-CHIC and its objectives.

UArctic logo newAt a time when the COVID-19 outbreak means considerable disruptions to the educational operations of our members and more and more teaching moves online, UArctic and its partners are working to collect openly available learning resources to be used as needed by the circumpolar higher education community.

UArctic logo newUArctic’s partners, members, and sponsors are welcome to organize their own side events during the UArctic Congress 2020Deadline April 22, 2020.

Oct 5 is reserved for such pre-meetings and other side events. All side events are self-organized, but will be listed and promoted on the UArctic Congress web portal. Venues are available at local host institutions of the UArctic Congress 2020. 

University of Oulu published a new Gender Equality and Diversity action plan—a GEP for years 2019–2022, which is the seventh in order. The first one was drafted already in 1997. The brochure recaps the current tasks of the gender equality work at the university and it is published today—the national Day of Equality, March 19th.

Due to many campuses and government agencies being put on non-mission-critical travel holds, we are postponing the resuscitation of the Northeast Glaciology Meeting.

New Date: 3 - 4 September 2020 (Thursday/Friday); Location: University of Maine (Orono, ME USA). 

Under the motto "POLAR REGIONS, CLIMATE CHANGE and SOCIETY" the German Society of Polar Research would like to cordially invite you to the 28 International Polar Conference in Cologne, 6 to 11 September 2020.

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are happy to tell you that YOUMARES, the conference for YOUng MARine RESearch, is going for its 11th round. 

YOUMARES will take place from the 15. – 18 September in Kiel, co-hosted by the GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research

We are pleased to announce that the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) is now inviting colleagues of the Asian Arctic research community to participate in its 2020 Arctic expedition.

Organizers of the 2020 Arctic Observing Summit (AOS 2020) invite the community to join the virtual meetings that will convene Monday, 30 March — Thursday, 2 April 2020 This summit is 100% online (with options for calling in). Events and Working Group activities will be held primarily on the Zoom platform and by recorded videos.

Convened Online via Zoom

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is now accepting scientific program proposals for the 2020 Fall Meetings that will convene  7 – 11 December 2020 in San Francisco, California. The Deadline was extended to the 23th April 2020. 

Dear Colleagues

You will by now have seen the notice that the Open Science Conference and SCAR Delegates meeting, to be held in Hobart, Australia in July-August 2020, have been cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCAR logo white backgroundThe SCAR COMNAP 2020 Local Organising Committee, in consultation with the SCAR and COMNAP Executive Committees have decided to cancel SCAR COMNAP 2020 in light of the global Coronavirus situation. Consequently the Totten Workhop have been cancelled, too. The Committee has given due consideration to local Tasmanian and Australian health advice as well as the global response to the pandemic.

Since most of us are suggested to work from home PYRN promotes the following resources:

Skype a Scientists:  https://www.skypeascientist.com

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)

The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is inviting input for new project ideas and proposals to include in their next 5-Year cooperative agreement with NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).

iassa logoDear IASSA members and ICASS X participants,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IASSA Council has voted unanimously to postpone ICASS X to June 2021.

We feel that holding ICASS X in person is important for our Association as it is only held on a triennial basis and is a significant event for social scientists, humanities scholars and Indigenous knowledge holders in the Arctic. Postponing ICASS X to June 2021 will provide the Association with an opportunity to host the meeting in a safe and productive environment. In this decision we are also following the recommendations of the Russia’s health authorities to refrain from holding large conferences in the near term.

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.

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.

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

INTERACT kindly invites all members of the INTERACT Community to participate in the INTERACT Photo Competition 2020. The purpose of the competition is to gather high-quality photographs from the Arctic and northern boreal and alpine areas for use in an INTERACT Coffee Table Book to be published in autumn 2020 to celebrate INTERACT and its achievements since its start in 2011.

A more thorough description of the purpose of the competition and how to participate can be found on the INTERACT website. Note that the deadline for submitting photos is 15 April 2020. 

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The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS, https://cryosphericsciences.org/) would like to invite proposals for scientific sessions at the Busan IAMAS-IACS-IAPSO Joint Assembly 2021 (http://baco-21.org). The deadline for session proposals is 15 April 2020

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.

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. 

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.

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

The Calotte Academy 2020 is planned to be organized on 31 May – 7 June (tbc.) 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."

The applications for the UN Global Climate Action Award are now open. Organizations, cities, industries, governments and others who take leadership on climate change can nominate their work and show that there is Momentum for Change.

The 2020 award will recognize climate action that is already achieving real results in three categories:

Calling all undergraduates interested in Arctic sciences! Apply to participate in a science training cruise aboard the R/V Marcus Langseth from 25 Aug – 30 August from Ketchikan, AK to Dutch Harbor, AK. If you are interested in leading a STEMSEAS transit, STEMSEAS is always looking for excellent, enthusiastic, creative and flexible instructors and mentors. See http://mlp.ldeo.columbia.edu/stemseas/ for more information.

The North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC), co-organized by the East-West Center and the Korea Maritime Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary, August 19-21 2020 at the Imin Conference Center in Honolulu, HI. This conference provides a venue for off-the-record engagement among policymakers/practitioners and scientists/analysists regarding issues of mutual interest to leading North Pacific Arctic states (Canada, Russia and the United States) and non-Arctic states (China, Japan and South Korea). NPAC aims to provide early identification of key policy issues and improved understanding of major options for addressing these issues. This year’s theme is: Will Great-Power Politics Threaten Arctic Sustainability?

UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) will continue the collaboration with Arctic Arts Summit (AAS). The next AAS will be held in Canada in summer 2021.

CSDMS will host a 10-day, immersive training experience for 25 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty at the CSDMS Integration Facility at the University of Colorado, Boulder from August 13-21st. This is an NSF funded project and will hopefully bring together earth surface processes aficinados from all over the US and world.

https://csdms.colorado.edu/wiki/ESPIn2020

iasc webIn 2021 the ASSW will take place in Lisbon from 20 to 26 March 2021 under the theme: “The Arctic: Regional changes, Global impacts”, with the three last days reserved for the OPEN SCIENCE CONFERENCE (OSC). The event will bring together scientists, Indigenous people, Arctic community members, and Arctic science stakeholders from all over the world to present and discuss the most recent advances on Arctic knowledge across disciplines, from the natural sciences to the humanities. The OSC will also be an opportunity to foster research synergies between both Polar Regions, with sessions that target both Poles welcomed.

IGS logoThe Nordic Branch of the International Glaciological Society will hold its annual meeting in Copenhagen on the 28-30th of October.

More information will follow on registration, abstract submission and schedule.

Please keep an eye on the IGS website (https://www.igsoc.org/about/nordicbranch/meetings/copenhagen2020/).

The AGU Cryosphere Section Executive Committee would like to remind you that it is time to nominate your colleagues for AGU Fellow, AGU Ambassador, Union Medals, Cryosphere Early Career Award (10 years post-degree), and Nye lecturer.  Fellow/Ambassador and Union Medal nominations have been extended to  March 15, 2020 and Cryosphere Section award nominations are due April 15, 2020.  Instructions for the nominations can be found below.  

Please see the call below for ourupcoming PECS Collaborative Working Group Webinar withHita Unnikrishnan on historical analysis as our speaker.  We hope to have as many of you attend virtually, but it will be recorded if the time/date doesn’t work for you.  The meeting is  Tuesday, the 10th  of March  at 9:00 AM Ecuador time zone and will last for one hour.  The link to the Zoom meeting is below.

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This Special Issue for the Geosciences on Monitoring of the Seasonal Snow Cover invites and encourages the submission of all manuscripts covering long- and short-term snow-monitoring activities, snow instrumentation/sensors, monitoring schemes and methodology, and applications where snow monitoring data are used, including, but not limited to: in-situ measurements of snow parameters, short and long-range remote sensing of snowpack, spatial and temporal snowpack variability, snow hydrology, avalanches and usage of novel techniques in snow monitoring (e.g., UAV, TLS, etc.).

For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/geosciences/special_issues/Snow_Cover

The submission deadline is 31 July 2020

NSF Polar Programs Officers Roberto Delgado and Colleen Strawhacker will host this webinar on NSF funding opportunities, including Rapid Response Research Proposals and Research Coordination Network. They welcome the research community to join, ask questions and share feedback. March 20, 2020 at 1700 UTC (1 PM US Eastern Time) https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/webinars.html 

Organizers of the 2020 Polar Technology Conference are offering free livestream access to the event, which will be held Tuesday—Thursday, 10–12 March 2020 in Boulder, Colorado.

The goal of the meeting is to link experts in the fields of polar science and technology development to discuss current technological resources for polar research and identify barriers to research and application of technology for problems unique to polar regions.

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) offers an NSF-sponsored opportunity for U.S. early career scientists, postdocs, and PhD students in the U.S. to apply for travel support to the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) and Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) Open Science meetings that will convene 18—24 October 2020 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Further Information about IPICS and ICYS Open Science Meetings

SCAR logo white backgroundSCAR launches its 2020 Antarctic-related Fellowships for early-career researchers today. SCAR will offer 3 to 4 fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2020. The Fellowships enable early-career researchers to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating partnerships that last for many years and over many Antarctic field seasons. 

The deadline for fellowship applications is 26 August 2020.


Find out how to apply for the fellowship here: https://scar.org/awards/fellowships/information/

The SCAR Secretariat has compiled a list of frequently asked questions on our website (https://scar.org/awards/fellowships/faqs/), where you can also find an overview of past and present SCAR Fellows (https://scar.org/awards/fellowships/fellows/).

iasc webThe International Arctic Science Committee awards the 2020 IASC Medal to Dr. Sue E. Moore for Outstanding Achievement in Understanding Marine Mammals as Ecosystem Sentinels and how Climate Change is Influencing the Phenology of Arctic Species

YOPP LOGO beb4effb3cEpisode Three of The Icepod, the official podcast for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecast in the Arctic and Antarctic, is now available.

The IcePod features people involved in two big international projects: the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) and the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC).

The third episode of the IcePod features Stefan Hendricks, a sea ice physicist at the Alfred Wegener Institute who joined the first Leg of MOSAiC and worked along the Remote Sensing team on board Polarstern.

Further Information about The IcePod

Interact logoOrganizers of the European Union-Horizon 2020 -funded International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT III) announce the first call for research groups to apply for Trans-national Access (TA) to 10 new research stations offering TA in INTERACT III. The call is for access taking place between June 2020 and April 2021.  

With its overarching theme – “Water: Our Global Common Good – The Hydrosphere across Land and Sea” – this year’s Potsdam Summer School will continue the transdisciplinary and interactive event series that has been held annually in Potsdam, Germany since 2014. It will take place from 17-26 August.

The summer school will provide its participants with a comprehensive perspective and overview of the relevant aspects when dealing with the hydrosphere. They will be engaged in discussions and group works and will be provided with tools to develop effective strategies in order to deal with the challenges they face in their daily work.

Organizers of the 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost (RCOP) invite session proposals that address science and/or engineering topics with a focus on permafrost. The conference will convene 11—16 July 2021 in Boulder, Colorado.

For the first time the Regional Conference on Permafrost will be combined with the bi-annual International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. The conference will bring together international participants who will have the opportunity to organize side-project meetings and enjoy field trips to the nearby Rocky Mountains.

NSF invites proposals to establish a Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO). Launched in 2016, NNA has been building a growing portfolio of research and planning grants at the intersection of the built, social, and natural environments to improve understanding of Arctic change and its local and global effects. Each NNA-funded project is responsible for its own performance, including its core research and broader impacts. However, an NNA community office is required to coordinate the activities of funded NNA projects, engage new PIs, and promote research, education, and outreach activities.

SCAR logo white backgroundThe deadline for submission of abstracts to the SCAR2020 Open Science Conference has been extended until 5pm AEST on 6th March 2020. 

Abstracts can be submitted here

iasc webIASC’s International Science Initiative in the Russian Arctic (ISIRA) is a Russian and international cooperative initiative to assist Arctic science in the Russian Arctic. To help achieve this, ISIRA collects reports each year from those leading ongoing and upcoming projects, meant to provide an account of relevant projects related to the Russian Arctic.

This is a brief reminder that the SCAR/SERCE program ('Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryospheric Evolution') is offering travel support to attend SCAR 2020.

Early career researchers, or researchers from countries with an emerging Antarctic program, who are working in a SERCE-facing area are eligible to apply for funds to support their attendance at the conference.

iasc webThe International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) invites proposals for cross-cutting Arctic activities to be considered for IASC funding in 2020. IASC activities connect Arctic scientists across national and disciplinary boundaries, with funding up to 15,000 Euro.

IASC scientists are organized into five working groups: Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social and Human, and Terrestrial. Proposals can be limited to one IASC Working Group, relevant to all five, or anything in between. Note: Working Groups must allocate at least 40% of their budget in cooperation with other Working Groups.

YOPP LOGO beb4effb3cEpisode Two of The Icepod, the official podcast for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecast in the Arctic and Antarctic, is now available.

The IGS has established a new Early-career Glaciologist Group (EGG). The group is open to any early-career scientist in glaciology or related snow and ice sciences. Our aims are to enhance the cryosphere early-career community (socially and professionally), particularly within the IGS, and to provide additional support to early-career scientists in cryosphere-related fields. We’re planning social events, workshops, and panel discussions at upcoming meetings, including EGU and the IGS symposium in Durham in July. By holding these events, we are hoping to build a better community for early-career scientists, where we can exchange ideas and discuss problems, foster career development, and get to know each other. 

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming Ocean Mixing Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) and Conference (GRC), held from June 13-14 and 14-19, 2020 at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.

The GRC provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research and related technologies, and for over 80 years, have been viewed as the world?s premier scientific meetings. The guiding principle is to encourage communication and discussion of ideas and new unpublished results by bringing together outstanding scientists from academia, industry, and government.

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the second Symposium on Polar Microbes and Viruses from 4-7 May 2020 at Tvärminne Zoological Station, Finland. 

