This page shows individual project sessions, webinars, and workshops. 

Collaborative sessions at major conferences etc. are listed separately, with more detail and links to session outputs.


Upcoming Cluster project events

  • INTERACT and the British Antarctic Survey - Machine learning demonstration - online via Zoom 7th February 14:00-17:00 CET
    • Work Package 6 aims to explore applied artificial intelligence and machine learning on climate changes, and most importantly aiding researchers monitoring changes in climate. Specifically, this demo is about using machine learning on example data to make specific algorithms and methods available, and demonstrate the outcome. As such, we would like to invite you to a demonstration of the work we have conducted with regards to:
      • Computer vision - tools to automatically caterogise and identify projects in photographs
      • Natural Language Processing - automatically summarising texts extracted from photographs of log books
      • Alternative tools for those of you who find programming intimidating
    • Find the link to the demonstration via Zoom here:
  • NUNATARYUK at Arctic Frontiers: 31st January - 3rd February 2022 - Session 3: Arctic Costs in Transition We envision a highly interdisciplinary session, including perspectives from across the Arctic, and welcome contributions on topics including, but not limited to:
    • environmental and societal drivers of Arctic coastal change;
    • physical change of Arctic coasts–coastal dynamics and rates of change;
    • impacts on coastal ecosystems and local Arctic communities;
    • supporting sustainable planning, management, mitigation and adaptation measures for an Arctic coast in transition.
  • Arctic PASSION at YOPP Final Summit: 1-4 May 2022 Montreal, Canada The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is the flagship activity of the WWRP Polar Prediction Project, with the aim of enabling a significant improvement in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond, by coordinating a period of intensive observing, modelling, verification, user-engagement and education activities.
    • Registration is now open and closes on 15 November 2021 
    • Special opportunities for early career scientists
    • More information can be found here:

 Past Cluster project events


  • SIOS KNOWLEDGE CENTRE - The State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) Annual Report Release for 2021 - Monday 24th January 2022 online - The SESS report release will be streamed on YouTube, the link to the stream will be shared 15 minutes before the event begins. 
    • Programme: (All times in CET)
      • 10:00-10:30 Opening of the SIOS Polar Night Week 2022
      • 10:30-11:30 Release of the 2021 State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report. The authors will present their chapters for this years' report.
    • The State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) is an annual report produced by Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS). It contains information about some of the key Earth System Science parameters in the Svalbard region.
    • More about SESS-2021:
    • Link to the event on Facebook:
  • Call for Community Input - Arctic Observing Summit 2022 - Arctic PASSION. Deadline to submit input: 15th January 2022. 
  • PROTECT Webinar - What do Stakeholders want from sea-level rise scenarios: a consultative analysis. Online - 10th January 2022 3pm CET. Over the coming decades, sea-level rise projections and knowledge of their uncertainties are essential for coastal planners to make informed mitigation and adaptive decisions. A key aspect of the PROTECT project is the interaction between these practitioners and sea-level scientists (ranging from glaciologists to coastal impact specialists) to develop robust and reliable projections which are readily understood, shared and applied. 


