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Polar and Alpine Community News
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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!
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.
Every year around December, IASC publishes our Arctic science calendar.
For graphics and photographs we depend solely on what the IASC community sends us. We are looking for new photographs for the publication of the 2020 Calendar, and other IASC publications such as the website, brochures, social media, and Bulletin. We welcome images depicting all areas of Arctic science: scientists in the field, animals, landscapes, everyday life in the Arctic, and more!Read more ...
Submission for a special issue of the journal Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433) belonging to the section "Climatology" and titled "Interactions between the Cryosphere and Climate (Change)" will stay open until February 5, 2021.
You can follow this link for further details:
Have you already heard about this fun and important international call? Reconnecting with your Heritage. Draw your Heritage.
In addition to the link, I have attached the details. I am hoping that your networks will reach out to polar communities everywhere and get the kids drawing!!! This sounds like a lot of fun and can really get the Poles on the map :D
Please consider submitting papers that focus on various aspects of Arctic hydrology to the special issue in open source journal “ Water” (IF 2.524) https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/Arctic_Region. Submission is currently open until October 1, 2020 but will be extended until February 2021.Read more ...
If you are US based now or know collaborators who are then the BSSw (Better Scientific Software -https://bssw.io/) Fellowship Program might be of interest – https://bssw.io/blog_posts/applications-open-for-the-2021-bssw-fellowship-program (applications are open for their 2021 Fellowship Program). The progam was originally modelled off the SSI Fellows programme.
The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR, Version 3 data set, accessible from the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC), has been updated to a new version. This data set is part of the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program. It provides velocity estimates determined from Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) data for major glacier outlet areas in Greenland. The maps are produced from image pairs measured by the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) twin satellites TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X (TSX / TDX).Read more ...
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.Read more ...
I am reaching out to the cryosphere/glaciology community to ask for some assistance. My name is Will Harcourt and I am a PhD student at the University of St Andrews where I am developing new techniques to monitor glaciers from satellites and the ground. I am working on a very exciting outreach project, in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), to create a piece a music that encapsulates my research and the wider discipline. The aim of this project is to combine the artistic excellence of musicians and the knowledge of scientific researchers to bring the world of science to new audiences. The final piece will be presented at the Scottish edition of the Explorathon 2020 event (https://www.explorathon.co.uk/) due to be held in St Andrews, but will of course now be mostly virtual. Explorathon is a part of the European Researchers’ night (and day) which celebrates research through public outreach.Read more ...
The 2020 August Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report is now available online. The SIO, a product of the Sea Ice Prediction Network–Phase 2 (SIPN2), provides an open process for those interested in Arctic sea ice to share predictions and ideas. The monthly reports contain a variety of perspectives—from advanced numerical models to qualitative perspectives from citizen scientists. The Outlook is not an operational forecast.Read more ...
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