The 4th APECS International Online Conference was held on 16th of May 2018. 22 early career researchers presented over 4 sessions than ran over 17 hours to accommodate time zones across the world. This year’s theme was: “Butterfly Effect: Small Changes, Big Impact!.”.
APECS congratulates the three prize winners, all of whom have won funds towards future conference travel:
- Arctic: Mariama Dryak, Climate Change Institute, Earth and Climate Sciences; University of Maine, “Understanding Ocean Forcing of Polar Glacier Change Using Remotely Sensed Iceberg Melt Data” (Session 3)
- Antarctic: Amy Kirkham, University of Alaska Fairbanks, “How do hormones and the skin transcriptome influence molt in a polar pinniped?” (Session 4)
- Innovative Communication: Allison Lee, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, “Antarctic Ambassadors Learning to Love Fjord Phytoplankton” (Session 4)
A very big thank you to our keynote speakers: Nicole Biebow (AWI) and Veronica Willmott (AWI) - Session 1, Margareta Johansson (Lund University) and Sarah Baatout (SCK•CEN) - Session 2, James Overland (NOAA/PMEL) - Session 3.
We are also grateful to all the presenters and volunteers who made the conference possible.