NERC Arctic Office Bulletin – February 2024

26th February 2024

Welcome to the February 2024 NERC Arctic Office Bulletin. If you have an event that you would like us to promote, please let us know. We’re always glad to hear from you. If you haven’t received this Bulletin direct, you can sign up to our mailing list on the website’s home page. For all previous bulletins, please visit the Arctic Office bulletins page.

UK-Arctic Council Working Groups – Research and Engagement Scheme 2024/25 – call for applications closes on 1st March 2024.

The call is now open for researchers based in the United Kingdom to apply for funding to support practical research and engagement with the work of the Arctic Council’s Working Groups, and the priorities and initiatives of the Norwegian Chairship 2023-25.  The Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation in the Arctic.

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • support the active and effective resumption of work of projects across the six Arctic Council Working Groups and beyond.
  • provide valuable opportunities for UK-based researchers to share and expand their expertise, for mutual benefit; and
  • support the UK’s role as a committed and active Observer to the Arctic Council addressing priorities of joint benefit.

The scheme is being delivered in active partnership with the NERC Arctic Office and the UK Science Innovation Network. All the details of the call, including eligibility and application process can be found here. Deadline for applications is Friday 1st March 2024.

Arctic Science Summit Week, Edinburgh, 21 – 29 March 2024: Registration deadlines

With the ASSW less than one month away, this is a gentle reminder that the in-person registrations for ASSW close on 7 March and the online registrations close on the 18 March. Full details on how to register is available on the ASSW website, along with the full programme.

Please note that you will not be able to register via the registration website after the deadline (a limited number of last-moment tickets will be available to purchase at the venue at a higher ‘onsite’ rate, but we cannot guarantee catering for onsite registrations and strongly advise all delegates to purchase event tickets in advance). 

In addition to the full meetings schedule, you can access the cultural and social programme on the ASSW website. There is an exciting programme with 9 full days of events and networking, >85 conference sessions, 21 exhibitors showcasing their work during the week, 5 social events, and 12 artists taking part in the cultural programme & plenary. All registered participants will receive more detailed information about the programme & online platform to access online meetings closer to the event.

If you have any questions, please contact or visit the ASSW website.