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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.

On Thursday 15th March 2018, Jennifer Ngo-Anh, Head of the Human Research Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), will give a webinar on 'ESA's Human Research Programme', including an overview of ESA's work at Concordia research station in Antarctica. The webinar is the third in a series of...

Guest post by JOIDES Resolution IODP Expedition 374 co-chief scientist Laura De Santis from Instituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica...
The Call for Abstracts for the UArctic Congress 2018 is now open. The EPB is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts to session 5.12, which it is...
The EPB has launched its updated website. As well as improved aesthetics and a modernised design, the site now has better functionality on both...