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Daniela Liggett
Associate Professor
School of Earth and Environment
University of Canterbury
New Zealand
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Human and Social
Human Geography
Antarctic governance, environmental management, polar tourism
  • Arctic
  • Both Polar Regions
  • Antarctic
Daniela Liggett is a social scientist with a background in environmental management, Antarctic politics and tourism research. Her research interests include the governance of human activity in polar environments and the complexities of Antarctic values. She is currently involved in collaborative research on the topics of Antarctic tourism, the use and provision of polar environmental forecasts, Antarctic science-policy interactions, and the impact of COVID-19 on the Antarctic community. Daniela has contributed to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research’s (SCAR) First Antarctic and Southern Ocean Horizon Scan, has been a Chief Officer of SCAR’s Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences (until August 2022), and a member of both SCAR’s Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System and its Capacity Building, Education and Training Committee. She has been one of the co-chairs of the Societal and Economic Research and Applications (SERA) task team of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Polar Prediction Project (PPP) and also served on the PPP Steering Group. She serves on the Steering Committee of the SCAR Scientific Research Programme Ant-ICON (Integrated Science to Inform Antarctic and Southern Ocean Conservation) and will assume the role of one of this programme’s co-Chief Officers in August 2022.
  • 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
  • Email Exchange
  • Other
  • SCAR Open Science Conferences
  • Other
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