IASC's 2020 State of Arctic Science Report aims to be a cohesive synthesis of international Arctic research activities and priorities, as gathered from the Arctic research community itself. Arctic science is moving faster than ever, and so this report is aimed at Arctic science agencies, Arctic science managers, and Arctic science users including a wide range of decisionmakers and policymakers, to help all Arctic science stakeholders stay up to date on Arctic research.Read more ...
Polar and Alpine Community News
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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!
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.
The U.S. Permafrost Association Education/Permafrost Young Researchers Network Fund will offer funding awards to cover the cost of abstract submission and registration to attend the 2020 virtual AGU conference. Students at any education level are welcome to apply in addition to post-graduate researchers (within two years of completing their last degree). Applicants will be evaluated on a merit basis and must be 1st author on a permafrost-related research presentation at AGU and have active memberships with both USPA and PYRN. Funding will be available for permafrost science and engineering disciplines. The AGU abstract deadline is July 29, 2020. Download the application form available on the UPEF webpage for more information on eligibility requirements and necessary application components.
The SIOS Remote Sensing Working Group would like to engage an early career researcher (ECR) to serve as an observer member on the working group. The ECR would act as a SIOS ambassador and assist distributing news about SIOS remote sensing activities in ECR and other administrative and scientific networks. The selected ECR observer is expected to also contribute scientifically to the working group activities. This opportunity provides a platform for ECRs to become involved in an international organisation and develop important management and organisational skills. More information about application, eligibility criteria, evaluation and timeline can be found here.
The National Park Service (NPS), Alaska Region announces the release of the more recent issue of Alaska Park Science. The journal is published by the NPS Alaska Regional Office. It reports information from on-going and recently completed research in and around Alaska’s national parklands. Alaska Park Science covers all relevant scientific disciplines in the biological, physical, cultural, and social sciences. All articles are reviewed by at least two individuals with sufficient technical or scientific expertise in the subject matter.Read more ...
The 2020 June Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report is now available online. For the pan-Arctic, the median June Outlook value for September 2020 sea-ice extent is 4.33 million square kilometers, with quartiles of 4.06 and 4.59 million square kilometers. The median is close to the 2019 June Outlook, of 4.40 million square kilometers, and to the observed 2019 September sea-ice extent of 4.32 million square kilometers.
Submission Deadline for the 2020 Sea Ice Outlook July Report (based on May & June data): 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) Monday, 13 July 2020. Find guidelines for contributions here.Read more ...
The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations team meetings occur monthly. A synopsis of May Collaboration Team meetings is now available. An IARPC account is required to access the online synopsis. To request an IARPC account, go to the account request webpage. The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee created IARPC Collaborations to connect Federal government and non-Federal government researchers and other stakeholders to work together to solve the hard problems laid out in its 5-year Research Plan. IARPC Collaborations is open to anyone to contribute. New contributors may request an account.Read more ...
The deadline for abstract submissions to AGU 2020 is Wednesday, 29 July at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please note that since AGU will be mostly virtual this year the registration fee will be about 50% less than the in-person rate.
It is our pleasure to announce the publication of the third issue of the Global Glacier Change Bulletin series. You can download the full report in PDF-format from our website: https://wgms.ch/ggcb/. The printed volumes will be shipped in July 2020. Our work relies on the cooperation and help of many scientists and observers throughout the world. We highly appreciate their contribution in collaboration with our national correspondents, who are coordinating the data compilation in their country.
In the second bonus episode of the IcePod on the Targeted Observing Periods, we speak with Thomas Jung, captain and structured mind behind YOPP and PPP. Here is the second episode on the YOPP Targeted Observing Periods, or TOPs. This time, we speak to Thomas Jung, head of the section Climate Dynamics at the German Alfred Wegener Institute and professor for Physics of the Climate System at the University of Bremen. Even more important, as the chair of the Polar Prediction Project's Steering Group, he is the captain and structured mind behind YOPP and PPP.Read more ...
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