The Cluster is structured along Working groups and Action groups.

Working groups are ongoing activities applicable to selected Cluster members. These are smaller groups which include people from relevant projects, and with a few people responsible – “Cluster Curators”.

 

Current groups (with representatives as applicable) are:

  • Outreach (website, social media, Catalyst Platform)
  • Stakeholders – Indigenous, Industry, Policy advisors
  • (International) Cooperation
  • Observation & Remote Sensing

 

Action groups are science planning groups – projects coming together based on a topic. These are short lived – they will not last more than a few months, and will have clear goals, deliverables, and outcomes. They will have deadlines, and will end after a period.

Participation is not only for coordinators, but for anyone involved in a project. 

The groups are based on activities such as:

  • Horizon Results Booster (ending: January 2023)
  • Policy Advice
  • Webinars
  • Workshops
  • Training
  • Greater engagement and integration for new projects
  • Science planning

 

Current Action groups:

 

Action group Start date End date Activities & Links
Horizon Results Booster  2020 February 2023  
ASSW2023 06.2022 30.04.2023  
FACE-IT/ECOTIP/CHARTER mid 2022   
ArcticHubs/JustNorth/CHARTER 2022 July 2024
  • Workshop “Tools for green and just transition to increase resilience in the Arctic" at the fringe of Arctic Frontiers in Tromsø 2023

 

Action groups are created on the Catalyst Platform (polarcatalyst.eu) - Discussions and independently coordinate their activities there.

 

The EU Polar Cluster website is hosted by the European Polar Board, and managed by the British Antarctic Survey.