Polar and Alpine Events Calendar
Antarctica Day is celebrated by the international polar community on 1st December 2021 to commemorate the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959, which is considered to be one of the most successful achievements of the international community. The APECS Antarctica Day Project Group is excited to be part of these celebrations and is organising a series of activities to celebrate the day with all APECS members, APECS National Committees, as well as everyone who is interested in and passionate about Antarctica, with an overarching goal of raising awareness of the importance of Antarctica, especially in the light of a changing global climate.
We enthusiastically encourage our early career researchers (ECR) to both join our activities and to communicate with us if you are planning something special to celebrate Antarctica Day with your community. We want to promote your activities, too! Thanks to the wide collaborations between countries, we could expand and enrich our events and celebrate the spirit of international peace and scientific cooperation that signified the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959.
To reach our goal, we have planned the activities described on the Antarctica Day webpage to engage as many people as possible who want to share their exclusive Antarctic experiences and those who want to feed their curiosity about the continent of the extremes.