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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

OTC Summer School RoOT - Rostock Ocean Technology

We are happy to invite you to this year’s OTC Summer School RoOT – Rostock Ocean Technology, which will take place from 22nd August to 2nd September. 16 carefully chosen participants from academia and industry will have the unique opportunity to gain insight into various interdisciplinary aspects of ocean technology, with a special focus on the five fields of innovation which make up the Cluster OTC Rostock: Subsea Mobility & Autonomy, Ocean Lense, Digital Mission, Sustainable Ocean Use, Open Innovation.

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Striving to Reduce the Environmental Footprint of Polar Research (hybrid event)

The International Polar Foundation (IPF), Schneider Electric, and Venturi would like to cordially invite you to the official EU Green Week 2022 partner hybrid event, Striving to Reduce the Environmental Footprint of Polar Research.

The event will take place on Monday May 30th, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Atelier 29, Rue Jacques de Lalaing 29, 1000 Brussels. It will also be streamed interactively online for those unable to take part in-person.

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IARPC Program Manager Chat - Supporting Open Polar and Cryospheric Science at NSF and NASA

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announces their upcoming IARPC Program Manager Chat: Supporting Open Polar and Cryospheric Science at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The webinar will take place 31 May 2022, 12:00-1:00 p.m. AKDT.

Webinar Description:

The new Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026 articulates the need for continued work towards ethically open data and research practices. But what does “open science” mean for Arctic research funders? And how can you get funding to support it?

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Call for IASC Atmosphere Working Group Secretary

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is now soliciting applications to be the next Secretary for our Atmosphere Working Group (AWG). 

Being an IASC Working Group Secretary provides a unique experience to support and gain insight into international and interdisciplinary science cooperation, as well as a leg up in building an international Arctic research network. We hope that applicants will see this as a unique professional development opportunity.

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Summer school on cryospheric monitoring and water resources in the Chilean Andes

Annoucement of a (southern hemisphere) summer school taking place 5-15 December in La Serena and La Laguna, Chile: The course will focus on combining satellite observations, close-range remote sensing techniques, and field-mapping to study glaciers and rock glaciers in a region where the cryosphere plays a significant role in local water resources. The course is organised by CHESS (Research school on changing climates in the coupled earth system), the University of Bergen, and CEAZA.

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Polar Education Conference - 28-30 July at Juneau, Alaska & Online

Polar Education Conference: Improving JEDI for students interested in Polar STEM Careers

July 28-30, 2022 – Juneau, Alaska, USA (and Zoom)

Join faculty, researchers, and education professionals in a 3-day Polar STEM conference.  The driving goal of this conference is to develop strategies that engage under-represented students in Polar STEM and provide them with a better understanding of field and non-field career pathways in Polar STEM.

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Open Call for applications for Ocean Practices ECOP Ambassador Programme

OceanBestPracticesThe Ocean Practices programme is seeking Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) ambassadors who are passionate and enthusiastic about global interoperability, regional capabilities and ocean best practices, and are willing to play an important role in advocating for best practices, promoting the communication for the needs of best practices, their development and implementation. Specifically, Ocean Practices is looking for at least one ECOP representative for each global region (i.e., French Africa, English Africa, Australasia, Asia, India, Europe, North America, South America), as regional practices can diverge, and thus have different requirements for key stakeholder involvement, consideration of resources and capabilities, and communication strategies.

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Open call for Early-Career Session Co-Leads at the Ocean Best Practices Virtual Workshop VI

OceanBestPracticesThe goals of the Ocean Best Practices System Workshop VI, held online, are to guide the development of best practices and operating practices, to promote their documentation, and to share them widely using the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS). The workshop will consist of plenaries and working groups. For the Plenaries there will be two general themes:

1) Guiding technology evolution and use, and
2) Capacity development/sharing, with an emphasis on developing countries.

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