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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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COVID 19 in the Arctic: Briefing document from the Arctic Council with contributions from IASSA members

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to raise significant concern across the world, it has become evident that the pandemic and measures taken to prevent its spread would be poised to have significant effects on public health and societies. The Arctic region, especially rural and remote communities, faces unique risks and challenges as a result of both the pandemic and the actions taken to respond to it. The preparation of this briefing document relied on existing Arctic Council networks and was open and collaborative. It involved contributions and input from more than fifty researchers affiliated to the Council’s Working Groups, policy makers, Indigenous representatives and Indigenous knowledge holders from all Arctic States and Permanent Participants. Download and read the briefing document here.

Call for registration - SIPN2 Webinar

Sea Ice Prediction Network – Phase 2 (SIPN2)SIPN2

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (AKDT)

Webinar Title: Machine Learning—Challenges and Opportunities for Applications in Sea Ice Prediction

The Sea Ice Prediction Network – Phase 2 (SIPN2) invites registration for an open webinar entitled, Machine Learning—Challenges and Opportunities for Applications in Sea Ice Prediction.

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IASC 2020 State of Arctic Science Report available

unnamed1IASC'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.

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Upcoming USPA-PYRN early career funding opportunity for AGU 2020

USPAThe 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.

Recruiting an early career researcher to the SIOS Remote Sensing Working Group

SIOS logo titel small 0The 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.

Resource Available: Alaska Park Science Journal

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.

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