- Developing a comprehensive collection of books, journals, reference works
- Promoting high impact book series for your future publications
- Interviews with leading scientists in Polar Science
- Tapping into ground-breaking research
Polar studies is an interdisciplinary field which continues to grow in importance. The UN has recognised the sensitivity of the Polar regions not only to climate change but also acknowledged that some of the greatest current concerns are the effects from potential oil and chemical spills into the seas and oceans, which would be catastrophic for the delicate balance of these pristine environments. The transport of pollution/contaminants by sea and air transport also gives cause for concern. The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change IPCC Global Warming Report indicates that global warming will continue well into the future. Marine ice sheet instability in Antarctica and loss of the Greenland ice sheet will contribute to sea level rise for many years to come.
The development of the Springer Polar Sciences programme is closely connected with the emergent interest in Arctic and Antarctic research.
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In 2018 there has been a significant growth in the Polar Sciences programme at Springer with many new book titles and journal articles, including a special Issue on, The Ecology of Tundra Arthropods, which appeared in the August 2018 issue of Polar Biology.
The Springer Polar Science Series published its 11th title: Arctic Triumph. More titles are planned to appear in the book series in 2019. The eagerly anticipated book, The Ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard will be published in the series, Advances in Polar Ecology early in 2019.
Springer is also proud to announce the launch of a new Springer journal, Safety in Extreme Environments, an international peer-reviewed journal which will provide an interdisciplinary platform for safety related aspects of human activity in extreme environments. The Editorial Manager online submission portal is now active and accepting papers.
The wealth of peer-reviewed innovative information in Polar Sciences is available on SpringerLink.
Margaret Deignan, Senior Editor
Editor-in-Chief: Faisal Khan
Extreme environments are often characterized by high or excessive exposure to cold, heat, pressure, vacuum, voltage, corrosive chemicals, particle and electromagnetic radiation, shock, moisture or contamination. Remoteness, isolation and extreme working conditions together with a high degree of uncertainty often come along with these conditions. Human activities in those extreme environments, such as polar regions, space, deep sea, high altitudes and deserts, require therefore a special focus on the safety and the risk of such activities. It is therefore necessary to stimulate cross-disciplinary research and collaboration to develop new knowledge and share information for safe human activity. Find out more about the journal, Safety in Extreme Environments!
Aims and Scope
The aim of this international peer-reviewed journal is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for safety related aspects of human activity in extreme environments. It thereby enables researchers, professionals, students, decision makers and safety responsible from different areas to identify common problems and challenges and helps solving them.
Extreme environments are often characterized by high or excessive exposure to cold, heat, pressure, vacuum, voltage, corrosive chemicals, particle and electromagnetic radiation, shock, moisture or contamination. Remoteness, isolation and extreme working conditions together with a high degree of uncertainty often come along with these conditions. Human activities in those extreme environments, such as polar regions, space, deep sea, high altitudes and deserts, require therefore a special focus on the safety and the risk of such activities. It is therefore necessary to stimulate cross-disciplinary research and collaboration to develop new knowledge and share information for safe human activity.
The journal invites original research, reviews, short communications and case studies from different disciplines such as engineering, natural sciences, medicine, psychology, social sciences and resource development. A special focus is given to the field safety of human activity in extreme environment. Due to its unique content, the journal serves as important source of information for researchers, professionals and decision makers in the fields of polar operations, space, offshore, military, deep sea and high altitudes.
Editor in Chief:
Memorial University, St. John's, NL, Canada
Rouzbeh Abbassi, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
Neil Bourne, University of Manchester, UK
Laxmi Sushama, McGill University
Zhi-Hai Zhang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Gal Ziv, Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel
S.K. Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, India
Franz von Bock und Polach, Technical University, Hamburg, Germany
Robert Brown, Memorial University, Canada
Caroline Chénard, Caroline Chénard, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Michel DuCharme, Government of Canada, CA
Jon M. Fentress, AHJ, National Science Foundation, Virginia, USA
Hossam Gabbar, University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, Canada
Zhongyin Guo, Tongji University, Shanghai, 201804, China
Stein Hogan, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Bjorn Ivan Kruke, Stavanger University, Norway
Matti Lepparanta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Scott MacKinnon, Chalmers University of Technology
Natalya Marchenko, University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway
Nicola Paltrinieri, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Tarmo Soomere, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia
Are K. Sydnes, UiT, Tromso, Norway
Iuliia Tcibulnikova, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Anna Temp, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK
Read insightful opinions and suggestions from the leading experts Professors Oran R. Young and Dieter Piepenburg who have been devoted their life work to the Polar Science.
Professor Emeritus & Co-director, Program on Governance for Sustainable Development at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California Santa Barbara
Head of "Ecosystem Functions" of Section "Functional Ecology"
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
The Springer's book series in polar science provide forums for interdisciplinary discussion on variety of topics. Browse new and popular volumes and the most read chapters in those volumes.
Series Editor: James Ford
The series aims to present a broad platform that will include state-of-the-art research, bringing together both science and humanities to facilitate an exchange of knowledge between the various polar science communities.
≫ NEW in 2019: The Influence of Sub-state Actors on National Security Editor: Minori Takahashi
≫ NEW in 2019: The Ecological Role of Micro-organisms in the Antarctic Environment Editor: Susana Castro-Sowinski
≫ NEW in 2019: Arctic Triumph Editors: Nikolas Sellheim, Yuliya V. Zaika, Ilan Kelman
Series Editor: Dieter Piepenburg
The series' broad ecology-oriented scope encompasses environmental and biological research of both recent and past ecosystems.
≫ NEW in 2019: The Ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard Editors: Haakon Hop; Christian Wiencke
Series Editors: Roland Kallenborn, Guido di Prisco, David Walton, Susan Barr
The series aims to provide sound and comprehensive documentation of environmental conditions, including anthropogenic influences on the complex and sensitive Polar bio-systems.
Enjoy reading the recent most popular articles in two polar science journals.
Editor-in-Chief: Dieter Piepenburg
Editor-in-Cheif: Henning Bauch
Issue Editors: Jean-Claude Gascard, Anne-Sophie Crépin, Michael Karcher, Oran Young
Issue Editors: Diego Fontaneto, Stefano Schiaparelli
Are you interested in publishing in our Polar Science program? If so, please do contact me.
I will be attending the following conferences in 2018. Do contact me to make an appointment, or stop by the Springer booth. I look forward to talking to you about your publishing ideas!
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