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APECS International Online Conference 2022: All hands on deck!
Inclusive knowledge on polar regions as a pathway for sustainable future

The idiom “All hands on deck” reflects the efforts that are currently needed to address the major environmental challenges of the current century. Knowledge in all forms and of all natures represent an essential component for designing a desirable and sustainable future both for Mankind and the Earth, along with the means to achieve such horizons. Knowledge inclusiveness, however, has not always been a concern in scientific and academic circles, although this could improve the ways we do research and interact with the rest of the society.

For the 2022 edition of its International Online Conference, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) has thus chosen to dedicate a 24-hour online conference, on 18 May 2022, for sharing experiences and knowledge on Polar and Alpine regions from various perspectives.

The conference contains five sessions drawing on multiple disciplines from the social to the natural sciences:

  • Polar regions in motionUnited Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
  • Advances in cryospheric sciences
  • Voices from Alpine and Polar regions
  • Methods and ethics in polar research
  • Bridging knowledge from Polar ocean beneficiaries

We decided to make natural, humanities and social sciences meet in three of the five sessions (i.e., bridging knowledge from Polar ocean beneficiaries; polar regions in motion; methods and ethics in polar research) and retained transversal, open themes so as to allow a wide array of discussions. We also dedicated sessions to particular realms such as the ocean, the coasts and the cryosphere.

The APECS International Online Conference 2022 is proud to be an Ocean Decade endorsed activity.

Practical information

Registration to the APECS International Online Conference is free and accessible to all (early-career scientists and non early-career scientists). 
Do you want to attend? Click HERE to register as a participant. After filling out the form, you will be provided the Zoom link for joining the event. Registration is open until 17th May.
Check out the detailed program and follow the event on Facebook.


Scientific & Organizing Committees

Scientific Committee

Tesfaye BERHANU, Picarro Inc, Switzerland
Nicolas CHAMPOLLION, Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement, France
Tommy CLAY, University of California, United States
Sophie DUVEAU, Centre Alexandre Koyré, EHESS, France and Svalbard
Gwenaëlle GREMION, Institut des Sciences de la Mer, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Caroline HERVÉ, Université Laval, Canada
Gestur HOVGAARD, Roskilde University, Denmark
Simon JUNGBLUT, Bremen University, Germany
Vivek KUMAR, North-Eastern Hill University, India
Dariusz IGNATIUK, University of Silesia, Poland
Timo KOIVUROVA, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland
Lennart NILSEN, University of Tromsø, Norway
Frank PATTYN, Laboratoire de glaciologie, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Archita RANA, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India
Andréi ROGATCHEVSKI, University of Tromsø, Norway
Katie SIPES, Aarhus University, Denmark
Peter SKÖLD, Arctic Council & Umeå University, Sweden
Carla TAPIA BALDIS, Institute of Nivology, Glaciology and Environmental Sciences, CONICET, Argentina
Divyesh VARADE, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Daniela WALCH, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada

Organizing Committee

Nicolas Champollion, Sophie Duveau, Joana Fragão, Gwenaëlle Gremion, Ljuba Günther, Anika Happe, Kirsi Keskitalo, Vivek Kumar, Akin Kuye, Prashant Pandit, Geetha Plackal, Carla Tapia Baldis, Ashishkumar Upadhyay, Divyesh Varade, Deniz Vural, Daniela Walch, Dhanendra Singh.
With the participation of APECS Art project group.

Committee members are listed in alphabetical order.

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

Our Sponsors

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