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APECS is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere. Our aims are to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, and develop effective future leaders in polar research, education and outreach. We seek to achieve these aims by:
  • Facilitating international and interdisciplinary networking to share ideas and experiences and to develop new research directions and collaborations;
  • Providing opportunities for professional career development; and
  • Promoting education and outreach as an integral component of polar research and to stimulate future generations of polar researchers.


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Two months since the end of the second International and Interdisciplinary IPY Field School ended, and the video is finally available to view (we blame technical difficulties for the delay.....).  The 23 students from 14 different countries enjoyed three fantastic weeks in Svalbard, learning about climatic and environmental change in the Arctic. You can still read all about the students adventures and meet the participants. More information about the field school, which will be running for its third year in summer 2011, can be seen here.

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BenBeallBowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Past APECS Executive Committee member

Ben Beall is a Postdoctroal researcher at Bowling Green State University. He recently finished his Ph.D. in the Department of Biology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. Although stranded many, many kilometers from the ocean, he studies marine microbial ecology and biological oceanography. He is interested in the processes that shape and control the growth of planktonic microbial communities.

The dynamic communication of knowledge and experience and the opportunities for collaboration and education are parts of the great promise of APECS. Ben hopes to contribute by facilitating these connections through the website and other media. Ben is also the master-mind behind the APECS Newsletter!

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