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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

New data set release: High Mountain Asia Near-Global Multi-Decadal Glacial Lake Inventory

The High Mountain Asia Near-Global Multi-Decadal Glacial Lake Inventory, Version 1 data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set contains polygons of glacial lake extent on a near-global scale, averaged over five multi-year periods between 1990 and 2018 using optical imagery from Landsat missions 4, 5, 7, and 8.

Access to the data and documentation is provided on the data set web page at the NSIDC DAAC:

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Call for submission – Vox Pop Inclusion in Northern Research

In partnership with Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, students and youth from northern and southern Canada, we are preparing short films showcasing different journeys from members of our community. If you would like to share your journey, please click here, where you’ll be invited to record 30 second videos to respond to some questions. You can respond to one, a few or all questions. Voice-only submissions are also welcome! If you wish to contribute anonymously, written responses are also welcome, and will be read and recorded by Indigenous youth.

Read more here.

UArctic: New Issue of Shared Voices

UArctic logo newIn the 2020 issue of UArctic's annual Shared Voices magazine they feature examples of climate action from their network: broader organizational efforts, personal and individual actions, and concrete examples from the grassroots level. How does climate action look like in politics and leadership? What are current national priorities in the Arctic? What can we learn from COVID-19 to improve online education? 

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INTERACT: Trans-National Access Call Open until 15th October

Interact logoThe EU-H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) opens a call for research groups to apply for Trans-National Access and Remote Access to 52 (TA) and 33 (RA) research stations. The current call for Trans-national and Remote Access applications is open until 15th October 2020, and it is for access taking place between April 2021 and March 2022. Regarding COVID-19 and the ongoing call: we proceed with the call in a regular manner, but reserve the possibility to modify the call, postpone the granted accesses or negotiate shift from physical access to remote access if the situation and safety regulations so require. You can find the TA/RA Call informationdescriptions of stations and their facilities, and registration to the INTERACCESS on-line application system from the INTERACT website.

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ISC: Global Call for Priorities for Science, Deadline 2 October 2020

With just ten years to go to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda, science funders from around the world have asked the International Science Council (ISC) to convene the insights and ideas of the broader global scientific community on the critical priorities for science that will support and enable societies to accomplish the goals by 2030. ISC wants to hear from scientists in all fields and all disciplines, including the natural, social and human sciences. 

Deadline for submission: 2 October 2020. For further information, please contact Katsia Paulavets, Senior Science Officer, ISC, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The COVID 19 impact on indigenous peoples of the Russian Arctic, Siberia, and the Far East

An extended report by Aborigen-Forum, Centre for the Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Arctic Consult, and Batani foundation. 

This is extended report prepared by Gennady Schukin (Aborigen-Forum, Russia), Rodion Sulyandziga, PhD (Centre for the Support of indigenous Peoples of the North, Russia), Dmitry Berezhkov (Arctic Consult, Norway) and Pavel Sulyandziga, PhD (Batani Foundation, US) based on the Aborigen-Forum position paper “COVID-19 in Russia. The impact on indigenous peoples’ communities”, prepared for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples and the Arctic Consult report “Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North and COVID 19: Challenges in Achieving the SDGs” prepared for the Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education “Tebtebba Foundation.”

Read the full report here.

IASC Photo Call 2021 Calendar, Deadline 21 Sept. 2020

iasc webEvery year around December, IASC publishes our Arctic science calendar.

For graphics and photographs we depend solely on what the IASC community sends us. We are looking for new photographs for the publication of the 2020 Calendar, and other IASC publications such as the website, brochures, social media, and Bulletin. We welcome images depicting all areas of Arctic science: scientists in the field, animals, landscapes, everyday life in the Arctic, and more!

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Special Issue: Interactions between the Cryosphere and Climate (Change)

Submission for a special issue of the journal Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433) belonging to the section "Climatology" and titled "Interactions between the Cryosphere and Climate (Change)" will stay open until February 5, 2021.  

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