Polar and Alpine Community News
© Alexey Pavlov, Caroline Coch, Alice Bradley, Adrian Dahood, Elizabeth Erickson (left to right)
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!
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.
Seeking new co-leads for the IARPC Diversity & Inclusion Community of Practice
The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is seeking applications for co-leads for the Diversity and Inclusion Community of Practice. New co-leads will join Sarah Aarons (Scripps/UCSD), Tracie Curry (Northern Social Environmental Research), Allen Pope (National Science Foundation), and Monika Sikand (Stevens Institute of Technology). We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and all career stages to apply.
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Call for PYRN Executive Committee members
AGATA offers scholarships to attend the IUGG GA
AGU Cryo Award - Call for Nominations
IGS Sea Ice symposium - Support for ECRs and Indigenous Scientists
To support and increase the number of Early Career (ECS) and Indigenous Scientists (IS) at the IGS Symposium on Sea Ice – Across Temporal and Spatial Scales, together with partners, we offer funding to partially cover the expenses to attend the conference.
- Prerequisite: early career scientist (up to five years after PhD) or indigenous scientist
- Support will cover the symposium registration fee (if registered before the Early-bird deadline 28 March 2023) and variable travel support depending on location of residence (300€–1000€).
Please visit the Early Career support section on the local website.
SIOS training course on Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles in Svalbard (UAV4Svalbard)
This autumn SIOS will offer a training course “Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles in Svalbard (UAV4Svalbard)” to teach the effective use of UAVs in Svalbard research.
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Permafrost tunnel virtual tour
Explore an Arctic research facility first excavated in the 1960s, including features such as ice wedges as tall as houses, green grass from thousands of years ago, and bison bones embedded in permafrost. Some features are up to 40,000 years old! Learn about current research and rapid changes happening to permafrost. Be one of the first to experience this guided virtual reality tour of a facility seldom open to the public.
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Call for New Members - SOOS Scientific Steering Committee
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the SCAR invite nominations of qualified individuals to serve on the SOOS Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), for terms beginning on 1 August 2023.
SOOS SSC members are selected for their scientific excellence and standing in a field of Southern Ocean science that is relevant to at least one of the SOOS Science Themes or Foundational Capabilities in the SOOS Science and Implementation Plan (2021-2025), and connection to, and representation of a SOOS-relevant community or program. The SOOS objectives are multidisciplinary and integrated, thus SSC members need to have interests in developing and planning of system-scale implementation strategies, beyond their core scientific interests. The SSC membership strives to maintain diversity through disciplinary, nationality, gender and career-stage balance. Information on current SOOS SSC members is available here. Membership on the SSC is for a three-year period, with the potential for renewal for an additional three years, on approval of the SOOS Executive Committee, SCAR and SCOR.Read more ...
NVP International Summer School in Svalbard
The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP), in cooperation with The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), are hosting the NVP International Summer School 2023 – The Global Arctic. This is an interdisciplinary PhD and Postdoc summer school in Longyearbyen and Isfjord Radio, Svalbard.
Locations: The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in Longyearbyen and Isfjord Radio
Time: 28 May – 6 June (Longyearbyen 28 May – 1 June and Isfjord Radio 1–6 June)Read more ...