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

Cluster Projects

The EU Polar Cluster currently comprises of 14 projects: APPLICATE, ARCSAR, ARICE, Beyond EPICA, BLUE-ACTION, EU-PolarNet, FORCeS, ICE-ARC, iCUPE, INTAROS, INTERACT, KEPLER, SO-CHIC, TiPACCs and NUNATARYUK.

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


INTERACT trans-national access call 2020


Horizon 2020
European Polar Board

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