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Advances in Polar ScienceThe journal Advances in Polar Science (APS) is looking for submissions for its special issue “Emerging Technologies and Their Application in the Polar Regions”.

Extremely harsh climate and polar geographical features, like sea ice, glaciers, permafrost, magnify operational and logistic problems in the Polar Regions and require unique engineering approaches. Submissions addressing the design, testing, and utilization of polar field techniques, equipment, facilities, vehicles, and instruments for research and use by local communities are invited.

Themes to be investigated include: cold regions construction engineering; low-temperature materials development; alternative energy systems; innovations in ice coring and drilling technology in cold regions; ice and permafrost engineering; polar transport; and remote sensing techniques. Automated operations are one of the key areas for polar investigations. Thus, special focus of the special issue will be on autonomous profiling floats; under-ice gliders (AUV and ROV); deep-ocean rovers; automatic weather stations; unmanned aerial vehicles; robotic camera systems; in situ sensors and methods for collecting autonomous observations.

Guest Editors:

  • Dr Keith Makinson (British Antarctic Survey, UK)
  • Prof. Pavel Talalay (Institute for Polar Science and Engineering, Jilin University, China)
  • Dr Yi Zhang (Architectural Design & Research INstitute, Tsinghua University, China)

APS is an international, peer-reviewed and open-access journal sponsored by the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) and Chinese Society for Oceanography. 

Articles published in APS are free of charge with funding from PRIC.

This special issue on “Emerging Technologies and Their Application in the Polar Regions” will be released as a general issue of APS (Volume 33, Issue 4) in December of 2022. As this will be a scheduled special issue of APS, there will be strict adherence to the following deadlines.

  • 15 February 2022 - deadline for submitting titles of possible contributions.
  • 31 May, 2022 - deadline for manuscript submissions. 
  • December 2022 - publication date.

Length Limit: The limit extension of 15 pages (about 10000 words) for each paper.

If you are interested in this proposal, please send us or Editorial Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) a tentative title and the name of all possible co-authors. The submitted manuscripts will be subject to a full peer-review process (through the Editorial Office and the ScholarOne Manuscripts online system). The guidelines for the format of papers can be found at:


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