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.

Introducing: The 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 is co-organising 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.

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.

Arctic Circle Assembly 2017

EU-PolarNet, the European Polar Board and INTERACT organised a joint interactive session on "EU Arctic Policy: Science As Catalyst For International Cooperation" at this year's Arctic Circle. Watch our special opening address and have a look at the presentations.

Successful White Paper Workshop

EU-PolarNet organised a five-day white paper workshop, bringing together 50 polar experts to discuss urgent polar issues of high societal relevance. The output are five truely transdisciplinary topics. Learn more about the workshop and it's outputs 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 are available here.

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