See further details: http://polarmicrobio.me/

Food Congress is to be held in Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino), Norway on March 9-13, 2020.

The event will have a youth profile, while the program will include cooking, demonstration of traditional foods and dishes, modern cuisine, preparation and processing, and will include a multitude of indigenous food cultures, traditional indigenous knowledge, traditions, stories and menus. There will also be a conference with presentations based on traditional indigenous knowledge and science. The event will display the diversity of food resources and systems of Arctic indigenous peoples, including reindeer and caribou meat, moose meat, fish, birds, berries, plants and so on.

The Russian State Hydrometeorological University is pleased to invite you to join the Arctic Days in St. Petersburg–2020: “International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic in the Era on Climate Change” held in St. Petersburg on May 13–14, 2020.

The Conference will bring together social and natural scientists, industry professionals, policy makers, Indigenous leaders, and other stakeholders from across the Arctic. In response to ongoing climate change, the organizing committee invites you to participate in the formation of an international interdisciplinary platform for discussing pressing issues of socio-cultural, economic development and international cooperation in the Arctic.

The international summer school “Arctic Law” aimed at students and young practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of the Arctic issues and their international and national regulation is to be held on July 12-18, 2020 at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia.

Participants of the Summer School will be able to undergo a week-long intensive training on Arctic Law and deepen their knowledge and understanding of current trends in international and national law.

The Arctic Circle Japan Forum will be held from November 21-23 2020 in Tokyo in association with the Third Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting. 

The Forum will be organized in coordination with the Third Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting, which is co-hosted by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 77th Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will open on February 15. The conference will be held at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 9 – 11 June 2020. 

Full conference registration includes participation in the Tuesday night icebreaker, Wednesday oral/poster sessions, Wednesday evening banquet, and Thursday half-day oral sessions. Single day registrations include participation in the oral/poster sessions for the day.

The next Karthaus course on ICE SHEETS AND GLACIERS IN THE CLIMATE SYSTEM will be held on 8-19 September 2020 in Karthaus, Italy. 

The course is meant for Ph.D. students and provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include:  continuum mechanics, kinematics, ice rheology, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, glacier fluctuations, etc.

You are cordially invited to participate in the workshop "Mathematics of Sea Ice in the Twenty-First Century" to be held from 20th to 31st July 2020 in the Isaac Newton Institute (INI), Cambridge, UK. The workshop will include presentations and discussions from world-leading experts on sea ice research for climate and environmental modelling and engineering applications.

Online abstract submission for the International Symposium on ‘Ice Streams and Outlet Glaciers’ is now open. The meeting is held 19–24 July 2020, in Durham University, Durham, UK.

Please note that the abstract submission system is separate from the IGS Connect. You will have to register your details if you have not submitted an abstract with us before.

On February 4, 2020, The Barents Center of the Humanities at Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences will host a seminar «Sami History and culture in the latest research and publications» dedicated to the Sami National Day.

The event will be attended by important figures of Sami culture, Center of the Northern peoples representatives, scientists and postgraduates of the Kola Science Center. The seminar will include a presentation of innovative works and a book by Nina Eliseeva, President of the Kola Sami Association (until 2010), the winner of the “Golden language” award for the work on the Sami language preservation and development.

Kola Science Center RAS invites participants to the X international scientific and practical conference “The North and the Arctic in the New Global Development Paradigm. Luzin Readings 2020”, which is to be held on April 9 - 11, 2020 in Apatity (Murmansk region of Russia). The main theme of the conference is socio-economic development of the Russian Arctic. 

The conference will include plenary sessions, parallel sections, and the “School for young Arctic researchers”. 

UiT Logo eng posThe University of the Arctic (UArctic) call for is now open for applications for networking projects in Arctic research and education for a UArctic member university in Norway. 

Who can apply:
The main applicant has to come from a UArctic member university in Norway. A complete and updated list of member institutions can be found on the UArctic website. The project lead institution needs to be a UArctic member.

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The University of the Arctic (UArctic) call is now open for applications for networking projects in Arctic research and education for a UArctic member university in Greenland, Denmark or the Faroe Islands.

Who can apply:
The main applicant has to come from a UArctic member university in Greenland, Denmark or the Faroe Islands. A complete and updated list of member institutions can be found on the UArctic website. The main applicant or project lead institution needs to be a UArctic member.

This course aims to bring young researchers together across disciplines, within the broad domain of Arctic research and research communication, in order to build new networks and develop communications skills. The objectives are both linked to different ongoing Arctic research initiatives such as the Arctic Science IntegrAtion Quest (ASIAQ) Project and Arctic Avenue, and to make a communication effort for the Tarfala Research Station. 

Course date: June 29 -July 3, 2020, excluding travels.

iasc webFramed by the overarching theme “The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts”, Lisbon invites international experts on the Arctic and Indigenous Peoples to discuss the “New Arctic” and also its impacts and interactions to and with the lower latitudes.

The Arctic Science Summit Week 2021 will bring together scientists, Indigenous people, Arctic community members, and Arctic science stakeholders from all over the world to present and discuss the most recent advances on Arctic knowledge across disciplines, from the natural sciences to the humanities. The conference will also be an opportunity to foster research synergies between both Polar Regions, with sessions that target both Poles welcomed.

SCAR logo white backgroundSeveral SCAR groups and Scientific Research Programmes are offering grants to support travel and registration costs associated with attending SCAR2020

Find an overview of all travel support, application processes and deadlines on our website: https://www.scar.org/events/ecr-travel/. This list is frequently updated as new opportunities become available. 

Also this year we run our applied course for snow and avalanche science at University Vienna within "Topics in Geodynamics" The applied excursion to the ski resorts of Galtür, Ischgl and Lech am Arlberg takes place from 22.03.- 26.03.2020 where we will investigate all snow properties leading to avalanche initiation and carry out 3D snow depth mapping using laser scanning and SfM-photogrammetry.

Imagine being able to explore data about Greenland animals, ice and communities all in one place. Through the new QGreenland project, this can become a reality. QGreenland, a free geographic information system (GIS) mapping tool that is in development at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), will be available for download later this year. However, to make the project as useful and relevant as possible, the QGreenland development team needs help from potential users, who are encouraged to provide input via a survey

Please, consider there are a couple of solicitations that the USPA is interested in getting young permafrost researchers involved in.  The first is that the planning committee for the 2021 RCOP is looking for PYRN members to help with the conference organization. The second is that the USPA is looking for US based PYRN members to serve on the USPA Communications Committee. 

This one-year MSc(Res) programme should interest students seeking Masters-level research training and experience within the broad subject area of cold-regions science. Its research areas include glaciology, geomorphology, climate change and reconstruction, Quaternary science, geochronology, and oceanic and atmospheric processes.The programme targets those wishing to gain an intensive research experience and expand their knowledge and skills before progressing to a PhD. Training is provided via a research apprenticeship within the Ice and Climate Research (ICERS) cluster of academic and postdoctoral staff and research students. Our students carry out a major Research Project under supervision by ICERS staff. Another key feature of the programme is a summer Field Course module. Its provisional destination is Western Greenland, although alternative field locations may be considered that reflect the interests and experience of our staff.

Girls on Ice Switzerland offers two expeditions per year: one in German and one in French. You can now apply for both expeditions, but we are currently only partly funded and are seeking funding to make sure that we can run both expeditions in 2020 and beyond. 

More information can be found here: https://www.inspiringgirls.org/switzerland

The 2020 CESM Tutorial will take place 3 - 7 August 2020 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO.

The CESM Tutorial will consist of 1) lectures on simulating the climate system, and 2) practical sessions on running CESM, modifying components, and analyzing data. While the CESM Tutorial is targeted at the graduate student level, and postdocs, research scientists, and faculty members are also welcome to apply. The committee can accept a maximum of 80 students with partial financial support (shared lodging and ground transportation) for some students. We are unable to cover airline tickets. Whether or not you apply for travel funds has no bearing on the selection process.

We offer a selection of postgraduate qualifications in Antarctic Studies including the limited entry Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies – the only programme in the world that provides students with the real-world experience of undertaking Antarctic research in Antarctica and the Master of Antarctic Studies (MASt). Both of these are our flagship programmes that include an Antarctic fieldtrip.

A brochure to provide more information is attached, and the application material and further details are available through: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/science/schools-and-departments/antarctica/study/apply/.

Application deadline is 9 April 2020.

 

The CWC research unit at the University of Oulu, leader of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Telecommunication and Networking, and Luleå Technical University (LTU) have started a joint Interreg Nord project called Arctic 5G Test Networks.

One aim of the project is to collect examples and experience what poor connectivity means for daily life, school work, using e-services, using e-payments, business opportunities and where (which kind of environment) the problems occur. In the later phase of the project, some solutions will be demonstrated and the availability of solutions to the public will be enabled. By poorly working connectivity we mean, e.g., that you can see that your mobile phone or modem is connected but the quality is so poor that voice and especially data connectivity (internet connectivity) fails to allow using digital services.

Bifröst University's summer course "Sustainable Leadership in the 21st Century" (8 ECTS) takes place July 18 – August 8, 2020. Application deadline: June 1, 2020.

Leaders of the future will be faced with challenging tasks in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. The 2020 summer school organized by Bifröst University will explore emerging ideas about leadership and provide practical training in leadership. 

The Nordic leadership model and servant leadership will be in special focus. Sustainability and social responsibility will be discussed and the role of social entrepreneurs will be examined. The course will include both academic lectures, discussion periods and more practical approaches that will include assignments, group work and field trips.

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Working Group (IDP-ICWG) will hold a U.S. ice core science community planning workshop on April 2-3, 2020, at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle in Alexandria, Virginia.

Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to articulate driving scientific questions in ice core research for the coming decade and beyond, and identify drilling sites and technological and logistical requirements needed to answer those questions, for contribution to the U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) Long Range Science Plan.

Join us for a multi-day workshop in a stimulating and resource-rich environment where you will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management. Applications due March 23, 2020.

See more information on the website: https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/earlycareer2020/index.html

 

The Arctic Data Center will host a 5-day data science training workshop October 19 - 23, 2020 at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California. This 5-day workshop will provide researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.

The Arctic Data Center provides training in data science and data management, as these are critical skills for the stewardship of the data, software, and other research products that are preserved in the Arctic Data Center. The major goals of the Arctic Data Center are to advance data archiving and promote reproducible science and data reuse.

The Regional Conference on Permafrost and Engineering (RCOP) takes place in Boulder, Colorado on July 11-16, 2021. The organizers of RCOP 2021 in Boulder, Colorado, are welcoming session proposals by February 22.

For the first time the Regional Conference on Permafrost will be combined with the bi-annual International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. RCOP 2021 is expected to bring international participation and we anticipate as many as 500 attendees who will have the opportunity to organize side-project meetings and enjoy field trips to the nearby Rocky Mountains.

Registration is now open for the 34th Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP) which will be held from 21-24 June 2020 at Hotel Döllnsee near Berlin/Potsdam in Germany. 

The conference will begin on the evening of June 21st (Sunday) and conclude at lunchtime on June 24th (Wednesday).

Registration closes on March 15th, abstract submission will remain open until April 15th

Organizers announce a call for registration for the 2020 Fletcher Arctic Conference that will convene Friday-Saturday, 7-8 February 2020 in Medford, MA.

Since 2012, the annual Arctic Conference at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy has provided a platform for policymakers, business leaders, academics and students to address the implications of a volatile Arctic. This conference brings together high-level leaders working in business, governance, human rights, international law, and science from around the world to share insights, research, and engage in conversations on the pressing issues of a multi-disciplinary nature in the Arctic region. The Fletcher Arctic Conference is a student-run initiative, with key contributions from senior Fletcher School faculty and leadership. There is no cost associated with registering.

For more information and to register, go to:
Conference website

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver scientific knowledge and ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the ocean and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
As part of a global consultation process in preparation of the UN Decade, the Southern Ocean workshop will provide opportunities to further discuss, prioritize and formulate proposals for Southern Ocean initiatives to be framed under the UN Decade.

Registration and Abstract submission is now open for the CRYOSPHERE 2020, the International Symposium on Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World, is now online.

Early Bird registration deadline is 1 July 2020. After that date, the registration fee will Increase by €70.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April 2020. Notification of acceptance will be by 1 June 2020

The symposium will be held at the renowned Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavík, Iceland during 21–24 September 2020.

We would like to issue a call for papers for the thematic issue of the Annals of Glaciology on ‘Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World’. Accepted papers will be published online as soon as authors have returned their proofs and all corrections have been made. The hard copy is scheduled for publication in 2021.

Submission period from 1 June 2020 - 1 December 2020. Supply your final accepted paper until 1 June 2021.

For the fourth consecutive year, INQ is pleased to announce one of the flagship events in its programming: the My Northern Project science outreach contest.

New this year: the contest is now open to Master's students who have analyzed their collected data. The competition also remains open to students enrolled in a PhD program. Of course, only research projects with a northern or Arctic theme are eligible.

The Polar Technology Conference (https://www.arcus.org/logistics/2020-polar-technology) is planned for 10–12 March 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. The goal of the meeting is to link experts in polar science and technology development to discuss current technological resources for polar research and identify barriers to research and application of technology for problems unique to polar regions.

Abstract submission is open until 7 February 2020, 5:00 p.m. Alaska time. Limited support is available for early career researcher travel - submit your abstract by Friday, 7 February to be considered for travel support.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Program Officers Thorsten Markus, Colene Haffke, and Michael Falkowski will host this webinar on NASA's Cryosphere Program, funding opportunities, and opportunities for early career scientists. They welcome the research community to join, ask questions and share feedback. 

It will take place on Friday, 7 February 2020 at 01:00 p.m. (EST). 

