Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

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Polar Film Fest 2019 - Submission Call

USAPESC newA scorching heat wave is about to consume about two-thirds of the US. Need to cool off? USAPECS is organizing the 4th Polar Film Fest, which will take place during APECS International Polar Week from September 23-28!

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Travel funds available for ECRs attending SCAR Plastic in the Polar Environment Workshop

After the side meeting “Plastic at the Poles” during POLAR 2018 conference, the SCAR Plastic Action Group is happy to propose the Workshop “Plastic in the polar environment: sources, impact and solutions” which will take place in Hull, United Kingdom on 28-30th October 2019. More information about the activities, keynote speakers, and accommodation will be announced soon. The event will be free of charge, but with a limited number of places.

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Apply for the APECS Executive Committee 2019-2020!

Executive Committee 2017 2018APPLY for the APECS Executive Committee to help shape our organization over the next year and help influence the future of polar research!

The elections for the 2019-2020 APECS Executive Committee will be held in September 2019 for the term from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.

Application deadline: 30 August 2019 at 23:59 GMT

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APECS workshop at ISAES 2019: careers and networking for ECRs

APECS will be organizing a workshop on 22 July 2019 at the upcoming XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES) (22 – 26 July 2019, Incheon, Republic of Korea). The workshop with the title APECS workshop: careers and networking for Early Career Scientists will be from 18:00 – 21:00 in Songdo Convensia 2F, room 207. The workshop is focus on the career challenges that researchers face at different steps of their career, but in particular the personal challenges that you as attendant wish to rise up. It is an opportunity to find out about APECS, meet other Early Career researchers attending the conference, and discuss career options with our panel. 

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Call for Nominations - APECS Canada-ASA Mentor Award 2019

APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Student Association are looking to recognize a mentor who has contributed significantly over a period of several years to the mentoring and fostering of polar early career researchers in Canada. The deadline for nomination package submissions is September 15, 2019.

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Extended Deadline - Participate in the APECS Organizational Review Survey!

apecs logo webThe first Organizational Review of APECS was conducted in 2015, and the results were used for developing the APECS Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020. In preparation for the drafting of the next APECS Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025 a second Organizational Review is being conducted throughout 2019. Findings will help the APECS leadership to better develop and adjust the strategy for APECS in the coming years.

You are invited to participate in this process and to provide feedback to the ORC by filling out a survey, which will take 20-30 minutes: The deadline has been extended to 30 June 2019!

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