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

  • 2nd EU-PolarNet General Assembly
    One year into the project and four years to go, the second EU-PolarNet General Assembly was a timely occasion to both look back at what has been achieved so far and to look ahead towards upcoming tasks and challenges.

  • Stakeholder Workshop: Arctic Health and Wellness
    Themed “Research Needs for Arctic Health and Wellness”, the first AMAP/EU-PolarNet workshop convened more than 50 participants with expertise or interest in health-related issues in relation to Arctic residents.

  • A compilation of European Research Priorities
    Over the past months the EU-PolarNet consortium has compiled European research priorities for the Polar Regions. In order to get feedback on this synthesis from the wider community, the compilation was opened up for a public and anonymous consultation.

  • Connecting Arctic researchers and industry
    EU-PolarNet organised a session at this year’s Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam. Themed “Connecting Arctic researchers and industry: a dialogue for societal benefit” the aim was to engage with industry representatives.

  • “A central plank of the EU’s Arctic research efforts”
    On the 27th April 2016 the new EU Joint Communication on the Arctic was presented, headed “An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic”. It regards EU-PolarNet as “a central plank of the EU’s Arctic research efforts”.

  • EU-PolarNet on YouTube
    EU-PolarNet is on Youtube! Visit our channel to view film clips and interviews with our consortium members, for example on why the polar regions are important for Europe.

  • A glimpse on: Portuguese Polar Research
    Maria Teresa Cabrita and Gonçalo Vieira give an introduction to the Portuguese polar community and current research initiative.

  • Townhall Event in Brussels
    On Tuesday, 27th September 2016 EU-PolarNet will host a major Townhall Event in Brussels. The event’s topic is “Towards the 1.5°C climate goal – Contributions of Polar Research”.

  • Featured expedition: Arctic 100 Expedition
    Arctia Ltd. welcomes partners for an international Arctic expedition in summer 2017 in the Nansen and Amundsen Basins, with an option for the Canada Basin. The icebreaker holds a polar 10 class and has capacity for up to 70 researchers.

    In memoriam
    We are very sorry to announce that our much-valued colleague Ruth Driver-Breen from the British Antarctic Survey team has passed away. This is deeply shocking news for our entire consortium and our thoughts are with Ruth’s family and her colleagues.



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