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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

Soliciting Nominations for the 2022 IASC Medal

logo iascThe IASC Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality.

The whole IASC community, from all countries and career stages, is encouraged to submit a nomination to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., demonstrating the nominee’s excellence (see evaluation criteria) and sustained contribution to the understanding of the Arctic. Visit the website for more information.

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New Greenland world in Ice Flows

You can now play the Greenland world via or download the app via the App Store & Google Play Store.  There is also information & videos on the science behind the game on the website.

Ice Flows puts you in charge of climate, and tasks you to get your ice sheet to be the appropriate size, in order to get your game character to its dinner.

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International Workshop on Antarctic RINGS, 9-12 March, 2022

RINGSSCAR logo white backgroundSCAR Action Group RINGS will organize a 4-day workshop from 9-12 March, 2022. The primary goal of this workshop is to generate synergies and international cooperation to develop more accurate and complete reference bed topography data for robust assessments of ice discharge from all around Antarctica. The secondary goal is to discuss relevant science plans for the ice sheet’s marginal zone.

We welcome both Action Group members and non-members from multiple disciplines related to RINGS. We uphold SCAR’s values of diversity and inclusion and strongly encourage Early Career Researchers to attend the workshop. Full information about this workshop is available here.

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Call for participation: Model Arctic Council 2022

The Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU), in cooperation with the UArctic Thematic Network on Model Arctic Council, will host a Model Arctic Council (MAC) from March 20 to 26, 2022 in Arkhangelsk, Russia for university students interested in Arctic and circumpolar affairs; Indigenous issues; international relations; and diplomacy.

Applications are due by Friday, November 5, 2021.

Please find the call for participation here.

Early Career Researcher Opportunities at the YOPP Final Summit Montreal 2022

The Polar Prediction Project is pleased to announce two exciting opportunities for Early Career Researchers at the YOPP Final Summit, to be held in Montreal 1–4 May 2022. The Year Of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Final Summit will bring together the polar prediction community, from operational centers and academia, to environment services and polar prediction users and northern communities, to showcase the successes of YOPP and contribute to the legacy of the Polar Prediction Project.

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UK National Ocean Decade Committee - Call for volunteers

The International Working Group of the Marine Science Coordination Committee is looking for 13 volunteers to join the UK's National Decade Committee (UKNDC) to support the UK's contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Decade).

We are looking for individuals to serve in their personal capacity to enable the Committee to communicate with passion and inspire participation in the work of the Decade across the UK. We particularly encourage expressions of interest from early career professionals, youth and community voices, industry and civil society.
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ArcticNet is thrilled to share the newly released ArcticNet Data Management Policy (ADMP)!

logoArcticNetThe ArcticNet research community generates a wealth of knowledge through its extensive research program. This ADMP facilitates and maximizes the exchange of this knowledge, ensuring accessibility to data for all stakeholders, including the public. Responsible data management will ensure we have the knowledge needed to adapt to the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly transforming Arctic.

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UPDATE: Call for Expressions of Interest Artificial Intelligence in the Arctic Working Group

Organizers invite expressions of interest (EOI) for a working group on artificial intelligence (AI) in the Arctic. The goal of the working group is to help streamline research efforts to some extent and create more opportunities for involvement.

Within this group, there will be topic-specific (e.g. AI for sea ice) and geographically-specific (e.g. AI in the Arctic) working groups formed. Organizers are still looking for people (from research, industry, government, etc.) to contribute.

If you are interested and have not done so already, fill out the online form as an Expression of Interest.

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