Arctic sessions of MaresEdu conference 30 October

Join us next week at thr Marine Research and Education conference (online) that has a strong Arctic focus this year, see the sessions details below:

  1. Special session on the UN Decade of Ocean Science with a focus on the Arctic region

The session will feature guest presentations from Dr. Grigorii G. Akhmanov (UNESCO-MSU), Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin (IOC-UNESCO Executive Secretary), Dr. Sandy Starkweather (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks), Christian Riisager-Simonsen (Danish Centre for Marine Research), and Evgeniia Kostianaia (Center for Coordination of Ocean Research, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology), followed by the group discussions focusing on one of the seven key societal outcomes of the Decade and their implementation in a context of the Arctic region.

 
Event registration form: https://forms.gle/ZHnJFD6E5QSQxdnMA
2. UK-Russia joint session on marine expeditions in the Arctic
 
Understanding Marine Biology and Biogeochemistry of the Changing Arctic Ocean: CAO and Russian Arctic marine research programmes. This session will discuss on-going projects in the Arctic such as the UK/Germany Changing Arctic Ocean Programme (CAO) and comparable Russian marine research programmes to provide a platform for improving UK-Russia bilateral science cooperation. There is also an opportunity to present an e-poster to highlight your own Arctic research as a part of this session.
 

Locked into ice: my scientific journey across the Arctic (live-link session 23 October)

Another exciting ooportunity below – the MOSAiC live-link session is scheduled for 23 October (17:00-18:00 UK time)

What does it feel like to be locked in ice, drifting across the Central Arctic Ocean in the middle of the polar night? Why is it both fascinating and challenging to do scientific research from a frozen ice-breaker? How do you build an ice camp on a moving Arctic floe? What mysteries does the Central Arctic Ocean hold, and in what way are Arctic researchers helping to solve them?

Join us for a live-link with Dr. Markus Frey from British Antarctic Survey who has just returned from the MOSAiC expediton, the largest year-round multinational expedition in the Central Arctic Ocean. Get an insider view into the life and work of an Arctic researcher.

Direct link for the English-speaking audienceshttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85010418004?pwd=T3NZNStCL0doNlRKcU5vdjU3dzNCQT09

Webinar alert! UK-Russia Arctic Science Links webinar with Tomsk State University (22 October)

On 22 October, 10-11:15am UK time, SIN Russia and the NERC Arctic Office are organising a UK-Russia Arctic Science Links webinar jointly with Tomsk State University “A journey along the Siberian mega-transect: Discovering Tomsk State University and environmental research“. This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from Russian researchers on their ongoing and future scientific projects linked to Arctic research and climate change as well as learn more about their research infrastructure and explore potential for joint work.

From environmental monitoring in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions to Siberian rock glaciers to research into the Northern Hemisphere’s largest swamp system (the Great Vasyugan Mire) – Tomsk State University covers it all and much more! We will take you on an exciting journey to discover the University’s BioClimLand multidisciplinary research centre, environmental research across Siberia’s mega-transect and opportunities for fieldwork and networking across Siberia through the Siberian Change Network (SecNet).

For more details on the webinar, including registration, please visit https://www.arctic.ac.uk/news/a-journey-along-the-siberian-mega-transect/

APECS International Online Conference

Registration is now open for audience members to participate in the APECS International Online Conference 2020 on 20 May!

How to register?

Please register separately for each session of the conference you wish to attend. The detailed conference programme including all abstracts and links for session registration can be found in the APECS Online Conference website: https://www.apecs.is/events/upcoming-event-highlights/apecs-international-online-conference-2020.html

We hope to see you there! 

ASSW / AOS Online – Registration open!

The online Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) launches tomorrow followed by the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS)!

The ASSW is an international assembly convened by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), fostering communication and collaboration between international policymakers, scientists, indigenous people, businesses and NGOs in discussing and addressing key Arctic issues.

This year event will be held online on 27 March – 2 April, and registration is currently live and open to everybody.

Key links:

Most of the events will be held in Zoom and you can find detailed guidelines on how to use this platform for ASSW/AOS here: https://aos2020agenda.org/how-to-join/

We in UKPN are glad to be involved in different parts of the event this year, invite you to join us and are looking forward to connecting with the world-wide Arctic community!