YOPP LOGO beb4effb3cAn new episode of the IcePod, the official podcast for the Year of Polar Prediction, has now been published. On this second episode, we take a further look behind the scenes of MOSAiC. The master student and professional photographer Thea Schneider was one of the lucky ones, namely one of the twenty early-career scientists who went on board the Russian icebreaker Akademik Fedorov, which supported Polarstern into the Central Arctic.

In our interview, Thea Schneider from the University of Potsdam, Germany, tells us about the difficulties of assembling a sea-ice buoy without IKEA instructions, what a smoking curl has to do with Arctic turbulences, and how lonesome you can (not) be as a vegetarian among Russian meat-eaters.

sooslogo2cSoos is seeking nominations for a number of leadership roles in support of facilitating and enhancing global Southern Ocean observations into the future!

The MDPI journal Geosciences recently launched a special issue on “Glacier Characteristic Variability in Polar Regions", which is now open for submission. I would like to invite those of you working in this field to submit an article to this special issue. Deadline for manuscript submissions is 15 October 2020.

For more information about the Special Issue, and potential topics, please see: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/geosciences/special_issues/glaciers_characteristics

Kind regards, the guest editor
Andrey Glazovsky

iasc webIASC is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2020 IASC Medal, awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic.


The shortlisted candidates are:

  • Atsumu Ohmura for outstanding achievement in understanding complex climate and glacier relationships, thermal energy flow in the Arctic, and in building programs and data-archives in the Arctic
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  • Peter Wadhams for outstanding achievement in understanding polar climate and sea-ice interactions, and the effect of the warming Arctic on sea ice loss and reduction of albedo
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  • Sue Ellen Moore for outstanding achievement in understanding marine mammals as ecosystem sentinels and how climate change is influencing the phenology of Arctic species
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The outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV (coronavirus), is of serious concern to the Office of Polar Programs, which supports thousands of researchers, operational personnel, and other visitors to remote stations in the Arctic and Antarctica. As an immediate response, OPP augmented medical screening questions for personnel deploying to Antarctica and Greenland. Medical program staff evaluate responses to a set of diagnostic questions and check for fever. These measures are intended to prevent anyone exposed to coronavirus, Ebola, or other serious respiratory infection from traveling to field stations in the polar regions.

Proposals are now being accepted for Sessions at the Eighth Arctic Circle Assembly, to be held October 8 – 11, 2020 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

NEW!: All Sessions will now run for either 55 or 60 minutes.

Sessions at the Arctic Circle Assembly are held in auditoriums, lecture halls, board rooms, and open spaces throughout Harpa and nearby venues. Sessions are organized by governments, institutions, organizations, universities, think tanks, companies and others. In addition the Arctic Circle itself organizes Plenary Sessions at the Assemblies.

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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The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver scientific knowledge and ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the ocean and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

As part of a global consultation process in preparation of the UN Decade, the Southern Ocean workshop will provide opportunities to further discuss, prioritize and formulate proposals for Southern Ocean initiatives to be framed under the UN Decade.

To all of you working on climate-cryosphere interactions at different time scales (past, present & future)! 

Invitation to submit an abstract for: Special Issue "Interactions between the Cryosphere and Climate (Change)" Open Access Journal "Atmosphere" (I.F. 2.046)

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. 

RDA Europe is offering up to 7 Early Careers and 5 Experts  grants designed to support participation to  the 15th RDA Plenary meeting (18-20 March 2020, Melbourne, Australia)

Call for Early Career Researchers and Scientists working with Data - https://grants.rd-alliance.org/OpenCalls/call-early-careers-rda-15th-plenary

pyrn smallDear PYRN members!

Do you have permafrost recordings?

As a spin-off from the Frozen-Ground Cartoons, we are working with sound-artists to produce a permafrost audio adventure. We are therefore looking for any sound recordings from permafrost fieldwork (audio or video files). If you have any field-sounds to share with us -for example of drilling, talking, sampling, etc. -please contact Joost Van Duppen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). 

We will be super grateful for any files you can share, dear PYRNers!

IACS logoA new 4-year Working Group (WG) of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) on the “Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) and its role in Glacier Monitoring and GLIMS” (https://cryosphericsciences.org/activities/working-groups/rgi-working-group/) has been launched to pursue and expand the work of a similar previous working group (http://www.cryosphericsciences.org/wg_randGlacierInv.html), with new and updated objectives.

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."

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.

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.

A special issue of the journal 'Insects' on Polar Entomology is open for manuscript submissions. The deadline has been extended to 31 January 2020. 

See more information here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/insects/special_issues/mr_AEnt

arcuslogonotext 2018The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Jim Thomson, Senior Principal Oceanographer at the University of Washington's Applied Physics Lab and a Professor in the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

This event will be held online via Zoom on Friday, 7 February 2020 at 08:00 a.m. AKST (12:00 p.m. EST).

Registration is required for this event.

Our Call for Applications for the next Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellowship is released now! https://www.iass-potsdam.de/en/news/iass-call-applications-2020-klaus-topfer-sustainability-fellowshipYou can find more information here!

KOPRI is now accepting applications for its two fellowship schemes; the Asian Polar Science Fellowship Program and the Arctic Science Fellowship Program.

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: https://ptoutline.eu/app/eurofleetsplus_sea2

Download the Call documents, including instructions and templates HERE.

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.

SCAR logo white backgroundWe understand that travel funding is often one of the main limitations for people to attending conferences. Several SCAR Groups and Scientific Research Programmes are now offering grants to support travel and registration costs associated with attending SCAR2020.These grants will be a maximum of $2,000 USD each to help with travel and registration costs and are specifically for Early Career Researchers.The following travel grants by SCAR Groups are available so far:

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!

UArctic is searching for motivated and enthusiastic interns for the fall 2020 who are interested in Arctic matters and willing to acquire knowledge of the Northern region; its environment, people and culture. The internship will provide an environment in which the intern can develop, enhance professional working and communication skills, as well as expand networks for the future. 

The Arctic Yearbook is calling for abstracts for its 2020 edition. The theme is “Climate Change and the Arctic: Global Origins, Regional Responsibilities?”. Deadline for abstracts is March 2, 2020. The Arctic Yearbook is an international and peer-reviewed volume which focuses on issues of regional governance, development, circumpolar relations, geopolitics and security, all broadly defined. It is an open access, online publication. The Arctic Yearbook is an initiative of the Northern Research Forum (NRF) and the University of the Arctic’s joint Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security.

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, http://icop2020.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/65558. 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. 

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..

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.

IACS logoA new working group on the Regional Assessments of Glacier MAss Change (RAGMAC; 2019-2023) has been approved by the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences: https://cryosphericsciences.org/activities/wg-ragmac/

The overall goal of this working group (WG) is bringing together the research community that is assessing regional glacier mass changes from various observation technologies (e.g., glaciological and geodetic DEM-differencing methods, altimetry, gravimetry) with the ultimate goal to obtain new consensus estimates of global glacier mass changes and related uncertainties.

iasc webArctic Science Summit Week 2020 in Akureyri is swiftly approaching. This is a reminder that IASC is now receiving proposals for consideration for IASC funding in 2020. Proposals can be limited to one Working Group, relevant to all five, or anything in between. (Note: Working Groups must allocate at least 40% of their budget in cooperation with other Working Groups.) All proposals will be fully discussed and considered at the Working Group meetings at ASSW.

The proposal template is here.

These prizes, mentorships, awards, scholarships, and more may be interesting for you students and people around. Most of them expire on January 2020.

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: https://instaar.colorado.edu/meetings/AW2020/.

What?     

British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting

When?

Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th September 2020

Where?

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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.

The Chilean Cryosphere Society (SOCHICRI) invites researchers, professionals and students from Chile and abroad to participate in the annual meeting for 2020. This will be held in Concepción from 13 – 15 May 2020 and will be organised by the Departments of Geography and Geophysics, University of Concepción. To participate as a presenter, we invite you to send your abstract via the online form: https://forms.gle/9NLTW4kJGnDt5KM56. Your contribution can focus on any part of the cryosphere, and can include field- or theory-based studies, remote sensing, simulations, legal frameworks, impact and/or risk analyses, water resource assessments and others. Please follow the instructions on the online form to register for the conference and to signal your preferred presentation format (oral or poster). The closing date for abstracts is 15 march 2020.

SCAR logo white backgroundThe Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference (OSC) is held every two years and will be in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia from 3-7 August 2020 (https://www.scarcomnap2020.org). The SCAR OSC is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the most recent and important results of Antarctic research in all disciplines at an international venue. 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a series of solicitation webinars. These webinars will discuss the Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) solicitation. During the webinars, NNA Program Officers will discuss the Navigating the New Arctic Solicitation 20-514. Each webinar session will begin with a short presentation followed by a question and answer session with the program officers.

The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) invites applications to join our teaching faculty for the Summer 2020 field season. JIRP is an interdisciplinary summer field school, aimed at undergraduate Earth science students interested alpine and polar environments. JIRP is an immersive training experience for students in expeditionary research, glacier travel, field techniques, and fundamental science. JIRP maintains remote field stations across the Juneau Icefield in Southeast Alaska, and one of the world’s longest-running glacier monitoring programs.

The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) has extended the deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions for the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X). This conference will convene 15-19 June 2020 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. 20 June will be reserved for additional excursions, such as the Solovetsky Islands.

iasc webThe Early Bird Registration Deadline for ASSW2020 has been extended to 27 January 2020! Find out all the information on ASSW2020 website. 

Register here: https://events.artegis.com/lz/LoginPage?T=1&custom=1657&event=13064&navid=22708

YOPP LOGO beb4effb3cA bonus episode of The Icepod, the official podcast for the WMO Year of Polar Prediction initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecast in the Arctic and Antarctic, is now available. 

In this extra episode, sea-ice scientist Stefanie Arndt from the German Alfred Wegener Institute talks about her preparations to join the third leg of the MOSAiC campaign.

iasc webIASC wishes you a prosperous 2020 with the 2020 IASC Calendar for you to download, and we remind you to submit photos for the IASC 2020 Bulletin! 
IASC prepares its annual calendar to disseminate information about IASC and its activities and to thank the IASC Community for your engagement over the year. The Secretariat collects and selects the best Arctic pictures from the field, everyday life, animals, landscapes, and more - submitted by you, the IASC Community. Do you also have great Arctic science picture you want to share? Then read on!

An interdisciplinary PhD and Post-Doc summer school on 20-28 June 2020 will take place in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. It will be hosted by the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP), in cooperation with the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) and the Nansen Scientific Society. This year the main theme will be: “The Global Arctic"

We also want to let you know that you are entitled to submit a 2nd abstract for an oral presentation if your 2nd abstract is submitted to the Education and Outreach session at ICOP2020!!! So please don’t forget to submit your abstract before January 15 to our session 7.1 Education and Outreach – and how to train the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers and science leaders to manage permafrost changes. Submit here: http://icop2020.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/65558.

Join us for five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize ICESat-2 data for cryospheric applications. We will build on tools developed at our 2019 hack week, but attendance to that event is not a prerequisite for our 2020 hack week. The Cryospheric Sciences with ICESat-2 Hack Week takes place on June 15-19, 2020 at the University of Washington campus. 

The Arctic Cooperation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers invites project applications for financial support in 2020. The Arctic Cooperation Programme contributes to the Nordic Council of Ministers’ vision of an “innovative, borderless, visible, and outward-looking Nordic Region.” It is central to the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Cooperation Programme 2018–2021 that specific needs of the Arctic will be accommodated and that the programme will contribute to the region’s sustainable development. The purpose of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Cooperation Programme 2018–2021 is to create sustainable and constructive development in the Arctic and for its people based on the four P’s: planet, peoples, prosperity, and partnerships.

ipy logoThe journal Polar Record has released a special issue titled, Celebrating IPY Education, Outreach, and Engagement – 10 years on. This issue reflects on education, outreach, and engagement ten years after the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008, and spans a wide range of disciplines, professions, commentaries, ages, and nationalities in the form of commentaries, research notes, and full research articles.

The International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) is inviting for its 7th Conference which will be held in Ushuaia, Argentina from November 18 to 23. THe IPTRN is a group with a shared interest in research that advances the understanding of tourism in and about the Polar Regions. The IPTRN strives to generate, share and disseminate knowledge, resources and perspectives on polar tourism; and strongly supports the development of international collaboration and cooperative relationships between members.

Norilsk State Industrial Institute invites participants to an international scientific conference “Scientific capacity of the Arctic”, which is to take place on April 25, 2020 in Norilsk, Russia. Apply before February 25, 2020!

The 2020 Polar Law Symposium will be held from 23-25 November at Kobe University Rokkodai Campus, Kobe, Japan. The symposium is under the main theme of  “The Rule of Law in the Polar Regions” with distinctively bi-polar and “mid-latitude” perspectives. Abstracts are due March 31, 2020. Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC) of Kobe University is proud to join the Polar Law Institute (University of Akureyri, Iceland), the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law – Arctic Centre (University of Lapland, Finland), the University of the Arctic and its Arctic Law Thematic Network (Finland) to host the 2020 Polar Law Symposium. This will be the first time the event is being held in Asia in its 13-year history.

arctic yearbook 2019The theme of the Arctic Yearbook 2019 is Redefining Arctic Security. This eighth edition of the Arctic Yearbook seeks to articulate how security has been redefined in the Arctic region. The online version is available at https://arcticyearbook.com/. The Arctic Yearbook 2019 consists of 21 peer reviewed articles and 14 briefing notes and commentaries.

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 is a critical opportunity to galvanise transformative actions for the ocean we need for the future we want. This survey, conducted under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), will enable early career ocean professionals to contribute their views to the Decade preparation process. Anyone who identifies as an early career ocean professional should complete this survey! We invite views from all communities, including ocean science and technology, business and industry, civil society, policy and sustainable development.

 The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Jeffrey Brooks, Social Scientist at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). This event will be held online via Zoom on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 at 10:00 a.m. AKST (2:00 p.m. EST). This seminar, titled Science and Traditional Knowledge in Decision-Making: A Federal Agency Shares its Experience in Alaska, will be presented by Jeffrey Brooks, BOEM. Dr. Brooks began his federal career in 1990 as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa where he led public health and rural community development projects.