  • APECS-ARICE Webinar: NoTAC Cruise, RV Kronprins Haakon (No) - How to Measure Water Exchange in the Fram Strait Using Novel Tracers? 2nd December 2021 13:00-14:00 GMT/14:00-15:00 CET  The ARICE funded NoTAC project (Novel Tracers of Arctic Carbon and water exchange in the Fram Strait) is an international collaboration across several institutions from Denmark, Finland, Poland and USA with a diverse team varying from early career (ECS) to senior scientists. The project focuses on assessing the application of novel, cost-effective water masses tracers, with special interest in tracking the Arctic outflow entering the Atlantic basin through a major gateway, the Fram Strait. Those tracers are, for example, dissolved organic matter composition, lignin phenols, radioisotopes, optical properties of water masses and microbial community (with focus on phytoplankton and bacteria). Apart from the tracer component, the project also has another component focused on the cycling of carbon and nutrients in the region, which are assessed through experimental work conduct during the Fram Strait cruise.
  • Arctic PASSION at the Arctic Observing Summit Early Career Co-Chair Q&A Webinar Tuesday 30th November 2021 4pm GMT/5pm CET - A not-to-be-missed opportunity for early career researchers to get involved with the upcoming Arctic Observing Summit (30th March - 1st April 2022 in Tromsø, Norway). The AOS2022 invited Early Career Co-Chairs to contribute to the planning of the summit, help record and distill the conversations happening in the working groups sessions at the summit, and contribute to the working group reports and final products. There will be one Early Career Co-Chair per working group:
  • Arctic Hubs WP1 Webinar - Global Drivers and the Future of Key Industries in the European Arctic - Tuesday 30th November 11:00am CET Online via Zoom Building sustainability and resilience across the European Arctic. Globalization is not a singular driving force. Instead, it consists of different kinds of international processes and challenges that may dfy a strictly local solution due to their complexity. Climate change is just one example. The Arctic of the 2020s cannot be understood without placing it in the context of global linkages and processes that shape its future and fortunes. Knowledge about global drivers and their local impacts is needed for a transition to a more sustainable future.
    • The aim of the workshop was to present WP1 research about trends, weak signals and wild cards impacting Arctic industries. Furthermore, the global drivers affecting the futures of the people living in the European Arctic will be discussed.
  • JUSTNORTH Conference 2021, Toward Just, Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Economies, Environments and Societies: 15th November 2021, Rovaniemi Finland Arctic development of the past is persistent in inequitable practices, leaving scars from the impacts of social, economic and environmental inequality. In addition, Arctic development of today is occurring alongside the adverse effects of climate change within an integrated global system deficient in mechanisms for incentivising just transitions toward sustainable development. With the goal of enhancing the governance capacity of the EU to mitigate this problem, JUSTNORTH brought together 13 partners from 7 disciplines to evaluate the viability of Arctic economic activities. Find more information here:
  • EU PolarNet 2 General Assembly 25th and 26th October:
    • Monday, 25 October 2021, 13:15 CET: General Assembly with guest speakers, progress update of the work packages. Open to all interested.
    • Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 12:45 CET: 2nd part of the GA, discussion sessions of the different work packages. Open to whole consortium and guests interested in discussing and contributing to one of the work packages.
    • (For information: Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 09:00 CET: Joint EU-PolarNet 2/EPB session on the development of the European Polar Coordination Office (EPCO). Open only to the EU-PolarNet 2 consortium and EPB Plenary.)
  • CHARTER - FIRST CHARTER GENERAL ASSEMBLY 4 - 6th October 2021, Helsinki, Finland. The CHARTER project is now entering its second year and this makes it time for our 1st General Assembly! A final version of the programme is available on the internal page of the CHARTER website. The Assembly is for project participants only, but we will be reporting outcomes and stories from the Assembly over the coming weeks, including a new CHARTER newsletter to which anyone can subscribe, details to follow.
  • HERMOSA workshop: 5 - 6th October 2021. Interested in atmospheric aerosol sampling, analysis and data handling and working in Svalbard? Then you should check out this upcoming workshop, aiming to harmonise and integrate relevant research activities:
  • Blue Action: Multi-annual to Decadal Climate Predictability in the North Atlantic-Arctic Sector. 20th - 22nd  September 2021. The workshop aims to foster scientific exchanges and collaborations on multi-annual to decadal climate predictability, including research on: climate predictability from interannual to multi-decadal timescales and our understanding of the associated physical processes and their representation by models,   improvement of dynamical prediction systems, and increasing need for actionable information dependent on skillful climate predictions. Keynote speakers (including both prominent and promising scientists) have already confirmed their participation. More info: flyer and on the web pageOrganisers:  EU H2020 Blue-Action, TMS Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit, JPI Climate-Oceans ROADMAP project and the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel, CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel and CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel. The workshop is also linked to the EU Climate Modelling Cluster, established by EASME/EC in 20218. Location: we are aiming for a hybrid format, with physical location in either Bergen (Norway) or Copenhagen (Denmark). A decision will be taken in June.

  • International ONLINE Conference for Young MArine REsearchers (ICYMARE): A conference designed by and for young marine researchers. ICYMARE stands for “International Conference for YOUNG Marine Researchers”: Further details can be found on the event flyer here21st - 24th September 2021.
  • ESA Polar Science Cluster Collation Meeting September 15-17  

    The  ESA Polar Science Cluster involves a set of different ESA-funded scientific activities addressing different aspects of Polar research. Through this set of projects ESA aims at working hand by hand with the scientific community to:

    • Improve our observation capacity over Polar regions and contribute to develop the next generation of Polar observations from space;
    • Enhance the basic scientific understanding of the different processes governing Polar changes and their regional and global impacts;
    • Contributing to translate new knowledge and scientific results into actionable solutions for society.

    The ESA Polar Science Cluster is supported by a number of research opportunities and networking actions promoting collaborative research, and fostering European and international scientific collaboration, especially with EC funded activities within the context of the joint EC-ESA Earth System Science Initiative.

    The purpose of this meeting is to review the latest developments and results of the different projects, present the new projects recently kicked off and discuss with you the potential scientific priorities for the future. In particular, we would like to review the results of the EC-ESA Polar Science Week and define with you a set of collective goals and a way forward for 2023+.

    More information, results and the complete set of projects is provided in the dedicated web site

    Please access the ConfTool system, create an user account and proceed by registering to participate HERE

    The meeting Agenda is available for your information HERE


  • ASM3 webinar series – in collaboration with the EPB: This webinar series is designed to increase transparency of the Arctic Science Ministerial science process and to provide additional opportunities for scientists, Indigenous Peoples and stakeholders to further engage with the science and proposed actions leading up to the Third Arctic Science Ministerial in Tokyo, Japan in May 2021. The webinar series is a cooperation between the ASM3 Organisers in Iceland and Japan, and the European Polar Board. Each webinar will be recorded and made available on the EPB YouTube channel.

