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USAPECS to host a panel on diversity and inclusion at the AGU Fall Meeting

 

USAPECS is excited to announce an Early Career Panel on Diversity and Inclusion in the Polar Sciences at the 100th Annual AGU Fall Meeting, in conjunction with Permafrost Young Researchers Network, North America (PYRN-NA) and APECS Alpine Cryosphere. 

Date: Monday, December 10th, 2018
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: Convention Center, Career Workshop Room 

This panel session will discuss: (1) the current challenges facing minority groups and women in our disciplines, such as barriers to entry for underrepresented groups, sexual harassment at work and in the field, and representation of indigenous knowledge in the polar sciences; (2) what we as individuals can do to bring these issues to the forefront of conversations in scientific organizations and universities; and (3) strategies to promote diversity and inclusion of underrepresented perspectives in the polar sciences. Panelists will offer perspectives based on their own experiences and questions will be taken from the audience.

Meet the panelists: 

Emilie Sinkler, UAF

Emilie is a Ph.D. student in glaciology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where she studies ice flow in West Antarctica. She is an instructor for Inspiring Girls Expeditions (www.inspiringgirls.org), which provides tuition-free expeditions for high school girls led by professional women scientists, artists, and outdoor professionals. A major goal of Inspiring Girls Expeditions is to increase the participation and diversity of women in science and outdoor recreation. Emilie is also the President of the Geophysical Institute Graduate Student Association at UAF, where she represents graduate student interests to the administration. She is excited to be a part of the conversation about breaking down barriers in science.

Kaare Erickson, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Science

Kaare Sikuaq Erickson was raised in the Arctic region of Alaska and now works for UIC Science, an Inupiat owned and operated logistics company that specializes in Arctic science field support. As liaison, Kaare enjoys helping foster good relations between Arctic residents and researchers. UIC Science is a member of the UIC family of companies (Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation) located in Utqiagvik, the northernmost point in the United States.

Allison Mattheis, CSULA

Allison Mattheis is an Associate Professor in the division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education at California State University Los Angeles. As a teacher and scholar, she is broadly interested in issues of how power is wielded through policy and practice in communities and learning spaces, with the goal of disrupting systems that maintain unjust hierarchies and promoting advocacy and empowerment. She is a member of the Queer in STEM research team, a national mixed methods study of queer-identified individuals in STEM fields, and a co-PI on the ADVANCEGeo project, which is partnering with AGU to address sexual harassment and discrimination in the Geosciences. She taught middle school science for eight years in Springfield, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Colombia, South America before completing her graduate work in Educational Policy and Leadership at the University of Minnesota. As a white person at a Minority-Serving Institution, she believes it is part of her professional responsibilities to bring people from the backgrounds represented by Cal State L.A. students into the field. Her work as a teacher and scholar is driven by a commitment to empowering teachers as change agents, students as decision makers, and educators as solidarity builders.

Marilyn Raphael, UCLA

Dr. Marilyn Raphael is Professor of Geography at UCLA and served as Department Chair from 2010-2013. Her primary research focus is Southern Hemisphere (SH) atmospheric dynamics and climate change and her major scientific goals are to characterize the Antarctic sea ice variability and to define and understand the interaction between Antarctic sea ice and the large-scale Southern Hemisphere circulation, focusing on interaction at the seasonal, interannual and decadal time scales. Her work includes global climate modeling with an emphasis on improving the simulation of sea ice and the atmosphere in the Southern Hemisphere. She is currently Chair of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research’s expert group, Antarctic Sea ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) and Co-Chair of the World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP) Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (PCPI).

 

For more information and updates on USAPECS events at AGU please visit: http://usapecs.wixsite.com/usapecs/agu-2018-early-career-panel. If you are a Twitter user please help people not at AGU follow the conversation at the event by using the hashtags #inclusioninpolarsci and #AGU100 and tagging @US_APECS in any Tweets. 

Find USAPECS @ AGU!

  • Join USAPECS for an informal social meet-up on Monday night. More details will be announced soon on our AGU webpage and our Twitter (@US_APECS). 

  • Come along to an in-person USAPECS Meeting (open to all polar early career researchers) on Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at the Cambria Hotel Washington, DC (899 O St. NW DC). 

  • USAPECS and APECS will both have posters (and people at them) during the early career researcher poster session on Wednesday afternoon. Come along and ask any questions you might have about how you can get involved! 