Abstract submissions have now opened for the SCAR2020 Open Science Conference (OSC), which will be held 3-7 August 2020 in Hobart, Australia. A number of SERCE-facing sessions are advertised, further details can be found here: https://www.scarcomnap2020.org/. The deadline for abstract submissions is 28th February 2020. SERCE (https://www.scar.org/science/serce/serce/) will be offering grants to support travel and registration costs associated with attending SCAR2020.

Organizers invite abstracts for the Polar Technology Conference (PTC) 2020. This conference will convene 10-12 March 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. The PTC brings together polar scientists, technology developers, and field technicians from academia, state and federal agencies, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. This interdisciplinary space provides an opportunity for technical and theoretical exchange on challenges impeding polar research and field operations. The goal of the meeting is to link experts in polar science and technology development to discuss current technological resources for polar research and identify barriers to research and application of technology for problems unique to polar regions.

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) presents a once-in a life time opportunity to deliver scientific knowledge and ensure that ocean science can fully support countries' actions to sustainably manage the ocean and achieving the 2030 Agenda  for Sustainable Development.As part of a global consultation process in preparation of the UN Decade, the Arctic workshop  will provide opportunities to further discuss, prioritize and formulate proposals for Arctic initiatives to be framed under the UN Decade. Thus, the workshop will address the six societal objectives of the Decade:

DEADLINE EXTENDED for the Call for Abstracts for ICASS X "Tenth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences: Arctic Generations: Looking Back and Looking Forward taking place on 15-19 June 2020 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. The is extended to JANUARY 20, 2020. Submit Abstracts at https://icass.uni.edu/.

The Arctic Design School, Urals State University of Architecture and Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia, is now inviting proposals for a joint exhibition scheduled for April 2020. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2020

The course addresses tourism in the Arctic and Subarctic with an emphasis on tourist's experience and the connections between tourism, host communities and landscapes. The course is part of a joint Master's focus offered by the UArctic Thematic Network on Northern Tourism

Arctic Winter School 2020 at North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russia is going to be held from February 25 – March 7, 2020

Improve your knowledge about Arctic issues and people by studying and experiencing life in another circumpolar institution. north2north mobility program enables you to experience life in another North while gaining international competencies that will benefit your future career and academic endeavours.

Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design (ASAD) thematic network has received funding from Institute of Higher Education Norway/UiT to develop and run international research and educational Summer Schools in 2020.

The Polar Technology Conference (PTC) was a small, but impactful meeting held annually from 2005–2016, which created space for polar scientists, technology developers, and technology users to share technology needs and discoveries. The absence of this opportunity for polar people to connect has resulted in reduced connectivity and collaboration within the broader polar science community. The National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs has responded to this need with support to resume the PTC as a biennial meeting.

The course is designed to provide an overview of the taxonomy, (palaeo)ecology, biodiversity, geological history and applied biostratigraphy of ostracods.It will take place in Jena, Germany from 16-20 March 2020. It is intended for young scientists and industrial staff interested in micropalaeontology, palaeoceanography, palaeoclimatology,biology and environmental applications. We will focus on methods and concepts of ostracodology including systematics, biostratigraphic applications, ecology and life history spanning their fossil record from the Paleozoic to the Holocene and covering the recent fauna as well. Case studies from marine and continental systems as well as practical training for identification, preparation, documentation and analysis will be an important part of the course.

The third Open Science Conference (OSC) of the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) will be held from 18-23 October 2020 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The objective ofthe conference is to present, discuss and put into perspective the most recent results of past and current ice core drilling projects. The theme of the third OSC is Ice Core Science at the three Poles. As in previous IPICS OSCs, part of the conference is a one-day early career scientists workshop on 18 October organized by Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS).

"Relate North: Tradition and Innovation in Art & Design Education" will be the seventh book published in the Relate North series connected to the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Arts & Design(ASAD) and published by InSEA Publications.

The Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) at Umeå University is offering student and science communication internships from March/April through October/November 2020 based at the Abisko Scientific Research Station. Interns must commit to at least two months (60 days) and secure funding from the Erasmus+ student trainee program.

The research at Abisko focuses on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and their interface at the edge of the Arctic. Researchers work in the field and lab with research ranging from biogeochemistry and microbial ecology to plant and animal ecology.

Interns must commit to at least two months (60 days) to secure funding from the Erasmus Plus student trainee program. All interns must qualify and apply for the Erasmus Plus program to cover the costs of transportation to and from Abisko, housing at the Research Station and living expenses. 

Read more about the internships, requirements and application instructions on the CIRC webpages.

ArcticStat is a public and independent statistical databank dealing with the countries, regions and populations of the Circumpolar Arctic. It was first launched in 2007 as a major Canadian contribution to the International Polar Year (IPY). Built as a portal, ArcticStat takes its users to the table they are looking for, whether it is located on the web site of a statistics agency or stored in the ArcticStat databank itself. The new website provides improved navigation and introduces a new interactive map of the Arctic circumpolar regions and a section devoted to personalized notifications. The new website is accessible on a laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Held on February 10-17, 2020 at Far Eastern Federal University, the annual winter course provides its participants with knowledge, skills and experience in sea ice science, definition of ice physical-mechanical properties, and use of modern research equipment on the real ice cover and in the ice laboratory.

AIAS is pleased to announce that we have up to 15 AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships available at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS, for talented junior and senior researchers from all academic disciplines. The application deadline is 17 January 2020.

Commencement date: 1 October 2020 and 1 February 2021.

Read about AIAS and the fellowship programme and see the Guide for Applicants at:

www.aias.au.dk

https://aias.au.dk/opportunities-at-aias/aiasfellowships/aias-cofund-fellowships/ 

One of the main objectives of the GEA project is to put the spotlight on gender equality issues in the Arctic. We have made progress, but there is still a lot of work to be done and we are still working hard at it. We believe that Gender Equality time is now. The GEA Times will serve as a venue for us, and you, to contribute to the discussion and to put focus on gender equality in the Arctic, and to promote events and material related to Arctic gender equality. Click here to subscribe for the Gender Equality in the Arctic Newsletter

Registration for the upcoming 2020 Alpine Glaciology Meeting (AGM) is now open! We remind you that there is no registration fee and the deadline for registration is the 5th of February 2020.

The MSc program in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) is a study program that teaches across all subjects involved in climate research in order to provide a holistic picture of the climate system. This interdisciplinary approach enables you to understand the processes of climate variability and climate change and its respective consequences for societies, including how they respond to these.

The call for abstracts is open for the 12th International Conference on Permafrost, 22-26 June, 2020 in Lanzhou, China. The conference theme is "Permafrost environments under persistent warming: Challenges for scientific assessment and engineering practice". The deadline for abstract submission is the 15th of January 2020

The Durham ARCTIC Doctoral Training Centre Studentship Competition is now open to recruit five fully funded doctoral studentships to start in October 2020. To be eligible, applicants need to apply for an Arctic-related PhD (see here for more details on eligibility). Applicants can apply to a Durham ARCTIC project advertised on our website (https://www.dur.ac.uk/arctic/projects/) or apply for a student-initiated project.

Registration and the call for papers is now open for the 28th Polar Libraries Colloquy, which will be held 7th to 13th June 2020 at Université Laval, in Québec City. The deadline for paper submission is 31 January.

As a contribution to the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)-endorsed Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) ice drift campaign, the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO) has launched a series of podcasts entitled The IcePod.

The 5th Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) will be held in 2020 (March 31- April 2) in Akureyri, Iceland in conjunction with Arctic Science Summit Week 2020. Your input and contributions in the form of poster presentations are welcome to highlight important issues and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas to design, build, implement, expand, and provide long-term support for an international Arctic observing systems network. 

Join the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) at the AGU Fall Meeting, held 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California.

ARCUS will be hosting and attending many events throughout the week, including:

The SEA Programme offers fully funded transnational access to 16 Research Vessels and 6 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.
Check for funding conditions, application guidelines and full eligibility criteria at: https://www.eurofleets.eu/access/sea-call-regional/
This call will remain open for the submission of proposals until Friday 28th of February 2020.

The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) invites researchers to join us for the Summer 2020 field season and beyond. We facilitate research in the areas of Glaciology, Atmospheric Science, Polar Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Geomorphology, Geology, Tectonics, and Polar Engineering. We can provide logistical and infrastructure support for your projects and provide opportunities for broader impacts, outreach, and interdisciplinary collaboration. To learn more please send an expression of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In this AGU Town Hall, the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) seeks best practices and ideas to further improve how we share knowledge of the Arctic with policy makers. SEARCH has had a long history of supporting and enhancing Arctic science, and in the past five years we have focused on facilitating cross-disciplinary syntheses and conveying what we know to policy makers and other decision makers.

For the second time since the establishment of PYRN, we are conducting a census of our members. The questions aim to get a sense of our members priorities and the ways PYRN is helpful to you. This will help us to shape the future of the network, to improve and learn from your feedback. The survey shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to complete. Please make sure to participate before the end of 2019, we would love to hear from all of you!

The Sea Ice Prediction Network - Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces an open community meeting to be held during the 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meetings in San Francisco, California. The Open Sea-Ice Community Meeting will convene on Tuesday, 10 December from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (PST) in the ARCUS Arctic Community Meeting RoomMonterrey I — on the third floor of Hotel Nikko San Francisco located at 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California.

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) invites attendance at an open meeting taking place during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2019. This open meeting will convene Thursday, 12 December 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time in the Monterrey I room of the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, California.

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) has compiled a list of Arctic-relevant happenings to help attendees of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2019 find Arctic-related town halls, talk and poster sessions, and other events. The complete list, which includes the day/time, session title, type of event, and location, is available online.

Ice Watch is a system which coordinates the collection and archive of sea ice observations recorded on ships in the Northern Hemisphere. The site provides open-source software for recording and sharing ship-borne Arctic sea ice observation data, and supports users who wish to collect data using these systems. Since 2012, the Ice Watch website, Arctic Ship-borne Sea Ice Standardization Tool (ASSIST) software, and other services have been hosted and developed by the Geographic Information Network of Alaska and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. However, the Ice Watch website has moved to a new home at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2019 will be held 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California. Conveners of the following events invite attendance: Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Listening Session at AGU: Engage in the Development of the Next 5-year Planand AGU Town Hall: Federal Interagency Coordination for Research in the Arctic.

The Agreement on Enhancing Arctic Scientific Cooperation was signed in May 2017 after which it has been ratified by all Arctic eight countries (USA, Canada, Kingdom of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia). The purpose of the Agreement is to enhance cooperation in Scientific Activities in order to increase effectiveness and efficiency in the development of scientific knowledge about the Arctic. The key element of enhanced cooperation are better access to research areas, infrastructures, facilities and data including education, training and entries and exits of the persons.

The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) will take stock of the progress made by the international community up to 2020. ASM3 will be held 21-22 November 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, and will be co-hosted by Iceland. The ASM3 organizers would like to hear directly from the research community about what matters most in international Arctic science collaboration. Organizers plan to use the responses from the feedback form to inform their engagement and dialogue with the Arctic research community in the lead up to the 2020 Ministerial meeting in Tokyo.

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) was initiated by IASC in 1999 to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research and to economize on travel and time. ASSW is now an annual venue for meetings of Arctic organizations, scientific collaborations, and more.

Born from an IASC-funded workshop, now more than 500 scientists from over 19 nations are spending a year in the Arctic ice to collect important data on the Arctic climate system. From September 2019 through October 2020, the icebreaker RV Polarstern will drift across the Arctic near the North Pole frozen in sea ice during one of the most extensive Arctic research expeditions ever conducted.

The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) will take stock of the progress made by the international community up to 2020. ASM3 will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on the 21st and 22nd of November 2020 and will be co-hosted by Iceland.

The ASM3 organizers would like to hear directly from the research community about what matters most in international Arctic science collaboration. Your opinion matters - so please give your feedback on this form!

The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 ACUNS awards program.  We are pleased to offer several scholarships from Polar Knowledge Canada including the Northern Resident Award for students enrolled in a college or undergraduate program whose studies involve a northern community and have a commitment to the North.  

NSF 20-022 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Navigating the New Arctic, FY 2020 have released!

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20022/nsf20022.jsp

NSF 20-514 Navigating the New Arctic solicitation:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20514/nsf20514.htm

More about NNA including their Office Hours Series:

https://www.nsf.gov/geo/opp/arctic/nna/index.jsp

Organizers invite registration for the Third Canadian Polar Data Workshop, a follow-up to previous Canada-wide consultations held in 2015 and 2017. This workshop will convene 18-21 February 2020 in Banff, Alberta, Canada

The workshop will be structured to reach specific outcomes through working group sessions and consensus building on themes such as the need for a national data management strategy for Canada, data discovery and federated search, all aspects of data interoperability, and other themes related to polar data broadly defined, including knowledge transfer and Indigenous data policies.

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Jeffrey Brooks, Social Scientist at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). This event will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 9:30 a.m. ASDT (1:30 p.m. EST). Registration is required for this event. 

The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series invites leading Arctic researchers and community leaders to share the latest findings in Arctic research and what they mean for decision-making. The events are free and open to the public, and will be of particular interest to the international Arctic research community, Arctic educators, non-governmental organizations, federal agency officials, and the public.

The Co-Principal Investigator (PI) Programme is specifically aimed at early career researchers, or researchers with no experience in leading a research cruise, to implement their own research together with experienced scientists in EUROFLEETS+ scheduled research cruises.
The Remote Transnational Access (RTA) Programme is providing researchers from all career stages with remote access to samples or data from EUROFLEETS+ vessels.
Applicants are able to apply for all 27 state-of-the-art research vessels (RVs) (13 Global/Ocean and 14 Regional) offered within EUROFLEETS+. For a detailed description of the Research Vessels offered by EUROFLEETS+, visit https://www.eurofleets.eu/.

