Learn more about EU-PolarNet – The world’s largest consortium of expertise and infrastructure for polar research, representing 22 research institutions from 17 European countries.

White Paper Event

EU-PolarNet will present the outcome of its white paper workshop at Polar2018 in Davos. The side event themed: "European Key Research Priorities for Both Poles" will take place on Tuesday, 19th June, and give insights to the five transdisciplinary white papers. More information here.

UArctic Congress

EU-PolarNet will host a session on the Sustainable Development Goals at the second UArctic Congress, which takes place 3rd-7th September in Finland. We also co-convening a session with the EPB on connecting polar research, policy and stakeholders across scales. Learn more about the two sessions.

News Spring 2018

The newest EU-PolarNet newsletter is now online. Learn more about what the consortium has been up to and what our plans are for 2018. We have also added news about the EU Arctic Cluster - introducing two new Horizon2020 funded Arctic projects. Learn more.

Swiss Polar Institute

On 18 April 2016, Switzerland announced the creation of the Swiss Polar Institute - intending to have its voice heard and making a contribution in a field in which it already had solid expertise. The SPI is now a cooperation partner of EU-PolarNet, so learn more about the institute here.

Sea Ice Stakeholder Workshop

EU-PolarNet co-organised a stakeholder workshop at the Arctic Frontiers 2018 with the aim to engage with a broad range of Arctic stakeholders and to discuss sea ice prediction products and services to end user-specific requirements. Learn more about the outcome.

EU-PolarNet @COP23

EU-PolarNet co-organised three polar side events at the Bonn 2017 UN Climate Change Conference, which was organised by Fiji. Two sessions linked changes in the polar regions to Small Island Developing States and the third presented policy relevant information from the EU Arctic Cluster. Find out more.

The EU Arctic Cluster

The currently funded Horizon 2020 Arctic projects together build the EU Arctic Cluster – a network, which merges the most up-to-date findings on Arctic change and its global implications. Learn more about the cluster's objectives and its participating projects.

A farewell and a welcome

Antje Boetius succeeds Karin Lochte as scientific director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and thus becomes the new coordinator of EU-PolarNet. We warmly welcome Antje and would like to thank Karin for all her dedication to European polar research. Read more.

Get to know us

The EU-PolarNet consortium is on YouTube

Curious about the EU-PolarNet consortium members, about why the polar regions matter to Europe and news from our events? Then visit our YouTube channel.

EU-PolarNet has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652641.