Invitation for photo contributions from fieldwork in the Arctic

apecs logo webInteract logoThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the International Network of Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT) collaborate on developing the INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook that summarizes many important aspects that need to be considered when preparing a field campaign in the remote, spectacular, but unforgiving Arctic.

Now, we invite you to contribute to the handbook with your most compelling photos from the field in the Arctic! We are particularly looking for photos featuring researchers in the field at INTERACT stations or other locations, scientific research, nature, wildlife, local communities etc. Further, we are looking for pictures relating to the risks involved in Arctic fieldwork. Among many other things, that could be photos of polar bears, pictures of persons wearing a riffle in the field, pictures of river crossings or pictures of different kinds of mountain climbing. Finally, we are looking for pictures of very specifically meetings in groups of young scientists (people sitting around a table talking), meetings between young scientists and their supervisors, and pictures of young scientists sitting working in front of their computer.

You can use this form to submit up to five photos (submit the form a second time, if you want to send us more than five photos). Please indicate your name, number the photos in the filename (e.g., Schneider_1), and indicate basic information about the photo:

  • Photo no. 1 (2; 3; …)
  • Filename photo no. 1: (Schneider_1)
  • Location where was the photo taken and when,
  • Short description of what is shows.
  • Full name of photographer

You can submit photos in JPEG or TIFF file format with a resolution of 200-300 dpi. As a rule of thumb, the file size of the pictures should exceed 1 MB to have enough resolution for reproduction.

By submitting a photo, you agree that we can use your photo for the INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook. Of course, we will credit the photographer for any use of the picture(s). People featured in the photos must also agree with using the photo for this purpose. It is your responsibility to inform and to get relevant permissions of all the people photographed in the submitted pictures.

We invite you share your best shots with us so they can spread from your hard drives, cameras and computers into the world and enrich the INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook! Deadline for submissions is on 10 December 2018. If you have questions or problems, relating to submitting your photo via this form, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

APECS Turkey E&O Summit

APECS Turkey, in conjunction with ITU PolRec, hosted a workshop on Education and Outreach in the Polar Sciences in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) from 3 - 4 October. In total, 18 attendees representing 9 countries participated in the 2-day workshop. Sessions and presentations focused on National Committee activities, the development of a polar-themed museum in Turkey, methods for outreach, introduction of polar-themed activities in primary schools within Mexico, and a discussion towards the progression of the APECS Developmental Program. Ideas were also exchanged on how to engage an audience comprised of the entire family, rather than just school-age children.

The group had an excursion to Kirac School, where ITU PolRec operates a Polar Club. The participating students prepared a presentation of club activities, which included learning songs about the importance of preserving the planet, learning polar-related facts, and creating artwork of polar imagery. ITU PolRec shared their 20-week academic plans they utilize at Polar Clubs, which are modified for the target grade level. APECS Turkey members are working with Ministry of Education to add more climate and polar issues to national curriculums for all grade students; their challenges and successes were shared at the workshop in an effort to encourage this engagement in other countries.

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About APECS Turkey:

APECS Turkey was founded in 2013 by Dr. Burcu Ozsoy (Director of ITU PolReC) In 2015 Turkish Students’ Polar Research Team (PolSTeam) was founded to have organic body with APECS Turkey. Since that time APECS Turkey is a growing family with undergraduate and graduate students plus public’s involvement.

APECS Turkey has a big E&O program, executed by PolSTeam members. During one-year period, APECS Turkey members usually visit about 30-60 primary, middle and high schools, make age orientated presentations about climate change and polar regions. Also APECS Turkey members organize public event and surveys.

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Call for Applications: MOSAiC School 2019

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arice logoMOSAiC will be the first year-around expedition exploring the coupled Arctic climate system. It has been designed by an international consortium of leading polar research institutions under the umbrella of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) and the University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

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Research Vessel (RV) Polarstern will spend 350 days (September 2019 until September 2020) frozen into the drifting Arctic sea ice. 300 scientists will investigate the Arctic climate processes that couple the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, bio-geochemistry and ecosystem. The results of MOSAiC will enhance the understanding of the regional and global consequences of Arctic climate change and sea-ice loss, and improve weather and climate predictions.

During the first leg of the expedition, the MOSAiC partners, APECS and the EU Horizon 2020-funded project ARICE work together to offer the MOSAiC School 2019  on board of the support icebreaker RV Akademik Fedorov.

