This page collects offers, requests, and proposals for collaborations related to the Polar Challenge, issued by and for the community of potential competitors*.

Actors in the community of international marine and polar research possess a wide range of key capabilities relevant to the Polar Challenge and any steps toward future polar observing networks. Seeking and establishing new collaborations among all key actors can help the community leverage its full spectrum of scientific, logistic, and technical expertise, and may allow new teams to form and compete in the Challenge.

The list below contains the offers, proposals, and requests for collaboration received by the Polar Challenge Committee so far. In general, collaboration offers are welcome on every aspect of the Challenge's tasks - from ship time and deployment possibilities to AUV navigation, endurance and hardware as well as algorithm development and mission support. We look forward to hearing your ideas and sharing them with the community**.

Offers, requests and proposals for collaboration:

Ship time: The Polar Challenge Committee has received several offers for potential assistance with ship time for contestants. Please contact Michel Rixen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for full details.

* This web page is maintained by the WCRP Polar Challenge Committee for the sole purpose of facilitating communication and building collaborations between prospective competitors. Mention of certain groups, individuals, or institutions on this website does not constitute or imply any privileged competitor status or endorsement of that certain competitor through WCRP, WMO, or FPA2. 

** If desired, WCRP can post your first-stage inquiry on this site also anonymously.