  • Kick-Off Meeting for the Southern Ocean UN Decade: Friday 9th July 2021 - Following the publication of our report on Southern Ocean priorities for the next 10 years, we are pleased to announce that the Southern Ocean Task Force will be hosting a Kick-off meeting for the Southern Ocean UN Decade online.This webinar will gather speakers from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and members of the Southern Ocean Task Force. 

  • How to apply for an EU-PolarNet 2 Service Contract: Webinar: EU-PolarNet 2 seeks support from the European Polar Community to develop ideas for concrete research activities. For this purpose, EU-PolarNet 2 will open a Call for Services on July 1st, 2021. On July 7th 2021, 13:00 CET we will hold a 90-minure webinar to present the following aspects of the Call for Services:

  • KEPLER Final General Assembly on Monday 21st June 2021. Do please join us to discuss the recommendations and output of the KEPLER project. (Monday open to all + evening virtual drinks/networking. Tuesday is for KEPLER participants only). Please register here. KEPLER Final General Assembly Programme.
  • The EU’s Arctic influence: Presentation of a report on the EU actions affecting the Arctic: The seminar will present a report prepared in relation to the project “Overview of EU actions in the Arctic and their impact”. The study considers a broad range of ways in which EU policies affect the Arctic and influence the EU’s environmental footprint and economic presence in the region. During the study the EU’s environmental and economic Arctic impact has been considered, relevant policies have been identified and analysed as well as policy options for strengthening the EU Arctic approach have been proposed. The report has been written by a team of experts led by Prof. Timo Koivurova. The seminar will include the presentation of the study, commentaries from Arctic stakeholders as well as insights into the current stage of developing the new EU’s policy towards the Arctic, to which the report is to contribute. In order to register for the Seminar please enter the below link, click "Arctic Register Form" fill the data required and click "REGISTER"
  • SIOS Earth Observation and Remote Sensing for the online conference. More information: 8th - 10thJune 2021.
  • EPB ASM3 webinar series: Closing webinar - Post-Ministerial Review: Joint Statement and Actions 09 June 2021, 13:00-15:00 UTC
  • An anchor point to a drifting world: is going to be about terrestrial research in Svalbard. Join us to learn about current research on terrestrial biology in Svalbard as well as knowledge gaps. For more details on the programme and registration, visit our webpage. 7th May.
  • Women Communicating Arctic Science Gender in Transdisciplinary Research (Part of 'Breaking the Ice Ceiling' webinar series): 6th May, 5-6pm BST. Learn about the heart & sense dilemma women face in science communication & the role gender plays in transdisiplinary research. For further details and to register click here.
  • ARCSAR: The 3rd ARCSAR Innovation and knowledge exchange event and 2nd ARCSAR dissemination workshop hosted by Nord University and Lapland University of Applied Sciences. The event will take place 5th May, 13.00-16.30 CEST (UTC +2). The event will be held digitally and starts with the 2nd ARCSAR dissemination workshop aimed at promoting the project activities and proceeds with the 3rd ARCSAR Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Event with a focus on “Training for innovations and innovations for training in the Arctic and North Atlantic”. To register, click here.
  • The International Polar Tourism Research Network Welcomes the ProAct Team 15th April 
  • Open Day for the NERC Arctic Station on Thursday 25 February: The session will highlighted the rapid environmental changes in and around Svalbard; the support provided by the Station, including new for this season ROV & AUV and lots of other marine and lab kit; and the latest developments and funding opportunities. Full details and registration:
  • KEPLER training: online workshop for students and early career scientists 17-18th February 2021. The Horizon 2020 funded project 'Key Environmental monitoring for Polar Latitudes and European Readiness' (KEPLER) hosted an online workshop for students and Early Career Scientists.
  • SO-CHIC webinar: Ocean variabilities in the Southern Weddell Sea   13:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th January.
  • EPB ASM3 webinar 3: Theme 1, Observe: Observing networks; Data sharing – towards implementation 20 January 2021, 13:00-15:00 UTC
  • EPB ASM3 webinar 4: Theme 2, Understand: Enhance understanding and prediction capability on Arctic environmental and social systems and its global impact 17 February 2021, 13:00-15:00 UTC


  • The 2020 EU Polar Cluster meeting will be held as part of the European Polar Science Week on the 27th October 2020, online, in collaboration with ESA -
  • EGU General Assembly 2020 - Vienna, Austria  3th - 8th May 2020.
    • APPLICATE splinter session 5th May, 10:45 - 12:30, room 2.17 (SMP37)
  • European Polar Board, EPB, Spring Plenary meeting, Sofia, Bulgaria 23rd - 24th of April, 2020. 
  • 5th Joint Arctic SAR Workshop and TTX. Hveragerði, Iceland, 15th - 16th April. 
  • ASSW (Arctic Science Summit Week) 28 March - 30 March 2020
    • EPP, ARICE, APPLICATE, EUPolarNet involved in sessions
  • Arctic Observing Summit, Iceland, 31st March - 2nd April 2020
    • INTAROS involved in preparatory work
    • KEPLER submitted side session
  • Arctic Frontiers Tromso, Norway, 26th-30th January 2020

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