Duration of the MOSAiC School 2019:  15 September - 26 October 2019 (plus / minus a few days (as logistical or weather conditions may require changes of travel dates)

Port of exit and entry:  Tromsø, Norway

Costs: There will be no registration fee for the MOSAiC School 2019. The only costs participants will have to cover themselves are the costs of their travel to and from Tromsø, Norway. Should travel support become available, the MOSAiC School organizers will contact the selected participants. However, travel support cannot be guaranteed at this point.

The MOSAiC School 2019 will be open to up to 20 early career researchers (advanced graduate students and PhD students with no to limited experience with ship-based research).

International experts that are part of the expedition will share knowledge with the students, engage in discussions and hands-on experiences in groundbreaking research, and thus help to educate future Arctic climate experts. In addition, the participants will help the MOSAiC Teams on site to set up their instruments and experiments.

After the end of the MOSAiC School the participants will have to:

  • serve as MOSAiC “ambassadors” by reporting back to their country and institutes
  • Report to APECS and the MOSAiC organizers

Please visit the MOSAiC School 2019 website for more information about the school and how to apply for it. Application deadline is on 22 January 2019 at 13:00 GMT

For questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are receiving a lot of similar questions at the moment and so we have set up answers to those in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Please check this section first if your question is covered there and only contact us if your question is not covered yet.

Antarctica Day 2018 “Make your Voices Heard”

AntarcticaDayLogoAntarctica Day is celebrated internationally on 1 December, marking the day of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959. 59 years ago, Antarctica became a continent dedicated to peace and scientific international collaboration!

Like every year, APECS joins partners organizations Our Spaces - Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces,  Polar Educators International (PEI) (and others around the world) to mark this important milestone with fun activities.

Please see below the events we are organizing, come and join us, and tell us what you are doing to celebrate Antarctica Day!

The theme for this year is “Make your Voices Heard”. We want to give a platform to those who don’t know much about Antarctica, and to inspire them to find out more and how to get involved. We will focus on seeking out the voices of individuals and communities from underrepresented groups in Polar Research.

Here is how you can participate in this year’s Antarctica Day:

Antarctica Day 2018 Photo contestPhoto Competition Antarctica Day 2018 ‘Tell a Story”. Mark the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty with your photo and story! Submit your photos and win! We want to hear from your Antarctic experiences, what makes it an important place for research and how you spend your time in Antarctica. For more information, please see the photo competition website. Submission deadline for photos is on 30 November 2018! Vote from 24 November - 1 December.

‘A Flag for Antarctica!’ Inspire children for your local organizations to create a flag for Antarctica! The flags could travel to Antarctica with our network of polar early career researchers, and we send the local organization a picture of the flag in the Icy Continent. Please register the flag(s) with the UK Polar Network here

Distribute the booklet “Celebrating Antarctica” to local schools and libraries. This colourful education resource is a free download, and it has been translated in many (many!) different languages. Find it here: 

‘Ask an Expert’ webinar: we are organizing two public webinars on December 5th 2018. These are aimed to engage high school students with Antarctic research, to ask questions to polar early career researchers and inspire the next generation to get involved in the protection of Antarctica.

This years webinars are:

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2019 IASC Fellowship Webinar

iasc webapecs logo webAPECS and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) are organizing a webinar for all those interested in applying to the 2019 IASC Fellowship Program. We will be introducing the IASC Fellowship Program, and several of the current and past IASC Fellows will be introducing themselves and discuss their work with the IASC Working Groups. The webinar will also provide the opportunity for potential applications to ask questions about the program and the application process.

The IASC Fellowship Webinar will be on 13 November 2018 at 15:00 GMT and you can register for it via this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QhfkPGL-S9-OEArKr4C-Cw . We have a capacity limit of 100 participants for the webinar.

The IASC Fellowships Program engages early career scientists in the work of the IASC Working Groups. The application and selection process of the fellowships is coordinated by APECS in cooperation with IASC.

To find out more about the IASC Fellowships, please visit http://iasc.info/capacity-building/fellowship.

For information on the application criteria and procedure for the IASC Fellowship Program 2019, please read the full announcement https://www.apecs.is/news/apecs-news/2709-iasc-fellowship-program-2019.html

Don’t forget: the application deadline for the IASC Fellowship Program 2019 is quickly approaching on 19 November 2019 at 13:00 GMT.

