EU PolarNet LogoThe second EU-PolarNet newsletter is now available online! You can download the entire newsletter as a pdf file here.

Main topics of the February 2016 EU-PolarNet newsletter:

COP21 Paris ­ Arctic Side Event
The European Polar Board, ICE-ARC and EU-PolarNet hosted an official side event during COP21. The theme of the event was: Climate Change in the Arctic Local, Regional and Global Impacts. Read more.
EU-PolarNet General Assembly & Stakeholder Workshop
The second EU-PolarNet General Assembly and a stakeholder workshop on Arctic Health and Wellness Research Needs coincide with this year¹s Arctic Science Summit Week. How to attend.
Polar experts within reach: Two new expert groups
Two new expert groups will support the EU-PolarNet consortium in its strategic decisions, in brokering new partnerships and in giving advise to the European Commission and national policy makers. Get to know the experts.
A glimpse on: Polar research in Poland
Maja Lisowska, Executive Director of Secretariat at the Polish Polar Consortium, presents the milestones, drivers and current initiatives of Polish polar research in this overview.
Survey of existing Polar Research Data Systems
EU-PolarNet experts have set up a survey to gain a complete overview of existing data management systems from all branches of sciences ­ from social sciences, to ecology, chemistry, etc. Learn more about the survey.
Arctic Vision: EU-PolarNet @ Arctic Frontiers
EU-PolarNet project manager, Nicole Biebow, joined the panel of the Arctic Frontiers breakout session on Arctic Visions. Asked to share a European research view, this is what she presented.
Supporting the Transatlantic Research Alliance
EU-PolarNet participated in the ArcticNet and the AGU Fall Meeting in order to inform North American colleagues about possibilities to cooperate in Horizon2020. Read more.
Featured Conference: Arctic Science Summit Week
The Arctic Science Summit Week and the Arctic Observing Summit will take place in Fairbanks, Alaska, this year. We got some interesting background information for you. Read more here.

EU-PolarNet - connecting science with society
Polar issues have been rising up the political agenda across Europe over the past decade. The rising level of investment now being made by governments is a clear demonstration of how critical polar research outcomes are for informing policy objectives, including those related to climate change, energy security, global food security, innovation and economic growth.

From 2015-2020 EU-PolarNet will develop and deliver a strategic framework and mechanisms to prioritise science, optimise the use of polar infrastructure and broker new partnerships that will lead to the co-design of polar research projects that deliver tangible benefits for society. By adopting a higher degree of co-ordination of polar research and operations than has existed previously the consortium engages in closer co-operation with all relevant actors on an international level (read more about the EU-PolarNet here).