POLARCSIC Observatorio de zonas polares: Horizonte 2050
POLARCSIC Newsletter nº 5 - April 2021


* News

* Sessions at international conferences

* Publications

* Outreach activities

* Webinars: "Café con hielo"

* Polar books

* CSIC - JAEIntro Fellowships



Andrés Barbosa becomes part of the leadership group of WASPA

Andrés Barbosa (MNCN - CSIC) becomes member of the West Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc (WAPSA) Regional Working Group of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS).

GBIF.ES online workshop: Standardization and publication of biodiversity data from polar regions

This theoretical-practical workshop aims to improve the capacity of participants to prepare and publish biodiversity data using GBIF procedures and portals as a common thread. Aspects related to the quality, cleaning and purification of data, standardization and publication will be addressed through the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT), as well as the preparation of manuscripts for the publication of data papers.

The workshop is organized by GBIF.ES in collaboration with POLARCSIC and ECOBIODIV, and is especially aimed at researchers who handle data collected in the polar regions.

Registration deadline: 9 April 2021

Course dates: 12 - 26 May 2021

More information

Spanish Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS-Spain)

The Spanish Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS-Spain) is the national committee of APECS in Spain. APECS-Spain was founded to link the students, researchers and educators interested in polar regions and that develop their activity in the Spanish territory. We pretend therefore, to stimulate the interdisciplinary scientific collaboration and scientific dissemination to promote the future leaders in polar research and polar education in Spain
The main aims of APECS-Spain are to:

  • Disseminate the polar research of early career scientists
  • Facilitate networking to develop new scientific collaborations among members
  • Provide tools and training to gain and improve communication skills, teamwork, organization of events, to promote development of future leaders in polar investigation and outreach in Spain.

From the association, we encourage all of polar early career researchers to contact with us. If you are interested in APECS, you can become a member at the website: https://apecsspain.wordpress.com/

Sessions at international conferences

Polar regions – climate, oceanography, tectonics, and geohazards - CL4.25

Co-organized by SSP2
Convener: Andrew Christ
Co-conveners: Johann Philipp Klages,Kelly Hogan,Kasia K. Sliwinska,Michele Rebesco
vPICO presentations
| Tue, 27 Apr, 09:00–10:30 (CEST)

Volcano-glacier interactions: Arctic, Antarctic, and globally - GMPV9.4

Co-organized by CR5/GM9/NH2, co-sponsored by IAVCEI
Convener: Eva Eibl
 Co-conveners: Iestyn Barr,Adelina Geyer,gioachino Roberti
vPICO presentations
| Thu, 29 Apr, 11:45–12:30 (CEST)
New POLARCSIC publications


Microbial Community Structure Driven by a Volcanic Gradient in Glaciers of the Antarctic Archipelago South Shetland.

García-Lopez, E., Serrano, S., Calvo, M. A., Peña Perez, S., Sanchez-Casanova, S., García-Descalzo, L., & Cid, C. (2021). Microorganisms. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9020392


Latitudinal changes in the trophic structure of benthic coastal food webs along the Antarctic Peninsula

Cardona L, Lloret-Lloret E, Moles J, Avila C (2021)Marine Environmental Research, 105290.


Movements and diving behaviour of white-chinned petrels: diurnal variation and implications for bycatch mitigation

Caitling F, Manica F, Navarro J, Phillips RA (2021). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, in press


Future trajectories of change for an Arctic deep ecosystem connected to coastal kelp forests

Vilas, D., Coll, M., Pedersen, T., Corrales, X., Filbee-Dexter, K., Wernberg, T., 2021.  Restoration Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13327


Enhanced Viral Activity in the Surface Microlayer of the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans.

Vaqué, D.; Boras, J.A.;Arrieta, J.M.; Agustí, S.; Duarte, C.M.; Sala, M.M. Microorganisms 2021, 9, 317. https://doi.org/ 10.3390/microorganisms9020317

Outreach activities

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Talk Un viatge científic a l’Antàrtida” . Vanessa Balagué (ICM-CSIC). January - February 2021

Workshop de geología “Cuento con una Geóloga”. Día internacional de la mujer y la niña en la Ciencia, Escuela Educación Infantil “Belén”, Granada, 12 February 2021. Julia Gutierrez Pastor (IACT - CSIC)

Un café con Ciencia. Julia Gutierrez Pastor (IACT - CSIC) Read more

Webinars: "Café con Hielo"

"Café con hielo" is a series of dissemination talks that will cover current issues on polar science. The activity comes from the collaboration between the platform POLARCSIC (from the Spanish National Research Council) and APECS-Spain, with the aim of approaching polar science to the general public.

The series will include 6 sessions, all of them during Spring 2021. In each session, two scientists will give a flash talk about different perspectives of the session topic and afterwards, there will be an open round table, conducted by a chair related to the topic. The idea is to promote the participation of the audience with questions and comments to create a conversation among all the participants.

The activities will be broadcasted live on Youtube and will be in Spanish, so we encourage all our Spanish speaker colleagues from all over the world to join us!

Session 1: 23/03/2021: El cambio climático en los polos

Next Session: 13/04/2021: Ecosistemas marinos

Polar books

Desert d’aigua - Carlos Pedrós-Alió (more info) (in Catalan)
Desierto de agua- Carlos Pedrós-Alió (more info) (in Spanish)

CSIC JAEIntro Fellowships


POLARCSIC researchers participate in the Fellowhip Program JAEIntro CSIC with the following proposals:

*Búsqueda de vida microbiana en rocas de zonas polares (MNCN-CSIC)

* Impacto de las erupciones volcánicas en la evolución climática de la Península Antártica (GEO3BCN - CSIC)

*  Caracterización de microorganismos transportados por cenizas volcánicas en las Shetland del Sur (Antártida) (GEO3BCN-CSIC)

* Caracterización de comunidades microbianas de rocas del intermareal de regiones polares (ICM - CSIC)

* Caracterización de corrientes oceánicas en el Ártico (ICM-CSIC)

* Mejora de los modelos de la emisividad del hielo marino gracias a la participacion en MOSAIC (ICM - CSIC)


Access to the fellowship form: http://sede.csic.gob.es/intro2021

More information: http://jaeintro.csic.es


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