 

Missed the webinar? See here the recording.

APECS-EPB webinar: The EGU Horizon Geoscience survey and EU research programmes on 6 November

csm EPB APECS webinar 5 cde0fbf82cFor the fifth webinar in the EPB-APECS series, Chloe Hill, Policy Officer at the European Geosciences Union (EGU), will present the results of the Horizon Geoscience survey. The survey, conducted by the EGU and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), evaluated the perceived success of the EU's Horizon 2020 research programme among geoscientists, and gathered feedback on how the next programme, Horizon Europe, could be different. The webinar will highlight polar-specific responses and outcomes from the survey, as well as broader geoscience themes.

For a summary of key findings from the Horizon Geoscience survey, visit https://cdn.egu.eu/media/filer_public/c0/73/c07395cd-b6c4-421e-acd2-dd3435e2eaf6/h2020_report.pdf

The webinar will be held 15:00-16:00 UTC, Tuesday 6th November. To register, please visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ybwZ1MTGQyuvyf0yvMctJQ.

APECS Webinar - Glaciers and mountain Permafrost in Argentina on 21 November

Alpine Webinar November2018 NewNEW WEBINAR TIME at 11:00 GMT on 21 November!

Webinar title: Glaciers and mountain Permafrost in Argentina, more than just frozen water
By Dr. Lucas Ruiz, IANIGLA, CCT-Mendoza, CONICET

Summary: In 2010, after an intense debate, the first law to protect glaciers and periglacial landforms as water storage source was proclaimed in Argentina. The first step was to create a glacier and periglacial landform inventory. From 2012 to 2018 the IANIGLA has achievement the first glacier inventory of Argentina and build the first country-wide glacier monitoring network. This talk will broadly cover the National Glacier Inventory of Argentina research program, its main incomes, and withdrawals. The glacier law of Argentina, the development of the Glacier Inventory and its monitoring strategy is an excellent example to discuss the role of the scientists and the power of glaciers to generate concern among society.

Please register for Glaciers and mountain Permafrost in Argentina, more than just frozen water on Nov 21, 2018 11:00 PM UTC at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ciMx4Oq8TkSvCBFU9cuaCg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

APECS Portugal Workshop on 26 October - also join it online!

APECS Portugal Workshop - StAY POLAR - How to communicate science

26 October 2018, University of Aveiro, Portugal

APECS Portugal workshops cover topics targeting early career researchers, providing free opportunities for professional career development. This year, the IX Workshop APECS Portugal will focus on Science Communication. From scientific conferences, to talks in schools, social media and communicating with policy makers, learning how to communicate well is increasingly relevant to the career development of young researchers. A diverse public requires the researcher to adapt the language to share scientific knowledge in a clear way for every audience. During the workshop, we will have national and international speakers from different institutions sharing their experience communicating with different audiences, including communication of large European scientific projects, communication of scientific journals, and communication with Indigenous communities. Following the talks, we will have a hands-on activity under the same topic, which will stimulate the active participation of early career researchers. The workshop will conclude with a debate on science communication featuring all the invited speakers, and open for public participation. Additionally, the attendants will have opportunities to interact and network with the speakers, as well as other participants and APECS mentors during coffee and lunch breaks.

Since the APECS Portugal workshops take place as part of the Portuguese Conference on Polar Sciences, and along with the science communication topic, this year we will offer prices for best student oral and poster presentation. This will further contribute to engage the development of early career researchers in science communication.

If you cannot join the event on site, you can follow it online via this link: https://zoom.us/j/357199619

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IASC Fellowship Program 2019

iasc webapecs logo webThe International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), invites Early Career Scientists (ECS) to apply for the 2019 IASC Fellowship Program.

The IASC Fellowship Program is meant to engage ECS in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs): Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human, and Terrestrial. Each year, one Fellow per WG is chosen.

IASC Fellows are doctoral or postdoctoral researchers who actively participate in selected activities of the IASC WGs. Fellows are expected to contribute scientifically and also to help organize specific activities and to help with reporting to the IASC Secretariat. Thus, the Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for ECSs to become involved in leading-edge scientific activities at a circumarctic and international level, to build an international network, and also to develop management skills. The level of involvement very much depends on the Fellow's interest - the more you invest, the more you get out of it!

