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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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The Mohn Prize 2024 – Call for nominations

The International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (Mohn Prize) welcomes nominations for 2024. The Mohn Prize is a collaborative effort of UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Academia Borealis – The Academy of Sciences and Letters of Northern Norway, and Tromsø Research Foundation in close collaboration with Arctic Frontiers.

The Mohn Prize aims to set central issues for the further development of the Arctic on the national and international agenda by rewarding outstanding scientific performances. The prize is 2 million NOK (approximately 180 000 Euros).

Nominees for the prize will be evaluated by an international scientific committee. The recipient of the Mohn Prize will be announced in autumn 2023, and the award ceremony will take place at Arctic Frontiers in Tromsø in early 2024. Tromsø is an important European hub for international research, economic development and political debate in the Arctic region.  

Deadline for nominations is 31st July 2023.

More information on the prize and how to nominate can be found at

Nominate ECRs for the EGU Division on Cryospheric Sciences Award!

In addition to the medal & awards on the EGU union level, the EGU Division on Cryospheric Sciences awards two prizes each year:

  • The Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal is reserved for individuals in recognition of their outstanding scientific contribution to the study of the cryosphere on Earth or elsewhere in the solar system.
  • The Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award recognizes scientific achievements in the field covered by the cryospheric division, made by an early career scientist.
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AGI seeking Early-Career Webinar Speakers

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is looking for early-career geoscience professionals to present (individually or as part of a panel) in a one-hour webinar as part of a series focusing on mapping. AGI will be hosting a series of webinars over the next year in which early-career geoscience professionals will share their work and will be compensated for their time. The intended audience of each webinar is high schoolers. Those who participate will act as “near peer” communicators about technologies and techniques related to mapping and geoscience careers in general. If you would like to be considered, please fill out this Google Form (

Call for new members of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology

The International Commission on Polar Meteorology (ICPM) is a focus group for research into the meteorology and climatology of the Arctic and Antarctic. It is one of the ten commissions of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), which is in turn part of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). You can find out more about ICPM here: where you can also find our statutes.

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SCAR launches 2023 Fellowship Scheme

SCAR Fellowship 2023

SCAR launched its 2023 Antarctic-related Fellowships for early-career researchers today. Following the launch of the Polar Initiative in 2022 the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has funded an additional SCAR fellowship and as a result SCAR will offer in total four to five fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2023.

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KOPRI Fellowship Program 2023

The Korea Polar Research Institute​ (KOPRI) is now accepting applications for the second call for the KOPRI Fellowship Program 2023. It has two schemes; the Arctic Fellowship Program and the Antarctic Fellowship Program and applicants should be either currently enrolled in a master or doctoral program or within 5 years of finishing their master or doctoral degree.

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Summer school on cryospheric monitoring and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions

The Research school on changing climates in the coupled earth system (CHESS) invites PhD students to apply for a summer school on cryospheric monitoring and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction that will be held in the Lyngen Alps of Northern Norway between the 17th and 22nd of September. The course will focus on combining satellite observations and UAVs to study recent glaciers and rock glaciers changes, as well as lake sediment coring and quaternary field-based mapping to reconstruct longer-term changes over palaeo timescales. Thanks to generous support from the University of Bergen academia agreement 10 fully funded spots for PhD students working on related topics are being offered.

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