EU-PolarNet introduce the first fully co-designed European Polar Research Programme and publish two white papers: A white paper on European Infrastructure Access and Interoperability and a White Paper on Status of Stakeholder Engagement in Polar Research
Text: Anngelica Kristoferqvist
EU-PolarNet wants to improve and strengthen the international cooperation in polar research
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The ambition of EU-PolarNet was to improve and strengthen international co-operation in polar research, to develop an integrated European research program and a resource-orientated infrastructure and useage plan and initiate, conduct and sustain a meaningful dialogue with polar stakeholders.
The purpose of the Polar Research Program is to find the right priorities for polar research
EU-PolarNet came to its end in June 2020. They are proud to introduce the first fully co-designed European Polar Research Programme. In addition, they have published two white papers: A white paper on European Infrastructure Access and Interoperability and a White Paper on Status of Stakeholder Engagement in Polar Research.
The European Polar Research Programme (EPRP) was developed with the mission to identify research priorities which have direct relevance to the most pressing societal challenges that local and indigenous communities, polar stakeholders and, more generally, all regions including Europe are facing as a result of the changes in the Polar Regions. The EPRP is the outcome of a five-year process of co-designing and co-developing a future research agenda for Europe which has been performed within the EU-PolarNet consortium.
EU-PolarNet is a five-year project under Horizon2020
The two EU-PolarNet White Papers is result of the EU-PolarNet; a project funded under Horizon2020 for five years, and involves a consortium covering a vast range of European expertise in both Antarctic and Arctic research.The documents are written by polar research experts and expect to expand European polar research cooperation further and improve the global cooperation.
EU-PolarNet 2 will organise its virtual kick-off meeting together with the EU Polar Cluster Annual Meeting 2020 on 26-27th October 2020, both within the upcoming 2020 European Polar Science Week. Visit their conference website to find out the registration details and daily agendas.