For the fourth EPB-APECS webinar, held on Tuesday 5th June 2018, Kristina Bär, EU-PolarNet Communications Officer, introduced the EU Arctic Cluster and how it is bringing together EU-funded polar research projects to jointly maximise their impact.
The EU Arctic Cluster is a network of Horizon 2020 and a Framework Programme 7 funded Arctic projects, with the European Polar Board (EPB) as an affiliated partner. Currently it comprises nine projects: APPLICATE, ARICE, Blue-Action, EU-PolarNet, ICE-ARC, iCUPE, INTAROS, INTERACT, and NUNATARYUK. The Cluster thus merges a broad spectrum of research and coordination activities - ranging from the most up-to-date findings on permafrost and sea ice, from enhancing observation to improving predictions, and from networking research stations to coordinating access to icebreakers.
The EU Arctic Cluster's objective is to bring the insights from various areas of expertise together in order to provide one entry point to EU funded Arctic research. Jointly the Cluster aims to provide policy-relevant information and support the EU in implementing its integrated policy for the Arctic.
Details of all webinars in the EPB-APECS series, including summaries, slides and recordings, can be found here.