The total duration of the IASC Fellowship Program is 1+2 years. In their first year, the Fellows will receive travel support to attend two consecutive Arctic Science Summit Weeks (ASSWs) where the annual WG meetings are held. After the first year, Fellows have the opportunity to stay involved for up to 2 more years without dedicated funding support from IASC. Note: The travel support during the first fellowship year is the only financial remuneration for the Fellows. Salary is not included during the fellowship.

For more information please see the IASC website or contact the IASC Fellowship Coordinator Maja Lisowska (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the APECS Executive Director Gerlis Fugmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For this round of applications, interested ECSs must fulfill the following criteria:

  • PhD student/candidate or postdoctoral researcher (up to 5 years past terminal degree)
  • Able to commit to participating in the activities of one of an IASC WG for at least 1 year
  • Able to attend the two upcoming ASSWs: 22 - 30 May 2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia, and 27 March - 2 April 2020 in Akureyri, Iceland
  • Located at an institution in an IASC member country
  • Have a good command of English

How to apply:

If you are interested in this amazing opportunity then please fill out this application form. You can upload your CV as a PDF file within the form. If you have problems accessing or submitting the form, please contact the APECS Executive Director Gerlis Fugmann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a Word version of the form.

Application deadline is Monday 19 November 2018 at 13:00 GMT. Late applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of the year.

Selection process:

The selection of candidates is coordinated by APECS and will be only based on the material you provide in the application form. So be as specific as possible. Applications will be reviewed according to multiple criteria including your research background and the quality of your statement of interest of why you would like to become an IASC Fellow. Top candidates will be suggested to the WG Steering Committees, who will decide on their 2019 IASC Fellow.

APECS UArctic Science Communication Workshop

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the University of the Arctic ran a joint science communication workshop in connection with the UArctic Congress 2018 in Oulu, Finland, from 3-4 September 2018. On the first day the participants worked with mentors on a range of communication techniques, including storytelling techniques (Jessica Rohde); producing videos in iMovie (Sonja Bickford); and using social media for science communication (Hanne Nielsen). Mentors also provided best practice advice on how to communicate science to policy makers and the public (Nate Bickford), and ways of communicating with the media (Markku Heikkilä).

APECS - UArctic 2018 Student Workshop from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

The theme of knowing your audience was common across all three sessions. For those wanting to inform evidence-based policy, Nate Bickford stressed the importance of communicating with policy makers at a local level, and with policy advisors. During the social media session, Hanne Nielsen outlined a range of tools available on social media, from the academic-focussed Researchgate through to popular platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Participants were asked to consider how they “brand” themselves as researchers, and which networks they are a part of, and to then choose a platform that would help them reach their desired networks.

All participants developed an “elevator pitch” about their own research, and practiced explaining the significance of their work to each other. They then considered how they might alter the pitch when talking to a range of specific audiences, including policy makers, family members, and young children. In order to develop skills in both speaking to camera and editing video, these pitches were filmed. Participants then put their new skills into practice throughout the duration of the congress, tweeting from the sessions, and using their elevator pitches when explaining their research to other delegates.

The workshop culminated in the production of a video, which highlights the UArctic conference activities (including twitter activity), as well as the projects of several participants. The video, which was presented at the Helsinki welcoming reception on Thursday evening on September 6th, can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/295284697

Thank you to the mentors who helped make this workshop such a valuable learning opportunity, and to all the participants who communicated with a range of audiences throughout the #UArcticCongress2018 event!

Announcing the APECS Leadership 2018-2019

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APECS Executive Committee 2018-2019:

APECS’ 12th Executive Committee (ExCom) is now in place and ready to continue to shape the polar world.

  • Jilda Caccavo (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Jennifer Cooper (University of Kansas, USA)
  • Clare Eayrs (New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
  • Juan Höfer (Southern University of Chile & IDEAL research center, Chile)
  • Gabriela Roldán (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

have been elected by members of the 2017-2018 APECS Council to form the ExCom, the main leadership body of APECS. Hanne Nielsen (Australia) and Alexander Thornton (USA) will serve as ex-officios and support the new ExCom over the coming year. And of course, Gerlis Fugmann, the APECS Executive Director will continue to support and foster the group from the International Directorate Office in Potsdam, Germany.

More information on the APECS 2018-2019 Executive Committee can be found here.