Northern (Arctic) Federal University invites researchers, PhD-students, and students to take part in the marine research and education expedition in the Arctic on July 17 – August 3, 2020. Arctic Floating University is an annual scientific and education marine expedition, which brings together young people and experienced researchers in order to study the Arctic. For scientists it is an opportunity to conduct research in the high-latitude Arctic. For students it’s a unique educational programme containing a multidisciplinary course of lectures and practical training together with experienced researchers.

Sámi University of Applied Sciences and the Sámi Parliament in Norway will host an international conference on May 25-27, 2020 in Kautokeino, Norway. The call for abstracts is now open. The conference will be held in Sámi University of Applied Sciences campus Diehtosiida, in Kautokeino, Norway. The aim of the conference is to share experiences within the field of education from the indigenous world and to present examples from Sámi early childhood education and school, as well as from international indigenous education. Shared experiences and knowledge exchange among indigenous peoples can contribute to the implementation of culture-based education.

iassa logoThe International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) announces the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X) to be held on the campus of Northern (Arctic) Federal University, in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 15-19 June 2020. June 20 will be reserved for additional excursions, such as the Solovetsky Islands. ICASS X will mark the 30th anniversary of IASSA. ICASS is held every three years, bringing together people from all over the world to share ideas about social science and humanities research in the Arctic. ICASS IX, held in June 2017 in Umea, Sweden, attracted 800 participants from 25 different countries.

The UArctic Congress 2020 brings together institutional leaders, Indigenous representatives, academics, scientists and students from around the Circumpolar North and beyond. It is an excellent platform for all UArctic members to engage with each other and promote cooperation in circumpolar science and higher education. Together with partners, policy makers and other actors, the UArctic Congress strives to take the Arctic agenda forward by creating and strengthening collaborations that produce new findings and solutions for the future of the Arctic. The UArctic Congress program section is open for everyone, however it will particularly showcase the research and other activities conducted by the UArctic Thematic Networks and UArctic Institutes, as well as by UArctic members organisations.

We are pleased to announce that International Workshop "The Arctic on changes: from local challenges to global partnership" will be held on 16-17 December, 2019, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The workshop aims to gather scientists and experts to deliberate on current Arctic issues in a broad context, including climate changes and human security in the Arctic, traditional knowledge and industrial development, collaboration between Arctic and non-Arctic states for pro-active response to rapid Arctic changes.

The "Knowledge Formations and Colonial Encounters in the Arctic" will take place from 9-10 January 2020 at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. This workshop is part of a series of research events organised as part of the ERC Arctic Cultures project. It brings together team members, leading international experts and interested scholars into dialogue around the themes of the project. The focus for this workshop specifically is to examine the co-production of Arctic knowledge formations through encounters between indigenous inhabitants and non-indigenous actors. Presentations will draw upon empirical research and theorisation to investigate spatial formations of the Arctic and the role of Northern actors and institutions.

Organizers announce the 2020 Polar Technology Conference. This conference will convene 10-12 March 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. The Polar Technology Conference brings together polar scientists, technology developers, and field technicians from academia, state and federal agencies, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. This interdisciplinary space provides an opportunity for technical and theoretical exchange on challenges impeding polar research and field operations.

The polar regions—the Arctic and Antarctic—have long been a source of fascination. Their terrestrial ecosystems are dominated, not by charismatic vertebrates, but rather by often cryptic communities of invertebrates, in particular different orders of insects (e.g., diptera, lepidoptera, coleoptera, and hemiptera). In recent years, studies of polar invertebrates have accelerated rapidly, spanning subjects from biodiversity and biogeography to physiological adaptation, molecular ecology, and the various omics disciplines. This Special Issue invites submissions across all relevant discipines, and both polar regions (including comparative studies with other extreme environments such as desert and alpine regions). Recognising that polar entomologists have traditionally included studies of other ‘lower’ arthropod groups such as Collembola and Acari, we are not restricting this call for papers to the insects ‘sensu stricto’.

The 3rd IPICS Open Science Conference will be held from 18-23 October 2020 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Ice cores provide information about past climate and environmental conditions as well as direct records of the composition of the atmosphere on timescales from decades to hundreds of millennia.

The Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security has published 'The GlobalArctic Handbook'. This book offers a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the Arctic in the era of globalization, or as it is referred to here, the ‘GlobalArctic’. It provides an overview of the current status of the Arctic as a result of global change, while also considering the changes in the Arctic that have a global effect.

The European Commission kindly invite you to save the date for the European Maritime Day 2020 which will take place on 14-15 May in Cork, Ireland. EMD is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders.

The webinar "The Emerging Concern for Indigenous Language Education in Public Education in Canada" was organized in collaboration with UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education and UNESCO/UNITWIN network on Teacher Education. The webinar contributed also to UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office together with international partners is hosting a symposium highlighting rapid changes occurring in all components of the Earth’s cryosphere: Glaciers, ice sheets, snow cover, sea ice, permafrost, lake ice and river ice. Leading scientists will present latest results on changes occurring all over the planet and their impacts, which are felt at high and low latitudes, affecting both the developed world, developing nations and indigeneous peoples.

Student applications are open now for the Juneau Icefield Research Program 2020 field season. Application materials are due December 13 for priority consideration. Applications submitted after the due date will be considered on a rolling basis.

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming 2020 Alpine Glaciology Meeting (AGM), which will be held by the University of Milano in cooperation with University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy, 27-28 February 2020.

We hereby announce the 15th Polar Lows Working Group (PLWG) meeting, which will take place 13-15 May 2020 in Moscow, Russia. The workshop will focus on polar lows and mesocyclones as well as extreme mesoscale phenomena. We welcome abstract submissions by 20 December 2019 electronically by mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (with cc to Polina Verezemskaya: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The Polar Geography Specialty Group welcomes the submission of abstracts for poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Denver, Colorado (6-10 April 2020). Relevant topics for posters in this session include, but are not limited to, research relating to the Polar Regions in the areas of human and physical geography, human-environment interactions, geospatial techniques (e.g. remote sensing, GIS), and Indigenous and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. We are eager to include posters from both human and physical polar geographers and of course those incorporating more interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary approaches. 

The Sea Ice Prediction Network South (SIPN South) is inviting contributors to participate to the third coordinated sea ice prediction experiment in the Southern Ocean, targeting the period December 2019-February 2020. 

For more information about the project and for submission guidelines, please follow this link [1]. We kindly draw your attention to the deadline for submission of the forecasts: Sunday 8th December 2019.

Headed to AGU this year and interested in giving back to the community and seeing some awesome young scientists at work? Consider becoming an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) judge for session EP31D: Catching Cosmic Rays: Advances in Using Cosmogenic Nuclides to Quantify Earth Surface Processes II Posters. See session abstract below.

Dear fellow Antarcticans, Our new free Antarctic MOOC is about to start, and we’d be really keen if you could help spread the word amongst your networks! Take a virtual field trip to discover the fascinating wildlife of Antarctica and meet the scientists and artists who live and work on the frozen continent.

The Arctic Institute invites participation in a short survey regarding interest in attending monthly Arctic happy hour events in Washington, D.C. or joining virtual monthly Arctic Water Cooler Discussions on the Slack platform. Over the past year, The Arctic Institute has created a Network North Event Series for scholars, professionals, and students interested in discussing Arctic events in informal settings. Events have taken place in Brussels, Belgium; Oslo, Norway; and Washington D.C., U.S.

Nomination are now being sought for the 2020 William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Polar Books. The William Mills Prize for Non-Fiction Polar Books was established in memory of William Mills, a polar librarian and author, and a core member of Polar Libraries Colloquy during its formative years. The book prize honours the best Arctic or Antarctic nonfiction books published throughout the world.

The new Fiscal Year 2020 solicitation for the Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) NSF Big Idea has been released and can be found here: NSF  20-514. The full proposal deadline date is:  February 11, 2020.

We would like to hold an informal get-together for women in the Cryosphere Section at the upcoming Fall AGU. The idea behind this is to connect women at all career stages with research interests in the cryosphere in order to build a stronger sense of community. Please consider joining us on Tuesday December 10th at 8:30pm (after the general Cryosphere Reception) at the Mikkeller Bar/Restaurant. This place is just a short walk from the Convention center and has good beer and a big space. We look forward to connecting!

 

logo iascThe International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is now soliciting applications to be the next Cryosphere Working Group Secretary. Read on and please consider applying and/or send the information below to anybody you think would make a strong contribution to the IASC Working Groups.

SCAR logo white backgroundThe second pre-conference circular for the 2020 SCAR meetings and Open Science Conference to be held in Hobart, Australia in July-August 2020 is now available. The circular outlines some key pieces of information about SCAR COMNAP 2020, including the opening of the abstract submission system and more detail on the content and program for the meetings. 

Deadline for submitting input: 15 November 2019

For more information and to submit a white paper or short statement, go to: Submission Form

The Executive Organizing Committee for the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2020 is seeking community input in the form of white paper and short statements on the topics under discussion at the Summit.

The Sixth International Summer School in Glaciology organized by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), will be held in McCarthy, central Alaska, from 6 to 16 June 2020. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the physics of glaciers and current research frontiers in glaciology with focus on quantitative glaciology and remote sensing. The course is open to 28 graduate students from around the world targeting primarily early stage PhD students who perform glacier-related research. It will be taught by faculty of UAF’s glaciology group and several invited guest instructors from outside Alaska.

pyrn smallDear PYRN members, the USPA annual meeting will occur on the Tuesday of AGU and PYRN members are encouraged to come. The U.S. Permafrost Association annual meeting returns to San Francisco, CA during AGU week on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Catch up with colleagues and friends across the frozen ground community, and meet the rising generation of permafrost scientists and engineers. During the meeting we will recognize early career grant recipients, share news on upcoming permafrost community events, and announce the results of USPA's 2019 board elections.

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the availability of community meeting space during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2019, to be held 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California. Meeting space is available, by reservation, in rooms Monterrey I and Monterrey II of the Hotel Nikko San Francisco (222 Mason St., San Francisco, California).

The EGU is committed to promoting the participation of both early career scientists and established researchers from low and middle-income countries who wish to present their work at the EGU General Assembly. In order to encourage participation of scientists from both these groups, a limited amount of the overall budget of the EGU General Assembly is reserved to provide financial support to those who wish to attend the meeting.

We are pleased to inform you about an ice core session at the next EGU meeting: "Past climate reconstructions from ice core records: limits and gaps in the interpretation of proxies embedded in the ice". We are very excited for this EGU session that highlights the work being performed to overcome current challenges in the interpretation of ice core paleoclimate records.

Organizers announce the 3rd International Conference on Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium. This conference will convene 24-26 September 2020 in Toruń, Poland. The aim of the conference is to present scientific achievements and to identify gaps in the field of the historical climatology of the polar regions based on early meteorological observations, history, dendroclimatology, paleolimnology, geophysics, geomorphology, and other sources.

The U.S. Permafrost Association (USPA) will be awarding $500 travel grants and the $1000 Andrew Slater Award for U.S.-based students and post-graduate researchers (within six years of their last degree) to attend the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2019. The AGU Fall Meeting will convene 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California.

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Anna Liljedahl, Research Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). This event will be held online via Zoom on Friday, 1 November 2019 at 10:00 a.m. AKDT (2:00 p.m. EDT).

The 9th Annual Meeting of the Permafrost Carbon Network will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 (9:00 - 5:00 pm) at the Parc55 hotel in San Francisco, CA (55 Cyril Magnin St). Our program is structured into short synthesis updates in the morning and an introduction to the new phase of Permafrost Carbon Network activities. The afternoon will be used to discuss various topics in small breakout groups. Lunch will be provided for registered participants.

The 12th International Conference on Permafrost -- ICOP 2020 -- is a little over a half-year away. The final abstract submission deadline is 15 January 2020; this timeline is now reflected on the conference website. We strongly encourage everyone to consider participating in and presenting research at this premier permafrost event. Please visit the conference website for the information you need to plan your conference attendance and trip to Lanzhou, China, including planned scientific sessions, field trip details, and visa information. Early career attendees can apply to have their registration fee covered by the IPA. 

Attention student and early career permafrost researchers! The U.S. Permafrost Association will be awarding $500 travel grants and the $1000 Andrew Slater Award for U.S. based students and post-graduate researchers (within six years of their last degree) to attend the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2019.

The 2nd All-Russian Congress of Teachers of Native Languages, Literature and Culture of the Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East will be held on November 26, 2019 in the city of St. Petersburg. Applications are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before October 30, 2019.

The ASM2019 Photo Contest is a fantastic opportunity for Arctic researchers, students, partners and collaborators to share their dynamic and eye-catching photos of the circum-Arctic, its peoples, communities, landscapes, wildlife and research activities. $1500 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded. Photos must be submitted before Friday, October 25, 2019.

The international Arctic Spirit Conference will take place on November 12th-13th in Rovaniemi, Finland. The theme of this year’s conference is climate change and the future generations. The goal of the event is to enhance dialogue between researchers, youth and decision-makers. The first conference day consists of invited keynote speeches and panel discussions focusing on the voice of the Arctic youth and the different levels of climate-related decision-making.

UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic WASH (Water, Sewer and Health) organized a summer school on water and sanitation in cold climates. The course is now available to anyone interested in newly developed Online Course “Arctic Water Sanitation and Health (Arctic WASH)”. The summer school started on Friday June 28 in Tromsø where the group visited some of the treatment facilities before travelling by to Island of Senja in northern Norway where the rest of the course was conducted. The teaching consisted of a combination of classroom lectures and teamwork solving relevant exercises and cases. All lectures are now available online at the SSWM (Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management) platform.

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announces the next IARPC Collaborations Public Webinar Series. This webinar, titled Program Manager Chat with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), will feature Cathy Coon and Guillermo Auad, and will take place Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 11:00 a.m. AKDT via Zoom.

