During the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2013 in Krakow, Poland, several early career researchers had the opportunity to be co-conveners for the sessions in the Science Symposium part of the conference. This provided a very valuable training experience for all of them over several months. The early career conveners worked with senior researchers in preparing the sessions and their content by helping with the advertising, the reviewing of abstracts and most importantly the chairing of the sessions during the conference.
Thank you to the Scientific Steering Committee of the ASSW 2013 for working with APECS to make this opportunity happen and for encouraging this very active participation of early career researchers at the conference. A special thank you also to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) for generously providing funding for the early career conveners to attend the conference.
The early career conveners at the ASSW 2013 were:
- Sara Strey – Atmosphere Processes and Global Climate Connections
- Yulia Zaika - Cryospheric Changes: Drivers and Consequences)
- Monika Kedra - Marine Processes and Variability
- Sonal Choudhary - Terrestrial Ecosystem Responses to Environmental Stressors
- Gerlis Fugmann - Impact of Global Changes on Arctic Societies
- Julia Skupchenko – Arctic People and Resources: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks
- Sandra Juutilainen – Applying Traditional Knowledge to Better Understanding the Changing Arctic
- Michał Łuszczuk – Arctic System Science for Regional and Global Sustainability
- Adam Naito – Changing North: Predictions and Scenarios
For more information about all the early career conveners at ASSW 2013 click here