The EU-PolarNet white paper workshop, which took place from 24th to 28th September in La Cristalera, Spain, was an important milestone towards an integrated European Polar Research Programme – one of EU-PolarNet’s main deliverables. The objective of the workshop was to develop several white papers with topics of high interest to the European society, and where the outcomes of future research will have benefits that are economic, social or cultural. It brought together thoroughly chosen international polar experts within five key areas: People; Climate and Cryosphere; Sustainable Management of Resources and Human Impacts; Polar Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity; and New Technology.
The five EU-PolarNet White Papers are now finalised. You can download them either individually, or as a full report including all five papers and an introduction here: https://www.eu-polarnet.eu/news-and-events/conferences-and-workshops/white-paper-workshop/