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In our Polar and Alpine Community News we feature news from the many partners that APECS is working with, as well as other news from a variety of sources related to research in the Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine regions as well as the wider Cryosphere. Many thanks to APECS members and the wider Polar research community for contributing to this shared resources!  

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NVP International Summer School 2024

NVP International Summer School Svalbard 2023 Photo Credit Ragnhild Utne NVP 025 LargeThe Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP), in partnership with The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), is delighted to announce the NVP International Summer School 2024, entitled "The Global Arctic." This event forms part of a series of interdisciplinary summer schools conducted in the distinctive locales of Longyearbyen and Isfjord Radio, Svalbard, specifically designed for PhD students and Postdocs.

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PSECCO's Spring 2024 Conference Travel Grant Applications Now Open!

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO)* Conference Travel Grant Program is now open for applications. Travel awards to attend and present polar-related work at a conference are open to polar early career scientists and educators. In this Spring 2024 funding cycle, PSECCO will be distributing $5,000 of awards. Applicants may request a reasonable amount of funding to support their travel to/from a conference, up to a value of $900 per person, with awards aimed at those with demonstrated financial need.  An additional $100 is available for awardees who organize a PSECCO social event at the conference. 

The application deadline is March 15, 2024 at 11.59pm MT.  PSECCO will open another round of conference travel funding in the fall of 2024.  

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BEPSII Exchange Program Award 2024

BEPSII, the Biogeochemical Exchange Processes at Sea-Ice Interfaces research community (, has funding available to support early career scientists in research collaborations and exchanges related to biogeochemistry of sea-ice and the polar environment. We are particularly interested in supporting short visits between institutions but will also consider other relevant collaboration activities (examples of some past awards can be found here). 

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MeteoXchange ECS Conference (4-5 April 2024) - A Free Conference for Early Career Scientists

We are excited to share the invitation to the third edition of the MeteoXchange ECS Conference for an enriching virtual experience tailored for early career scientists in Atmospheric Sciences and related disciplines, free of charge! Are you a Bachelor, Master or PhD student or starting your career in science? This is an excellent opportunity for you to present your research, improve your presentation skills and network with other young scientists in a friendly environment.

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Do you want to become a mentor or mentee at EGU24?

Are you going to EGU for the very first time this year and maybe feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the opportunities?

Or have you been to EGU at least twice (online included) and are you willing to share your knowledge about how to navigate EGU?
As you may know, EGU’s mentoring programme aims to support first-time conference attendees and help them build connections with other researchers within the geoscience communities. Registration for mentors and mentees is currently open, and will be closed on 18 March 2024. Those interested can use this registration form to sign up!
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PSECCO Leadership Workshop Series

Foundations in Leadership: Getting Back to the Basics

February 21, 2024 at 9.00am to 11.00am AKT | 11.00am to 1.00pm MT | 1.00pm to 3.00pm ET

Join us for the first of three events in PSECCO's 2024 Leadership Workshop Series taking place online over the next three months, entitled 'Foundations in Leadership: Getting Back to the Basics'.

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Call for Early Career and Indigenous Researcher Participants at the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2024

The Arctic Observing and Technologies Convergence Working Group (AOST CWG) is inviting Early Career Participants to engage in the upcoming Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2024 that will be held from the 27th - 29th March in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) is a biennial summit that aims to provide guidance based on the best available knowledge for the design, implementation, coordination and sustained long-term operation of an international network of Arctic observing systems. 

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Glaciology in Machine Learning Summer School (GlaMacLeS)

The first Glaciology in Machine Learning Summer School (GlaMacLeS) will be held June 16th-24th, 2024 at the Taft-Nicholson Center in the Centennial Valley, Southwest Montana.
GlaMacLeS is intended to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly changing interface of glaciology with machine learning and artificial intelligence.  The course is oriented towards PhD students and early-stage postdocs that have strong foundational knowledge in glaciology, modeling, or remote sensing, and that wish to integrate ML methods into their research while simultaneously working to establish a community of practice.  We will cover a broad range of topics, including foundations of neural networks and Gaussian processes, ice sheet model emulation across scales, and deep learning for glacier remote sensing, among others.  
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WCRP Joint Scientific Committee Membership Call 2024


WCRP is calling for nominations for membership of the World Climate Research Programme’s Joint Scientific Committee (JSC). 

Are you a potential candidate with interest in the cryosphere? CliC is particularly supportive of scientists with a research background related to the cryosphere joining the JSC in order to help ensure good representation and cooperation between CliC and our parent organization, the WCRP. Further details can be found here.

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