POLAr Research Infrastructure Network (POLARIN)

Polar regions play a key role in the Earth’s ecosystem. Everyone knows that as a result of global warming and human activity, the polar regions are losing their ice cover and changing the face of our planet. In order to understand and predict key processes in the polar regions, to provide valid information, the scientific community engaged in polar research needs access to the research infrastructures operating in these regions.

To solve this task, the main operators of polar research in the EU joined their efforts in the POLARIN project.

The project goal is to create an international network of infrastructures for polar research and services that will help in solving the scientific challenges of the polar regions. The network will include a wide range of complementary and interdisciplinary research infrastructures of the highest level: research stations in the Arctic and Antarctic, research vessels operating at both poles, observatories, infrastructures for data storage. POLARIN will provide integrated and combined access to these infrastructures to facilitate interdisciplinary research into complex processes.

POLARIN will provide:

  • international access to a wide range of research infrastructures;
  • improved access to data through information availability and interoperability between infrastructures;
  • virtual access to data and services;
  • trainings for the young generation of polar explorers about optimal use of polar research infrastructures.

The National Antarctic Science Center of Ukraine is a partner of this European infrastructure project and offers access to the research vessel “NOOSFERA” and the Antarctic base “Akademik Vernadsky” for international access.

Evgen Dykyi, Director of NASC; 

Marushevska Olenapress-secretary of NASC; 

Andrii Fedchuk, head of department of international scientific and technical cooperation of NASC;

Zherebchuk Sofiia, junior research fellow of department of international scientific and technical cooperation of NASC.