Nominate a ‘Polar Hero’ to be Recognized in ECO’s Polar Special Issue

ECO Magazine is now accepting nominations for people and projects to be recognized as ‘Polar Heroes’ in the upcoming special issue dedicated to polar science and exploration

In partnership with the Arctic Circle, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), ECO Magazine has announced the publication of a special issue dedicated to polar research.

As part of our mission to celebrate collaboration and progress in polar research, we are looking for nominations of innovative projects and/or individuals making significant contributions to polar science, policy and exploration. Nominations can fall under the following categories:

Theme 1: Life Above & Below the Ice (Example topics include polar biology and ecology; life in ice, polar fisheries; marine mammals)

Theme 2: Polar Environments (Example topics include long-term observations, climate change, in situ monitoring, satellites observations, sea-ice models)

Theme 3: Innovation for Frozen Seas (Example topics include underwater robots, sensors for polar environments, new modelling techniques and software)

Theme 4: Humans at the Poles (Example topics include policy and sustainable management, maritime and fishery industries, indigenous communities; developing a sustainable blue economy)

The finalist under each category will be selected by ECO's senior editor, Kira Coley, in coordination with the Arctic Circle, SCAR and APECS, to be featured in the upcoming Polar special issue.

You can submit your nomination here.

Deadline for nominations September 4, 2020.

Available in September 2020, the Polar Special Issue will highlight the latest international research and groundbreaking expeditions, and report on the challenges and opportunities for science, industry and local communities in the face of climate change. This exclusive edition will be promoted at the Arctic Circle Assembly - the largest annual international gathering on Arctic affairs with over 2000 participants - due to take place this October in Iceland.


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