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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:
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CarolynWagnerLeibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Germany
APECS Council/Research Activities Committee Ex-Officio

I am a Post-Doc at the Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences in Kiel, Germany. I am primarily interested in transport process (sediments, nutrients, contaminants) on Arctic shelf seas and along their continental margins. The knowledge of their
pathways is of crucial importance to understand and forecast the impact of environmental changes on land-shelf-ocean interactions.
I did my PhD within the Russian-German cooperation “System Laptev Sea” and I am still deeply involved in this cooperation. I did an MSc in “Coastal Geosciences and Engineering” in Estonia and Germany.

Since 2005 I am deeply involved as an early career scientist in the ICARP II process, first in the process of writing the Science Plan for Working Group 6 “Arctic Shelf Seas”, then since 2007 in the formation of the ICARP II Marine Roundtable (MRT), and since 2008 as the MRT junior chair together with the other MRT early career scientists in the initiation of a new pan-Arctic, multidisciplinary project, which will be firstly represented during the ASSW 2009 in Bergen responsible for. Since 2008 I am a member of the Program Management Committee of the New Research Generation project, an initiative which aims to promote the inclusion of early career Arctic scientists and engineers in the Arctic marine science planning process.

To keep the connection to the “coastal engineering community” I am an active member and session organizer of the OMAE (International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering) Scientific Committee – Coastal Engineering since 2006.


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