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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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Recruiting an ECR to the Remote Sensing Working Group

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThe SIOS Remote Sensing Working Group would like to engage an Early Career Researcher (ECR) to serve as an observer member on the working group. The ECR would act as a SIOS ambassador and assist in distributing news about SIOS remote sensing activities in ECR and other administrative and scientific networks. The selected ECR observer is expected to also contribute scientifically to WG activities.

This opportunity provides a platform for ECRs to become involved in an international organisation and develop important organisational skills.

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ArcticNet Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 (ASM2021)

Hosted entirely online December 6 - 10, 2021, the ArcticNet Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 (ASM2021) is a hub for Arctic research in Canada. The ASM2021 brings together researchers from the natural, health, and social sciences to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing Arctic region, shaped by climate change and modernization. This conference will push the boundaries of our collective understanding of the Arctic and strengthen our ability to address the Arctic issues of today and tomorrow.

The call for abstracts is open! - Abstract submission deadline is 29 August 2021 (at midnight EDT)

GYA's Call for Membership 2022 is open

2022 GYA membership call is open until 15 September 2021 (18.00 UTC)

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

The Global Young Academy 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. Applications from women, minority groups, researchers in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and scholars working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors are particularly welcome.

More information on how to apply, as well as our online application form can be found here.

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IASC Photo Call: IASC Bulletin 2022

iasc webIASC is always looking for new photographs for use in the IASC Bulletin, website, newsletter, calendar, and more. IASC welcomes images depicting all areas of Arctic science including scientists in the field, everyday life, animals, landscapes, and more.

For photographs, IASC depends solely on what Arctic scientists send us. That is why IASC has decided to have a permanently open photo call. No deadlines, you can sent us your pictures whenever is best for you!

If you want your picture(s) to be considered for the IASC Bulletin 2022, please make sure to submit them by 30 September. 

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Call for nominations // ECRs for Future Earth Assembly

Following Future Earth’s restructuring towards becoming a more inclusive and transformative organization which promotes sustainability science, Future Earth invites early career researchers and professionals to play an active role at the new governance structure of Future Earth. This governance structure will consist of an Assembly and a Governing Council. 

The new Future Earth Assembly will encompass 10 dedicated seats for early career researchers (ECRs). These 10 early career researchers are to be selected through the Early Career Researcher Network of Networks (ECR NoN).

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EU-PolarNet 2 survey on “Polar Observing Assets”

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The diverse and distributed nature of observing systems in polar regions presents a fundamental challenge for assessment, planning, integration, and synthesis. There is an interest in creating overviews of these systems, since this, among other things, will allow more efficient use of facilities and allow for the understanding of where gaps in observation capacities exist.

There is an interest in knowing answers to questions like “Who is goingwhere? When are they going? What will they observe? What observing equipment will they have there? Who is responsible for organizing logistics?”, etc.

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Call open for International PhD Program in Earth System Modelling

The annual worldwide call for applications to the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) is open. Since 2001, our structured doctoral program provides an interdisciplinary infrastructure to PhD candidates from different parts of the world, such that they can advance their academic training and complete a doctoral thesis within 3 years. The selection of PhD candidates is highly competitive and entirely based on qualification and motivation for doctoral studies in the interdisciplinary Earth system modelling. However, IMPRS-ESM also aims for a balanced composition regarding national and international candidates and with respect to gender.

Detailed information is available on the application page.

Southern Ocean Observations from Commercial Vessels

My name is Kirsty Dick, and I am currently studying for an MSc at the University of Edinburgh. For my dissertation I am exploring the potential for increased scientific support and ocean observation networks among fishing and tourism vessels in the Southern Ocean. 

As part of my research, I am conducting a short online survey which aims to establish the current challenges and opportunities around increasing the scope and scale of voluntary observing and scientific support networks among commercial vessels, with a view to developing a blue print of how to expand this important contribution to Southern Ocean science.

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Open call for participants: SCAR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Group

SCAR logo white backgroundSCAR is forming an Action Group on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and the call for membership is open to the Antarctic research community, with participation invited from all career stages and disciplines.

The EDI Action Group will be tasked with broadly looking at how EDI issues can be effectively dealt with within SCAR and what practical actions are relevant for the organization. Please make sure to indicate your interest if you'd like to join the Action group.

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