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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

Awards for Quaternary scientists - nominate/apply by March 1

The American Quaternary Association (AmQua) has just released its call for award nominations, including new early- and mid-career awards. Please share this information with your networks and consider applying and submitting nominations. AmQua seeks a broad and diverse pool of nominees. For more information, reach out to the Awards Committee Chair, or Colin Long (AmQua Secretary, to whom applications should be submitted). Deadline March 1. For details see the AmQua website.

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AGORA Early Career Researcher Call

Understanding the causes and consequences of current Arctic change is an urgent and immense task for humankind. The AGORA initiative represents a common ground to bring together Arctic scientists, indigenous researchers, and community stakeholders together as a collective to discuss the core problems faced by the Arctic in the 21st Century. This workshop will focus on how these issues may be better understood by providing a firm historical context that extends beyond our currently limited instrumental monitoring.

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Mentorship Program Available: IARPC Collaborations Mentorship Program - 2022 Session

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations invites participation in their Mentorship Program for the 2022 session. The IARPC Collaborations Mentorship Program will run from February through October 2022, with an optional break in August.

The Program will kick off at a 90-minute launch meeting on 4 February 2022 at 9:00 a.m. AKST/1:00 p.m. EST. After that, mentorship groups will meet at least monthly. There will be two additional all-cohort webinars in May and October 2022.

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Landscapes Live seeking new committee members

As the seasons change, so must the members of the Landscapes Live organising committee. We will be welcoming a couple of new committee members to start in January.
If interested, please respond to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please be sure not to reply to the listservs) stating your name, position and institution, career stage (importantly not age, but career stage with respect to your PhD), area of focus within geomorphology, and a quick sentence or two about why you want to be involved with Landscapes Live.
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ARICE-PONANT call- Ships and platforms of opportunity programme

arice logoIn the frame of ARICE’s Science-Industry cooperation, we are happy to announce the first ARICE call within the “ships and platforms of opportunity” programme.

“Le Commandant Charcot” is a polar expedition ship state-of-the-art icebreaker (PC2 Class) owned and operated by the company PONANT (France). The vessel is equipped with scientific laboratories and facilities and offers to host up to four scientists to participate in their regular cruises to perform scientific projects.

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GLAcial Sedimentation School (GLASS): Call for applications!

Training opportunity, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) INStabilities & Thresholds in ANTarctica (INSTANT) Programme: GLAcial Sedimentation School (GLASS): Interpreting past climate using Antarctic and Greenland sediment cores

Dates: 23–27 May 2022
Location: Oregon State University Marine and Geology Repository (OSU-MGR), Corvallis, OR, USA
Deadline to apply: 7 January 2022 

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Pre-Conference Circular for SCAR Open Science Conference 2022

SCAR logo white backgroundWe are excited to share the SCAR Open Science Conference 2022 Pre-Conference Circular with you.

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, takes pride and pleasure in hosting the SCAR Open Science Conference 2022. The theme of the conference is "Antarctica in a Changing World." The conference will be held online.

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Greenland geospatial data interview request

Dear Greenland geospatial data community,

The QGreenland team would like to invite you to participate in a virtual or in-person user interview about the ways in which you use Greenland geospatial data and data analysis tools like QGreenland.

**Your interview will take no more than 45 minutes, requires no prep or follow-up, and you will be compensated $45 for your time and participation.** Experience with Greenland geospatial data is necessary, but no experience with QGreenland is required.

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