Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Since its inception, APECS activities have aimed to help provide a continuum of knowledge in polar and cryospheric research. We are very grateful to the many senior researchers and professionals that have served as mentors for our many activities. In an effort to ensure a broad representation of mentors at our events, and to help young researchers around the globe develop relationships with senior mentors, APECS is creating a database of those people willing to serve as mentors to young researchers in a variety of ways. This may include meeting students at conferences, answering email enquiries and providing general career guidance for young scientists.

The key role played by mentors within APECS is sharing their knowledge and insights with APECS members through personal communication with early-career researchers or through presentations/participation in mentor panel discussions, career development workshops and APECS meetings/symposia. We hope mentors will be approachable; be able to respond to the occasional email, and be happy to comment on ideas or research proposals. However, we also understand that mentors may be unavailable for periods of time and will need to manage these activities in a sustainable way.

To become a mentor, click the "add" button above the table or email

If you have any questions about the APECS Mentorship Programme, please contact

Mentors that want to stay informed about APECS activities can sign up for our mailing list for non-early career scientists and professionals

Contact APECS

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

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