The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations is launching a pilot six-month session of their new mentorship program. The program brings together small groups of researchers and other professionals to discuss career opportunities and issues, learn from and support one another, and grow together.Read more ...
Polar and Alpine Community News
© Alexey Pavlov, Caroline Coch, Alice Bradley, Adrian Dahood, Elizabeth Erickson (left to right)
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!
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.
The Saami Council, EU-PolarNet, Austrian Polar Research Institute, University of Groningen/Arctic Centre, Nordland Research Institute, the University of Northern Iowa/ArctiCentre, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and the UArctic invite insights, experiences, opinions, criticism, ideas and, best practice models in collaborative and community based participatory research which can include also aspects regarding COVID-19 conditions.Read more ...
Earth Science Women’s Network Recruiting for Board and Associate Board of Directors
The Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) is recruiting multiple volunteer leadership positions, to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors (BoD) and Associate Board of Directors (ABD). ESWN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the geosciences with an emphasis on creating and supporting a nurturing community, working for cultural change to eliminate barriers to a diverse scientific workforce, and empowering scientists through professional development. The primary duties of the BoD are to oversee and manage the fiscal responsibilities of the organization. The BoD also contributes to strategic planning, building partnerships, volunteer engagement, and communicating the impacts of ESWN to the broader public.Read more ...
Be Featured in New Polar STEAM Magazine Polynya!
Are you a woman working in polar sciences, research, Traditional Knowledge, Indingeous Knowledge, advocacy, or the arts?
We want to feature you! Published by The Anchorage Museum and supported by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Polynya is a new free magazine that aims to activate a culture shift among middle school students, with a special emphasis on girls living in the Arctic and sub-Arctic, to see women as trailblazers of Arctic traditional and western sciences. Polynya will illuminate polar research and achievements by those who identify as women and those who were designated female but self-identify differently across all races and ethnicities, with a particular focus on Indigenous scientists, knowledge holders, and artists. Published four times a year, we are working with school districts, public libraries, and afterschool programs to freely distribute the magazine in 2021 to middle school students.
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is moving towards a new programme structure. The new WCRP structure has been developed by the WCRP community to support the implementation of the WCRP Strategic Plan 2018 – 2028, which addresses the climate research priorities of the next decade and beyond. You can read all about the new structure and plans for the future here.
The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is pleased to announce the 2020 Fellowship awardees. This year, a total of 21 applications were received for the early-career Fellowships, which offer awards of up to US$15,000 each. Four SCAR Fellowships will be awarded in this round.
The details for each of this year's Fellows are listed on the SCAR Website.