NERC Arctic Office Bulletin – January 2023

10th January 2023

Welcome to the January 2023 NERC Arctic Office Bulletin. If you have an event that you would like us to promote here or via the NERC Arctic Office website,,  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.

REMINDER: UK Arctic Science Conference 2023 – call for sessions – deadline extended to 20 January 2023
Held every two years the British Antarctic Survey will be hosting the next UK Arctic Science Conference 11 – 13 September 2023 in Cambridge. The conference brings together the UK’s Arctic research community in an open, friendly and accessible event. The call for sessions is open now and closes on 16 January. For more information on submitting session ideas, please see the conference webpage here: Any questions, please contact

REMINDER: UK-Greenland Arctic Bursaries Scheme – deadline for applications 20 January 2023
A new BEIS-funded 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 2023-24 season. Application deadline 20 January 2023.  Application details are available here: Any questions, please contact the Arctic Office –

NERC Arctic Station Event – 8 February 2023
The annual Arctic Station event will take place on 8 February 2023 and will be hosted at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge and online. If you are a current user of the NERC station in Ny-Ålesund, or if you are considering applying to use the station in the future or just interested in finding out more about the Station, then we strongly recommend attending this event, which will aim to inform on the Station, including information on all the science kit that has been recently purchased, along with information on how to apply to access the station and funding opportunities. We will also have a series of quick-fire science talks from recent users of the Station. You can register to attend this FREE event either in person or online via this Eventbrite link: . The agenda will be available shortly so please watch this space and keep an eye on the Arctic Office website ( for further updates. We look forward to welcoming many of you to this event!

 SAVE THE DATE – Arctic Frontier Abroad – Scotland – Friday 17 March 2023
Arctic Frontiers Abroad – Scotland will take place on 17 March 2023 and will be hosted by the University of Aberdeen at King’s College Conference Centre. The Scottish Government and the Arctic Frontiers are pleased to announce their collaboration on a one-day conference designed to encourage debate and knowledge exchange on some of the key challenges and ambitions that Scotland and the Arctic region have in common. Registration is due to open in January, when more information on the program and speakers will also be available.

Arctic Science Summit Week – 17 – 24 January 2023
ASSW 2023 will be held in Vienna, Austria and is organised in a hybrid format. Registration for in person and online participation is open and the programme is now available. Further information is available on the ASSW 2023 website:

SAVE THE DATE: Arctic Science Summit Week 2024, 21-29 March 2024, Edinburgh
The United Kingdom will be the host of the ASSW and Arctic Observing Summit in 2024. Edinburgh has been chosen as the venue. The Local Organising Committee, with partners from the University of Edinburgh, SAMS, Scottish Government, IASC, APECS and others has been formed and begun the exciting process of bringing the event into existence. This is a great opportunity to showcase the full range of Arctic research in Edinburgh, Scotland and across the UK, in addition to the official events, business meetings and side-events. The official handover from Austria to the United Kingdom will take place at the end of the ASSW in Vienna in February. We’ll be sharing more information in the run-up to the handover and immediately afterwards. In the meantime we’re looking forward to hosting a fantastic ASSW in 2024.