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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

The COVID 19 impact on indigenous peoples of the Russian Arctic, Siberia, and the Far East

An extended report by Aborigen-Forum, Centre for the Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Arctic Consult, and Batani foundation. 

This is extended report prepared by Gennady Schukin (Aborigen-Forum, Russia), Rodion Sulyandziga, PhD (Centre for the Support of indigenous Peoples of the North, Russia), Dmitry Berezhkov (Arctic Consult, Norway) and Pavel Sulyandziga, PhD (Batani Foundation, US) based on the Aborigen-Forum position paper “COVID-19 in Russia. The impact on indigenous peoples’ communities”, prepared for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples and the Arctic Consult report “Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North and COVID 19: Challenges in Achieving the SDGs” prepared for the Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education “Tebtebba Foundation.”

Read the full report here.

IASC Photo Call 2021 Calendar, Deadline 21 Sept. 2020

iasc webEvery 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!

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Special Issue: Interactions between the Cryosphere and Climate (Change)

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.  

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Applications Open for the 2021 BSSw Fellowship Program - for US affiliated folk

If you are US based now or know collaborators who are then the BSSw (Better Scientific Software -  Fellowship Program might be of interest – (applications are open for their 2021 Fellowship Program). The progam was originally modelled off the SSI Fellows programme.

Any questions about it – contact the BSSw Fellowship co-ordinator - Hai Ah Nam - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New version available: MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity

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).

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Sentinel North excellence scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships

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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. 

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An Appeal for Audio Recordings of Glaciers!

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 ( 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.

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Now Available: 2020 August Sea Ice Outlook Report

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.

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