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USAPECS Response to Current Events

USAPESC newDear USAPECS Members and the Polar Science Community,

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We at the USAPECS Board condemn all acts of police brutality and injustice against Black individuals and the Black community as a whole. Black Lives Matter. The culture of structuralized white supremacy that pervades the very core of our academic, government, and other institutions perpetuate these acts of violence and oppression within our country.

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APECS Statement against discrimination and racism

apecs logo webRallies and discussions against racism and discrimination are currently spreading worldwide originating after recent horrific actions against members of the Black community in the United States. The polar science community is not free from discrimination, and the systemic structure in place has led to injustices throughout organizations, past and present, and ultimately, our field and community have suffered as a result. Now is the time to recognize, support, and amplify the voices of our friends, colleagues, and communities, that have been facing discrimination and racism around the world. We owe it to them to do better and to learn about the history of our own community. We encourage our members to take this time to learn about the many forms of racism and discrimination and intersecting barriers for members of the Black and Indigenous communities, people of colour and other under-represented and marginalized communities worldwide to success in polar science and support those who are being affected by them. Here are some resources to get you started:

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3rd Arctic Science Ministerial Research Community Workshops

3rdASMLogoSmallYou are invited to participate in an online workshop to discuss topics and ideas that you think are important for policy makers and the Arctic Science Ministers to better understand and prioritize at the Third Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3). Bringing together States, Arctic Indigenous participants, and international organizations, ASM3 aims to take action on coordinated Arctic observing, research, and education in an open and transparent format which includes all Arctic stakeholders.

In an effort to engage the broader Arctic research community in the ASM3 process, IASC, IASSA, and APECS are convening two ASM3 Research Community Workshops on 15 June 2020.

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APECS Colombia`s Charla practica ‘R Studio’

One of the APECS Colombia aims is to look for opportunities to improve the skill to our members (fieldwork, personal, professional). In this opportunity, we contacted a researcher Evaristo Vazquez to develop a workshop about the software ‘R’. This is a useful statistics software to work with a huge amount of data, like the one we can record during our polar fieldwork. The workshop was developed online through our platform Zoom, where Evaristo explain the generalities of the software, with practical examples (the participant downloaded previously the software to work with some files in their computers). As feedback, we want to continue with this kind of workshop to enhance the skills of our community.

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Registration is now open for audience to participate in the APECS International Online Conference 2020 on 20 May!

Guimaro Hugo APECS Online Conference 2020 March2020This year’s theme, "Opening Doors: Collaboration across knowledge systems" aims to encourage collaboration between early career researchers, science communicators, educators, and local community members in polar and alpine regions. Presenters will address this topic in relation to a wide range of research, including Climate, Biology, Cultural, Education, Geology, Environmental, Cryosphere, Oceanography and Policy research. Audience engagement is encouraged, with time for questions at the end of each presentation. The detailed conference programme including all abstracts can be found on the APECS International Online Conference 2020 Website. It is completely free to attend from the comfort of your home or office!

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