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Open vacancy at SCAR: Communications and Information Officer

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:

Call for nominations: Mohn Prize 2020

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). 

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First APPLICATE case study out!

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 2016-17 that 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

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Training course on marine remote sensing in Svalbard

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

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IASC 2019 Bulletin now available!

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

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