ECO Magazine (Environment, Coastal & Offshore), today announced details of an exclusive digital special issue dedicated to Polar research, to be published in partnership with the Arctic Circle Assembly.

The Polar Special Issue is part of a unique series of digital editions in 2020 designed to offer the global research community a multimedia platform to celebrate scientific progress and identify opportunities for collaboration.

Available in September 2020, this digital edition will highlight the latest international research, groundbreaking expeditions, and report on the challenges and opportunities for science, industry and local communities in the face of climate change.

The Polar Special Issue will be promoted at the Arctic Circle Assembly, which is due to take place this October in Iceland. The Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on Arctic affairs, with over 2000 participants from more than 60 countries. It is attended by heads of states and governments, ministers, members of parliaments, officials, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, indigenous representatives, environmentalists, students, activists and others from the growing international community interested in the future of the Arctic.

In addition to the annual Assemblies in Reykjavík, the Arctic Circle also convenes specialized Forums in other countries. Such Arctic Circle Forums have been in Shanghai, Washington D.C., Singapore, Edinburgh, Seoul, Québec, Alaska, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. The next Arctic Circle Forums will be held in Berlin, Tokyo and Abu Dhabi. 

“I’m particularly excited to be partnering with the Arctic Circle Assembly after attending their annual conference in 2019,” said Kira Coley, ECO Magazine’s senior editor. “The Polar regions are vast in scale, unequivocally remote and unforgiving in temperature. And yet the importance of the Arctic and Antarctica for both the economy and the environment continues to pull us towards the poles. The Polar Special Issue will be a dynamic and intriguing addition to our 2020 series.”

“The Arctic Circle welcomes the partnership with ECO Magazine with great enthusiasm,” said Dagfinnur Sveinbjörnsson Arctic Circle CEO. “The Arctic Circle was, in part, designed to help initiate and sustain scientific research in the Arctic. However, it was also designed as a platform for the research community to disseminate findings and information to policy making authorities and an audience of a more general nature. Presentations at the Arctic Circle Assembly repeatedly illustrate the profound interconnections between the polar regions and therefore the importance of an active dialogue between the research communities working across the planet. The ECO Magazine´s publication of a special edition on polar research serves an important and timely purpose.”

ECO Magazine’s other Special Issues in 2020 include Corals, produced in partnership with the International Coral Reef Symposium 2021, and Deep Sea, produced in partnership with Schmidt Ocean Institute and the UK’s National Oceanography Centre. These special editions will help shed a light on international research, increase awareness of key issues, identify present knowledge gaps, and ultimately enable cross-sector collaboration.

For more information about submitting a story to the Polar Special Issue and for editorial guidelines, contact Kira Coley at editor@ecomagazine.com.

A special note

ECO Magazine’s special issues are made possible thanks to sponsorship from ocean science institutes and universities, government and NGOs, and private sectors. Sponsorships packages are available for parties interested in supporting the series’ important messages. For information about sponsorship packages, contact one of our experienced account managers:

Lisa Chilik, Account Manager (US & Canada) – lchilik@tscpublishing.com

Mimi King, Account Manager (Europe & ROW) – mking@tscpublishing.com

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