Welcome to the EU Polar Cluster -
a collaboration of Arctic and Antarctic projects funded by the European Commission

The EU Polar Cluster currently comprises of  the following projects:, ARCSAR, Arctic PASSION, ARICE, ArcticHubs, Beyond EPICA, CAPARDUS, CHARTER, CRiceS, ECOTIP, EU-PolarNet 2, FACE-IT, FORCeS, iCUPE, INTERACT III, JUSTNORTH, PROTECT, PolarRES, SO-CHIC, TiPACCs and NUNATARYUK. In addition we are supported by two ongoing organisations, the European Polar Board (EPB) and SIOS, the Svalbard Integrated Observing System. We contine the legacy of previous Cluster members that have now ended: APPLICATE,  BLUE-ACTION, EU-PolarNet, INTAROS, INTERACT II, KEPLER.

The cluster thus merges a broad spectrum of research and coordination activities - ranging from the most up-to-date findings on permafrost and sea ice, from enhancing observation to improving predictions, and from networking research stations to coordinating access to icebreakers.

Project clusters



 Call for Nominations! 

The Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award serves to promote and raise awareness of promising projects which address climate change through concrete actions and plans.

UArctic and the Arctic Circle are pleased to announce that two prizes will be awarded to outstanding ideas; open to anyone (individual or small group) and another specifically catalyzing institutional collaboration in support of innovative action amongst UArctic members. 

The call for nominations is open until 17 May 2022 

Click here to read the full call and instructions

EU Polar Cluster newsletter

- winter 2021 edition now available -

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year to you all.


Call for Community Input - Arctic Observing Summit 2022 - Arctic PASSION.

Deadline to submit input: 15th January 2022. 

Please consider contributions from Arctic PASSION. https://iasc.info/news/iasc-news/890-arctic-observing-summit-2022-aos-2022-call-for-community-input There are several working groups who will offer meeting sessions at the AOS. The working groups are currently in the planning phase and we have Arctic PASSION partners thankfully involved in the planning of all of them

1.Regional to Global Observing

2.Food Security

3.Data Sharing

4.System Integration

5.Utility and Benefits

6.Capacity Building

You can find more info on the working groups and the conference on the website https://arcticobservingsummit.org/summits/aos-2022/

Deadline to submit input: January 15th, 2022 Poster abstract submission deadline: Jan 30th,  2022. Please contact Luisia Cristini or Michael Karcher if you intend to submit contributions. 

EU-PolarNet 2/EBP/Cluster Webinar - "New Arctic Policy"

24th November 2021, 10:00am CET 90 Minutes

The objective of this webinar is to introduce the new Arctic Policy to the EU Polar Community, to discuss the role of Research & Innovcation in the new strategy and to see how R&I projects can contribute to the Policy objectives. The webinar will reflect on the contribution of EU Polar Cluster projects to better understanding of changes in the Arctic, as well as to societal benefits. 

In case you missed it, you can watch the entire webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W1V6cUDo00

Full policy text.

 COP26 - EU Polar Cluster session at EU Pavilion - "Polar Warming, Global Warming"

3rd November 2021 Time: 13:00 (GMT, Glasgow time) 14:00 (CET, Brussels time)

  Registration Under the topic “Biodiversity, nature-based solutions, oceans” 

Venue: Brussels Studio Room B, Brussels Bloom Hotel, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels   

We provided scientific facts and community knowledge of polar change from EU Polar Cluster Members to protect and support adaptation, resilience, & sustainability, of communities and habitats, and the Polar Regions impact on European society. This session was organised by Cluster Members EU-PolarNet 2SO-CHICPROTECTTiPACCs, Arctic PASSION and the EPB, and representatives from the Alfred Wegener Institute, British Antarctic Survey, the Université libre de Bruxelles, and the University of Grenoble and was moderated by Nicole Biebow. 

The session was recorded and available for public view here

Terms of Reference now in force


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