APECS organized a workshop on "Goals of ICARP III – the future of Arctic research from the perspective of early career researchers" in Toyama, Japan in conjunction with the ASSW 2015 / ISAR-4 / ICARP III conference on 26 April 2015. Read more about the workshop here.
Event Highlights 2015
On March 16th 2015, APECS held its first online international conference: New Perspectives in the Polar Sciences. This conference was attended by nearly 200 early career scientists and researchers, representing every continent. Excellent presentations were given by 18 researchers, ranging in topics from marine biology, and environmental pollution, to the education, culture and history of the polar latitudes. Guest speakers included Prof. Pete Convey from the British Antarctic Survey, UK, discussed new research on the evolution and adaptation of Antarctic terrestrial biota and the implications of this for future management and conservation; and Prof. John Smellie from the University of Leicester, UK, discussed new methodological applications of glaciovolcanism to reconstruct Antarctic Ice Sheet evolution.
Prizes were awarded for the three best presentations, with first prize awarded to Hanne Nielsen, University of Tasmania for her presentation on: Antarctica in Advertising: Media Representations of the South. Second prize was awarded to Jesica Goldsmit, Université du Québec à Rimouski for her presentation on: Forecasting the habitat suitability of high risk invasive species in the Canadian Arctic. Third prize was awarded to François Massonnet, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and Catalan Institute for Climate Sciences, Spain, for his presentation on: The Polar Regions: Ideal Test Beds for Data Assimilation.
In the coming weeks, recordings of all the presentations will be available on the APECS website for those who were unable to listen to the conference live. Click on this hyperlink: Book of Abstracts to download the Conference book of abstracts. Special thanks to conference organisers Louise Chavarie, Rachel Downey and Scott Zolkos; Gerlis Fugmann for supporting and promoting the conference worldwide; and amazing APECS Members for judging and co-ordinating presenters on the day.
APECS was again a partner of the Arctic Frontiers 2015 conference in Tromsø, Norway from 18 – 23 January 2015 with the theme "Climate and Energy" and contributed to the Young Scientist Forum of the number of activities:
- Science Communication and Media Training Workshop on 20 January
- Arctic Frontiers "Science for Schools" (20 - 22 January)
- APECS is also organising the poster awards for the conference! So keep in mind when you are presenting a poster, that all posters of early career researchers are eligible to win an award!