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Presentation at the EU-PolarNet General Assembly Meeting in Prague on 3 April 2017.
EU-PolarNet's third general assembly coincided with the ASSW2017, which was held in Prague. While the morning session was closed to consortium members only, the afternoon has been open to any one interested in the work of EU-PolarNet and affilated EU polar projects.
For more information download the agenda of the EU-PolarNet General Assembly: http://www.eu-polarnet.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/www.eu-polarnet.eu/Events/3rd_GA_EU-PolarNet_Agenda_final.pdf
EU-PolarNet is a project funded under H2020. EU-Polarnet is the world’s largest consortium of expertise and infrastructure for polar research. Seventeen countries are represented by 22 of Europe’s internationally-respected multi-disciplinary research institutions.
From 2015-2020, EU-PolarNet will develop and deliver a strategic framework and mechanisms to prioritise science, optimise the use of polar infrastructure, and broker new partnerships that will lead to the co-design of polar research projects that deliver tangible benefits for society. By adopting a higher degree of coordination of polar research and operations than has existed previously the consortium engages in closer cooperation with all relevant actors on an international level.
EU-PolarNet moreover benefits from its close cooperation with the European Polar Board (EPB), as outcomes from EU-PolarNet will add long-term value to EPB activity in providing strategic science policy advice to the European Commission and other international bodies. A major benefit of the involvement and support of the EPB is that the legacy of EU-PolarNet can be reliably sustained by the Board into the future.