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Opportunity for an early career scientist to join the SCAR Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment Advisory Group

apecs logo webSCAR logo white backgroundThe Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is looking for an early career scientist to join the SCAR Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) Advisory Group.

Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) is an initiative of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) that aims to document research into climate change across the Antarctic continent and the Southern Ocean, and to assess its impact on the terrestrial and marine biota. It is concerned with how the climate of high southern latitudes has changed from Deep Time, through the Holocene and instrumental period, to how the climate might change in the future as a result of increases in greenhouse gases and recovery of the ozone hole. The group has been in existence for over a decade and as part of the 2007/8 International Polar Year, produced a 600 page volume entitled Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment. The book was well received and since that time the ACCE Advisory Group has produced a short update paper on the subject for the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCM) and several review papers on Antarctic climate change and its impacts. The original ACCE book has now been converted into a wiki that can be viewed here. A major update of the ACCE wiki will be undertaken over the next couple of years.

We are seeking an early career scientist to join the ACCE Advisory Group to work with the other members on providing advice to the ATCM and the broader Antarctic community on Antarctic climate change and its possible impact on the biota. They would also be involved in preparing review papers on Antarctic change. They should have a broad interest in Antarctic climate, which we take to cover the atmosphere, ocean and ice, and possible impact on the terrestrial and marine biota. The ACCE group works by email, as well as at the biennial SCAR Open Science Conferences if sufficient numbers of members are present.

Early career scientists will benefit from participation in the ACCE Advisory Group through contacts made with senior scientists, having the opportunity to influence ATCM decisions and the broader Antarctic community, and having authorship in future publications from the group. This is a voluntary position (no salary) and at this stage, no funding is available for the early career researcher. Meetings will be online.

If you are interested in applying please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 March 2019, providing:

  • A CV
  • A Statement of Interest (maximum 2 pages) including: 1) Your research background and how it relates to the foci of ACCE; 2) Why you would be interested in joining the ACCE Advisory Group and how this position would be beneficial for your research career, 3) Clear statement how long you could commit to participate in the ACCE Advisory Group

APECS Annual Report 2017-2018 released

APECS has released its annual report for the period of October 2017 to September 2018! The APECS Annual Report 2017-2018 was compiled by the APECS International Directorate Office based on information reported by the APECS committees, project groups and National Committees. It includes:

  • report about the APECS leadership and National Committees in 2017-2018
  • APECS event highlights
  • reports about APECS projects, international opportunities for APECS members, webinars and other online activities and publications

The full report can be found here or in our APECS publications database. We hope you enjoy reading it!

A special thank you goes to the Alfred-Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, our main APECS International Directorate host and sponsor! Our success would not be possible without your support and commitment to APECS.

Thank you also to the many dedicated members and mentors who volunteered their time over the past year to help us achieve continued success in shaping the future of polar research!

APECS Annual Report 2017 2018

Article about APECS published in Polar Record

APECS is delighted to announce the publication of a journal article in Polar Record. The article summarises APECS' development since its foundation during the last International Polar Year (IPY) and highlights the valuable role of APECS' education and outreach initiatives, such as Polar Weeks, in training the next generation of polar early career scientists in a wide variety of skills from leadership to communication.

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APECS Polar Policy Webinar

From hostile work environments to all white faculty rosters, polar research can be a pretty intimidating place at times. In the age of MeToo, what are polar agencies doing about it? Find out at the APECS webinar "Polar Policy: How Polar Agencies Are Changing their Policies to be More Inclusive" on February 26th at 16:30-18:00 GMT.

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