Polar research


The Arctic is more affected by climate warming than any other region. To monitor the ongoing changes, to predict the evolution of the climate system and to develop mitigation measures, we need a coherent system of Earth Observation.

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European Polar Board (EPB)

The EPB is an independent organisation that focuses on major European strategic priorities in both the Arctic and the Antarctic regions. Current EPB membership includes research institutes, funding agencies, scientific academies and polar operators from across Europe. The EPB envisions…

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iCUPE – Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments – answers to ERA-PLANET (European network for observing our changing planet) thematic strand 4 (Polar areas and natural resources). The project is motivated by the fact that the role of polar regions…

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KEPLER was a multi-partner initiative, built around the operational European Ice Services and Copernicus information providers, to prepare a roadmap for Copernicus to deliver an improved European capacity for monitoring and forecasting the Polar Regions.



POLARIN: POLAR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK POLARIN’s overall aim is to provide efficient and customised research infrastructure services to address the scientific challenges of the polar regions, including fully funded “transnational access” to a wide portfolio of complementary and interdisciplinary top…



PolarRES (Polar Regions in the Earth System) is an €8 million project, financed by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme for a period of 4 years beginning in September 2021. The PolarRES consortium consists of 17 partners from…

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The polar oceans are important regulators of the global climate system. They are also among the ecosystems most impacted by warming. This has implications for the ecosystem services they provide for society. Two essential services include a unique biodiversity and…

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