1) APECS Council:
The APECS Council is a larger leadership body in APECS and its members are involved in many activities: they organize activities for early career researchers around the world; they shape the future of APECS together with the Executive Committee and the Directorate by helping to plan the directions, goals and objectives of our organization; they serve as representative of an international community; and they help to keep our members updated on new results in polar research! .
Council members can choose to be on one (or more) of these sub-committees): Research Activities Committee (RAC), Education and Outreach Committee (EOC) and Membership and Involvement Committee (MIC).
The new Council term for 2014-2015 is starting on 1 October 2014 and Council term is for one year. There is no maximum size to the APECS Council, so any APECS member that wants to get active can apply! Especially if this is your first time wanting to get involved in APECS, we really encourage YOU to consider applying for it and help us shape our organization and the future of polar research!
How do I apply? All information on how to apply and what to submit as part of your application can be found here http://www.apecs.is/en/about-apecs/leadership/council/2014-2015
2 ) APECS Executive Committee
The ExCom has 5 members which are elected by the APECS Council for one year starting 1 October 2014. One of them will serve as APECS President for 2014-2015, the others are Vice-Presidents of APECS for that term.
How to apply? The ExCom elections follow a strict timeline and application procedure which can be found here http://www.apecs.is/en/about-apecs/leadership/executive-commitee/2014-2015
- Applications to the ExCom: no exception can be made to the application deadline so if you are interested in applying make sure that we have your application by 7 September.
- Applications to the Council: in general applications to the Council are accepted at any time during the year. But if you want to start right away for the new term starting October 1, please make sure to send in your application before 7 September. Due to the transition period to the new 2014-2015 Executive Committee at the end of September and beginning of October, Council applications received after September 7th will not be dealt with until later in October.