A Polar Pint

A polar pint advert

Tickets are now live to our Polar Pint of Science events:

     Bristol                                         Cambridge                                      Edinburgh

In collaboration with Pint of Science and supported by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust as part of their Antarctica In Sight programme, come and enjoy an evening of Arctic and Antarctic celebration. There’ll be a quick-fire quiz with a variety of prizes, so make sure to bring some knowledgeable friends!

 

UKPN at the Arctic Frontiers 2020

The coming Sunday (January 26th) marks the beginning of the Arctic Frontiers 2020 The Power of Knowledge conference in Tromso, Norway. This will be an entire week of talks, plenary discussions, workshops, round tables, poster sessions and networking receptions.

The UKPN has three delegates this year actively engaging in various activities during the conference ranging from scientific talks to school outreach events with our colleagues from APECS Norway. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to advertise workshop that is particularly relevant to early career researchers working in the Arctic – Next generation Arctic field courses: sharing best practices from the UK, Norway and Russia.

  •  When: 29 January 2020, 16:15-17:45
  • Where: Mellomstort møterom (Quality Hotel Saga), Tromso
  • Organisers: UK Science and Innovation Network and NERC Arctic Office

For more details, please visit https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/614/side-events/

If you are attending, please come and say hi, you can find us by the UKPN poster, otherwise follow the #UKPN_ArcticFrontiers on Instagram to get a glimpse of one of the largest Arctic events of the year!

#UKinArctic #ArcticFrontiers #Arctic #Tromsø

Outreach webinar

Outreach webinar advert

 

It is now well-recognised that science outreach is an essential soft skill for any researcher. Do you understand the necessity but feel too underprepared to get involved? We’re offering online training for anybody interested in taking their science into the classroom and adding a polar theme. The training will be led by a science communication expert and a school teacher to allow both worlds to come together. The focuses will be science communication for children and activity preparation, with tips on public speaking.

Monday 17th February 10am – 12pm

Register here: http://tiny.cc/UKPN-webinar-registration

Writing Successful Proposals: a guide for ECRs

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Don’t miss our upcoming workshop!

Writing successful proposals

The UK Polar Network will be holding a workshop at the Arctic Sciences conference in Loughborough in September. We are offering an optional social media for conferences session on the evening of the 10th, a morning workshop on proposal writing, and a free lunch. Don’t forget to register before 8th August.

To register, click here 

For more information on the UK Arctic Science Conference, click here

Polar Marine Workshop, UEA. Speakers announced!

UKPN Polar Marine Science – Registration closes May 21st!!

Click here for the Workshop Schedule

The workshop is an interdisciplinary meeting of early career researchers, focussing on all aspects of marine sciences in the polar regions. It will be hosted at the University of East Anglia in Norwich on the 29th – 31st July 2014.

Workshop Themes

The theme of the workshop is polar marine science, including physical, biological and chemical sciences of the oceans, as well as links with atmospheric and cryospheric processes.

The workshop is funded by the NERC iSTAR project, itself an interdisciplinary project researching the impact of ocean heat transport on the melting of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica.

Information

This workshop aims to bring together 40 – 45 early career polar researchers to present their science and gain knowledge of cutting edge research, funding opportunities and career pathways. We invite talks or posters in any field of polar marine science and also welcome research in progress from early career research students – it will be a great opportunity to present in front of peers and get feedback on your research from a wide range of specialisms.

There will be excellent opportunities to build networks with fellow early career scientists as well as senior scientists, who will share their perspectives in a series of panel debates and workshops. Our keynote speaker on Tuesday night is polar explorer Antony Jinman, who also specialises in educational outreach whilst on expedition! Polar technologies such as Autosub, UAVs, AUVs, seal tagging and moorings will be introduced by experts in the field and provide the opportunity to learn more about how they could be used in your research.

There will be a registration fee of £50.

Registration closes in 3 weeks, so get your abstracts in soon!

For more information and registration please visit: https://polarnetwork.org/events-and-workshops/2014-polar-marine-science-workshop/

You can connect with fellow participants on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1377274915857549/

Thanks,

The organising committee.