Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Mentor Database

Renuka Badhe
Executive Secretary
European Polar Board
The Hague
  • Atmosphere and Climate
  • Marine
  • Education and Outreach
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Human and Social
  • Career Development
Policy, Polar Marine
  • Both Polar Regions
  • Antarctic
I currently serve as the Executive Secretary of the European Polar Board (EPB), based in the Netherlands, where my role is to guide and implement the EPB’s vision and objectives, oversee communications, and represent EPB at international fora. I hold a PhD on Southern Ocean phytoplankton physiology, and other degrees in environmental sciences, economics and public policy. I have previously worked with Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the University of Cambridge, amongst others. I am an advocate for diversity (both gender and geographical) in academia. I am interested in promoting polar research to wide audiences using a variety of traditional and non-traditional communication tools. I have experience with various aspects of polar science, policy and strategy development and the interfaces between them form my principle area of interest.
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • Career Development Workshop Sessions
    Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Online seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • Email Exchange
  • American Geophysical Union
  • SCAR Open Science Conferences
  • Arctic Science Summit Week
  • Arctic Frontiers
  • Other
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