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.

Looking into space and beyond

2017 is our year of infrastructure. And so, our newest deliverables include a Survey of existing use of space assets (D3.3) and a Survey of polar commercial infrastructure (D3.4). Download them here - we hope you find the useful.

First policy briefing in Brussels

EU-PolarNet and the European Polar Board co-organised a lunchtime policy briefing on "Breaking records: How high temperatures in the Arctic affect European society - Policy briefing" in Brussels, Belgium. Learn more

Introducing our cooperation partner

The European Polar Board is one of our most important cooperation partner. The independent organisation focuses on major European strategic priorities in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Read more about the EPB here.

Public online survey on research priorities

Where you see challenges and opportunities arising in the Polar Regions, which should be solved by future research? EU-PolarNet held its second public consultation. Results will be available here soon.

Public EU-PolarNet deliverables

From a compilation of prioritised objectives in polar research, to a stakeholder map and a European infrastructure catalogue - the list of public EU-PolarNet deliverables is broad and divers. Have a look at our published work!

EU-PolarNet on YouTube

Meet the EU-PolarNet consortium members on the project's YouTube channel and learn about the importance of the Polar Regions and polar science for Europe. Opens external link in new windowGo to YouTube.

EU-PolarNet Coordinator receives Federal Cross of Merit

AWI Director and EU-PolarNet Coordinator Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on August 16 in Berlin. With this honor Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier appreciates the outstanding professional und private work of Karin Lochte.

Call for proposals

SIOS pilot projects call for entry

The call seeks both proposals for analysis of existing data, and proposals for access to the SIOS research infrastructure.
Proposal Deadline: 1 October 2017, 16:00 CET
Total funds available: 2 million NOK

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Meeting report

COMNAP AGM XXiX Communique

The COMNAP AGM XXIX was held in the International Hotel Brno, Czech Republic, from 31 July–2 August 2017. Read the meeting report here.

Survey on access to data: Legal and regulatory framework

One of the work packages in EU-PolarNet is 'Infrastructures, Facilities, and Data', and this work package will provide data management recommendations for polar research data systems and infrastructures. A survey will provide an overview of the legal, regulatory and, if possible, contractual rules that currently frame access to the data. Click here to fill in the survey.


EU-PolarNet is funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. Grant agreement number 652641.