The EU-PolarNet newsletter informs you quarterly about news from the consortium and affiliated projects, reflects on developments in European polar research and gives a glimpse on conferences and events coming up in near future.
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What sea ice forecasts are needed?
The Arctic sea ice prediction community has advanced rapidly in the past decade, developing many new sea ice forecast products and services that are targeted for different user groups. However, it is still unclear how (well) these users integrate the available products and services into their planning. There is thus a need to engage with a broad range of Arctic stakeholders, in order to understand how new products and services should be tailored towards user-specific requirements. This is what we did with our cooperation partners at this year's Arctic Frontiers. Learn more about the outcomes.
Looking for your abstracts
We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to the UArctic Congress session 5.12: 'Connecting polar research, policy and stakeholders across scales - examples from Europe and beyond', which the European Polar Board and EU-PolarNet are co-convening. The deadline for abstract submissions is 16:00 CET, 16th March 2018. Full details of the session, and information for submissions, can be found on the UArctic Congress website.
An introduction to the Swiss Polar Institute
The Swiss Polar Institute is our newest cooperation partner. A good opportunity to ask its team to present this newly established institute and its ambitions to us, which is not a “classical” research institute, rather the Swiss Polar Institute was created to provide services to and promote synergies within the polar community in Switzerland. Learn more about the Swiss Polar Institute here.
- Two new Cluster members
NUNATARYUK is a H2020 project that investigates the impacts of thawing coastal and subsea permafrost on the global climate, and develops targeted and co-designed adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Arctic coastal population. For more information about the project, please visit: https://www.nunataryuk.org/
ARICE - Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium is an international cooperation strategy aiming at providing Europe with better capacities for marine-based research in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean by better coordinating the existing polar research fleet, by offering transnational access to research icebreakers and by collaborating with the maritime industry. For more information please visit: www.arice.eu
- Polar Prediction Matters
The EU Arctic Cluster Projects APPLICATE and Blue-Action are contributing to Polar Prediction Matters (PPM), a non-peer reviewed forum initiated to foster the dialogue between those that research, develop, and provide polar environmental forecasts and those that use (or could use) polar environmental forecasts to guide socio-economic decisions. Visit Polar Prediction Matters here: https://blogs.helmholtz.de/polarpredictionmatters/
New EU-PolarNet reports
- Report on Stakeholder Workshop Cryosphere and Adaptation
AMAP and EU-PolarNet organised a stakeholder workshop on Research Needs on Climate-related Effects on the Arctic Cryosphere and Adaptation Options at the International Conference on Arctic Science: Bringing Knowledge to Action. The report is online.
- Report on Arctic Circle breakout session
A catalyst for cooperation EU-PolarNet, the EPB and INTERACT organised an interactive breakout session at the Arctic Circle 2017 on how science can act as catalyst for cooperation. A summary of discussions is available online.
- Report on COP23 Side Event on linking SIDS and the Arctic
The Arctic and SIDS This COP23 event linked climate driven changes in the Arctic and Small Island States and showcased why the international community must increase the ambition of mitigation and adaptation efforts. An event report is online.
- Report on COP23 Side Event Polar insights for climate action
This EU Arctic Cluster event at COP23 provided policy-relevant information on Arctic change and its global implications, including thawing permafrost, sea level rise, the Arctic's influence on global oceans and weather. The report is online (scroll down)