Welcome to the December 2023 NERC Arctic Office Bulletin. If you would like to receive these updates directly, please sign up to the NERC Arctic Office Mailing list.
Arctic Science Summit Week 2024
The Arctic Science Summit Week 2024 will take place between 21-29 March and there is an exciting programme of business, community and science meetings (21-26 March); an Arctic Science Day with the theme “Arctic Coasts” in the fabulous Dynamic Earth science centre (26 March); and three days for the important Arctic Observing Summit 2024 (27-29 March). An overview Programme is now available on the ASSW website, and the Registration is now live, register here. The Summit will be a fully hybrid event, with options for in-person and online attendance. Early bird registration fees will be available until 31 January 2024. Invitation letters for visa applications can be requested via ASSW2024.email@example.com.
The venue for the main events of ASSW2024 and AOS2024 will be the University of Edinburgh’s Pollock Estate, a short walk or bus ride from the centre of the city. Please ensure that you complete the registration process as soon as you can to avoid any disappointment. Registration fees include lunch each day, as well as coffee and tea breaks, and other refreshments. There will be a Welcome Reception in the historic Edinburgh City Chambers on the 22 March, courtesy of the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. The Conference Dinner will be on the 25th of March in the iconic Playfair Library Hall within the University.
Edinburgh has a wide range of accommodation to suit everyone. There are special discounts for ASSW2024 attendees at the Scott and the Scholar Hotels (see more details here), subject to availability. Edinburgh is extremely well connected for international travel and has good train links to the rest of the country, further information on travel to the Summit is available here.
Early Career Researchers and Indigenous Researchers and Knowledge Holders are strongly welcomed and encouraged to participate in the Summit. Support for registration and travel costs can be provided by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) through a competitive process. Further details are available here and the deadline for applications is on 15 December 2023.
Reminder: Arctic Bursary Schemes 2024/25 and Arctic Council Working Groups Engagement Scheme 2024/25
United Kingdom and Greenland Arctic Bursary Scheme 2024/2025 – An opportunity for United Kingdom-based researchers to apply for bursaries ranging from £5,000 to a maximum of £20,000 to support active participation in new joint partnerships with researchers based in Greenland in the 2024-25 season. Application deadline 19 January 2024.
United Kingdom and Iceland Arctic Science Partnership Scheme 2024/2025 – An opportunity for researchers based in the United Kingdom and Iceland to make joint applications for bursaries ranging from £5,000 to a maximum of £20,000 to support active participation in new partnerships in the 2024-25 season. Application deadline 19 January 2024.
United Kingdom and Japan Arctic Bursary Scheme 2024/2025 – An opportunity for United Kingdom-based researchers to apply for bursaries ranging from £10,000 to a maximum of £50,000 to support active participation in new joint partnerships with researchers based in Japan in the 2024-25 season. Application deadline 31 January 2024.
Arctic Council Working Groups – UK Engagement Scheme 2024/2025 – An opportunity for researchers based in the United Kingdom to apply for funding to support their practical engagement and involvement with the work of the Arctic Council’s Working Groups and the priorities and initiatives of the Norwegian Chairship (2023-25). The call details will be launched in early January 2024, with expected deadline of end of February 2024.
Any questions about any of these schemes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will aim to respond as soon as we can.
NERC Arctic Research Station ‘Open Day’
The 2024 NERC Arctic Station ‘Open Day’ will be held on 7 February. This will be hosted at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge with the option of joining online via zoom. The event will provide an opportunity to find out more about the station, the kit available, and about the science that the station is able to support! The Station Management Team will also be available, and we look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about accessing the facility.
The link to register is now live here: https://forms.office.com/e/w6PxbiK2mU
We will provide details about the programme in the new year so watch this space! Any questions in the meantime, please contact us at email@example.com