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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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We keep only the news of the last 3 months on this page. Older news can be accessed in our Polar and Alpine News Archive

Call for Application: Online NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program on Big Data with HPC

A newly funded NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Site program at UMBC is starting this summer. This REU Site program is for Online Interdisciplinary Big Data Analytics in Science and Engineering. It is a purely online program. The program will run for 8 weeks in the summer. Each student will be paid for $5,000 for participation and provided with opportunities to present their work at conferences.  

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ICASS X Registration is NOW OPEN

ICASS X registration is now open. Please go the ICASS X website and register. The early bird deadline is April 26, 2021.

This registration will cover your participation in the online science sessions and in-person panels (attended by personal invitation only; please note that we have not yet received the final permit for an in-person attendance from the local health authorities, and at this time cannot send invitations, please stay tuned).

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Eastern Snow Conference 2021

The Eastern Snow Conference will be meeting virtually on June 9 this year. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are currently being accepted until April 30. There will also be two extended presentations and discussions on recent SnowEx work and on the development of a national snow database. We strongly encourage student researchers to submit their work for one of the available student awards. All details are available at

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Song of the Ocean

317 DOSI Song of the OceanTake part in this beautiful virtual chorus performance for World Ocean Day 2021 honouring the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science. We want a truly global choir so wherever you are in the world, come together and perform #SongOfTheOcean with us.

Its all explained in detail here, a very beautiful song!

Note: The deadline was extended to 12th April so there is plenty of time for more people to join in!


NSF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF)

nsf logoThe Office of Polar Programs (OPP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships (PRF) to provide opportunities for early career scientists, including social scientists, to accomplish one or more of the following goals: expand their work across traditional disciplinary lines, develop new partnerships connecting the polar regions and/or non-polar research communities, and provide entry to researchers who have traditionally had limited access to polar research resources, sites and facilities.

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Call for Abstracts "The 26th International Symposium on Polar Sciences"

We are pleased to let you know that the 26th International Symposium on Polar Sciences (ISPS2021) will be accepting abstract submissions from April 12 to May 9, 2021. The ISPS2021 is currently scheduled to be held in Incheon, the Republic of Korea from September 27 to 29, 2021.

Please note that while we look forward to holding the symposium in Incheon, we may have to move it online depending on the developments surrounding COVID-19, with a final decision to be announced in June.

With "Responding to Climate Crisis: Contributions of Polar Science and Technology” as its overarching theme, the symposium invites papers that examine:

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Field works in West Siberia

Yamal Nenets Center of Arctic Research (Salekhard, Russia) invites candidates who would like to take part in the field works in West Siberia in June 2021 and September 2021.

The goal is to set up the temperature monitoring in the boreholes and measure active layer thickness in September, 2021. There are multiple sites nearby to Salekhard and Novy Urengoy.

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Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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