Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

APECS has been fortunate to work with organizations with similar goals and objectives for supporting young researchers. We thank our Partners and Sponsors for working with us to support our events and activities activities and give great opportunities for young researchers to advance their careers and portfolios. Partners and sponsors that want to stay informed about APECS activities can sign up for our mailing list here

APECS Directorate Sponsors

The main costs associated with running APECS comes in supporting our International Directorate Office located in Tromsø, Norway since 2009. We are very grateful to the Research Council of Norway, the UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and the Norwegian Polar Institute for providing the majority of the finances needed to keep all our activities centrally coordinated and running efficiently. Below is some information to help you learn more about these great organizations and the opportunities they have for early career researchers.


In addition, Murmansk Arctic State University funds a part-time APECS Officer for the APECS International Directorate located in Murmansk, Russia from July 2016 to February 2017. APECS is very grateful for this additional staff support.

APECS Sponsors 2014 - 2015

In addition to the generous support by the organisations funding our APECS International Directorate, APECS is very fortunate to receive funding from various organisations for some of its projects, initiatives and events. For more information on these collaborations you can also visit the career resourcesevents and research sections of our website. For 2015, we specifially also want to acknowledge the sponsors that provided travel support for the APECS World Summit 2015 and its participants and mentors. 

Note: This list is updated every year to lists current financial support received for major APECS activities. In addition, there are numerous sponsors that the APECS National Committees receive funding from for national activities. We also want to thank all those organisations that have contributed to APECS projects in the past.

APECS Partners

Providing early career professionals with the tools needed to create strong platforms upon which to base their careers takes effort from many. To help provide a plethora of opportunities for early career polar professionals, we have officially partnered with a number of organizations to work together to shape the future of polar research. Here is a list of the organizations that APECS has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with to ensure effective and efficient collaborations (in alphabetical order) as well as some other partners that APECS works with very frequently:

APECS Early Career Partners

There are a number of other organizations that have been formed to help early career scientists and professionals. APECS is proud to work with several of these groups to ensure a strong communication of opportunities between our members. Learn more about these groups below (in alphabetical order).

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
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Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
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Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events