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2017

November

During the European Polar Board (EPB) Autumn 2017 Plenary Meeting in Bremerhaven (21-22 November 2017), polar.lu, Luxembourg’s polar network, were...

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During the EPB’s Autumn 2017 Plenary Meeting in Bremerhaven, 21-22 November 2017, an election was held for a Chair. EPB Members elected Kirsi Latola,...

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The Horizon 2020 multiannual work programme for 2018-2020 has now been published. 

This is the last work programme for Horizon 2020 and it puts in...

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Over 100 people registered for the second webinar organised by the EPB in partnership with theAssociation of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)....

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October

On Thursday 2nd November, Timo Koivurova will give a webinar titled "An introduction to the Arctic Council". The webinar is the second to be organised...

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EU Arctic Policy: Science as catalyst for international cooperation

The European Polar Board, jointly with EU-PolarNet and INTERACT, organised a...

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Organized by EU-PolarNet, the European Polar Board and INTERACT 
Date and Time: Saturday, 14th October, 17:00-19:30 
Location: Háaloft, Eighth Level 

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The EU-PolarNet white paper workshop was an important milestone towards an integrated European Polar Research Programme and the outcomes will be the...

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The 2017 Arctic Circle Assembly is convening in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 13-15 October.

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the Sustaining Arctic...

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September

The currently funded Horizon 2020 Arctic projects together build the EU Arctic Cluster – a network, which merges the most up-to-date findings on...

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The EU H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) project opens a call for research groups to...

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August

The European Polar Board (EPB) convened a panel session at the XIIth Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Biology Symposium in Leuven,...

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One of the main themes at the 2016 Arctic Science Ministerial was Strengthening and Integrating Arctic Observations and Data Sharing. The ministers...

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July

To honour the 60th anniversary of the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Svalbard, and the 40th anniversary of the Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station,...

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EPB Executive Secretary Dr. Renuka Badhe is the 2017 recipient of the 2017 Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) International...

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The UK Arctic Science conference 2017 will be on 19th to 21st September at the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS) in Oban. The three day...

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The European Commission, Brazil and South Africa signed on the 13 July 2017, the Belém Statement of Atlantic Research and Innovation Cooperation,...

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L’Astrolabe has been launched in Concarneau by the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV) and...

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The Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) will open an extraordinary call for proposals for SIOS pilot projects on 3 August 2017....

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June

The European Polar Board (EPB) convened a townhall session at the European Geosciences General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, titled “Polar change and...

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May

EPB Plenary Members at ATCM XL in Beijing

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On behalf of the European Commission, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is developing a Climate Data Store which will make climate...

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During the EPB Spring 2017 Plenary Meeting in Prague on 31st March, elections took place to fill the two vacancies on the EPB Executive Committee....

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A new report “The State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report“ (SAMBR) has been released by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the...

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During its 45th Session (Guadalajara, Mexico, 28 - 31 March 2017), the Panel approved the outline of the Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a...

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April

APECS Executive Director, Gerlis Fugmann, and EPB Chair, Maaike Vancauwenberghe, at the MoU signing ceremony in Prague

The EPB has signed a...

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France has announced the creation of a very large Marine Protected Area (MPA) around its sub-Antarctic islands in the southern Indian Ocean.  The new...

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The International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT) is attending EGU2017 in Vienna 23-28 April with the...

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The EPB will host a townhall session at this year’s European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, titled “Polar change and implications for...

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March

L'Astrolabe, the vessel owned by P&O Maritimes Services and chartered by the French polar institute IPEV for the resupply of Dumont d'Urville and...

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in the process of producing a Special Report on Climate Change and Oceans and the Cryosphere....

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The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) and the Commission for the...

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February

The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition will see the Alfred Wegener Institute’s RV Polarstern...

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced it has adopted an Open Access policy for its content, including still images, videos and selected...

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January

In September, EU-PolarNet held a town hall event in Brussels themed "Towards the 1.5°C climate goal - Perspectives from the Polar Regions". The event...

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British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has decided not to winter at Halley VI Research Station for safety reasons. The station, which is located on the...

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Arctic scientists brought the polar research to world leaders in Davos, with an event held parallel to the World Economic Forum. Arctic Basecamp saw...

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2016

December

The 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate, as well as meetings for the Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) and...

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The East Antarctic ice shelves may be more vulnerable to climate change than previously assumed. A research team, consisting of scientists from...

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The International Permafrost Association (IPA) and The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) have announced that the IPA Secretariat will be officially...

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Organizers of the 9th International Congress on Arctic Social Science (ICASS IX) special session entitled, "Exploring the User-Producer Interface of...

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Organizers, including The Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP), the Sea Ice Prediction Network...

