NERC Arctic Office Bulletin – May 2023

2nd May 2023

ASSW 2024: Call for business and community meetings now open
The Scottish Arctic Network (ScAN), the University of Edinburgh and the Local Organising Committee are pleased to invite you to the Arctic Science Summit Week 2024 (ASSW 2024), including the Arctic Observing Summit, which will be hosted in Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) from the 21 to 29 March 2024.

The conference is being organised by a strong team of partners; led by the Scottish Arctic Network; University of Edinburgh; the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Scottish Government; Scottish Alliance for Geosciences Environment and Society; Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland; UK Polar Network; and the NERC Arctic Office.

The venue will be The University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s best universities in one of the world’s greatest cities. Whilst we hope you can join us in beautiful Edinburgh, the conference is also planned as a hybrid event. The Call for business and community meetings is now open. We look forward to receiving your proposals and we can’t wait to welcome you to Edinburgh next year.

Programme Dates
21-26 March 2024 – ASSW 2024 Business and Community Meetings
26 March 2024 – Science Day
27-29 March – Arctic Observing Summit

Important Dates
25 April 2023 – 30 September 2023 – Call for Business and Community Meetings
Autumn 2023 – Registration opens
21-29 March 2024 – ASSW2024

More information is available on the ASSW 2024 website
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Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any queries!

NERC Arctic Research Station Access Scheme 2023-24
The Natural Environment Research Council have made available up to £30,000 in financial year 2023-24 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 2023-24 financial year. This means that all eligible costs must be incurred and processed before 31 March 2024. 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 2024. It may still be possible to support work in autumn 2023 but you should contact the Station Manager, Iain Rudkin ( urgently if you are interested in this opportunity.

Full details are available on the NERC Arctic Office website.

Upcoming events:
UK Arctic Science Conference 2023 Abstract submission deadline: 9 June 2023
UK Arctic Science Conference 2023: 11 – 13 September 2023, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
Arctic Circle Assembly 2023: 19 – 22 October 2023. The 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly will be held in Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland.
ASSW 2024: 21 – 29 March 2024

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!