Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


arice logoIn the frame of ARICE’s Science-Industry cooperation, we are happy to announce the first ARICE call within the “ships and platforms of opportunity” programme.

“Le Commandant Charcot” is a polar expedition ship state-of-the-art icebreaker (PC2 Class) owned and operated by the company PONANT (France). The vessel is equipped with scientific laboratories and facilities and offers to host up to four scientists to participate in their regular cruises to perform scientific projects.

A collaboration in one and up to five seasons is sought with scientific teams to carry on a research project on board “Le Commandant Charcot” in the Arctic Ocean.

The scientific berths are offered free of charge, travel and shipping expenses to the port of departure/arrival are at the participant’s cost.

ARICE is managing the application process, the proposal’s evaluation and shortlisting for a posterior logistic evaluation by PONANT.

This call will remain open until the 19th of January 2022, 12:00 CET.

Successful projects can expect an implementation from the Arctic season 2022 on.

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