All Things Norway
Hi APECS members,
The first snow has fallen here in Tromsø, so winter is definitely slowly but surely on its way in beautiful Northern Norway where our APECS Directorate is located. The last few months have been very busy in the APECS office and for our leadership and many volunteers. Some of the highlights I want to point out in my message this time are:
One of the highlights this summer was the 2014 SCAR Open Science Conference in Auckland, New Zealand in late August. APECS organised three very successful events together with partners: a Science Communications Workshop together with Polar Educators International (PEI), a networking cruise with the SCAR AntClim21 (Antarctic Climate Change in the 21st Century) as well as the Antarctic Environments Portal & APECS workshop. It was great to see so many of you there!
APECS has been busy working with some of our partners to create to more opportunities for early career researchers. I would like to point out the ongoing calls you find in the Feature News section to have early career co-coveners for the IACS Symposia during the 26th IUGG General Assembly as well as the opportunity for one early career researcher to join the Steering Committee of one of SCAR’s Scientific Research Programmes, the Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica (AAA). APECS will continue to work with our partners on many more opportunities for our members over the next year, so keep an eye on our website and emails!
The APECS website is one of our most important platforms to provide information and resources to our members. We are currently working with our partner, the Arctic Portal in Iceland on creating a completely new website to display the content even better and help you find what APECS has to offer more easily. The new website will be launched in fall / winter 2014.
Last but not least: APECS is celebrating International Polar Week September 2014 at the moment and we want to encourage all of you to join us doing so! Some of our National Committees are very actively organising events around the world and any of you can do the same! Find our more information on Polar Week September 2014 here http://www.apecs.is/en/outreach/polar-week/polar-week-september-2014