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Organizers of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017 session entitled, "Changes in the Arctic Ocean and Sea Ice System:...

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November

Denmark has developed a new strategy to strengthen Arctic research and education. Commenting on the strategy, the EPB said collaborative and...

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The XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium with the general theme 'Scale Matters', will be held in Leuven, Belgium from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July 2017.
 
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The Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP), the Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN), and the Sea...

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Scientists from 14 European institutions in 10 countries this week begin the search for the oldest ice on the planet. The Beyond EPICA – Oldest Ice...

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The EU H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) project opens a call for research groups to...

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Registration has now opened for the 2017 Arctic Science Summit Week. The upcoming ASSW is hosted by the Czech Republic in Prague on 31 March -7 April...

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The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), is seeking nominations for the international Scientific Steering Committee. Nominations of qualified...

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The XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium with the general theme 'Scale Matters', will be held in Leuven, Belgium from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July 2017. 
 
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The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) has released its Annual Report 2015-2016 for the period of October 2015 to September 2016.

T...

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Early registration (until 17th February 2017) and abstract submissions (deadline 16th December 2016) for the 2017 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW)...

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October

Statement from Kelly K. Falkner, Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, on the death in Antarctica of Gordon Hamilton:

On behalf of...

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The European Commission has today launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77...

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The Call for Sessions is now open for the POLAR2018 conference: The joint SCAR/IASC conference hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow...

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September

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research are...

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), invites Early Career...

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In a somewhat unusual project several ice cores taken from Col du Dome, close to the peak of Mont Blanc, and are in cold storage awaiting transfer to...

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a draft resolution to expand the Russian Arctic National Park in the Arkhangelsk Region to...

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The organizers of POLAR2018 are now accepting session proposals for the joint SCAR and IASC Open Science Conference “Where the Poles meet“, which will...

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August

SIOS is hosting the next Nordic ENVRI workshop (5-7 September) focusing on arctic research infrastructure collaboration and observations.

Nordic...

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The Forum for Arctic Modelling and Observational Synthesis (FAMOS) offers a school (Nov 1) and workshop (Nov 2-4) for arctic marine modellers and...

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Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) International Coordination Office are happy to announce the new online submission process to request YOPP endorsement....

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July

Arctic Change and Its Influence on Mid-Latitude Climate and Weather - Registration now open February 1-3, 2017 Washington, DC

The Arctic has warmed...

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June

The European Polar Board (EPB) is an independent European Organization of Directors and Managers of the major European National Polar Programmes. It...

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Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the open ocean. A new study shows how that...

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Dr. Dunbar, Professor at Stanford University, California, USA, has contributed many important advances to our knowledge of environmental changes in...

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The report on the workshop Dynamics of Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Interactions in the High Latitudes has now been published online in the Bulletin of the...

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The 2016 Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica has been awarded to Professor Robert DeConto, University of Massachusetts-Amherst....

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At its 43rd Session (Nairobi, Kenya, 11 – 13 April 2016), the IPCC Panel decided to prepare a special report on climate change and the oceans and the...

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Dr. Heinrich Miller, from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany, has been selected to receive the 2016 SCAR Medal for International Coordination

Dr....

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Polish polar community celebrated the 80th anniversary of Prof. Aleksander Guterch during the XXXVI Polish Polar Symposium in Lublin (8-10/06/2016)....

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The ASSW 2017 will be held in Prague, Czech republic, from the 31st of March to the 7th of April 2017. The first circular for the conference has now...

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The High Representative and the European Commission set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic.

The High Representative for...

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May

The COMNAP ARC project final report was officially released at the ATCM in Chile this week. A downloadable file can be found at the COMNAP website...

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April

IASC Medals are awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made...

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The “Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica” is a US$ 100,000 unrestricted award presented to an individual in the fields of Antarctic...

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Executive Secretary of the International Arctic Science Committee

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) seeks an Executive Secretary to...

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SCAR is pleased to announce the launch of its 'Visiting Professor Scheme 2016'.

The scheme is designed to encourage the active involvement of...

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•    Conference Date: 18 May 2016, 08:00-23:00 GMT
•    Event Format: Online conference (webinar)
•    Abstract Submission Deadline: 18 April 2016
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Unlocking a continent: scientific research at the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Station,

Antarctica 2008-2016

29 April 2016 – Baudouin room - Palace of...

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March

Date: 10 June, 2016. h. 09.00- 18.00

Place: Universidad de Madrid, Spain.

Address: Ciudad Universitaria s/n 28040, Madrid.

The conference will...

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At a meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, March 15-17, the Arctic Council gathered Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) from the eight Arctic States, and the six...

