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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

Online forum at the cryosphere initiative at ICIMOD - Call for abstracts

The cryosphere initiative at ICIMOD is organising an online forum on permafrost from 20th to 23rd September 2021.

If your research is related to permafrost, please consider submitting an abstract. Early career researchers are especially encouraged to participate. The deadline for abstract submission is 9th September (11 am UTC).

More information about the forum is available here and the direct link to submit abstracts is here.


Dr. Doug Kowalewski Joins the Office of Polar Programs as Section Head for Antarctic Sciences

365 Kowalewski NSFAs an Associate Professor at Worcester State University and Chair of the Department of Earth Environment & Physics, Dr. Kowalewski served on his University’s Research Advisory Board and was named the inaugural Faculty Fellow for Research (2019-2021). In this role, he increased external proposal submissions and funded projects on campus, and led the restructuring of the university grants office to better serve faculty research endeavors.

Photo: NSF/Raj Das
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Fellowship Announcement: U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) invites applications for a Fellow to amplify regional work and identify opportunities to improve IOOS’ ability to serve and engage underserved communities. This one-year position will be a telework position.

The candidate/contractor will work closely with the 11 IOOS Regional Associations (RAs) and the IOOS Office to understand and build upon existing efforts, including the development of recommendations. The position is a unique opportunity to support delivery of ocean and coastal information to diverse communities.

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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Ocean and Sea Ice Dynamics in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans"

The open access journal Remote Sensing (IF: 4.509, ISSN 2072-4292) is pleased to announce that we have launched a new Special Issue entitled "Remote Sensing of Ocean and Sea Ice Dynamics in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans". Dr. Kubryakov is serving as Guest Editor for this issue.

Given the depth of your expertise in this field, we would like to cordially invite you to contribute an article to the Special Issue. For more information on the issue, please visit the Special Issue website.

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Arctic Circle - Registration Open and Surprise!

Arctic Circle logo generalJoin the Open and Democratic Dialogue at the 2021 Assembly! The 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly will be held in the traditional way as an in-person event (in Reykjavík, Iceland) October 14-17. Follow Arctic Circle on social media to stay updated.

Secure your ticket: Due to Covid19 the registration will only be open until October 1st. 

Register at:

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ASSW2022, Deadline Approaching: Call for Community Meetings / Workshops

The application deadline for business and science community meetings at ASSW2022 is 30 September 2021. The entire Arctic community is encouraged to use ASSW as a venue for bringing together their organizations, collaborations, and teams. ASSW organizers provide the logistical support and your meeting attendees only have to register for ASSW2022 and show up. As ASSW 2022 will be organized as a hybrid conference, both opportunities for in-person and online meetings will be offered during the conference.

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) was initiated by IASC in 1999 to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research and to economize on travel and time. ASSW is now an annual venue for meetings of Arctic organizations, scientific collaborations, and more.

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