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.
Stefansson Arctic Institution
The Stefansson Arctic Institute (SAI) operates under the auspices of the Icelandic Ministry for the Environment. The institution bears the name of explorer and anthropologist Vilhjálmur Stefánsson (1879-1962) and is located in Akureyri in Northern Iceland. The staff at the Stefansson Arctic Institute includes scientists with broad interdisciplinary research background and experience. SAI has enjoyed and further welcomes visits by scholars, to work on and present their research.
Location: Akureyri, Iceland