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In our APECS News, you can find news from and about the wider APECS network and our many events, activities and resources organized and developed by the APECS leadership, project groups and National Committees

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Call for nominations for the APECS Canada-ASA Mentor Award 2023

Nominate mentors for the mentorship award organized by APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Student Association, with the support of ArcticNet. 

Early-career researchers (ECR) are encouraged to nominate mentors who deserve recognition for their exceptional guidance and expertise in an Arctic context. We encourage nomination packages from a variety of backgrounds, including academia, industry, professionals, community members, Elders, educators, public servants, and anyone else that has made a meaningful impact on polar early career researchers.

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APECS Town Hall on 25 October

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Would you like to meet with other polar early career researchers (ECRs) around the world? Would you like to know what is happening in APECS around the world? Would you like to know what is going on in the APECS Council? 

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Welcome to the APECS 2023-2024 term!

Dear APECS Members,

As we, your new Executive Committee, begin our term, we would like to thank everyone that’s trusted us to lead APECS over the next twelve months. We are incredibly excited to help you this term and take on this new role. Most of all, however, we’d like to thank you, the members. It is thanks to everyone in APECS who, since 2007, has written this organization’s history and made us a key organization for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) working in the polar, alpine, and wider cryosphere regions. 

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We need you to review!

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Fellowship Program is meant to engage early career scientists and Arctic Indigenous scholars and knowledge holders in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs) — Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human and Terrestrial — and the work of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Network (SAON)'s Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS).

The APECS International Directorate organizes the application review process and invites anyone who did not / will not apply for the IASC Fellowships this year to help.

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Apply now for the IASC Fellowship Program 2024

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IASC Fellowship Program 2024

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (PA2F) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), is launching its IASC Fellowships Program 2024.

The application deadline is on 18 October at 13:00 GMT. All of the information below is also available on the IASC Fellowship Program webpage.  

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APECS Netherlands: new website & call for board members

APECS Netherlands has a newly relaunched website. You can find all of APECS NL's news on the new website, including the active call for new board members:
Join our team! APECS Netherlands cordially invites you to apply for a board member by 30 November 2023. Read more about the call or write us an e-mail with your questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to hearing from you.
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APECS International Polar Week September 2023

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We're excited to announce the presenters and the official schedule for September Polar Week 2023. Please mark your calendars and join us via Zoom for a series of webinars. Our speakers come from various parts of the world and will delve into a wide range of polar topics, from Inuit art to the mass balance of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. These webinars are open to everyone, regardless of your career stage or occupation. Bring your enthusiasm for the polar regions, your questions for the speakers, and engage in public discussions.

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