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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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Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) International Meeting at ASSW 2022 (Hybrid Format)

Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) International Meeting @ ASSW 2022

March 31, 2022 - 16:00-18:00 GMT+2 (10am-12pm EDT / 8-10am MDT / 6-8am AKDT)

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) initiative aims to improve understanding of Arctic change and to advance actionable knowledge through convergence research—collaborative research that draws on information and expertise from across disciplines and knowledge systems, including Indigenous Knowledge, to solve complex challenges. NNA aims to empower new research partnerships from local to international scales, diversify the next generation of Arctic researchers, enhance efforts in formal and informal education, and support co-production of knowledge with Indigenous Peoples.

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Invitation to register and contribute input to a National Academies' workshop

Technology Developments to Advance Antarctic Research: A Workshop
May 3, 4, 5, 2022 | 12:00–4:00 pm (EDT) each day | Held online (Virtual)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to join a workshop to foster community-wide discussion about harnessing cutting-edge technological innovations to advance, facilitate, and transform Antarctic and polar research; to increase the reach of Antarctic and polar research while reducing the environmental footprint of these operations; and to facilitate broader, more diverse participation in Antarctic and polar research. While focused primarily on Antarctic science, the workshop will explore lessons from, and solutions applicable to, Arctic science as well—and we actively seek to draw insights from science and engineering fields beyond polar science.

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6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models, ECMWF, 31 OCT - 4 NOV 2022

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models, ECMWF, Reading, 31 October to 4 November 2022.

Abstracts are due 31 May 2022.

The workshop brings together a wide range of experts on simulating the Earth System including atmosphere, ocean, waves, land-surface, atmospheric composition, cryosphere, and associated disciplines to advance the understanding of systematic simulation errors at all timescales. A particular emphasis is given to identifying errors in complex coupled systems and to understand their root causes.

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51st International Arctic Workshop on Svalbard, June 19-23 2022 - registration now open

The 51st International Arctic Workshop – an interdisciplinary conference focusing on Arctic Quaternary geology, palaeoceanography, palaeoglaciology, climatology, palaeoecology, geomorphology and related disciplines and with a strong student emphasis – will be held this year at the Svalbard Science Centre in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway from the evening of June 19th to Thursday June 23rd 2022 and with an optional two-day field excursion in Isfjorden on Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th.

Registration is now live at the website with a deadline for registration and abstract submission on May 16th 2022.

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Call for Speakers - PYRN Seminar

We have had some great feedback on the PYRN Seminar series and want to invite the PYRN community again to present at one of the next seminars.It does not matter if you are an undergraduate, Master student, PhD or PostDoc, the only requirement is that you are researching permafrost.

We usually have 3-4 speakers per seminar and a great discussion afterwards.

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ASSW Online Session "Open Science: Best Practices, Data Sovereignty and Co-Production" by Arctic Data Center, ELOKA & NNA

499 tweetable ASSW open science sessionThe session "Open Science: Best Practices, Data Sovereignty and Co-Production" is part of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2022 and a collaborative effort between the Arctic Data Center, ELOKA (Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic), and NNA Community Office (Navigating the New Arctic). The session will be held at 8am-12pm EST online. Online registration is free.

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NNA-CO Early Career Research Advisory Board Seat

The work of the Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO) is guided by two advisory boards—a Research Advisory Board and an Indigenous Advisory Board. We invite nominations and self-nominations for an early career (< 8 years since terminal degree) NNA researcher to serve on our Research Advisory Board. The Research Advisory Board provides overall strategic guidance for the NNA-CO’s plans and activities to support the NNA Community.

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Alaska Fellows Program: Application open

The Alaska Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the 2022/23 program year!  
Applications open until April 3 at 11:59pm
An informational webinar will be held March 9 @ 11am AKST.  
Register for the webinar here.

Alaska Fellows Program is a fall-to-spring residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors. 

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Internship opportunities at Arctic Frontiers

We have two exciting internship opportunities at Arctic Frontiers, located in Tromsø, Norway. We are a non-profit organisation focusing on connecting scientists, businesses, policy makers and local communities in the Arctic. We host an annual conference, as well as science communication and outreach events throughout the year.

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Enhancing International Scientific Cooperation: Arctic Science and Technology Advice with Ministries - webinars

International scientific cooperation is fundamental to the implementation of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, involving science and decisionmaking institutions involved with governance mechanisms and built structures. The changing Arctic has increasingly important global consequences, generating strategies that involve Arctic and non-Arctic States along with Indigenous Peoples' Organizations to enhance international cooperation with science. 

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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