November 2017


EU-PolarNet is looking back at a busy summer and an eventful autumn: From writing polar white papers with a diverse group of experts, to establishing closer links with other EU funded polar projects - and there is yet more to come! Get an overview of what we have been up to and where we are heading next.


  • In polar boot camp
    EU-PolarNet organised a five-day white paper workshop, bringing together 50 polar experts to discuss urgent polar issues of high societal relevance. The output are five truely transdisciplinary topics. Learn more about the workshop and it's outputs here.

  • A farewell and a welcome
    Antje Boetius succeeds Karin Lochte as scientific director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and thus becomes the new coordinator of EU-PolarNet. Find out more.

  • COP23: Linking the poles to small island states
    EU-PolarNet is co-organising three events at the upcoming UN climate conference in Bonn - of which one is officially endorsed by the Fijian Presidency and gives the floor to Fiji's Climate champion Hon. Inia Seruiratu and Aqqaluk Lynge, former President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council. Find out more.

  • 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.

  • Science as a catalyst for cooperation
    EU-PolarNet, the European Polar Board and INTERACT organised a joint interactive session on "EU Arctic Policy: Science As Catalyst For International Cooperation" at this year's Arctic Circle - and got some valuable input from the audience. The outcomes are now online.

  • Meeting Report: Policy Briefing
    EU-PolarNet organised its first policy briefining in Brussels, teaming up with the European Polar Board. The theme: "Breaking records: How high temperatures in the Arctic affect European society". The briefing report is online.

  • Meeting Report: ICASS IX
    EU-PolarNet hosted two sessions at the Ninth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, which took place in Umeå, Sweden, beginning of June. A summary of the presentations and discussions is online.

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