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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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The Role of Climate Emulators in the AR6 Assessment: Online Workshop

The Role of Climate Emulators in the AR6 Assessment: Online Workshop (agenda on webpage)

When: 30 September 2021
Time: 12:00 UK │13:00 CET │21:00 AEST │ 07:00 EDT USA │ 04:00 PDT USA
Duration: 90 minutes
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Following the recent release of the IPCC’s AR6 Working Group (WG) I Report, CONSTRAIN and the IPCC are hosting an informative workshop to showcase how physically based climate emulators are contributing to the overall IPCC Sixth Assessment Report.

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Polar Low Workshop 8-10 December 2021 - Call for abstracts

The 15th Polar Low Workshop focuses on polar lows and mesocyclones as well as mesoscale weather extremes in both hemispheres. This includes e.g. mesoscale weather phenomena such as katabatic winds, tip jets, boundary layer fronts, and cold air outbreaks in polar regions. Contributions of experimental, climatological, theoretical, modeling and remote sensing studies are welcome. The workshop is organized by the Polar Lows Working Group (PLWG) and is also part of the activities of the IASC (International Arctic Science Committee) Atmosphere Working Group. The 15th Polar Low Workshop will be hosted by the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology in Moscow. 

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Call for Applications: 2022 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Community Fellows Program

ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students and post-docs (<2 yrs since graduation) interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides fellows with a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area) on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas, helping to document group activities on monthly virtual telecons and at ESIP’s semi-annual meetings. As fellows become more familiar with collaboration-area activities, they may choose to integrate their own research, which can result in publication and additional funding opportunities.

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Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders 2022 - Open for applications

Emerging Leaders 2022 Call for ApplicationsThe Emerging Leaders program 2022 evolves around the theme of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development. Selected speakers and mentors will present current issues of the Ocean Decade from an arctic perspective. The participants will be challenged to relate challenges outlined by the Ocean Decade to their own local and sectoral context and develop innovative ideas on how to address these through teamwork and creative thinking.

The event is planned as a physical meeting in Norway from 28 January - 3 February 2022, following national and local Covid-19 regulations.

A short description of the program and the call for applications (including application criteria). Application deadline is 1st of November 2021.

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NSF Funding Opportunity: Support for engaging students and the public in polar research

nsf logoThe National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Research on Learning (DRL), the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) are accepting and reviewing proposals for research and development projects that facilitate access to polar research efforts in undergraduate education, informal science education or formal PreK-12 science or math education.

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Polar Resources: Tell us your picks

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SCAR is looking to update our educational resources page. In this section of the website we collect resources aimed at the wider public, helping fulfil SCAR's mission to communicate scientific information about the Antarctic region to the public.

We'd like to hear from the SCAR community about resources you think should be shared in this space. They might be books, films, podcasts, documentaries, artwork, or anything else you can think of.

To submit suggestions please fill in this form.

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Call for Nominations for the 2022 William Mills Prize for Non-fiction Polar Books

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 William Mills Prize for Non-fiction Polar Books.
The Mills Prize was established in memory of William Mills, a polar librarian and author, and a core member of Polar Libraries Colloquy during its formative years. The prize was first awarded in 2006. Information on the winners of the Mills Prize in previous years is available on the Polar Libraries Colloquy web site.
The book prize honours the best Arctic or Antarctic nonfiction books published throughout the world. The prize consists of $500 US, certificates for the author and publisher, and the right to use the William Mills Prize logo when advertising the winning book.
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GYAs Call for Membership 2022

The GYA membership call for 2022 is open now. Please submit your application before 15 September 2021, 18.00 (6 pm) UTC.

Application Process: Applications should be completed personally by the candidate and must be accompanied by a letter of support. We can only accept applications in English and submitted through our online form. More information on how to apply and our online application form can be found here.

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Part-time Consultant: WCRP Academy

The WCRP Academy Lighthouse Activity is seeking an individual or research group to conduct approximately six months of research and analysis into climate science training opportunities across the globe. The ideal candidate will have a background in climate science and experience with qualitative data analysis. A broad understanding of and interest in tertiary education, training, and professional development programs is desirable. This part-time position would suit individuals looking for flexible work which aligns with their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) education or policy research interests or groups with a research focus on STEM education and knowledge capacity development. 

Full details and the application form are available at:

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2021.

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