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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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This year's AGU Cryosphere Flash Freeze Competition Deadline coming up

This is just a reminder that the deadline for applications for this year's AGU Cryosphere Flash Freeze Competition is Wednesday, November 25. Please email applications (1 pg. letter of intent and 2 pg CV) to Ryan W. Webb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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2021 Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program

Call for Applications:
2021 Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has announced a call for applications for its 2021 Arctic Innovator Program. The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program supports early career innovators with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to address fundamental hard technology manufacturing challenges. Hard technology is defined as physical devices.

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Call for INTERACT Expert Pool has opened

Interact logoCall for researchers/experts to join the INTERACT Expert Pool of scientists

INTERACT -The International Network for Research and Monitoring in the Arctic- is seeking experts from various fields of research from natural sciences to human dimension to join an international pool of experts to help with the scientific evaluation of the INTERACT Transnational Access applications. Currently, experts are especially needed on topics such as land-based and air-borne contaminants and pollutants, genetics, geomorphology, microplastics, One Health and soil science. However, scientists from other fields of research are also warmly invited to join the INTERACT Expert Pool.  

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New NSF NRT Graduate Training Program in Systems Approaches to Understanding & Navigating the New Arctic (SAUNNA)

The University of Maine is seeking outstanding applicants for a new graduate training program focused on fostering systems perspectives to address the challenges of complex socio-environmental changes in the Arctic. This program is designed to provide the next generation of Arctic system scientists with new competencies and skills to advance understanding of the new Arctic and support improved outcomes in the Arctic and beyond.

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Web Resource Available: Navigating the New Arctic Projects Hub

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the availability of a new hub of webpages featuring information about each of Arctic research projects that have been supported through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) program. Explore the site to learn more about NNA project activities, team members, and field site locations. The site also includes information about the newest round of 2020 NNA grantees.

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Fostering next generation Earth system science leaders: The YESS Strategic Action Plan and virtual engagement

YESSIn the past year, the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) have developed a new Strategic Action Plan and have been working to understand and support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also be involved in the upcoming American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, including in a session entitled “Moving Beyond the Standard: A Transdisciplinary Virtual Event for Early-Career Scientists." Discover more here.

MSc(Res) Polar & Alpine Change at the University of Sheffield, UK

MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change Programme
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK

This one-year MSc(Res) programme should interest students seeking Masters-level research training and experience within the broad subject area of cold-regions science. Its research areas include glaciology, geomorphology, climate change, Quaternary science, and oceanic and atmospheric processes.

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New data set release: LVIS L1A Geotagged Images at NSIDC DAAC

The LVIS L1A Geotagged Images, 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 geotagged images collected from 21 May 2019 through 08 August 2019 over the United States, Western Canada, and Central America. The images were taken by two NASA Digital Mapping Cameras which were mounted alongside the Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS), an airborne lidar scanning laser altimeter. The data were collected as part of either the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission or NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program campaign, the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE).
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