On november 17, PolarNet held it’s mid-term review meeting at the Hotel Arena in Amsterdam. All ESRs and representative supervisors of each workpackage met with the EU project officer and an external reviewer, to discuss the progress of the network. In the morning, the coordinator and work package leaders presented an overview of PolarNet’s goals, management, and activities thus far in the areas of research, training, and outreach. This was followed by a meeting between the ESRs, the project officer, and the external expert, which was much appreciated by the ESRs. After lunch, all of the ESRs presented their accomplishments and training progress. The day ended with a well deserved dinner.