The editors of Witness the Arctic and Witness Community Highlights invite suggestions for articles on Arctic sciences and related topics for issues to be published in the 2019 Fall issues. Witness the Arctic serves an audience of Arctic scientists, educators, agency personnel, and policy makers and provides information on current Arctic research efforts and findings, significant research initiatives, science education, national policy affecting Arctic research, and related international activities.

The International Polar Foundation and its many Arctic stakeholder partners would like to cordially invite you to take part in the 10th annual Arctic Futures Symposium, which will be held at the Residence PalaceRue de la Loi / Wetstraat 155, in Brussels' EU Quarter on the 25th of November, from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. Every year, the Arctic Futures Symposium creates discussions and exchanges between Arctic stakeholders from different backgrounds and perspectives over key challenges and issues the Arctic is facing.

The EGU General Assembly 2020, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 3–8 May 2020, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET or, for those applying for EGU Roland Schlich travel support, 1 December 2019, 13:00 CET. Only 2020 EGU members will be able to submit abstracts to the 2020 meeting and, with a few exceptions outlined below, only one abstract as first author will be permitted.

Share your knowledge and passion for science! Researchers can host a PolarTREC educator (formal or informal) in the field and share their knowledge of polar research in both formal classrooms and informal educational settings around the world. By including a PolarTREC educator, the research team gains a trained and enthusiastic helping hand in the field, an expert in communication and outreach to share their science, and connections between the science and the education communities.

The annual High North Dialogue conference gathers experts and stakeholders from a range of sectors with a focus on business development and economic growth in the High North. It provides a platform to interact with young academics and professionals with an interest in the Arctic. The High North Dialogue Conference, which takes place in Bodø, Norway, March 18-19, 2020.

The public and democratic role of universities has become an increasingly relevant topic in recent years in light of social, political and economic developments, as well as changes in media and communication. At the same time, democratic societies in Europe are paying increasing attention to the mobilities of individuals within and outside the boundaries of their nation-states. While we observe intensified securitization and the rise of anti-immigration sentiment in Europe, civic movements of resistance also flourish across the continent. With this conference, we aim to steer the discourse towards more constructive and rational discussions on migration and higher education in a healthy democracy.

iasc webThe IASC Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality. The whole IASC community, from all countries and career stages, is encouraged to submit a nomination by sending this form to the IASC Executive Secretary, demonstrating the nominee’s excellence (see evaluation criteria) and sustained contribution to the understanding of the Arctic.

North-Eastern Federal University named after M.K. Ammosov and the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki with the support of the Northern Forum Secretariat conduct a survey of researchers with the aim of collecting the opinions of the professional community on Data Availability for Research on the Sustainable Russian Arctic.

The program is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a topic compatible with ongoing research at IIASA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work. Participants will be working under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within IIASA's worldwide network. It will take place from 1 June to 31 August 2020.

jcar logoIn response to requests from several potential participants, the Organizing Committee of ISAR-6 has decided to extend the deadline for Call for Abstract for Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Science (ISAR-6) to 23:59 October 20, 2019 (JST). We hope that this additional time will enable those of you and your colleagues to consider a submission to prepare and submit an abstract to the ISAR-6. The symposium will take place on 2-6 March in Tokyo, Japan.

We would like to draw your attention to The 7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration, January 13–17, 2020 in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The conference is intended to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas between planetary and terrestrial scientists interested in Mars polar and climate research. Contributions from the glaciological community on Mars polar research or terrestrial analog studies are welcome!

SCAR logo white backgroundPeer recognition is a way of rewarding and highlighting those who exemplify the best of the Antarctic community and serve as models for the next generation. To provide this recognition within the Antarctic research community, SCAR created the Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research and the Medal for International Coordination, which were first awarded in 2006.  At the SCAR Delegates Meeting in 2016, a new medal was approved, the Medal for Education and Communication, and this was awarded for the first time in 2018.  Nominations are now open for the award of all three Medals in 2020.

The CICE Consortium will hold a workshop and tutorial at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado in February 2020. The one-day user’s workshop (Feb.3, 2020) will focus on current and future development of the community CICE and Icepack models. Immediately following the workshop, the two-day tutorial (Feb. 4-5, 2020) will feature lectures and practical sessions for using CICE and Icepack, both on their own as well as use within coupled modeling systems such as the CESM.

The Conference Organizing Committee would like to invite you to the Antarctic Marine Ecosystem Futures Scientific Conference to be held in Moscow, Russia from the 13-15th of May, 2020 co-hosted by WWF Russia and the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Russian Academy of Sciences. An international conference on Antarctic marine ecosystems science, ocean conservation and solutions: dedicated to the 200th year anniversary of the Antarctic continent discovery by F. Bellingshausen and M. Lazarev Russian expedition.

The Swiss Climate Summer School 2020 takes places on 23 - 28 August in Grindelwald, Switzerland. It invites young researchers (PhD and Posdoc) from all fields of climate research and  is focusing on the theme “Extreme weather and climate: from atmospheric processes to impacts on ecosystems and society”. This theme has been chosen due to its paramount importance in terms of both scientific challenges and pressing societal concerns. www.oeschger.unibe.ch/summerschool. Deadline for applications is 10 January 2020.

The Glacier History Lab at the University at Buffalo announce the release of the updated Alaska PaleoGlacier Atlas website. The updated website provides Alaska state-wide Pleistocene glacier extent maps and associated products via links to the Randolph Glacier Inventory, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Polar Geospatial Center, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Links to ICE-D, a database of cosmogenic nuclide-based glacial chronologies, are also available through the website.

The CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) has an open call for new members, closing very soon (10 October): http://www.clivar.org/news/2019-open-call-nominations-clivar-panels-and-ssg. We particularly welcome self-nominations from early career researchers in this round because an early career researcher is rotating off the main panel.

Are you a student looking to fund your innovative research in Cryosphere Sciences?  Consider participating in the Flash Freeze competition at this year's Fall Meeting to win funding for your project! The AGU Cryosphere Section Executive Committee is now accepting applications for the Cryosphere Innovation Award for Students that will be decided in the Flash Freeze competition on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

We are currently seeking First Nations or Métis candidates to submit an application for funds to attend the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 being held in Halifax, NS. December 2-5, 2019: http://www.arcticnetmeetings.ca/asm2019/. Six travel funds are available, two per region indicated below. 

We would like to issue a call for papers for the thematic issue of the Annals of Glaciology on ‘Drilling through the Ice’. The Annals Ice Drill Issue has for the past decades been the most comprehensive collection of state of the art Ice Drilling papers. After a very successful Ice Drill meeting in Copenhagen we trust that the associated Annals will be just as successful.

A graduate course entitled "The Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Local Climate Processes" (AGF-350/850, 10 ECTS) will be available spring semester 2020 through The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). The course is intended for master's and PhD students, with general knowledge about meteorology. 

Calls for proposals for two grants offered by the Swiss Polar Institute are currently open. The SPI Exploratory Grants will support Swiss based scientists active in polar regions (including remote high-altitude regions such as the Andes and the Himalayas) by allowing them to launch short-term new ideas (for example pilot projects), fund additional field work or launch new collaborations with financial support for logistics. Collaboration with new teams or across disciplines are particularly encouraged, as well as participation in larger/international activities. The grants can be used to complement the funding of initiatives supported by larger funding schemes (e.g. SNSF, EU, etc.).

sooslogo2cThe co-chairs and committee of the West Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc (WAPSA) regional working group are looking for ocean scientists who have experience and interest in working in the Scotia Arc and Drake Passage region of the Southern Ocean.

iassa logoThe IASSA Award is granted in recognition of sustained and significant contribution to Arctic Social Sciences and Humanities. The Award is presented at the triennial In- ternational Congress of Social Scientists. Multiple awards are possible. Nominations may be submitted to the IASSA Secretariat by IASSA members at any time prior to the deadline. Nominators must be IASSA members. (The person nominated for the Award does not necessarily have to be a member.)

Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders is an Arctic early carrier and mentoring program in the High North of Norway for young scientists and professionals with special interest in Arctic topics. If you are an aspiring Arctic leader under 35 years and want to learn more about Arctic security, Arctic economy and Arctic environment, you are welcome to apply! 

A two-day workshop in the framework of Arctic Science Summit Week 2020, Akureyri, Iceland, 29-30(TBC) March 2020 funded by IASC - the International Arctic Science Committee. The IASC Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group (WG), together with IASC’s Cryosphere, Marine, and Terrestrial WGs, invites you to a unique cross-disciplinary workshop attempting to bring together the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities in order to discuss and reflect on the gendered nature of Polar research.

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 8 October 2019. Arctic Frontiers Science 2020 takes place from Tuesday 28 January until Thursday 30 January 2020 during Arctic Frontiers 2020 – The Power of Knowledge.

The next IASC Workshop on the Dynamics and Mass Budget of Arctic Glaciers and Network on Arctic Glaciology annual meeting will take place at the University Center Obergurgl, in Obergurgl, Austria, 28-30 January 2020.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists, healthcare professionals, educators, students, policy makers, and community stakeholders to learn about the latest advances in One Health research. The conference will take place on March 11-14, 2020, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The One Health, One Future Conference consists of presentations, workshops and cultural exchanges discussing circumpolar North issues in a One Health context. 

The Greenlandic Representation in Reykjavík and UArctic Institute: The Northern Research Forum (NRF) at the University of Akureyri will jointly organize an Arctic Circle Assembly pre-event "From National Strategies to Shared Solutions – Best Practices for Sustainable Development in the Arctic".

University of Akureyri, in cooperation with the Model Arctic Council Thematic Network, will host a Model Arctic Council (MAC) from March 22 to 27, 2020 in Akureyri, Iceland, for students interested in Arctic and circumpolar affairs. The MAC is an experiential learning exercise, in which graduate and advanced undergraduate students from disciplines and universities across the Arctic region simulate the work of the Arctic Council. The Council is the primary forum for international cooperation and environmental protection in the Arctic; its working groups contribute to knowledge creation on the Arctic and its fragile ecosystem. In the simulation, each student will represent one of the eight Arctic Council Member States, six Permanent Participants, or several Observers.

The Government of Iceland, in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers, hosts the International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region in April 21-23, 2020 in Reykjavik in connection with the Icelandic chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Registration and call for abstracts are now open for the event.

The Arctic Frontiers Student Forum is back! Are you a Bachelor or Master Student interested in Arctic issues? We are pleased to announce that the Arctic Frontiers Student Forum will be held alongside the Arctic Frontiers Conference, from 26-30 January 2020. The Arctic Frontiers Student Forum is a five-day, interdisciplinary event bringing together students from across the world with interest in the Arctic region. It takes place in Tromsø, Norway alongside the Arctic Frontiers conference. The Arctic Frontiers Student Forum goes through a broad range of topics, but all with focus on the development of various Arctic-related issues.

Following the first edition in May 2019, the NORSIL network is pleased to invite submissions for its second workshop on the rights of the Sámi people in the Nordic sustainable transition that will be organised in Tromsø on January 9 and 10, 2020. In 2015, the Nordic countries announced support as a whole for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed under UN auspices. The goals aim to eradicate extreme poverty and to achieve sustainable development in all fields while leaving no one behind.

sooslogo2cThe multidisciplinary Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) workshop on "The Southern Ocean in the Weddell Sea and off Dronning Maud Land: unique oceanographic conditions shape circumpolar and global processes" takes placing at Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) in Delmenhorst, Germany, from 28 – 30 April 2020. 

The Arctic is among the world’s regions most affected by ongoing and increasing cultural, socioeconomic, environmental, and climatic changes. In this context, the sustainability of Arctic social–ecological systems has become a point of increased interest and attention among scholars. This Special Issue of Sustainability (ISSN: 2071-1050) focuses on conceptual and practical approaches, methodologies, and experiences in defining, measuring, and monitoring sustainability in the Arctic regions and communities.

Stem at the Poles! PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is currently accepting applications from both educators and researchers for the PolarTREC program. "By including a PolarTREC educator, the research team gains a trained and enthusiastic helping hand in the field, an expert in communication and outreach to share their science, and connections between the science and the education communities."

The Polar and Alpine regions play a key role in Earth's climate system and are geographical areas of growing strategic importance. In this Research Topic we invite Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine microbiologists and biogeochemists to contribute new understanding of microbial and biogeochemical responses to the fast changing polar and alpine environments. Papers are invited for a special issue in Frontiers in Microbiology that will be dedicated for Polar and Alpine Biogeochemical Processes. Deadline for abstract is 5 November 2019 and 4 March 2020 for manuscripts. 

The Northern Pollitical Economy Symposium takes place from 14-15 November 2019 in Rovaniemi, Finland. Registration deadline is 31 October 2019. It focuses on the topic: What is left of development in the Arctic?

The 28th session of ERCA (European Research Course on Atmospheres) will take place in Grenoble (& at the astronomical Observatory of Haute-Provence) from January 12th, 2020 to February 8th. ERCA is intended for students enrolled in PhD programs, young scientists and engineers from universities and public/private research institutes wishing to complete their formation with a broad research course related to Atmosphere, Climate and Climate change studies.

Organizers invite registration for the Third Canadian Polar Data Workshop. This workshop will convene 18-21 February 2020 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The workshop will be structured to reach specific outcomes through working group sessions and consensus building on themes such as the need for a national data management strategy for Canada, data discovery and federated search, all aspects of data interoperability, and other themes related to polar data broadly defined, including knowledge transfer and Indigenous data policies.

The “Arctic Week” is a one-week international conference that provides transdisciplinary approaches to climate and environmental changes in the Arctic. It aims to provide an overview of the different challenges of the Arctic regions, as understood by Arctic peoples and by researchers. In a desire to pursue the interdisciplinary approach to environmental and climate changes initiated at the first edition, combining human and social sciences, environmental sciences, as well as indigenous peoples and international students, a second edition will be host from the 9th to 13rd of December 2019, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (Paris).

