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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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REMINDER: Upcoming abstract deadline for Arctic Frontiers 2020


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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