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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

Arctic sessions of the Marine Research and Eduation virtual conference

UK Russia MARESEDU session leaflet Anna Gebruk1The Marine Research and Eduation (MaresEdu) conference hosts two sessions that are focused on the Arctic region and we invite everyone with an interest to Arctic region and marine research to attend these sessions: 1. Special session on the UN Decade of Ocean Science with a focus on the Arctic region, and 2. UK-Russia joint session on marine expeditions in the Arctic Understanding Marine Biology and Biogeochemistry of the Changing Arctic OceanPlease note that all sessions of MaresEdu are free but you need to fill in registration form to attend.

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IASSA Weekly Arctic Resilience Forum 2020

iassa logoThe Arctic Resilience Forum 2020 will be held online as a series of ten weekly 1,5 hours long webinars starting this Wednesday,
October 7, 2020. The Forum is hosted by the Icelandic Chairmanship and co-organized by the Sustainable Development Working Group and the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. You can find the weekly schedule below and register on the dedicated event website hosted by the Belfer Center. Simultaneous Russian interpretation will be provided for all sessions. We hope that you will join us and we appreciate you sharing this information with your networks.

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SCAR Antarctic Biodiversity Portal Webinar series: Biodiversity data from the field to research 3 - 6 November 2020

The SCAR Antarctic biodiversity portal and the SCAR Standing Committee of Antarctic Data Managers (SCADM) and expert group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI) are excited to present a series of online webinars designed to help you to better integrate your biological field work and research cycle.

Date: 3 - 6 November 2020
Time: 09:00 UTC - 10:30 UTC

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ARCUS Early Career Conference Funding Award

The Arctic Research Consortium of the US announces the Early Career Conference Funding Award to support up to twenty, US-based, early career researchers and students to participate in meetings and events relevant to Arctic research. In lieu of full travel grants during 2020/21, these funding awards will cover registration fees, session/abstract submission costs, and other relevant expenses related to virtual conference attendance for one conference or event scheduled to take place through 31 May 2021. The deadline for submitting an award application is 5:00pm Alaska time, 1 November 2020. For more information on the award, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit this website.

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Innovation and Applications of UAV Remote Sensing in Cryospheric Systems - Frontiers Research Topic

Are you using drone-based remote sensing to advance understanding of cryospheric systems? If so, please consider submitting a manuscript to our new Frontiers in Remote Sensing Research Topic: “Innovation and Applications of UAV Remote Sensing in Cryospheric Systems. An abridged version of our call is appended below, and key dates are as follows: Abstract deadline: 29 January 2021, Full manuscripts: 2 July 2021

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Episode Six of The IcePod with Taneil Uttal – Measuring the Zeros

For the sixth episode, The IcePod went overseas where we connected with Taneil Uttal in Boulder, Colorado. Taneil is a meteorologist at NOAA, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Taneil Uttal and Anja Sommerfeld from the fifth episode of The IcePod were the female atmospheric force during the darkest hours of the MOSAiC sea-ice drift. As the leader of the Atmospheric Team, Taneil felt it was her main job to make everybody else's job easy. Leg 2 being the only fully sun-free period of the expedition, it provided Taneil with the best opportunities to observe the most extreme conditions in the Arctic, and to measure all the 'zeros' during darkness. Find the new episode here.

Sentinel North Excellence Scholarships, apply until Oct. 10

Université Laval's Sentinel North program announces the opening of the Sentinel North excellence scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships competition, from September 1 to October 10, 2020. These scholarships and fellowships aim to encourage the best candidates to undertake or pursue research activities within the Sentinel North research program in a transdisciplinary environment. Master, PhD and postdoctoral projects can earn support. Candidates who stand out by the excellence of their academic record and the innovative and multidisciplinary potential of their research project are invited to submit their application.

Deadline to apply: October 10, 2020

Find out more about the eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria for the competition here

Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar Award - 2021

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California, invites applications for one or more Institution-wide Postdoctoral positions in any of the major areas of research conducted at Scripps. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research in the world. Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, earth, and atmosphere.

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2020 Byrd Fellowship Program for Postdoctoral Researchers

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) of The Ohio State University announces the 2020 Byrd Fellowship Program for Postdoctoral Researchers. This program was established through a major gift from the Byrd Foundation in memory of Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd and Marie Ames Byrd, his wife. This program provides fellowships at The Ohio State University for postdoctoral researchers with superior academic backgrounds who are pursuing advanced research on topics relevant to polar and alpine environments as well as global climate change. Postdoctoral fellows must have received their Ph.D. within five years of selection. Except for fieldwork and other fellowship related research activities that require absence from campus, Byrd Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center during the tenure of their fellowship.

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