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    In connection with counteracting the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus, the office of the Centre for Polar Studies is switching to a remote work system. Please contact us on the phone number 571 449 703 or e-mail polarknow@us.edu.pl

SIOS and UNIS support the fieldwork in Svalbard!

The ongoing pandemic has limited research activities in Svalbard, including the possibility of organizing the fieldwork campaign 2020 as part of the project „Hindcasting and projections of hydro-climatic conditions of Southern Spitsbergen” (RiS 11198) in the Werenskiold Glacier area (Wedel Jarlsberg Land, Spitsbergen).

The SIOS Logistics Sharing Notice Board platform proved to be a helpful solution! more about this form of cooperation -> https://sios-svalbard.org/logistic-notice-board and about fruitful fieldwork: https://sios-svalbard.org/News_20200703

as well as in the short movie:

Many thanks to
SIOS  – Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System and UNIS – the University Centre in Svalbard
for excellent contribution and logistic & financial support!

Proposed PhD projects at the IEDS 2020/2021

Proposed PhD projects at the International Environmental Doctoral School have been published on the website:


We kindly ask you to read our offer and invite you to apply to the Doctoral School. Registration of candidates in the IRK system will be available from 30 June to 27 August 2020.


The Invited Lectures on Polar Research – Dr. Ethan Welty

W E   A R E   P L E A S E D   T O   I N V I T E D   T O   L E C T U R E:

“Extracting glacier observations from time-lapse photographs”

by Dr. Ethan Welty
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder

to be held January 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM at the Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Silesia
room 002 (Będzińska st., 60, Sosnowiec)