All posts by Gonçalo Vieira

Investigador e Professor universitário na área da Geografia Física e alterações climáticas, especialmente interessado na dinâmica ambiental das regiões polares e de montanha.

COASTANTAR Expedition 2024

The COASTANTAR 2024 Western Antarctic Peninsula Coastal Environments under a Changing Climate jointly organized by PROPOLAR and POLAR2E is under planning for February 2024.

The call for projects from PROPOLAR is open until 30 April and POLAR2E will be opening an internal selection procedure in May.

If you are interested in this expedition, please check the Coastantar Expedition website at and with the application procedures and last updates.

Conference: How Arctic coastal processes are influencing the taste of mangos

Dr Anna Irrgang, Alfred Wegener Institute, Potsdam, Germany

Open conference at IGOT, 16 May 2022, 12h00

Anna Irrgang is a coastal geomorphologist who specialized in Arctic coastal processes. Her passion about Arctic coasts arose from a coincidence as she run out of work during her internship about Caribbean Tsunamis at the USGS in California. Thus, she got put on the task to classify over 5000 pictures of the Alaskan coast and quickly got fascinated by the high diversity of landscapes and the uniqueness of the Arctic environment. Three years later and by taking many detours, Anna found a way to get to the Arctic with the Geological Survey of Canada and finally saw the coast with her own eyes! Since ten years now, she is investigating how the Arctic coast is changing in response to changing climatic conditions and which consequences these changes have for the human and natural environment. Besides being lead and co-author of several papers on Arctic coastal dynamics, she was recently the lead author of a paper on the drivers, dynamics and impacts of changing Arctic coasts in the journal Nature Reviews in Earth and Environment.

Support for young researchers to attend international conferences

The College on Polar and Extreme Environments (Polar2E) of the University of Lisboa (ULISBOA) is accepting applications to request financial support for young researchers to attend international conferences. Applications are evaluated in March, June, September, and December each year. Applications to request financial support must be submitted at least 90 days before the international conference.

The following rules apply:

  • Master and PhD students, and early career post-docs (up to 5 years after the PhD defense) may apply.
  • Awarded funding will cover the registration fee of the international conference plus travel costs, up to a maximum of 500 EUR.
  • Any young researcher from ULISBOA may apply, but preference will be given to the ones who belong to the schools associated with the Polar2E College.
  • The subject of the conference abstract must be associated with the research performed by Polar2E.
  • Preference is given to participation in key international conferences in the strategical research areas covered by Polar2E.

In order to be considered to the review process the application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae of the young researcher exported through the CIÊNCIAVITAE platform.
  • Abstract submitted to the international conference that the candidate requests funding for.
  • Motivation letter (1 page) for attending the conference and how it fits the Polar2E goals.

Application must be submitted to Professor Ricardo Trigo ( Evaluation will be performed by the Board of Directors of Polar2E.

The supported applicants will be contacted with funding guidelines. Note that no refunds will be made, and all the bookings (registration, flights, etc.) will need to be conducted through Polar2E administrative procedures.

Call for Applications for PhD graduates 2021

Polar2E – The University of Lisbon College on Polar and Extreme Environments opens a call for expressions of interest for PhD graduates to apply for the FCT Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus – 4th Edition. Polar2E is the new interdisciplinary ULISBOA College, joining the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, the ISCSP – Social and Political Sciences, the Faculty of Sciences, the IST-Técnico, with researchers from various research centres from the University of Lisbon.

We are accepting applications on Polar and/or Extreme Environment research under the following Polar2E Strategical Areas:

– Biogeochemistry of extreme environments,
– Changes in Polar marine ecosystems,
– Climate modelling,
– Cryosphere / Permafrost,
– Polar and extreme ecosystems,
– Remote sensing,
– Social and Political Sciences,
– Space environment,
– Sustainable architecture in extreme environments.

Other topics may be accepted, if within the scope of Polar2E (

The applications will be pre-evaluated by the research centres of Polar2E for assessing the possibilities for support and integration as host institution. For this initial step, candidates must submit until 29 January 2021 to the Board of Directors of Polar2E the following documents: 1) a short cv with key publications, 2) a summary of the research plan (max 5,000 characters) and 3) a motivation letter, indicating the reference level to which will be applying (Junior, Assistant, Principal or Coordinating Researcher). 

After the acceptance at the host research centre, the candidates must submit the full application to the FCT Call until the 26 February 2021, following the guidelines* available at:

*Please note that the English version of the guidelines is not yet available at the FCT site, but last years’ call may give you an overview of previous guidelines:

Send you application to

EU-Polarnet publishes important white papers

EU-PolarNet published this week the Integrated European Polar Research Programme, the White Paper on Infrastructure Access and Interoperability and the White Paper on Status of Stakeholder Engagement in Polar Research.

These very relevant documents will help support Europe in strengthening the impact of its research in the Polar regions, linking science and societal needs, while aligning infrastructure with the main research questions and objectives.

The Polar team of CEG/IGOT, part of Polar2E, contributed to the Integrated Polar Research Programme and coordinated the White Paper on Infrastructure Access and Interoperability.