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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 16th June 2018, on the occasion of POLAR2018, the major international conference bringing together over 2000 Arctic, Antarctic and alpine researchers, policymakers and professionals from around the world, organised jointly by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the...

Join the EPB and other co-hosts, the Arctic Research Consortium of the UNited States (ARCUS). the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the...
In celebration of the Arctic Biodiversity Congress, the CAFF International Secretariat, in cooperation with sponsors, launch the Arctic Biodiversity...
For the fourth EPB-APECS webinar, held on Tuesday 5th June 2018, Kristina Bär, EU-PolarNet Communications Officer, introduced the EU Arctic Cluster an...