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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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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

Announcing School of Ice - Summer 2022

The School of Ice is an NSF-funded professional development program for faculty at Minority Serving Institutions. This program will train participants to understand paleoclimate evidence derived from ice cores and acquire the skills necessary to bring this exciting inquiry into new and existing Earth and environmental science classes on their campuses. The experiential nature of this workshop will build background knowledge of cutting-edge research and empower participants to communicate authentic paleoclimate research practices, ice core data, and results to their students.

There will be two opportunities to attend the School of Ice this summer.

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GRISO Summer School 2022 in Nuuk, Greenland

The Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean Science (GRISO) network will host the first GRISO Summer School in Nuuk, Greenland during July 11-23, 2022. The topic is Impacts of glacier retreat on Greenland coastal margins.

Applications are now open and will close on 11 February 2022.
For further information on the summer school (e.g. on costs, COVID-19, etc) and for how to apply, visit

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ICYMARE 2022 is calling for session contributions

The International Conference for YOUNG Marine Researchers - ICYMARE ( is a bottom-up initiative by volunteers and offers a powerful and inspiring international set-up for an excellent network opportunity and some first conference experience. ICYMARE is organized by and for young marine researchers based at the “Bremen Society for Natural Sciences from 1864”. The next in-person conference, ICYMARE 2022 BREMERHAVEN, will take place 13 to 16 September 2022 at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany.

     ICYMARE 2022 BREMERHAVEN CallForSessions Poster Page 2 Luisa von Albedyll


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NAGT Early Career Workshop for Geoscience Faculty, June 20-24

Join us for a multi-day workshop to participate in sessions and activities about effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management. The workshop is a great way to connect with other early-career geoscience faculty and includes an optional virtual visit to NSF to learn about funding opportunities and meet with program officers.

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Open Call for 2021 CliC fellowships and Grants - DEADLINE SUBMISSION EXTENDED

Clic logo1*The deadline for submission of proposals is extended to January 31.*
The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) announces an open call for CliC Fellowships & Grants 2021.

Goal: The goal of CliC fellowships and grants is to increase the engagement of Early Career Scientists in CliC activities and to promote participation of scientists from regions currently underrepresented in CliC, i.e., South America, Asia and Africa.

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FREE field science expeditions for girls* - Inspiring Girls Expeditions

As many of you know Inspiring Girls Expeditions grew from the original glaciology-inspired "Girls on Ice" through the support of this whole community over two decades. Thank you!!

Our applications are open for this FREE field science opportunity for girls*. Our mission to empower young women through science, art, and wilderness exploration. Please to share with teachers or others in your community. We are an international organization with some elligibility restrictions, please see the website for details.

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Workshop – Co-production of knowledge - Swiss Polar Institute

This workshop will be dedicated to Polar Access Fund grantees and other early-career researchers about the co-production of knowledge. We will discuss best practices and practical tips for scientists from all disciplines wishing to share and integrate knowledge or co-design methodologies with local/indigenous communities.

The event will be held on Tuesday 25 January 2022, 14:00-15:30 on Zoom.

You can register online.

Please note that senior scientists are very welcome to attend the event!

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APECS International Directorate
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Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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