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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 Copernicus Polar Workshop by the European Commission 19-20 September 2022

The European Commission cordially invites you to attend the Copernicus Polar Workshop taking place online on 19 and 20 September 2022

The Polar Regions are at the forefront of climate change – one of the most pressing challenges of our time. The Arctic has warmed three times faster that global average during the last 50 years; such warming has profound impacts on the Arctic cryosphere, leading to reduced sea ice and snow cover and enhanced mass losses. Simultaneously, the growing mass losses from the Antarctic and Greenland Ice sheets significant contribute to the rise in global sea level.

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Global Young Academy's Call for Membership 2023 open

Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

The GYA is a global organisation that places a high value on its diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. All applicants receive consideration and will not be discriminated against with regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disabilities, or other factors.

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Arctic Horizon Scan 2022 Workshop

Over 7-9th September 2022, delegates to the hybrid Arctic Horizon Scan 2022 Workshop will discuss and determine research priorities for the Arctic that will be important over the next decade. The diverse range of expertise and perspectives offered by delegates will help shape the Arctic research agenda, and ensure that research can meet the needs of the future.

Delegates will be able to attend in-person or online. The workshop will be based at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and optional accommodation has been reserved for in-person delegates at St Peter’s College, where there will be a workshop dinner on 8th Sep. All delegates will contribute to the publication of a peer-reviewed article outlining research priorities for the Arctic. Funds are available to support Indigenous delegates to attend.
Please visit for more information and registration links.
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L&O Letters Early Career Publication Honor – Extended Deadline



We invite applications for the 2022 Limnology & Oceanography Letters Early Career Publication Honor that pays the publication cost of open-access articles authored by Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in need. The Honor was conceived and is managed by ASLO’s Raelyn Cole Editorial (RCE) Fellows to support publication of innovative research in the aquatic sciences by ECRs who have no funding or prospects for securing funding to pay the cost of open-access publication.

The application deadline has been extended to July 31, 2022. Honorees will be announced by September 2022.

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Early adopters application call for Cryosphere Virtual Lab

Cryosphere Virtual Laboratory (CVL) is inviting Master and PhD students, as well as young scientists to submit applications for early access to the platform. CVL is an open  science community tool, where Earth Observation satellite data and derived products can be accessed, visualized, processed, shared and validated. From September 2022, CVL will be open for beta testing by 20 early adopters and take part in shaping the future of the project. Completed projects will be awarded financial grants of 3000,- EUR.

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Seeking contributors for an anthology about the Arctic seen by polar researchers

The Arctic Speaks To Me is an anthology, a collection of works from numerous authors. The goal of this book is to explore the Arctic through the eyes of the polar research community, where science meets storytelling and memoir with stunning visuals. We want to dig into themes that humanize the polar research experience for readers who may not understand the importance of the Arctic, why we do this work and why it matters. We want this anthology to be community-based literacy practice and give space for authors to explore various topics about polar research, the Arctic, and identity. We’re calling for people to contribute potential works from free writing, blog posts, poetry, photography, art and more!

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PSECCO Conference Travel Grant Program for US-based polar early career scientists and educators

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) is opening the PSECCO Conference Travel Grant Program to US-based polar early career scientists and educators who are in need of funding to attend an international or domestic conference at which they intend to present polar science-related content. Travel funding grants aim to support polar early career scientists and educators with demonstrated financial need. The deadline by which to apply is August 14, 2022 at 11.59pm MT. 

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Online Transdisciplinary Workshop for Polar Scientists and Data Scientists and Beyond - targeting closer collaboration

IS-GEO and iHARP (NSF HDR Institute for Harnessing Data and Model Revolution in the Polar Regions) are pleased to announce a virtual workshop on Model-based Reasoning for closer collaboration between Polar Scientists and Data Scientists and beyond. Invited expert, Dr. Deana Pennington from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) brings prior expertise in evaluating social learning and model-based reasoning together with clear guidance for successful transdisciplinary team building.
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SOOS Scientific Steering Committee - Call for Nominations

Call for SOOS Scientific Steering Committee nominations is now open 

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) invite nominations of qualified individuals to serve on the SOOS Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), for terms beginning on 1 October 2022.

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Comments invited on Arctic working group themes (NNA Community Office)

The U.S. Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO) is supporting development of 4 Convergence Working Groups to address collaboratively issues of critical importance to NNA projects and Arctic communities. Each group will work together under a broad theme, with the working group members together determining a more focused set of activities and group outcomes. Before beginning the process of developing team co-leads and participants, the NNA-CO is seeking community input on the themes that might become Convergence Working Group focus areas.

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