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.

White Paper Summary

Fifty polar experts ranging from senior and early career researchers, representatives from indigenous peoples, industry, policy and NGOs jointly worked on the development of five polar white papers of high societal relevance. The summary of these white papers is now online.

Where we have been, what we have done

We are currently planning events and workshops for 2019. Stay tuned! And why not use the time to go through some reports of our past events? Over the past three and a half years we have been at more than 30 conferences and events, organising sessions and side events.

Arctic Circle Assembly

EU-PolarNet hosted a session on "Research for societal benefit: Where polar research can make a difference" during the Arctic Circle 2018, and co-convened "And action! Moving beyond benevolent rhetoric in stakeholder engagement". Get more information.

Arctic Biodiversity Congress

During the Arctic Biodiversity Congress in Rovaniemi, AMAP and EU-PolarNet organised their last joint Stakeholder Workshop. The workshop focused on research needs on Arctic biology and terrestrial ecosystems. Learn more about the workshop.

EU-PolarNet Policy Briefing

We organised our 2nd Policy Briefing "Key changes in the Polar Regions that call for European action" in the European Parliament in Brussels and teamed up with the EP Intergroup on "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development". Read the event report.

Public EU-PolarNet deliverables

From a compilation of prioritised objectives in polar research, to a stakeholder map, a European infrastructure catalogue, and a gap analysis of satellite applications - the list of public EU-PolarNet deliverables is broad. Have a look at our published work!

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.

Ground of Story: Polar Research - A film by the Parlamentarium

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 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652641.