EU-PolarNet Newsletter

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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Main Topics

  • Our first milestone: EU-PolarNet's Town Hall Event
    EU-PolarNet hosted a Town Hall Event themed "Towards the 1.5°C climate goal - Perspectives from the Polar Regions" in Brussels this September 2016. The objective was to explore how future polar research projects could deliver tangible benefits for the European society.
  • Arctic Circle 2016: The Future of Arctic Shipping
    For the second year in a row, EU-PolarNet convened a breakout session at the Arctic Circle Assembly. This time the consortium partnered up with the EU project ICE-ARC to host an expert round on "The Future of Arctic Shipping Under IPCC Climate Scenarios".
  • Second Stakeholder Workshop
    The second AMAP/EU-PolarNet stakeholder workshop „Research Needs on Arctic Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services“ took place at this year’s ICES Annual Science Conference in Riga. The workshop was part of a full-day event, which started with a scientific session.
  • SCAR Town Hall
    This summer it was time for SCAR's biennial SCAR Open Science Conferences (OSC), which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A great chance for EU-PolarNet therefore to organise a Town Hall Event during the conference.
  • Stakeholder Questionnaire
    EU-PolarNet has set up a stakeholder questionnaire as one way to identify stakeholders, but also to find out what motivates stakeholders to engage in polar projects, as well as the extent and the way they would like to get involved.
  • A glimpse on: Dutch Polar Research
    Dutch polar research started in 1962 with a first PhD thesis about Leadership and Law among the Eskimos of the Keewatin District. Since then the polar community in The Netherlands has expanded and developed considerably.
  • Upcoming conferences and events
    EU-PolarNet will have a joint side event at the COP22 in Marrakesh together with the EU project ICE-ARC. Just two weeks later the consortium has set up a break out session at the WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit. To get more information about the sessions and further events.



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