The 6th Snow Science Winter School (SSWS) on "Snow in a changing climate, impact on human and nature" at Col du Lautaret, France takes place from 16-22 February and is targeted to PhD students with expertise in snow science seeking for advanced training. 

Every winter, we organize a training on Snow & Atmosphere in the field at Col du Lautaret in the French Alps for the master students of University Grenoble Alpes (UGA). In addition, we propose to open the training to ~3-5 international students (master or first year PhD). Deadline: 15 October.

NSF’s Education and Human Resources (EHR) and Geosciences (GEO) directorates have formed a partnership to advance and develop understanding of learning environments that build upon the rich interdisciplinary resources emerging from polar investments.

The award will be given during the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2019. The focus of this award is to recognize Inuit who are making strong efforts towards meaningful Inuit involvement in Arctic research. Inuit partners will recognize one recipient who has shown excellence in the area of Arctic research. Nomation Deadline is October 4, 2019. 

CUAHSI is pleased to partner with iSWGR - NASA International Snow Working Group Remote Sensing - to offer the Snow Measurement Field School, a 4-day field school on making and analyzing snow measurements, taking place from January 6 - 9, 2020 at the AMC Highland Center, Bretton Woods in New Hampshire, USA. 

ESIP (Earth Science Information Partners) Community Fellows are graduate students and post-docs (<2 yrs since graduation) interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides fellows with a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area) on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas as rapporteurs, documenting group activities on monthly telecons and at ESIP’s semi-annual meetings. As fellows become more familiar with collaboration-area activities, they may choose to integrate their own research, which can result in publication and additional funding opportunities.

We would like to draw your attention to a newly opened Special Issue on "Climatological and Hydrological Processes in Mountain Regions" to be published in the Open Access MDPI Journal "Atmosphere". The deadline for the submission of articles is the 30 April 2020, please visit the journal website below for further details: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/Climatological_Hydrological

As the RCN draws to a close, this community white paper on "The Landscape of High-Performance and Distributed Computing in Polar Science" analyzes the state-of-play along these three dimensions. Broad community comments are now being solicited to ensure a diversity of voices are fully considered in the report. 

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Arctic Frontiers Science 2020 takes place Tuesday 28 January until Thursday 30 January 2020 during Arctic Frontiers 2020 – Power of Knowledge. On behalf of the Arctic Frontiers Science Committees, we have great pleasure in inviting you to submit one or more abstracts to any of the four themes. The abstract submission system has just opened. All abstracts are reviewed by scientific experts for rating of abstract quality and presentation content. Deadline for conference abstract submission is Monday 23 September 2019.

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The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) announces the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X) to be held on the campus of Northern (Arctic) Federal University, in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 15-19 June 2020. June 20 will be reserved for additional excursions, such as the Solovetsky Islands.

The “Changing Arctic Ocean” research topic in Frontiers for Young Minds is now live. You can view the topic here: http://bit.ly/CAOinFYM. Thank you to all those who have already promised a contribution. If you are still thinking about contributing, it is not too late. The deadline to submit an abstract is 20 September. And the deadline for the completed manuscript is 31 October.

The UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Lawis pleased to announce a call for papers for the 7th Volume of the Current Developments in Arctic Law, which will be published in December 2019. Expected contributions are: short academic articles, conference notes, short project reports, field study reports etc. The publication is non-peer reviewed, but considered as scientific. The ideal length of the contribution should be between 500 and 3000 words. However, we will also welcome longer pieces!

Rapid and wide-scale changes precipitated by Arctic warming portend new opportunities and unprecedented risks to natural systems; social and cultural systems; economic, political and legal systems; and built environments of the Arctic and across the globe. Understanding and adapting to a changing Arctic will require creative new research frameworks that cross-cut the social, behavioral, natural, physical, and engineering sciences. Yet, such interdisciplinary integration is often difficult to accomplish, and obstacles to convergence persist.

The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) and the Arctic Futures 2050 Conference Organizers are pleased to announce that Arctic Futures 2050 will be streamed live on 4-6 September 2019 from Washington, D.C. Watch the Live Stream Here Starting 4 September here.

slf We are happy to announce that registration for the 6th Snow Science Winter School is now open. It will take place on 16-22 February 2020, at Col du Lautaret, French Alps. Any graduate student or post-doc working on snow or in some snow related field is welcome to participate. The course corresponds to 3 ECTS-Points. Application is open until October, 20th, 2019. Find information and application foms here.

The papers on Vol. 30 No. 3 of Advances in Polar Science (Special Issue: Geology and paleontology of the James Ross Basin, Antarctic Peninsula) are available freely now at http://www.aps-polar.org/paper/2019/30/03/.

With the successful operations of CNARC fellowship program for the past five years, CNARC Secretariat is about to launch its Fellowship Program for Year 2019 – 2020. In this new round of application, fellowships shall be granted to 2 Nordic and 2 Chinese fellow candidates respectively, to advance their own research project that falls on CNARC’s research priorities or the themes of the 8th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium (CNACS) to be held in Umeå in 2020, for a 1-2 month period in an institute within CNARC’s network.

ADAC The Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) invites proposals for a competitive search to address research challenges associated with multiple Arctic response capability gaps and shortfalls in science and technology. ADAC anticipates approximately three to five projects in varying funding amounts may be awarded under this solicitation. 

The call for abstracts for the 3rd Polar Data Forum has been extended to 6 September, 2019. More information is avalailable on the conference website and abstracts can be submitted through the Forum website at https://polar-data-forum.org/

The Executive Organizing Committee for the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2020 is seeking community input in the form of white paper and short statements on the topics under discussion at the Summit. Deadline for submitting input is 18 October 2019. For more information and to submit a white paper or short statement, see below or go to the submission webpage.

Every year around December, IASC publishes our Arctic science calendar. For graphics and photographs we depend solely on what the IASC community sends us. We are looking for new photographs for the publication of the 2020 Calendar, and other IASC publications such as the website, brochures, social media, and Bulletin. We welcome images depicting all areas of Arctic science: scientists in the field, animals, landscapes, everyday life in the Arctic, and more!

Sponsored by the International Project Office, Harbin Institute of Technology. The first Winter School to be held by the International Arctic School, HIT (IAS HIT) on the topic of “To understand Arctic Environment and Ecosystem” in the beautiful city of Harbin during January 5-12th 2020. Deadline 31 October 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites letters of intent for funding opportunities. These opportunities are offered through NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO). The first opportunity invites letters of intent for Climate Program Office Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) funding. This opportunity includes 10 competitions with approximately 90 anticipated awards.

Organizers invite registration for the Arctic Futures 2050 conference. This conference will convene 4-6 September 2019 in Washington, D.C. Arctic Futures 2050—convened by the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)—is an international conference designed to enhance collaboration between Arctic scientists from many disciplines, diverse Indigenous knowledge holders, and policy makers from all levels of government. Arctic Futures 2050 will explore opportunities for deeper dialogue and avenues to sustained collaboration.

Organizers invite attendance at their next installment of the Greenland Dialogues. This event, titled Greenland-U.S. Research Cooperation: Exploring a New Model for Research in Greenland, will convene 9 September 2019 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. A webcast will also be available for this event. A webcast will be available for this event.

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The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) invites abstract submissions for the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X). This conference will convene 15-19 June 2020 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. 20 June will be reserved for additional excursions, such as the Solovetsky Islands. Abstract submission deadline is 10 October 2019.

 

 

Organizers invite abstracts for poster and an oral presentations for the Greenland Science Week. The theme of the conference will be Connecting Science and Communities, and will convene 1-5 December 2019 in Nuuk, Greenland. Greenland Science Week builds bridges between science and the Greenlandic society, business community, and government, and creates a networking and cooperation platform for the Greenlandic and international science community around research in the Arctic. The event welcomes participants from a wide range of fields.

The Arctic Institute and the U.S. Arctic Research Commission invite attendance at a Network North reception for early career and emerging leaders in fields associated with the Arctic region. This reception will convene from 5:00-8:00 p.m. EDT on the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C.

The Sea Ice Prediction Network – Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces an open webinar entitled An Overview of European Union-Funded Project APPLICATE featuring Pablo Ortega, Earth Science Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center. The one-hour webinar will be held on Tuesday, 17 September, starting at: 8:00 a.m. (AKDT), 9:00 a.m. (PDT), 10:00 a.m. (MDT) 11:00 a.m. (CDT), 12:00 p.m. (EDT), and 6:00 p.m. (CEST).

The Greenland Science Week 2019 Conference Organizing Committee invites you to submit an abstract on original work for presentation as a poster and an oral presentation for the Greenland Science Week Conference in Nuuk December 1-5, 2019. Deadline for submission is Monday September 30, 2019.

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national partners invite the Arctic research community to the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2019) to be held at the Halifax Convention Centre, December 2 - 5, 2019. The ASM2019 will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields.

FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment, Nature Climate Change, and Nature Reviews Earth and Environment are pleased to present A Changing Arctic, June 2-5, 2020 in Tromsø. Registrants are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for poster and oral presentation.

Organizers invite abstract submissions for the Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-6). The symposium will convene 2-6 March 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The theme of ISAR-6 is Arctic Research: The Decade Past and the Decade Future, and will focus on how Arctic research has been progressing in the past ten years and what should be done in the next ten years for the sustainable development goals.

Organizers are currently accepting abstract submissions for the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020. This meeting will convene 16-21 February 2020 in San Diego, California. Abstract submission deadline is 11 September 2019.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites letters of intent for funding opportunities. These opportunities are offered through NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO). The first opportunity invites letters of intent for Climate Program Office Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) funding. This opportunity includes 10 competitions with approximately 90 anticipated awards.

TA INTERACTThe EU-H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) opens a call for research groups to apply for Transnational Access to 42 research stations across the Arctic and northern alpine and forest areas in Europe, Russia and North-America.

CodeRefinery hackathon in Stockholm:Building a Nordic community of research software engineers. The idea behind this event is to bring together people who are working with code and/or data in research, in an informal environment where ideas can be exchanged, expertise shared and real work done! Welcome to the first CodeRefinery hackathon from November 6-7, 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.Read more information about the registration here.

We would like to draw your attention to the Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Science (ISAR-6) to be held in Tokyo, Japan, March 2-6, 2020.
The online abstract submission and registration for ISAR-6 are now open. Deadline for Abstract ends on October 7, 2019. Early Bird Registration ends on January 20, 2020. Please visit https://www.jcar.org/isar-6/ for more information on ISAR-6.

Preparations for our forthcoming training school on glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) are nearly complete, the training school will run between Monday 26th and Friday 30th August 2019. The training school was significantly over-subscribed, so it has been made possible to follow the lectures remotely, both in real time, or shortly afterwards if time zones make this difficult. The lectures will cover a wide range of subjects relating to GIA.

The Arctic Data Center invites registration for their Arctic Data Science Training Workshop. This workshop will convene 7-11 October 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. Registration deadline is 15 August 2019. This five-day workshop will provide researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.

The Northern Sustainable Development Research Chair and the Institut nordique du Quebec are launching a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Northern Québec on October 7th! It is free, online and open to everyone! You can registeronline until November 4, 2019. Watch the promotional teaser to learn more about the course.

A call for Global Young Academy (GYA) membership from 2020 is open until 15 September 2019 (22h:00 UTC). Applications are currently being sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact. More information on how to apply and our online application form can be found here.

The Northern Sustainable Development Forum will be launched in the city of Yakutsk, September 24 -28, 2019. From this year on, the Forum is an annual event and is aspiring to become one of the main collaborative grounds for solving and discussing challenges and possible perspectives of sustainability in the North/Arctic regions.

You can now ‘Register your Interest’ in attending the 'International Symposium on Ice Streams and Outlet Glaciers’ to be held in Durham, UK, on 19–24 July 2020. Please go to https://community.igsoc.org/events/5d2b85dcc2cc0631d6fc8bfc/description.

The online abstract submission for the IGS Nordic Branch meeting to be held in Reykholt, Iceland, 30 October–1 November 2019 is now open. Please visit https://www.igsoc.org/about/nordicbranch/meetings/2019/. You can also access the local website through the above link.

Registration is now open for the NSF-sponsored 2019 4th Interdisciplinary Antarctic Earth Sciences conference and for the U.S. Antarctic Deep Field Camp Planning Workshop.  The Conference and the Workshop will be held at the rustic Camp Cedar Glen near Julian, CA.  

The UK Sea Ice Group Meeting 2019 will be hosted by the Met Office in Exeter in the afternoon of Thursday 19th and the morning of Friday 20th September 2019.
Lunch will be provided on both days as well as tea and coffee breaks. Refreshments have been part-funded by the Challenger Society as part of the Sea Ice Special Interest Group.

In response to requests from several potential authors, the deadline for the thematic issue of the Annals of Glaciology on ‘Progress in Radioglaciology’ has been extended to December 1 2019.

You are invited to participate in a research study examining weather-related decision-making and how people use, think about, and interpret climate and weather information in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic. We are interested in how different people perceive and use weather and climate information in their decision-making processes and roles, and the effects weather has on their daily routines. The information collected in this study will help provide evidence-based recommendations for improvements in weather and climate products for use in Antarctica and inform best practice weather-related decision-making.

IGS logoThe IGS President and Council Members are pleased to announce that, in 2019, individual Seligman Crystals (forexceptional scientific contributions to glaciology) have been awarded to Douglas R. MacAyeal and to Richard Hindmarsh; and that a Richardson Medal (for outstanding service to the International Glaciological Society and/or to the field of glaciology) has been awarded to Johannes Oerlemans. These awards were made from a strong field of applicants for both awards.

We are delighted to announce that the first recipients of the newly established IACS-IGS Graham Cogley Award are Carolina Aubry-Wake, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Eric Keenan, University of Boulder, USA, in recognition of their presentations at the IUGG General Assembly in July 2019.

