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APECS-T-MOSAiC Webinar for ECRs - 19 November

apecs logo webThe APECS-T-MOSAiC webinar “T-MOSAiC for ECRs” will take place on November, 19 (14:30-16:00 GMT). This webinar will provide an overview of the T-MOSAiC project, its goals, current activities within the Action groups and possibilities for early career researchers.

T MOSAiC Logo KopieT-MOSAiC (Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Connections) project is an IASC pan-Arctic, land-based program that will extend the activities for the IASC flagship program MOSAiC.  T-MOSAiC addresses the question, what are the implications of changing sea ice, oceanography and climate of Arctic seas for the surrounding land-based geosystems, ecosystems and human systems.

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2020 IASC Fellowship & CAFF-IASC Fellowship Programs

iasc webCAFF greenapecs logo webThe International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council, in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are excited to announce several Fellowship programs for 2020 for early career researchers:

  • IASC Fellowship Program 2020
  • CAFF-IASC Science-Policy Fellowships

Application deadline for both fellowship types is on 20 November 2019 at 13:00 GMT.

Find out more about the fellowships and how to apply on the APECS website 

Upcoming APECS Colombia Event "Formando el futuro de la investigación polar en Colombia"

As a first event of the National Committee APECS Colombia, we will be going to present and describe all the great opportunities to be part of APECS. This will be developed during the next SENALMAR 2019, October 22-25, in the session “La Ruta Antartica”. The venue is the Centro Cultural Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Colombia. Everyone is welcome to participate in our talk on Tuesday, October 22 from 16:15 – 17:00 (local time), and visit our poster displayed during the full week. 

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Webinar: Tips for a successful Bursary Application and Q+A session

Antarctic Science Logo copyIn coordination with APECS, Antarctic Science are running a webinar to help potential applicants of the 2020 Antarctic Science Bursary. This bursary runs every year and is for up to £6000 to support PhD or early career researchers to extend the scope of an existing research project. More details here: A great opportunity to get funding for that exciting idea of yours!

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APECS-Nunataryuk-T-MOSAiC School 2020 - Application deadline on 31 October

The EU Horizon2020-funded project Nunataryuk, in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), and the Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Connections (T-MOSAiC) are organizing the APECS-Nunataryuk-T-MOSAiC School 2020 on the topic of “Arctic Coastal Adaptation - Capacity building and knowledge exchange across borders” at Abisko Scientific Research Station (Abisko, Sweden) from 21 - 30 April 2020.

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Rapporteur opportunity for upcoming EPB Autumn Plenary Meeting

epb logo desktop 2015The European Polar Board (EPB) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are seeking a rapporteur to take minutes during the upcoming EPB Autumn Plenary Meeting, to be held in Brest, France on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019. For an early career researcher, this is a fairly unique opportunity to know how an international organisation works on a regular basis, as well as how it views, sets and reviews medium and long term goals.

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Join us in celebrating APECS International Polar Week September 2019!

Polar Week logo2 01It's APECS International Polar Week September 2019!

Join us in celebrating the icy and Polar Regions of the world, and create further awareness of the science and activities being conducted in the Arctic and the Antarctic.

The APECS International Polar Week September 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting party! From the 23 to 29 September, we will be featuring some great activities organized by Polar early career researchers from around the world. This seven-day programme includes

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