kraYou are invited to participate in an online workshop to discuss topics and ideas that you think are important for policy makers and the Arctic Science Ministers to better understand and prioritize at the Third Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3; Bringing together States, Arctic Indigenous participants, and international organizations, ASM3 aims to take action on coordinated Arctic observing, research, and education in an open and transparent format which includes all Arctic stakeholders. 

In an effort to engage the broader Arctic research community in the ASM3 process, IASC (, IASSA (, and APECS ( are convening two ASM3 Research Community Workshops on 15 June 2020.

  • Each two hour workshop will start with an introduction to the ASM3 process and lay out the goals of the workshop.
  • The core of the online workshop will be an hour-long session for small group breakout discussions (6-8 people), each group dedicated to one of the four themes below.
  • All attendees will then reconvene to report back and share the discussions.
  • First option: 15 June 2020, 8:00-10:00 GMT(17:00 Tokyo, 11:00 Moscow, 10:00 Berlin, 9:00 London). To participate, register at 
  • Second option: 15 June 2020, 16:00-18:00 GMT (8:00-10:00 Alaska, 12:00 Ottawa / Washington, D.C., 14:00 Nuuk). To participate, register at 
  • Please note: the workshops will be held via Zoom, but phone call-in numbers will also be available. The workshops’ working language will be English.

We encourage ALL those who work in the realm of Arctic research to participate; this includes researchers, managers, Arctic residents and Indigenous Peoples, partners, educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Science ministry representatives are also welcome to participate. However, the organizers wish to emphasize that this is an opportunity for individual contributions. Workshop participants are invited to contribute their own perspectives and not necessarily to represent a broader group of any kind (there are other avenues for nations, Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations, and international science organizations). 

“Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic” is the overall theme of ASM3. Under that umbrella, four sub-themes are focused on taking action on the most urgent challenges facing the Arctic, which international scientific cooperation can help achieve: 

  1. Observe the status of Arctic changes
  2. Understand the local and global impacts
  3. Respond to the changes based on a shared understanding
  4. Strengthen these efforts through education and capacity-building for future generations

These four steps are not independent, but rather an iterative cycle. They represent the necessary actions to realize our overarching goal. The four sub-themes are described in more detail here (

An online workshop can enable broad participation, especially in times where conferences and international travel are cancelled and uncertain. However, we recognize that online engagement is not equal for all and can exclude people, too. In addition to participating in the online workshops, all members and stakeholders of the Arctic research community (including Arctic residents and Indigenous Peoples) are invited to fill out this survey, which mirrors the workshops’ structure:

The workshop organizers will make a summary report based on the discussions in the workshops and survey, and this report will be shared with the ASM3 Organizing Committee and Science Advisory Board. If you have any input or questions about these workshops, please contact Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.. If you would like to learn more about engaging in or contributing to the ASM3 process, please contact Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript..

Fill out the ASM3 Research Community Workshop Survey here!


wiadomość dodano 28 maja 2020



Marek Grad


Z wielkim smutkiem i żalem informuję, że 17 maja w wieku 68 lat zmarł nagle i niespodziewanie nasz znakomity polarnik - Profesor Marek GRAD, uczestnik wypraw do Arktyki i Antarktyki. Dzisiaj ze względu na pandemię i związane z tym ograniczenia, pożegnaliśmy Marka na warszawskim cmentarzu na Bródnie w dużo skromniejszym gronie. Nad grobem w imieniu Komitetu i całej „polarnej rodziny” przekazałem rodzinie Marka nasze kondolencje i wyrazy współczucia. Zawsze będziemy Go pamiętali jako człowieka stojącego na straży rzetelności prowadzonych badań i prezentowanych wyników, a jednocześnie jako Kolegę wspierającego nas w nowych inicjatywach i wyzwaniach.

Przewodniczący Komitetu Badań Polarnych

Prof. dr hab. Piotr Glowacki




P.S. Tych, którzy będą mieli w przyszłości chęć i okazję zapalenia znicza na Jego grobie informuję, że grób jest położony 20 m w kierunku zachodnim od skrzyżowania alejki 51 z alejką H.



wiadomość dodano 22 maja 2020




Invitation to Lisbon for the ASSW2021

On behalf of the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the Local Organizing Committee we are pleased to invite you to take part in the Arctic Science Summit Week 2021, which will take place in Lisbon from 20 to 26 March 2021. The Conference is organized by FCT, Ciência Viva, AIR Center, the Portuguese Arctic Community and by IASC and partners.

Framed by the overarching theme for the Science Conference “The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts”, Lisbon invites International experts on the Arctic and Indigenous Peoples to discuss the “New Arctic” and also its impacts and interactions to and with the lower latitudes.

It will be a pleasure to warmly receive you all in Lisbon for the ASSW2021.

Looking forward to seeing you all Lisbon next year.

Helena Pereira, President of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology
João Canário, Chairman of the ASSW2021
Gonçalo Vieira, Chairman of the ASSW2021 International Scientific Committee


wiadomość dodano 30 marca 2020



proxy logoASM3 Science Feedback: Version 1

The ASM3 organizers would like to hear directly from the research community about what matters most in international Arctic science collaboration. Please provide your feedback considering both the possibilities, as well as the limited scope, of a Ministerial meeting and Joint Statement.
The first version of this form launched at Arctic Circle 2019. We promise to be transparent about updating the form as we learn from your feedback over the course of the next year. The organizers of ASM3 plan to use the responses from this form to inform their engagement and dialogue with the Arctic research community in the lead up to the 2020 Ministerial meeting in Tokyo.
(Note: Name, Email and Affiliation will be used for internal purposes only unless the ASM3 organizers ask for your direct permission to do otherwise.)
wiadomość dodano 30 marca 2020




Dear Colleagues,

SCAR launches its 2020 Antarctic-related Fellowships for early-career researchers today. SCAR will offer 3 to 4 fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2020. The Fellowships enable early-career researchers to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating partnerships that last for many years and over many Antarctic field seasons.


The deadline for fellowship applications is 26 August 2020.

Find out how to apply for the fellowship here:
The SCAR Secretariat has compiled a list of frequently asked questions on our website, where you can also find an overview of past and present SCAR Fellows.

Other opportunities from partners

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) have been working together for many years to support talented early-career researchers, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, and other professionals to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in fields such as science support and facilitation, environmental management implementation, and climate, biodiversity, conservation, humanities and astrophysics research by way of an annual funding opportunity. In 2019, these Antarctic organisations were joined by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators(IAATO). IAATO supported two Antarctic fellows in their inaugural round and join in 2020 to support an early career person.

The COMNAP and IAATO Fellowship Scheme and the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme also launch today. Read the Announcement of Opportunity 2020 here.

Full details of these schemes are available on their respective websites below.

For more information on SCAR Fellowships, visit the SCAR website at:

COMNAP and IAATO will each offer one fellowship with funding of up to USD $15,000. The deadline for fellowship applications is 31 May 2020.
For information on the COMNAP and IAATO Fellowships, visit the COMNAP website at:

The CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship provides funding of up to AUD $30,000 to assist early-career scientists to participate in the work of the CCAMLR Scientific Committee and its working groups over a period of two years. The objective of the scheme is to build capacity within the CCAMLR scientific community to help generate and sustain the scientific expertise needed to support the work of CCAMLR in the long-term. The deadline for CCAMLR scientific scholarship applications is 1 October 2020.

For information on CCAMLR Scholarships, visit the CCAMLR website at:

Best wishes,
The SC-HASS Team


wiadomość dodano 6 marca 2020