Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

apecs logo webUArctic logo newThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the University of the Arctic are jointly organising a science communication workshop in connection with the UArctic Congress 2018 in Oulu, Finland. The main workshop day will be on 3 September 2018 but participants will be expected to work on tasks throughout the duration of the congress. 

The workshop will focus on three topics:

  • Storytelling as a tool for science communication
  • Using social media for science communication
  • Videos as a tool for science communication
  • Communicating with the Media

The workshop will include both introductory lectures and also hands-on practical parts. In addition to the workshop day, the participants will receive a task to use the skills gained during the workshop during the UArctic Congress (incl. conducting interviews). More information will be communicated to successful applicants before the workshop. The results of the workshop and message from Oulu will be communicated at the Helsinki welcoming reception on Thursday evening (Sep 6th).

As the workshop is limited to max 25 participants. The workshop is open to students at all levels as well as for other early career scientists.

Preliminary Agenda

Please note that there may be small changes to this agenda prior to the workshop.

Monday 3 September 2018
Room: TBC

08:30 - 08:45

Introduction and Welcome

08:45 - 09:00

Introduction to workshop aims and tasks

09:00 - 09:15

Introduction to the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

Speaker: Gerlis Fugmann (APECS / AWI)

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote: Storytelling as a tool for science communication 

Speaker: Jessica Rohde (Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), United States)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break including networking game 

10:30 - 12:00

Workshop: Using social media for science communication

Speaker: Hanne Nielsen (University of Tasmania, Australia)

12:00 - 13:00

Ice Breaker Lunch (TelluS Arena)

13:00 - 14:30

Communicating science to policy makers and the public

Speaker: Nate Bickford (University of Nebraska at Kearney, United States)

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30

Communicating with the Media

Speaker: Markku Heikkilä, Head of the Science Communications unit at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland

16:30 - 17:00

Wrap-up & Summary of the Day

Daily conclusions and announcements regarding the evening activity.

  Evening Event 


Tuesday 4 September 2018
Room: TBC

09:00 - 10:30

Workshop task distribution for the coming days 

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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