Polar research opportunities in Horizon 2020

The program Societal Challenge 5 within Horizon 2020 with application deadline durign 2016 has recently been published. It contains several calls highly relevant for polar research. Read more.
– An integrated Arctic observation system
– Impact of Arctic changes on the weather and climate of the Northern Hemisphere
– The effect of climate change on Arctic permafrost and its socio-economic impact, with a focus on coastal areas
– A 1.5 million year look into the past for improving climate predictions
Read more on Horizon 2020 on Vinnova's site

Scholarship for Polar Research
The Ymer-80 trust has opened its annual call on polar research. Application deadline is December 2. Read more (in Swedish only). Applicants are welcomed to consider applying for Support in Minor Extent from Swedish Polar Research Secretariat: SIMO.

Opportunities to finance US-European research collaborations
NSF has issued a "Dear colleague letter" funding possibilities to US colleagues on financing their cooperation with European and Canadian scientists within the Galway Process. This is connects well to include US cooperation in the upcoming Horizon 2020 proposals. Read the letter here.

Comment SCAR:S new strategic plan
Scientific Committe on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is working on a new strategic plan for 2017-2022. The full Antarctic research community is now invited to enhance the document. Read more on the process and de draft plan below. Comments from the Swedish research community will be compiled by professor Anna Wåhlin member of SCAR:s Standing Committee for GeoSciences This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Send her your comments not later than 15 November to allow time for compilation.
– Letter from SCAR President
– Strategic Plan Process
– Strategic Plan Draft 3

Call for Abstracts: SCAR 2016 Open Science Conference
SCAR announces the Call for Abstracts for the SCAR 2016 Open Science Conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22-26 August 2016. The submission of abstracts is open until 14 February. This conference will focus on Antarctica in the Global Earth System: From the Poles to the Tropics and how the changes that we are currently seeing in Antarctica will affect the rest of the world. The conference programme, including sessions and descriptions, is now available on the conference website.

Nominees for SCAR medal
The SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research is awarded for sustained research contributions over a career. This medal is awarded to persons deserving recognition based on outstanding contributions to knowledge and the impact of a person's work on understanding the Antarctic region, the linkages between Antarctica and the Earth system, and/or observations of and from Antarctica. Nominees are welcome in all areas of Antarctic and Southern Ocean research.

Community input solicited for European Polar Board strategic direction
The European Polar Board Strategy Action Group would like to solicit input from all EPB stakeholders regarding future strategic direction of the European Polar Board. Your views will help the Action Group to develop a clear vision of the objectives and expectations for EPB. Your feedback will form an important input for creating the next EPB Strategic Plan. Please help us by filling out a short form (5 questions only!):

Polar Forum 26 November
As previously announced, Polar Forum will meet 26 November in Stockholm. Read the draft program here. An updated program will be circulated soon.

Seminar on open access to research data 5 November
A seminar on the launch of a the new version of Environment Climate Data Sweden will be hosted by Swedish Polar Research Secretariat 5 November in Stockholm. Read more here

New ice charts for Antarctica released
Norwegian Ice Service, U.S. National Ice Center (NIC), and Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) have in an collaboration published new ice charts for Antarctica.


21 Feb Stockholm Resilience Centre | Seminar
21 Feb Bolin Centre Seminar Series | Research Area 5
22 Feb Symposium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
22 Feb PhD seminar | Maartje Kuilman
6 Mar MISU Seminar | Ashwin Vishnu Mohanan
6 Mar Zootis Seminar | Nick del Grosso and Ludwig-Maximilians
8 Mar Baltic Sea Future Congress
8 Mar PhD Seminar | Sebastian Scher
9 Mar Baltic Sea Future Congress
12 Mar MISU Seminar | Marcello Vichi
14 Mar Symposium on Sustainable Ecosystem Governance
15 Mar Symposium on Sustainable Ecosystem Governance
16 Mar Symposium on Sustainable Ecosystem Governance
Bolin Centre for Climate Research
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