Welcome to the UK Polar Network website

The UKPN has over 300 members who all share a common interest in the polar sciences.

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Links to other webpages on polar research:

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

          APECS has a wealth of resources, including field schools, meetings and events, open positions,

          mentors, education and outreach, and research activities.

The Scott Polar Research Institute

British Antarctic Survey

The International Polar Foundation's Science Portal   


General polar-related sites:

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

Events to celebrate the centenary of the Terra Nova expedition


Polar-related listserves:


Arctic Info



Links to members' blogs, photos and other pages of interest:

The ANDREX cruise blog with Loic, Geli, Sinhue, Libby and other UKPN members on board 

Allen Pope's blog (Allen is a UKPN Committee member and his blog is about fieldwork in Svalbard in July-August 2010) 

Helen Atkinson's blog (Helen is a Ph.D. student at British Antarctic Survey and the UKPN Career Development Co-ordinator)

Hugh Venable's blog (Hugh is a physical oceanographer at the British Antarctic Survey)

Roisin Commane's blog (Roisin is an atmospheric chemistry Ph.D. student at Leeds)

Rachel Obbard's blog (Rachel is working as a post-doc at British Antarctic Survey) 

Antony Jinman (polar explorer & mentor at the Arctic marine workshop in Oct 2009)

Education Through Expeditions (A web portal to link educators with scientists on fieldwork around the world) 

British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) (Charity running expeditions for young people, including several to the Arctic)

Extreme Arctic Blog (Coverage of this year's Arctic expedition from BSES)

To the Denmark Strait (Outreach website from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, sent by Ben Harden, cruising off southeast Greenland)


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Links for skills training:

Conville Alpine Courses

European Facility for Airborne Research 


Links for potential funding sources:

The Antarctic Science Bursary

The Royal Geographical Society

The Leverhulme Trust

SCAR Fellowship Scheme 

The Natural Environment Research Council

The Royal Society

List of UK Grant-Making Trusts