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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

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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NSF Polar Program Officer Chat for Early Career Scientists - Registration Available

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) invite registration for their upcoming NSF Polar Program Officer Chat for Early Career Scientists webinar. This webinar will take place 12 July 2022, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. AKDT (3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT).

The first hour of the webinar will be an entry-level overview of the Office of Polar Programs, and information directly relevant to polar early career scientists.

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ESA Training Course on Arctic Methane and Permafrost

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Earth Observation (EO) training course in collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

The course will take place from 19 – 23 September 2022 at the premises of the Andoya Space Centre (ASC) in Andenes*, Norway.

Application deadline: 15 July 2022

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Call for application: DEEPICE Summer school on modelling & statistics

Call for application: DEEPICE Summer school on modelling & statistics

In the framework of the DEEPICE project, a summer school on modelling and statistics sciences will be organized in Bremerhaven, Germany in September 2022 (19-23th).

The school will focus on statistical and modelling tools for the interpretation of ice-cores (2 ECTS) with theoretical courses and exercises. It is aimed at PhD students who are involved in ice core climate record interpretation.

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