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Report: Towards greater collaboration in polar research

The European Polar Board (EPB) convened a panel discussion session at the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. The session, titled 'Towards greater collaboration in polar research' was held at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University.

European research in the Arctic and Antarctic is notable for its excellence, diversity and societal relevance, achieved through extensive collaboration between disciplines, institutes and countries. Noting this, the EPB and its Members endeavour to develop collaborative initiatives within Europe and around the world, for the benefit of polar research.

This panel discussion session showcased successful collaborative initiatives and explore positive solutions for greater collaboration beyond Europe.

The session featured short presentations from four high-level panellists:

  1. Introduction to the EPB (Renuka Badhe)
  2. Polar research collaboration within Europe (Nicole Biebow)
  3. EPB Members collaborating beyond Europe (Antonio Quesada)
  4. An existing structure for a way forward in international collaboration (Gonçalo Vieira)

Chair – Henry Burgess, NERC Arctic Office / Chair, EPB Action Group on International Coordination

Presentations were followed by questions from the audience, moderated by the Chair, allowing active researchers to put their questions and thoughts to the high-level panel. 

A short report of the session is available here.