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New 2021 IASC Fellows Announced

apecs logo webiasc webThe International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), have the pleasure of announcing the start of the 2021 IASC Fellowship Program. APECS very kindly coordinated the application and review process; recommendations from APECS based on the review process were delivered for final selection to the IASC Secretariats and IASC WG Chairs. Six successful early career researchers were identified from 47 applicants for the IASC Fellowships. The reviewers were impressed by the excellent quality of the applications.

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2020 APECS Season's Greetings

Dear APECS members, partners and friends

Another year is coming to an end - And it has been an exceptional and challenging year for the polar community as a whole, our society and for many of us personally. 2020 has shown us how important personal and professional networks are and we are grateful and proud that APECS is able to provide the necessary virtual polar connection to many early career researchers. Nonetheless, we all hope we can work, celebrate, laugh and meet in person again very soon.

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Antarctic Science Bursary: tips for potential applicants - 2021 and Q+A session

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Antarctic Science Bursery

In coordination with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), Antarctic Science Ltd. is running a webinar to help potential applicants of 2021 Antarctic Science International 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 top-up funding for that exciting idea of yours!

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Celebrate International Mountain Day 2020 with IPRN

On the occasion of International Mountain Day, Indian Polar Research Network (APECS-India) is organizing a webinar on ‘Himalayan Mountainous Regions’ on 11th December. We have three Early Career Researchers from three different domains, telling us about the various aspects of scientific research in the mountainous regions of Himalaya.

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Polar Research Under Covid-19

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Tired of cancelled fieldwork? Missing your daily procrastination fika by the coffee machine? Overloaded with Zoom calls and conferences (and currently reading this thinking, oh no, not another one?!)? Polar research has looked very different over the last year as we grapple with life under a global pandemic.

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Thank you, dear APECS Project Officers!

There is nothing more constant than change, as Heraklit once said...

With a sad and with a laughing eye we say Goodbye to our precious project officers in the APECS International Directorate, Lisa Grosfeld and Andrea Schneider.

With a crying eye, because they have provided great support for several years and helped with lots of small and big tasks to keep the office running smoothly. Lisa and Andrea both always created a positive working environment and kept us smiling and happy even in hectic times.

Andrea has worked for the EU projects APPLICATE and INTERACT II and maintained an additional project office at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway which is now coming to an end as well. We thank UiT for their yearlong support of APECS.

We also say goodbye with a laughing eye, as we are happy for you to take on new tasks and challenges; and happy for other colleagues now working with you.

The APECS Office will miss you for sure...

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Celebrate Antarctica Day with us on 1 December 2020!

Antarctica Day 2020_credit_Friederike_SäringThe international polar community celebrates Antarctica Day on the 1st of December to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. During this year, the APECS Antarctica Day Project Group (PG) has planned a series of activities for all our members and national committees to raise awareness of the importance of Antarctica in a fast changing world.

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