Are you thinking of attending Polar2018? Then join the Facebook group created by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), which provides useful information on accommodation and travel to and from Davos. Also don't forget to submit your abstracts by 1 November!
Are you a member of ANTPAS or work in any of the fields and topics that ANTPAS focuses on? Are you planning on attending Polar2018? Then consider submitting your abstract to the four sessions listed below. You can also have a look at all the sessions or the session overview. Abstract submission is open until 1 November, with a fee of CHF 30 applicable to each submitted abstract.
Sessions members of ANTPAS are chairing / involved with:
CR1: Permafrost: connecting measurements, monitoring, and modeling
ANTPAS member who is co-convening this session: Gonçalo Vieira
CR2: Title Permafrost landforms in the two Poles as possible Mars analogue
ANTPAS member who is convening this session: Mauro Guglielmin
BE9: Life distribution and responses to environmental changes in Polar ecosystems
ANTPAS member who is convening this session: Nicoletta Cannone
EN6: Reconstructing past environmental change in the Polar Regions
ANTPAS member who is co-convening this session: Marc Oliva
Day 2 of the ANTPAS workshop focused on intense and insightful group discussions and strategy meetings on the future role of ANTPAS and on how to allow ANTPAS to go from an Expert Group to a potential Research Program under SCAR. Results of these discussions will be made available soon, so watch this space!
ANTPAS would also like to again express their gratitude to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) for making funds available, not only to hold the workshop but also to enable a number of students and emerging researchers to attend the workshop. A list of the grant recipients is provided below.
Fabiana Canini, Tuscia University, ITALY
Benoit Faucher, University of Ottawa, CANADA
Christel Hansen, Rhodes University, SOUTH AFRICA
Filip Hrbacek, Masaryk University, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jenna Knox, Rhodes University, SOUTH AFRICA
Tebogo Masebe, Rhodes University, SOUTH AFRICA
Dan Morgan, Vanderbilt University, USA
Tanya O'Neill, Univeristy of Waikato, NEW ZEALAND
Liezel Rudolph, University of the Free State, SOUTH AFRICA
Nicola Wilmot, Rhodes University, SOUTH AFRICA
The ANTPAS workshop started on 4 October at the Insubria University in Varese, Italy. The day was a resounding success, with attendees presenting on a variety of topics, representing multiple disciplines.
The day started with a presentation on the Italian Antarctic program (PNRA), given by the Director of Research at PNRA, Antonio Meloni, followed by a presentation by Jerónimo López-Martínez, the ex-president of SCAR, on the role of research programs within the SCAR strategy.
The three sessions of the day reflected the interdisciplinary nature of ANTPAS, having presentations on dating techniques, remote sensing applications, landform mapping, weathering processes, atmospheric drivers of ground thermal dynamics, microbial studies, biological investigations, as well as permafrost modelling. Posters were on display throughout the day and the day ended with a dinner attended by all delegates.
How do I become a member?
HOW CAN ANTPAS HELP MY RESEARCH?
You can list your project(s) as one that contributes to one of ANTPAS objectives. In order to have your project considered as an ANTPAS project, you should send a request by email to the co-chairs with an abstract of the project objectives and expected outcomes.
HOW CAN I LINK MY PROJECT WITH ANTPAS?
The Steering Committee is able to provide a letter of support to project proposals showing excellent quality and clearly linked to ANTPAS objectives. An abstract of the project, with clearly stated objectives, including the list of project researchers and the top 5 publications by the team should be sent to the Steering Committee for evaluation, so that a letter is prepared.
HOW DO I ACKNOWLEDGE ANTPAS SUPPORT?
A reference to ANTPAS should be included in the acknowledgements in the papers to be published. If you are presenting at an ANTPAS-organised event or one that is affiliated with ANTPAS, or have received funding from ANTPAS to present your work at any event, please include the ANTPAS logo and SCAR logo in your presentation.
IS ANTPAS INTERNATIONALLY AFFILIATED?
ANTPAS IS an Expert Working Group of SCAR. SCAR fosters international collaboration and engagement and is an International Council for Science (ICSU)-affiliated body. The ICSU is a non-governmental organisation with a global membership of national scientific bodies and International Scientific Unions.