The new IACS-IGS Graham Cogley Award was established in memory of Graham Cogley (Trent University, Canada) who passed away in October 2018. 
https://cryosphericsciences.org/members/obituaries/
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Organizers of the Arctic Frontiers Science 2020 conference invite abstracts for the conference and paper contributions for a Springer book volume. The conference will convene 28-30 January 2020 in Tromsø, Norway. Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations on the following themes:

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California. See also the conference website: AGU Fall Meeting homepage. See here the invitations for abstract submissions for several sessions at AGU.

The SUMup database containing over 2,000,000 community observations of snow/firn density on ice sheets, snow accumulation on ice sheets, and snow depth on sea ice is available at the Arctic Data Center. This year we plan to add a 10 meter ice core temperature dataset. We continue to expand this database annually through contributions of field observations from the community. If you would like to submit any measurements of snow/firn density, annual snow accumulation, 10m ice core temperatures, or snow depth on sea ice for the SUMup August 2019 release, please contact or Lynn Montgomery (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Lora Koenig (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by July 31, 2019 to contribute or for more information.

Arctic Frontiers Science 2020 takes place Tuesday 28 January until Thursday 30 January 2020 in Tromsø, Norway. Deadline for full call for papers is 23 September 2019.

The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR, Version 1 data set, accessible through the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC), has been updated to include data from December 2018 and January 2019. Access to the data and documentation is provided on the data set web page at the NSIDC DAAC.

The AGU Fall Meeting 2019 abstract submission deadline is 31 July. Please consider submitting your abstract to the session 'Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change (B128)'. Session conveners are Christina Schaedel and Elaine Pegoraro. For submitting your abstract to our session you can use the following link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/81978

arcusThe Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is currently conducting a brief community surveyto inform a potential new effort that will help individuals interested in interdisciplinary/ transdisciplinary Arctic research opportunities to connect more easily. The survey deadline is 31 July 2019.

A new report reveals that permafrost conditions have warmed and rock glaciers have accelerated since 2009 in the Swiss Alps - with a temporary interruption following the snow poor winter 2016/2017. Continuously decreasing electrical resistivities point to a persisting loss in ground ice. The report (PERMOS Report no. 16-19) is available online: http://www.permos.ch/downloads/permos15-18.pdf

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Program Overview
27 March 2020 | Open Science Day
28 - 30 March 2020 | IASC Business Meetings & Partners Meetings
31 March - 2 April 2020 | 5th Arctic Observing Summit (AOS)

The 9th Workshop on Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Snow of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) will be held at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland, from 03 - 05 February 2020. The theme of the 2020 workshop is: Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere: Monitor what is vanishing.

Uarctic Congress 2020The UArctic Congress 2020 will be held in conjunction with the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavík from October 6–8, with shared events on October 8, and the Arctic Circle continuing until October 11.

2-day beginner Elmer/Ice course will take place the 28 and 29 of October 2019 in Reykjavik (Iceland), just before the North Branch IGS meeting held in Iceland this year. This 2-day course is dedicated to students or researchers aiming to start working with Elmer/Ice. It is sponsored by the University of Iceland, the Icelandic Meteorological Office, CSC and IGE.

We are pleased to announce that the Third Polar Data Forum (PDF III) will be hosted by the Finnish Meteorological Institute at their Dynamicum campus in Helsinki from November 18th to 22nd, 2019. PDF III will be a two-day, conference-style meeting in support of information exchange, with the remainder of the week using a “hackathon” approach that will build on the development work done in previous meetings. More information is available on the conference website: https://polar-data-forum.org/

The Arctic Data Center invites registration for their Arctic data science training workshop. This workshop will convene 7-11 October 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. The Arctic Data Center provides training in data science and data management, as these are critical skills for the stewardship of the data, software, and other research products that are preserved in the Arctic Data Center. A goal of the Arctic Data Center is to advance data archiving and promote reproducible science and data reuse.

The PhD program of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, is looking for new PhD students. Topics will be officially be decided during/after the interviews. The institute has a strong focus on earth system modeling. I’d recommend talking with potential supervisors before applying. Application deadline is September, 15. Start of the PhD would be in 2020. The semester fee mentioned in the pdf currently is about 650 Euros per year (includes local public transport).

Apply for the International interdisciplinary PhD and Post-Doc summer research school on Observing and Modelling the Arctic Environment - Climate processes, prediction and projection at Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NIERSC), St. Petersburg, Russia from 8th – 13th September 2019. Application Deadline is 1 August 12:00 CET.

We are pleased to inform that the next SnowHydro Conference will be held in Bolzano/Bozen (Italy) from 28th to 31st January, 2020. The conference will have a focus on “Challenges in Mountain Areas”. More details can be found in the website: https://snowhydro.eurac.edu/. The submission deadline is 30th September, 2019.

We are pleased to inform the International Environmental Doctoral School associated with the Centre for Polar Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice (IEDS) announces recruitment call for candidates. 

The University of Virginia (UVA) invites registration for a conference and workshop entitled Bridging Science, Art, and Community in the New Arctic. This three-day event will convene 23-25 September 2019 at UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The call for sessions for the EGU General Assembly (3-8 May 2020, Vienna) is open now until 5 September 2019: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/provisionalprogramme. When suggesting a session please also take note of convener guidelines and rules https://egu2020.eu/guidelines/convener_guidelines_and_rules.html and specifically that convener teams should reflect (i) multiple countries and institutes; (ii) different career stages, especially the inclusion of early career scientists; and (iii) gender diversity.  

We would like to invite you to submit a manuscript to a special issue of the journal ‘Water’ (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water) entitled “Observing and Monitoring the Subglacial Hydrological Environment in a Changing Climate”.

The film "Nakatuenita: Respect" provides a sweep of the Innu history and cultural practices along with the many changes and challenges they have faced while protecting their relationship with the land. The documentary is now available online, and it can also be used as a teaching resource.

The application process for the 2020 Labrador Institute International Indigenous Intern has started! Apply by July 26, 2019. The purpose of the Labrador Institute International Indigenous Internship is to enable indigenous youth to gain experiences internationally.

The book Sámi Early Childhood Education Now—Values, Practices and Participation in Everyday Life is intended to provide knowledge and inspiration for those involved in early childhood education and later education. The book focuses on the issues of child and adult participation and engagement in early childhood education practice, as well as the wider community and society. The authors provide deep insights into the potential of every actor to influence the implementation conditions of Sámi early childhood education.

The Government of Iceland, in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers, hosts the International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region in April 21-23, 2020 in Reykjavik in connection with the Icelandic chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Registration and call for abstracts are now open for the event.

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is looking for a part-time Communications and Information Officer to promote SCAR’s activities within the Antarctic research community and beyond. Working from the SCAR office in Cambridge, UK, the successful candidate will play a key role in growing our social media presence, assisting with preparations for SCAR meetings and conferences, and supporting the smooth running of the Secretariat.  This is a fixed-term appointment of 24 months, with the possibility of extension.  

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 16 July 2019.

For full details of the post and how to apply, go to: https://www.scar.org/about-us/vacancy/

The Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. Post-Season Reports will provide analysis and discussion of factors driving sea ice extent and explore the scientific methods for predicting seasonal conditions. 

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, California. Conveners of the following session invite abstract submissions: SESSION C018: "How Does Sea Ice Affect and Respond to Change in the Arctic and Antarctic Coupled Climate Systems?" Deadline is 31 July. 

The five-month GEST programme at University of Iceland is designed for professionals from government and non-governmental institutes, as well as for enthusiastic post-graduate students. For the spring semester 2020, GEST will for the first time accept two fellows from the Arctic region. Nominations are due June 30, 2019.

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. 

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis - The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation welcome nominations for The International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (The Mohn Prize). 

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.

The SCAR Action Group Workshop on "Plastic in the Polar Environment: Sources, Impacts and Solutions" will take place from 28-30 October in Hull, United Kingdom. 

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Atmospheres and Glaciers & Ice Sheets Collaboration Teams invite attendance for their webinar, Weather and Surface Radiation Balance on the Greenland Ice Sheet. This webinar will be held Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time via Zoom.

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. 

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

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 

The International Glaciological Society (IGS) will prepare a special issue of the Annals of Glaciology with the theme ‘Glacial Erosion and Sedimentation’. The submission deadline has been extended until June 30, 2019. igs

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 registrationis on July 8.

The APPLICATE project releases its first case study that contributes to understanding "Effects of Arctic seaice on energy production in mid-latitudes". The case study describes a cold spell in winter 2016-17that was accompanied by record-breaking low precipitation and wind speed, increasing energy demand and reducing renewable power generation, which contributed to an energy-security risk situation. Energy Case Study Preview

The Climateurope project is organising the webinar 'Climate services for energy: sharing knowledge through case studies' on June 27, 15:00-16:00 CEST. Register here to join: https://climateurope.typeform.com/to/RMUeGj webinar

 

The Arctic and Northern Ocean Forum 2019 is being held at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki, Finland. The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to June 21. For more information and to submit an abstract visit https://anof2019.ieee.org/.

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThis autumn, SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System) will offer a training course on how to effectively use satellite data, tools and software in the context of marine research in Svalbard. The course is intended for researchers, PhD students and technicians with no or little experience with satellite remote sensing techniques.

Time: 2-5 September 2019 (starting Monday morning, ending Thursday at lunch time)
Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard

The application process for the 2020 Labrador Institute International Indigenous Intern has started! Apply by July 26, 2019. The purpose of the Labrador Institute International Indigenous Internship is to enable indigenous youth to gain experiences internationally.

We need your contributions! Please send item(s) for the upcoming issue by MONDAY,  JULY 1.  We welcome short articles, news, announcements, updates, book reviews, or any other materials you may have.  Photos (jpg preferred) are also encouraged.

Organizers invite registration and abstract submissions for the 8th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations. This symposium will convene 17-18 July 2019 in Washington, D.C.

UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Migration invites contributions for the book “Immigration in the Circumpolar North: Integration & Resilience”. Abstract submission deadline: June 10, 2019. Full text submission: August 31, 2019.

Sustainable Ocean Alliance is co-hosting with University of Tromsø and in cooperation with the Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit  in Oslo, Norway on October 23-24, 2019. We are reaching out to your organization to invite your community below 35 to submit a sustainability initiative and apply online before July 5, 2019 at 11:59pm PST.

A symposium on Earth´s cryosphere will be held in Iceland in September 2020.

The International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) steering committee invites abstracts for the next ITEX meeting. This meeting will have the theme of Documenting and Understanding Tundra Ecosystem Changes, and will focus on ecological research in Arctic and alpine environments.

The Belmont Forum invites proposals for a second Collaborative Research Action (CRA) focused on the Arctic region. The theme of this CRA is Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Arctic.

The deadline for application has been postponed to 16 June 2019. An international Summer School on "Investigating alpine permafrost dynamics from space to the field" will be held in Bolzano (Italy) on 16-19 July 2019.

Let’s share the lasting yet unpublished creativity of the polar community in an anthology of “Reflections from the field”. For many in our community, the field season conjures creativity. Those days when you battle against wind and rain to collect that precious sample, nights where stories are shared around the campfire; and the pangs of realization when you see, at first hand, the effect of climate change on your field site.  

The EU-H2020 KEPLER Consortium (https://kepler-polar.eu/) has developed a questionnaire to explore the polar observational needs of the weather, sea ice, and climate prediction communities.
 

The Arctic is a major priority of scientific collaboration between France and Norway. Building on the success of the 2016 Franco-Nordic seminar in Tromsø, the Institut français de Norvège and the Research Council of Norway in cooperation with the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) invite you to participate to the new event taking place on June 19th and 20th in Paris on: Contribution of traditional ecological knowledge and modern technologies in a Changing Arctic.

Polar CORDEX is a very friendly community of regional climate researchers specializing in both Arctic and Antarctic climate simulations. We welcome abstracts on all topics related to high resolution modelling in the polar regions, including coupled regional modelling (any or all of atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, land surface, vegetation,  ice sheet!), climate projections, impact studies and climate services, climate reanalysis and model evaluation.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd international conference “Our Climate – Our Future, Regional perspectives on a global challenge” which will be held from 23-25 September, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. More information: www.reklim-conference-2019.de.

Scientists able to foster reciprocity and implement the Golden Rule—a simple ethological axiom of empathy—treating others as one’s self would wish to be treated. See here a short commentary on reciprocity in science and community partnership with polar communities: https://www.thearcticinstitute.org/golden-rule-arctic-science-community-partnerships/

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: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01562-3.
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: https://pangea.stanford.edu/radio-glaciology/igs-symposium. Travel support will be allocated next week.  So please apply by May 27 to get maximum consideration.

At ASSW2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia, IASC released its 2019 Bulletin, reporting on the IASC-supported activites over the past years. In it, the five IASC Working Groups (AtmosphereCryosphereMarineSocial & HumanTerrestrial) share exciting scientific highlights of their international and interdisciplinary work, IASC partners share their synergistic activities, and IASC leadership and Fellows share their perspectives on working with IASC. You can download the new Bulletin, as well as previous issues, here

Want to learn how to retrieve, model and interpret Southern Ocean species occurrence data?

Apply for  upcoming short course from 2-6 September in Belgium on spatial analysis and modeling using R by June 15!

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.

This call for applications is open to PhD students from UArctic member institutions outside Québec working in the field of northern or Arctic research. The goal of this call is to identify six finalists that UArctic will select to represent UArctic and present their work at the Arctic Circle Assembly, held from 10 to 13 October 2019 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists.

The International Glaciological Society (IGS) will prepare a special issue of the Annals of Glaciology with the theme ‘Glacial Erosion and Sedimentation’ in 2019. The issue will be part of Annals Volume 60 and will be issue number 80. 

The ESIP Lab is accepting small grant proposals (up to $10K) for Earth science informatics projects. Projects run six months (August 1- February 1) and lie in the realm of good ideas ready to be tried out; proposals that