The webinar called “Stronger together”: European cooperation for Polar science and society - The Integrated European Polar Research Programme will take place on 11th June 2020, 10:00 – 13:00 CEST by a Zoom videoconference.

The agenda for the EU-PolarNet Webinar on the European Polar Research Programme is now available on the EU-PolarNet website:

The participation in the webinar requires a pre-registration. Please register here: <>


ESA and EC are pleased to announce the new dates for the EO for Polar Science Workshop -- >> 28-30 October 2020.
The workshop will still be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, the new venue is The Black Diamond (Royal Danish Library).

The deadline for abstract and discussion session proposals is postponed to 1 June 2020. Please submit your contribution @
We remind you that the objective of the workshop is to review the latest advances in the use of EO technology for Polar research and advance towards the definition of scientific agenda that may drive future ESA and DG-RTD coordinated R&D investments in the coming few years.
The workshop will be structured as a combination of state-of-the-art scientific talks in plenary (before lunch) and break-out working sessions (after lunch). The afternoon working sessions will be dedicated to discussing and drafting key major candidate scientific challenges for the future.
You are invited to submit ABSTRACTS for oral/poster presentations for the scientific morning sessions, and/or to provide PROPOSALS for science challenges discussion sessions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a priority, the organisers want to ensure the safety of all the participants. To this end, ESA and the EC will monitor the situation carefully and ensure that the event organisation will be fully in line with any potential European and National Covid-19 safety rules and restrictions. Participants will be informed in due time of any further change or postponement of the workshop.

Please feel free to circulate this email to colleagues in your research network and community.

Stay safe!

Best regards,

EO4Polar Organising Committee
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The Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) – International Planning and Coordination Workshop

May 15-16, 2019

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

There will be an open coordination and planning workshop to continue planning the Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) project on May 15-16, 2019 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. The SAS is a developing international program envisioned to mount a coordinated, multi-nation, oceanographic field based effort on a Pan Arctic scale over two summer seasons (2020-2021). The key objective is to achieve a quasi-synoptic baseline understanding of the fundamental structure and function of the linked Arctic carbon-ecosystem-physical systems that will permit detection of ongoing and future changes. More information and the international science plan is available at

The goals of the workshop include planning coordinated field sampling, international data sharing, education including graduate student participation, post field-season data synthesis, public outreach, and involvement of indigenous communities and identifying additional measurements (e.g., atmospheric measurements) or approaches (e.g., modeling) that would contribute to accomplishing the goals of the SAS. The SAS is a ground-up effort and wide participation, of all scientific career stages, including graduate students, are welcome, as is the participation of science managers across multiple disciplines and representatives of indigenous communities and organizations.

The participation of early career scientists is particularly encouraged. Limited travel support is available for early career scientists, both from US and international sources to participate in the workshop.  Early career scientists here are defined as post-doctoral investigators, untenured, or tenure-track equivalent individuals within 5 years of their initial appointment. To apply for support, individuals should send a short 2-3 page CV and a brief statement of how their research interests align with the SAS scientific questions to by April 15. The applications will be evaluated by the US SAS steering committee and decisions made as soon as possible after the deadline to expedite travel planning.

Planning to attend? Please send a confirmation and the following information to as soon as practical and at the latest by April 30: Name, Affiliation, Address, Country, Email address, Phone number, Position, Early Career (yes/no; even if not applying for support). Additional logistical details will be provided to these registered participants.

Please contact Carin Ashjian () if you have questions.

Øyvind Paasche (International SAS Science Steering Committee Chair)

Carin Ashjian and Jackie Grebmeier (US SAS Science Steering Committee Members) 

Best regards,


Na Li

Executive Secretary

The Pacific Arctic Group (PAG) 

Polar Oceanography Division (POD) of 

Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC)

No. 451 Jinqiao Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200136

Tel: +86-21-58712034

The SAON Board will have a physical meeting in Arkhangelsk, Russia. Meeting documents will be made available here.

Session description:

Rapid warming in the Arctic is driving profound environmental and socio-economic change impacting immediate response tactics and long-term planning and policy strategies. Engaging with stakeholders and identifying societal benefit areas can be used to help design integrated observing systems and identify new technologies, assess their performance across multiple scales. This session will focus on lessons learned, best practices and emerging technologies from existing Arctic systems that can be used elsewhere in the Arctic, as well as other regions of the global ocean to ensure that observing systems are meeting identified needs.

LEAD: Molly McCammon, AOOS, US AON, SAON

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