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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

Early Career Scientist Online Workshop by KEPLER

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KEPLER is planning to host an Early Career Scientist Online Workshop for students and young scientists in tentatively Mid-February.

The marine environment in the Polar Regions is changing; with this comes to both challenges and opportunities. Earth Observation (EO) has a key role to play in the sustainable development of the region, and the information services provided must be flexible to respond to the changing needs and conditions. Importantly they must provide much-needed information for Arctic peoples and wider society, science, private sector and decision-makers.
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The Women+Water Lecture Series is returning in a virtual format!

The Women+Water Lecture Series is returning in a virtual format in January 2021!

The Women and Water Lecture Series will showcase research, support young professionals and provide a space for dialogue and networking. Additionally, the series will explore water-related challenges, roles of women in water, gendered water-related impacts, women researchers in water, and challenges and opportunities facing female water researchers. Women+Water will run monthly from January to April 2021.

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IACS 2020 Early Career Scientist (ECS) Prize

IACS logoThe International Association for Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) is soliciting nominations for the IACS 2020 Early Career Scientist (ECS) Prize. The IACS ECS Prize is a bi-annual cash prize of € 1000 awarded to two early career scientists who have published the best scientific papers on a cryospheric subject as assessed by an evaluation committee. The papers must have been published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020. 

The nomination deadline is 1 February 2021.

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ASSW2021- Abstracts Submission Deadline Extended to 10 December 2020

iasc webThe deadline for abstracts submission of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2021 (24-26 March 2021) has been extended to 10 December 2020. 

The overarching topic of ASSW2021 is  “The Arctic: Regional Change Global Impacts”. Despite the focus on the Arctic, several sessions accept contributions on the Antarctic, aiming at fostering networking and advances on research on both poles.

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OSPA judging portal is now open

Please consider judging one or more cryosphere student presentations at this year's AGU Fall Meeting. Your participation in the outstanding student presentation award (OSPA) process provides valuable feedback to students, helps develop young scientists, and recognizes outstanding members of our community. The OSPA judging portal is now open. Below, information on how you can sign up as a judge and what the OSPA process will look like this year is provided.

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Navigating the NSF System workshop

December 2, 2020, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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Normally presented as a workshop at AGU, Navigating the NSF System is a good opportunity for first-time proposers and early career scientists to gain insight into the ins and outs of the NSF grant proposal process. The webinar consists of a presentation and a live Q&A session with Directorate for Geosciences Program Officers. Participants must register in advance.

Early Career Travel Opportunity for the IPICS & ICYS Meetings

US Ice Drilling Program



The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) offers an NSF-sponsored opportunity for early career scientists, postdocs, and PhD students in the U.S. to apply for travel support to the October 2021 Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) and International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Open Science meeting in Crans-Montana, Switzerland ( ). Applicants must be currently employed by a university or research institution within the U.S; under-represented minorities and from minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

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