NERC Arctic Office Bulletin – July 2022

25th July 2022

Welcome to the July 2022 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.

Arctic Science Summit Week 2024, 21-29 March

As mentioned in the December 2021 Arctic Office Bulletin, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) accepted the invitation by the NERC Arctic Office and the UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership (UKAAP), with the support of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to hold the 2024 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) in the UK. Following an open call for applications for a local host during the Spring of 2022, IASC was delighted to announce that the bid from Edinburgh, put forward by the Scottish Arctic Network, with support from the Scottish Government, SAGES and MASTS,  was accepted. The full announcement is now available on the IASC website. Further details to follow later in the year.

NERC Arctic Research Station Access Scheme 2022-23   
The Natural Environment Research Council have made available up to £20,000 in financial year 2022-23 to support access to the NERC Arctic Research Station in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The Scheme is designed to support the access, travel, logistics, subsistence and accommodation and other related costs incurred by teams using this NERC facility.  The funding is available for the 2022-23 financial year. This means that all eligible costs must be incurred before 31 March 2023. It is possible to apply to use this Access Scheme to work at the NERC Arctic Research Station at any time before the end of March 2023. It may still be possible to support work in autumn 2022 but you should contact the Station Manager, Iain Rudkin ( urgently if you are interested in this opportunity. Further details about eligibility, the application process and costings is available here:

UK Arctic Science Conference 2023 – Save the date!
We are pleased to announce that the next UK Arctic Science Conference will be hosted by the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, 11 – 13 September 2023. There will be a call for sessions in the autumn followed by a call for abstracts and registrations early next year. Please look out for the announcements!

Reminder: Oxford University Polar Forum Arctic Horizon Scan
The Oxford University Polar Forum have launched an Arctic Horizon Scanning exercise to identify priorities for Arctic research in the coming decade. Please see the website for further information and for the link to the online survey: The survey will be open until 23 August 2022, with a workshop planned for 7-9 September 2022.

Upcoming events:
Arctic Circle Assembly 2022: 13 – 16 October 2022. The 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly will be held in Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland. Registration is now open.
ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting: 5 – 9 December 2022, Toronto, Canada. Further information available on the website: Registrations and abstract submissions to open 8th August 2022.
Arctic Frontiers 2023: 30 January to 2 February 2023, Tromso, Norway
ASSW 2023:  17 – 24 February, Vienna, Austria –
UK Arctic Science Conference 2023: 11 – 13 September 2023, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

Interested in writing a blog?
The NERC Arctic Office website hosts a blog section and we would very much welcome offers from within the UK Arctic research community to contribute to this blog with guest authors drawing on their research, visits or conferences or other interesting developments. If you are interested, please get in contact – – we look forward to hearing from you!