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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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SIOS training course: AI4Svalbard in Longyearbyen, 5-9 Sept. 2022

Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) is organizing a week-long training course on AI applications in Svalbard (AI4Svalbard) during 5-9 Sept. 2022, in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. You can find more information regarding this training course here. The application deadline is on 15th May 2022.

The course is intended for scientists, master/Ph.D. students, engineers and technicians with no or modest experience with AI and machine learning in their research. Basic knowledge of programming languages (python) is preferable.

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SIOS call for ECR to join editorial board for the 5th SESS report

Looking for early career scientist to join the editorial board for the fifth State of Environmental Science in Svalbard report

Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) is a consortium of international institutions with research infrastructure in and around Svalbard. SIOS is building an integrated observing system for long-term measurements addressing Earth System questions.

SIOS publishes an annual State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report. The first issue was released in January 2019. The report summarises the state of current knowledge of key Earth System Science parameters and analyses how these parameters influence one another. The SESS report outlines work conducted within the SIOS cooperation to optimise the observing system and recommends research priorities for the following year(s).

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Call for SCAR, COMNAP, & IAATO Antarctic-related fellowships 2022 open

The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) launched their 2022 Antarctic-related Fellowships for early-career researchers.

COMNAP, IAATO and SCAR work together to support talented early-career researchers, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, and other professionals. The purpose is to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in fields such as climate, biodiversity, conservation, humanities and astrophysics research by providing annual funding opportunities.

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Arctic Research Virtual Speed Networking Event 26 April 2022

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) and IARPC Collaborations invite registration for an Arctic research virtual speed networking event on Tuesday, 26 April, 9:00–10:30 a.m. AKST/1:00–2:30 p.m. EST.
Over the course of 1.5 hours, event participants will be split into a series of small groups to rapidly get to know one another, explore shared research interest areas, and identify potential collaborators for future Arctic research projects. Groups will be organized across diverse disciplines, knowledge systems, and career levels. 
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EGU Cryoblog is looking for authors

The conference season is upon us, and things are getting busy! It might be the perfect time to advertise your coming talk through a blog publication! ...Well, you're in luck!!! The EGU Cryoblog is actively looking for guest authors to contribute to the blog, with openings as early as this May!! 
So, if you feel like writing about your upcoming paper, or sharing some fun cryo-facts, or telling us about your fieldwork experiences, talking about life as a cryo-scientist (or any other cryo-topic!), we would love to have you write a blog post for us! It can also be nice to write about your research in a less formal setting sometimes.
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Call for the KOPRI Fellowship Program 2022

KOPRI is now accepting applications for the KOPRI Fellowship Program 2022.

The KOPRI Fellowship Program has three schemes: the KOPRI Asia Fellowship Program, the KOPRI Arctic Fellowship Program and the KOPRI Antarctic Fellowship Program. Applications for all the three fellowships are open until May 13, 2022.

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Second EU-PolarNet 2 Service Call open

Through the Service Calls, EU-PolarNet 2 is seeking support from the European research community to develop ideas for concrete research activities for the research needs defined in the Integrated European Polar Research Programme (EPRP). The funded Service Contract will support EU-PolarNet 2 in research prioritisation and propose topics for future research funding.

The first EU-PolarNet 2 Call for Services supports the projects Arctic Xchange and Co-Create. ArcticXchange will apply a transdisciplinary framework for knowledge co-production, involving natural scientists, social scientists, and reindeer herders. The Co-Create Consortium will provide the EU Commission with a Comprehensive Policy Brief as an evidence-based roadmap for achieving decolonial innovation in the Arctic research landscape and mainstreaming co-created and collaborative Arctic research conducted in equal partnership by Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and rightsholders. Read more about the two services here:

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Apply for SnowEx Hackweek 2022

Apply for SnowEx Hackweek 2022We invite you to apply for the SnowEx Hackweek, July 11-15, 2022, hosted entirely in person by the University of Washington's eScience Institute in partnership with the NASA SnowEx Mission. Visit our website for details on how to apply.

Join us for five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community building focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize data. This year’s in-person hackweek will focus primarily on developing ongoing collaboration on radar and LiDAR snow retrievals, in situ observations and modeling, as well as tools for conducting open source science.

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Reviewing Scientific Research Workshop 10th May

532 Review workshop Arctic Frontiers Terri SousterHave you ever been asked to review a submission to a scientific journal?

It can be a daunting prospect for an early career researcher. What’s expected from you as reviewer? What goes into a good review? What do you get out of it? Knowing how to review scientific research will make you write your own research better as you know what reviewers will be looking for.

Join Helle Goldman, who has been the chief editor of Norwegian Polar Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, Polar Research, for 24 years, at a workshop that aims to throw light on these and other questions.

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