 

Jilda Caccavo 2018 1APECS President 2018-2019:

With a new term, comes a new president, and this year Jilda Caccavo will be taking on this role. Jilda just completed her PhD on the population structure of the keystone species the Antarctic silverfish. Her research interests involve combining multidisciplinary techniques including genetics, otolith chemistry and trophic analyses to understand the health of Antarctic fish populations in order to gauge what impacts climate change and anthropogenic disturbances will have on them. This is her second term on the APECS Executive Committee and she is excited to have the opportunity to continue to support the ambitious projects of the Council, the day to day business of running APECS, and realizing the overarching goals of each ExCom’s mandate: providing opportunities for and supporting early career Polar researchers.

 

APECS Council 2018-2019:

For the 2018-2019 term, the APECS Council is made up of 87 very enthusiastic members from 28 countries, including representatives from 24 National Committees:

APECS Council Leadership:

  • Council Chairs: Stanislav Ksenofontov (Switzerland), Morgan Seag (UK), Neelu Singh (India)
  • National Committee Coordinators: Iqra Choudhry (UK), Emily Choy (Canada), Swati Nagar (India)
  • Social Media Coordinators: Mia Bennett (Hong Kong), Rupa Rupa (UK)

Other Council member:

Kelsey Aho (USA), Keechy Akkerman (UK), Mehnaz Alam (Bangladesh), Stefano Ambroso (Spain), Tayana Arakchaa (Russia), Eda Ayadin (France), Atreya Basu (Canada), Linde van Bets (Netherlands), François Burgay (Italy), Natalie Carter (Canada), Mathieu Casado (Germany), Paula de Castro-Fernández (Spain), Nicolas Champollion (France), Eleonora Conca (Italy), Matteo Luciano Contu (UK), Adrian Dahood (USA), Rahul Dey (India), Mariama Dryak (USA), Vikram Goel (Norway / India), Gwenaëlle Gremion (Canada), Rebecca Gugerli (Switzerland), Hugo Guímaro (Portugal), Kaushik Gupta (Canada), Christel Hansen (South Africa), Carolynn Harris (USA), Alexa Hasselman (USA), Meghan Helmberger (USA), Andrea Herbert (New Zealand), Charlie Hewitt (UK), Doğaç Baybars Işıler (Turkey), Shridhar Jawak (Norway), Amy Kirkham (United States), Maria Korneykova (Russia), Erin Kunisch (Norway), Kara Layton (Australia), Jasmine Lee (Australia), Sasha Leidman (USA), Martine Lizotte (Canada), Sarah Maes (Belgium), Maciej Mańko (Poland), Sebastián Marinsek (Argentina), Ricardo Matias (Portugal), Claudia Maturana (Chile), Kyle Mayers (UK), Jhon Fredy Mojica Moncada (United Arab Emirates), Bernabé Moreno (Peru), K M Vishnu Namboodiri (India), Özgun Oktar (Turkey), Elizabeth Orr (USA), Prashant H. Pandit (India), Lindsey Parkinson (USA), Lara F. Pérez (UK), Carla Pérez Mon (Switzerland), Jean Polfus (Canada), Ankit Pramanik (Norway), José Queirós (Portugal), Arthi Ramachandran (Canada), Kabir Rasouli (Canada), Corinna Röver (Sweden), Jessica Rohde (USA), Paul Rosenbaum (France), Marius Rossouw (South Africa), Elizabeth Rudolph (South Africa), Cynthia Sassenroth (Germany), Valentina Savaglia (Belgium), José Seco (Portugal / UK), Elisa Seyboth (Brazil), Sarah Shakil (Canada), Grace Shephard (Norway), Maud van Soest (United Kingdom), Philip Sontag (USA), Greta Carrete Vega (Spain), Florian Vidal (France), Deniz Vural (Turkey), Mateusz Waligóra (Poland), Samuel Weber (Switzerland), Maximillian Samuel Van Wyk de Vries (USA), Nadya Yanakieva (Bulgaria), Sinan Yirmibesoglu (Turkey)

Additionally, Alice Bradley (USA), Meagan Dewar (Australia) Jean Holloway (Canada), Trista Vick-Majors (United States), Ruth Vingerhagen (Norway), Yulia Zaika (Russia), Scott Zolkos (Canada) remain on the Council in an ex-officio role.

More information on the APECS 2018-2019 Council can be found here.

Once again, we thank the many APECS leaders that have come before us and have helped guide and foster many of those serving today! We look forward to another year with the projects that are currently underway, and continue to look for more ways that we can improve and expand this organization and assist early career polar researchers around the world.

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