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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Current issue: May 2017

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Main Topics

  • What are key priorities for polar research? - Online survey
    EU-PolarNet has launched its second public online consultation with one single question at its core: "What are the most important topics in relation to your work and/or everyday life in the Polar regions that should be solved by future research?" What is your answer?

  • Entering the next round - EU-PolarNet's third General Assembly
    The consortium held its third General Assembly - but not on its own. This year we invited representatives from EU funded polar projects and the Sustained Arctic Observing System to discuss how we can cooperate better in future. And we also had a special guest...Find out who!

  • Research needs on the Arctic cryosphere and adaptation options
    For the third time AMAP and EU-PolarNet jointly hosted an international stakeholder workshop - this time in association with the AMAP-organized International Conference on Arctic Science: Bringing Knowledge to Action. Learn more about the outcomes.

  • EU-PolarNet's first policy briefing
    Themed "Breaking records: How high temperatures in the Arctic affect the European society" the lunchtime policy briefing sets out to give policy makers an overview of the state-of-the-art research on abnormal temperatures in the Arctic and their consequences for Europe. Want to join?

  • Stakeholder engagement and interdisciplinary science
    The 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Science takes place in Umeå, Sweden, this year and EU-PolarNet is on board with two sessions on stakeholder engagement and interdisciplinary science. What exactly the sessions are about, you can read here.

  • A short introduction to the European Polar Board
    The European Polar Board (EPB) is an independent organisation that focuses on major European strategic priorities in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Read how the EPB works together with EU-PolarNet, about its strategy and ongoing activities.

  • Good reads: New reports on the state of the Arctic
    The Arctic Council's Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) and the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) have published two new reports on the state of the Arctic. Learn more about them.

  • Upcoming conferences and events
    We have listed some of this year’s polar events highlights, from the 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, to the XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium and Depths and Surfaces: Understanding the Antarctic Region through the Humanities and Social Sciences. Have a look at more upcoming conferences.



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