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European Polar Board

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

Since 2015, the EPB has been an independent entity, with its Secretariat hosted by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Established in 1995, the EPB was an Expert Board of the European Science Foundation formed to provide strategic advice on Arctic and Antarctic issues.

The EPB envisions a Europe with a strong and cohesive polar research community, wherein decisions affecting or affected by the polar regions are informed by independent, accurate, and timely advice from the EPB.

The EPB has a mission to improve European coordination of Arctic and Antarctic research by optimising the use of European research infrastructure. We promote multilateral collaborations between our Members and provide a single contact point for the global polar research community. We advance the collective knowledge of polar issues, particularly in the context of European societal relevance.

In July 2017, the EPB coordinated a workshop titled “Towards the Incorporation of the Humanities and Social Sciences into Large Polar Research Projects” at the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) conference in Hobart, Australia. The aim of the workshop was to explore a series...

On Sunday 21st October, the European Polar Board and INTERACT convened a panel session at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2018 in Reykjavik, titled Minimis...
For the fifth webinar in the EPB-APECS series, Chloe Hill, Policy Officer at the European Geosciences Union (EGU), presented the results of the...
On 25 and 26 October, science ministers, researchers and representatives of international organisations and Arctic Indigenous Peoples came together...
14.01. – 18.01.2019
20.01. – 25.01.2019
27.02. – 28.02.2019
27.03. – 28.03.2019
07.04. – 12.04.2019