In the past year, the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) have developed a new Strategic Action Plan and have been working to understand and support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also be involved in the upcoming American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, including in a session entitled “Moving Beyond the Standard: A Transdisciplinary Virtual Event for Early-Career Scientists." Discover more here.
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.
MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change Programme
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK
This one-year MSc(Res) programme should interest students seeking Masters-level research training and experience within the broad subject area of cold-regions science. Its research areas include glaciology, geomorphology, climate change, Quaternary science, and oceanic and atmospheric processes.Read more ...
The National Science Foundation has released an updated solicitation for Navigating the New Arctic (NNA). Navigating the New Arctic is part of NSF's "Big Ideas," 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, even though proposals must be submitted to the Directorate for Geosciences when responding to this solicitation, once received, the proposals will be managed by a cross-Directorate team of NSF Program Directors.Read more ...
Dear PYRN members! Let me invite you next summer in Yakutsk (Russia) for taking part in 6th Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists commemorating 100th birthday of Evgeny M. Katasonov and Nina P. Anisimova, June 29 –July 13, 2021. The Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists (FYPS 2021) will include 1) Current Challenges and Future Prospects for Geocryology, a conference held from June 29 to July 2, 2021, and 2) Cryo-Deserts 2021, a field workshop from July 3 to 13, 2021. Please consider the 1st circular & see everyone in Yakutsk!
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is now soliciting applications to be the next Secretaries for our: Atmosphere Working Group, Social and Human Working Group, Terrestrial Working Group. Being an IASC Working Group Secretary provides a unique experience to support and gain insight into international and interdisciplinary science cooperation. We hope that applicants will see this as a unique professional development opportunity. Duties for the Working Group Secretary include preparation and secretarial support for the Working Group meetings, tracking of activities’ deliverables, and communication with the Working Group and the central Secretariat during the year. The last day to apply is 6 December 2020.
We are a team of biologists, research technicians and a professionnal photographer who are committed to document the fragile environment of the Arctic. We are planning an expedition to the Labrador Sea and Baffin Bay starting in May 2021. EXPEDITION GLACIALIS will monitor the marine mammals and wildlife visually, acoustically and with a thermal camera. We will collect micro-plastic samples and other relevant parameters as well. Our intention is to do open science in collaboration with institutions, universities and communities. We have several partners with a strong interest in collecting and sharing data in these regions and are currently are looking for specific partners related to physico-chemical parameters that we could collect. Find out more here.