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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

Self-nominations to participate in the WCRP Lighthouse Activities

Clic logo1The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is performing several consultations as part of its new WCRP implementation plan, and the input from its core projects is essential; as CliC, the Climate & Cryosphere Project, we have been requested to provide nominees to be part of the task teams that will develop the proposed Lighthouse Activities (LHA) science plans. LHA are intended to be:
--Major experiments, high-visibility projects, infrastructure building blocks
--Activities that truly bring together the capabilities (scientific, technical, infrastructure) from across the whole of WCRP and with partners.

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Call for Nominations for the Leadership Group of the SOOS West Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc (WAPSA) Regional Working Group

soosThe WAPSA Regional Working Group of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is inviting nominations for new members of its Leadership Group. The Leadership Group supports the Group Co-Chairs in driving the activities and strategic oversight of the working group, including working towards the objectives of the Working Group, identifying opportunities for further collaborations and funding, and representing the Working Group at national and international meetings.

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Call for Papers: Focus Section on Arctic and Antarctic Seismology

We would like to remind you of the call for papers for a Seismological Research Letters Focus Section dedicated to Arctic and Antarctic Seismology. The Focus Section will be published on the July 2021 issue, while the deadline to submit your manuscript is 1st December 2020. Please visit the journal website for a detailed scope and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Kind regards and stay safe, Myrto Pirli & Peter Voss (Guest Editors)

Searching for project members

The Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, opens the International laboratory of Integrated studies and sustainability of the Arctic. Students, postgrads and post docs are invited on a full-term basis to participate in the project on ecosystem services in permafrost zone, and Arctic social-ecological systems in 2021-23. All of those interested in working In Moscow on the forefront of complex humanitarian and physical sciences project are invited to send short CV and 10 sentences motivation letter to Dr. Gleb Kraev This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Wednesday 26 August. Working knowledge of Russian is essential.

Call for Information on Recent Arctic Research Activities

icarpThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is beginning our yearly effort to gather information on relevant research activities that have occurred over the last fiscal year. We hope this provides you an opportunity to share the work you have been doing during FY2020 with the wider research community. We welcome all to contribute information on recent work that is relevant to the Arctic Research Plan. You can identify where your work fits in by finding the relevant research goal (e.g., Sea Ice, Coastal Resilience, Permafrost etc.) and then narrowing down to the specific activity (Performance Element) your work responds to.

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NSF invites Arctic Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (Arctic DDRIG)

The Arctic Sciences Section in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) is now accepting proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) to conduct dissertation-level research about and related to the Arctic region. The Programs that are currently accepting DDRIG proposals are the Arctic Social Sciences (ASSP), Arctic System Science (ARCSS), and Arctic Observing Network (AON) Programs.

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Call for submission Inclusion in Northern Research Vox pop / Appel à soumission Vox pop Inclusion en recherche nordique

Call for submission – Vox Pop Inclusion in Northern Research

Our community of Northern research is diverse: it includes people from the North and the South, involves workers and scientists from communities, government and academia as well as stakeholders and knowledge-holders from across the Arctic Circle. Many different journeys led our members to where they are today, contributing to the richness of our community.

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