The Ukrainian National Antarctic Science Center joins the European Polar Board

The State Institution National Antarctic Scientific Center became a member of the European Polar Board. This will open new opportunities to the Ukrainian scientists to study the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as improve the integration of Ukrainian science into the European Research Area.

The official letter of confirmation NASC received on April 8, 2022, and the relevant decision was made during the meeting of the Board on April 5.

Ukrainian scientists will have access to joint European programs and will be able to participate without lengthy bureaucratic procedures. They will also have the opportunity to use all the scientific polar infrastructures of the council members, which is especially important for Ukraine, because it does not have its own stations in the Arctic, but it has ambitions to expand research to this region.

The European Polar Board (EPB) is an independent organisation focused on major strategic priorities in the Arctic and Antarctic. EPB Members include research institutes, logistics operators, funding agencies, scientific academies and government ministries from across Europe.

The EPB’s vision is of a strong and cohesive European Polar research community, wherein decisions affecting or affected by the Polar Regions are informed by independent, accurate, and timely advice from the EPB.

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