With ongoing environmental changes in polar regions during the last couple of decades, the Arctic, Antarctic, and High Mountains (the “third pole”) have become a focus for sustained research. Planning and implementation of research projects in the polar regions often involve many uncertainties, including large budgets, complicated logistics, unique risk management, and international collaboration. While these issues need to be considered by operating personnel, there is an increasing demand to employ professional project managers and community managers able to support their colleagues’ operations in the polar regions.

In this regard, we have developed the following survey to learn about the demanded expertise and knowledge of project management and community management professionals as well as the most common challenges they face when implementing their projects.

We therefore request you to help us by taking this survey at https://goo.gl/RL78qg, it should take less than 10 minutes in total of your time. The survey will be open until March 18th, 2018.

Any further questions should be directed to Kirstin Werner (kirstin.werner@awi.de) and Luisa Cristini (luisa.cristini@awi.de).

We thank you very much for your time and help with this survey.

With best wishes, 
The Survey Developers: 
Renuka Badhe (European Polar Board), 
Luisa Cristini (APPLICATE), 
Sven Lidström (Norwegian Polar Institute), 
Allen Pope (International Arctic Science Committee), 
Alexey Pavlov (Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) network), 
Kirstin Werner (Year of Polar Prediction), 
Yulia Zaika (University of Moscow, Russia)

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