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This plan has been developed by the MOSAiC Science Plan writing team during 2013-2016 and lays out the scientific vision and design of the MOSAiC...

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The report is an assessment produced jointly by the World Climate Research Programme’s Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC), IASC and AMAP. The AFS...

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The ANtarctic Gravity Wave Instrument Network (ANGWIN) is a highly successful grassroots programme that was started in 2011. Although initially...

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The Polar Geospatial Center and the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce the 2016 Polar Geospatial Center Boot Camp. This intensive,...

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Quantarctica (QA; www.quantarctica.org) is a GIS data package built on the free GIS software QGIS. It includes a range of satellite imagery and...

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Reward: 500 000 Swiss francs

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have launched a new Polar...

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We would like to make you aware of the call for papers for the joint AMAP, EU-PolarNet and ICES Session on “Arctic Ecosystem Services: Challenges and...

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February

EPB Member, the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat invites international Early Career Scientists to take part in a joint Swedish-Canadian research...

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Washington Post writes: Scientists just found yet another reason to worry about Arctic permafrost - Worries about thawing permafrost, and the carbon...

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In two new studies, scientists say that the vast ice continent of Antarctica seems to have given up tremendous volumes of ice — even sprouting...

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A note released on the SCAR website on 22 February 2016, contributed by: Yan Ropert-Coudert, Graham Hosie and Mark Hindell from SCAR’s Life Sciences...

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How JRC science can underpin the successful implementation of an EU Arctic Policy

The Arctic is experiencing unprecedented and disproportionately...

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This assessment report presents the results of the 2015 AMAP Assessment of Human Health in the Arctic. This is the fourth AMAP assessment dealing with...

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The official outcomes of the Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) were published online today. The enclosed report,...

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The EU-PolarNet consortium has compiled a set of twelve overarching European research priorities for the Polar Regions, which have been identified...

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The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is a joint initiative of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Scientific Committee...

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February 11 is the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” and we are using this occasion to remind the Antarctic research community to...

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You can download the second EU-PolarNet newsletter here.

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The SCAR GeoMAP (Geological Mapping Update of Antarctica) action group is facilitating an integrated programme to promote the capture of existing...

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On 3 February,  the Chair of the European Polar Board (EPB), Maaike Vancauwenberghe, and the ESA Director General, Jan Woerner, signed a Memorandum of...

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Three leading Antarctic organisations today announce opportunities for early-career researchers.  The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research...

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Unlocking a continent: scientific research at the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Station, Antarctica 2008-2016

The Belgian National Committee on Geodesy...

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January

IASC is pleased to announce that the 2016 IASC Medal,

which is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the...

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European scientists have gathered tiny fungi that take shelter in Antarctic rocks and sent them to the International Space Station. After 18 months on...

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The Faculty of Law at the University of Akureyri, Iceland, cordially invites submissions of abstracts for papers to be presented at the 9th Polar Law...

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On Antarctica’s Ross Island, a short drive from the US McMurdo research station, high-tech radar antennas and other atmospheric instruments gaze...

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), together with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), have the pleasure to...

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2015

October

An important SCAR activity is recognition of excellence in Antarctic and Southern Ocean research and outstanding service to the international...

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), invites Early Career...

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September

The  Arctic Observing Summit 2016 is calling for White Papers and Brief Statements to identify to help guide discussions during the AOS Thematic...

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July

The 1st Central European Polar Meeting will be held in November 2015 in Vienna. This meeting is a memorial to the Austrian polar explorer and...

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EU-PolarNet will hold two sessions at "Our Common Future Under Climate Change", which takes place in Paris from 7th to 10th July 2015:

7th July –...

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Better monitoring is needed to safeguard the Antarctic against threats posed by invasive alien species, according to a new study. The authors...

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On June 8, 2015 (Day of the Ocean) EASAC (European Academies Scientific Advisory Board) published the summary of a report on OCEAN SUSTAINABILITY (see...

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco recently closed a historic meeting of biodiversity and Antarctic experts, convened for three days in the Principality....

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May

EU boost for polar science

May 2015

A new initiative to enhance the integration of Europe’s scientific and operational capabilities in the Polar...

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2014

December

During the last EPB plenary meeting in The Hague (Netherlands) on 4-5 December 2014, elections were organised to renew the Chair and the Executive...

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November

Roberto Azzolini, the current EPB Executive Secretary who has served EPB for 6 years at the European Science Foundation - the current EPB host...

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May

During the EPB plenary meeting on 6-7 April 2014 in Helsinki, EPB members decided to relocate their secretariat to the Netherlands Organisation for...

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The new ‘Polar Infrastructures’ page will soon be added to the website: a database of Arctic and Antarctic infrastructures will be available, as well...

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