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Soliciting Nominations for the 2020 IASC Medal

The 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.

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Deadline Extension for ISAR-6 Call for Abstracts to October 20, 2019

In 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.

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Call for Nominations for the 2020 SCAR Medals

Peer 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.

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Student Competition at the AGU Fall Meeting

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.

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Calling all Scotia Arc specialists!

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.

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IASSA Award for contributions to Arctic Social Sciences and Humanities

The 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.)

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Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders, 22-28 January 2020, Bodø-Lofoten-Tromsø

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! 

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Call for Participation: "Gender in Polar Research: Gendered field work conditions, epistemologies and legacies"

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.

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