According to the new IASSA by-laws there will be an election of an IASSA president for the term 2021-2024. The candidates should include a presentation of the host university, financial and institutional commitments, experience and capacity in the proposal.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.
Deadline: 31 December 2020
We would like to make you aware of a new book about the History of the Arctic that has been published on Dec. 1st, 2020.
Please find here the link to the book: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-6022-2
The marine environment in the Polar Regions is changing; with this comes to both challenges and opportunities. Earth Observation (EO) has a key role to play in the sustainable development of the region, and the information services provided must be flexible to respond to the changing needs and conditions. Importantly they must provide much-needed information for Arctic peoples and wider society, science, private sector and decision-makers.
The Women+Water Lecture Series is returning in a virtual format in January 2021!
The Women and Water Lecture Series will showcase research, support young professionals and provide a space for dialogue and networking. Additionally, the series will explore water-related challenges, roles of women in water, gendered water-related impacts, women researchers in water, and challenges and opportunities facing female water researchers. Women+Water will run monthly from January to April 2021.Read more ...
The International Association for Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) is soliciting nominations for the IACS 2020 Early Career Scientist (ECS) Prize. The IACS ECS Prize is a bi-annual cash prize of € 1000 awarded to two early career scientists who have published the best scientific papers on a cryospheric subject as assessed by an evaluation committee. The papers must have been published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020.
The nomination deadline is 1 February 2021.Read more ...
The National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs is holding separate office hours for Arctic and Antarctic Sciences. These sessions will cover program updates, funding opportunities, and season planning around COVID-19. Current awardees, pending proposers, and future proposers are welcome to attend.
You must register to attend these sessions.
The deadline for abstracts submission of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2021 (24-26 March 2021) has been extended to 10 December 2020.
The overarching topic of ASSW2021 is “The Arctic: Regional Change Global Impacts”. Despite the focus on the Arctic, several sessions accept contributions on the Antarctic, aiming at fostering networking and advances on research on both poles.Read more ...
Please consider judging one or more cryosphere student presentations at this year's AGU Fall Meeting. Your participation in the outstanding student presentation award (OSPA) process provides valuable feedback to students, helps develop young scientists, and recognizes outstanding members of our community. The OSPA judging portal is now open. Below, information on how you can sign up as a judge and what the OSPA process will look like this year is provided.Read more ...