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About APECS

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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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The journal publishes research related to the physics of the ocean and to processes operating at its boundaries. Theoretical and modeling studies are welcome, especially those that are linked to observations. Papers that investigate interactions with other components of the earth system (e.g., ocean-atmosphere, physical-biological and physical-chemical interactions) as well as studies of other fluid systems (e.g., lakes and laboratory tanks) are also invited, as long as their focus is on understanding the ocean.

Website: http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/?issn=1520-0485&request=get-archive&ct=1

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wheelerEndangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa

Standing on the beach as a child, I used to stare at the horizon and wonder what it would feel like to sail away until I only had the ocean surrounding me. Later, when I learned about sub-Antarctic Marion Island, it became my dream to go there. It came true in 2004, when I went to the island to conduct field work towards my PhD studies. My PhD work focused on the effects of human activities on the seabirds and seals at the island. Sailing away and living on the remote island for a year! I obtained my PhD in 2009. I am currently working as an environmental consultant investigating the impacts of developments on fauna and flora as well as on water resources.

I am based in South Africa. We have an Internet network entitled South, for people interested in sub-Antarctic and Antarctic research and the environment. Unfortunately APECS is still relatively unknown here. I know many of the researchers working on Marion Island and Gough Island as well as staff members from the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP).

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