Antarctica Day 2020
The international polar community celebrated Antarctica Day on the 1st of December to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. During this year, the APECS Antarctica Day Project Group (PG) planned a series of activities for all our members and national committees to raise awareness of the importance of Antarctica in a fast changing world.
We enthusiastically encouraged our early career researchers (ECR) to both join our activities and to communicate with us if you were planning something special to celebrate Antarctica with your community. Thanks to the wide collaborations between countries, we could expand and enrich our events and celebrated the spirit of international peace and scientific cooperation that signified the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959.
1. a call for short video clips that you have recorded in Antarctica, no matter if you are a scientist, videographer or a tourist. This video features scientists sharing their experiences from their research and their time in Antarctica, as well as the fragments of short video clips submitted by the public.
2. Two online sessions with scientists from around the world were held, covering the topic “Building Bridges between Science and Governance & Science in Antarctica - First hand experiences"