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Overview of Travel Grants to Attend OSC

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:

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UArctic launches a call for 2 internship positions for Danish, Faroese and Greenlandic Students

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. 

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Call for Abstracts: Arctic Yearbook 2020

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.

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New IACS WG on the Regional Assessments of Glacier Mass Change

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:

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.

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IASC Cross-Cutting and Working Group Proposals 2020

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.

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Travel support for SCAR Open Science Meeting

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 ( 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. 

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IASC 2020 Bulletin Photo Call

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!
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