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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

Apply for SnowEx Hackweek 2022

Apply for SnowEx Hackweek 2022We invite you to apply for the SnowEx Hackweek, July 11-15, 2022, hosted entirely in person by the University of Washington's eScience Institute in partnership with the NASA SnowEx Mission. Visit our website for details on how to apply.

Join us for five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community building focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize data. This year’s in-person hackweek will focus primarily on developing ongoing collaboration on radar and LiDAR snow retrievals, in situ observations and modeling, as well as tools for conducting open source science.

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Reviewing Scientific Research Workshop 10th May

532 Review workshop Arctic Frontiers Terri SousterHave you ever been asked to review a submission to a scientific journal?

It can be a daunting prospect for an early career researcher. What’s expected from you as reviewer? What goes into a good review? What do you get out of it? Knowing how to review scientific research will make you write your own research better as you know what reviewers will be looking for.

Join Helle Goldman, who has been the chief editor of Norwegian Polar Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, Polar Research, for 24 years, at a workshop that aims to throw light on these and other questions.

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NVP International Summer School 2022 – The Global Arctic, 17 - 26 June 2022 at UNIS

The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP) has opened for new applications to the 2022 Summer School in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. This is an interdisciplinary summer school mainly for PhD students and Post-docs. It will be held at the University Centre in Longyearbyen (UNIS), 17 – 26 June 2022.

The main theme for the summer school is “The Global Arctic”. This summer school will be the first of a three-year summer school project, more information here.

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Webinar Series on Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in Arctic Indigenous Communities

The Canadian Studies Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies invites registration for a virtual spring speaker series on Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in Arctic Indigenous Communities. Webinars take place on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. AKDT.

Upcoming webinars include:

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:30-2:30 p.m. AKDT
Working with Inuit (Eskimo) Communities in Arctic Issues
Donat Savoie, Former Interim Executive Director, Inuit Relations Secretariat, Canada

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Call for Nominations: Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award

530 arctic academic action award logo blueThe Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award serves to promote and raise awareness of promising projects which address climate change through concrete actions and plans.

2022 Call for Nominations

UArctic and the Arctic Circle are pleased to announce that two prizes will be awarded to outstanding ideas; one open to anyone (individual or small group) and another specifically catalyzing institutional collaboration in support of innovative action amongst UArctic members.

The call for nominations is open until May 17, 2022. Click here to read the full call and instructions

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Copernicus Marine Training Workshop for the Arctic Ocean

The European Copernicus Marine Service is organising a training workshop dedicated to the Arctic Ocean, an online event that aims to engage with the marine communities of the Arctic region. All participants have the opportunity to:

  • Be informed on the Copernicus Marine Service offer (open-access and free for all ocean data, visualization tool, user support etc.)
  • Be trained in using the Copernicus Marine Data, in particular the comprehensive portfolio of Arctic physical, waves and biogeochemical products with Jupyter Notebook and QGIS demos dedicated to the Arctic region.
  • 12 April - Products & user testimonies
  • 13 April - Practical sessions
  • 28 April - Debriefing session
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Arctic Tectonics and Volcanism course at UNIS

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming "Arctic Tectonics and Volcanism" Masters and PhD course at The University Centre in Svalbard (26 September-28 October 2022). The course addresses the diverse geological history of the Arctic region, including both onshore and offshore regions from Paleozoic to recent times. Application deadline 15 April
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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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