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Deadline Extended - Call for Abstracts: APECS International Online Conference 2021

242 Carla Tapia BaldisFreepik International Online Conference 2021 Banner

Conference theme:
 Polar Science: Success Stories from the Field and from Home
Conference date: Wednesday, 12th May 2021

Abstract submission deadline extended: Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Who this conference is for:
 We invite polar and alpine researchers from around the world and from various academic levels to present stories related to the polar and alpine regions that happened in 2020. We hope to hear both success stories and stories of learning from failure. The ultimate goal of the project is to unite the ECR community in a collegial and learning experience organized under the 7th annual APECS Online Conference.

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Call for Nominations: APECS International Mentorship Award 2021

APECS logoAPECS International seeks to recognize and honor the efforts of its mentors within the international polar scientific community. The APECS International Mentorship Award is designed to recognize the time and energy that mentors devote to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) each year, and their efforts to build a community of support. APECS will award a mentor who works with the ECR polar scientific community (this covers Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine areas). APECS encourages ECRs around the world to nominate mentors who are deserving of this recognition.

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The winners of the Int. Polar Week March 2021 Competition are...

Polar Week logo2 01The votes on our March 2021 Polar Week Photo/ Poetry/ Essay Competition are in. More than 100 people voted on the 28 amazing submissions.

A big thank you to all the people who submitted a picture, poem or essay and another thank you to everyone who voted and made this photo competition happen.

We are happy to now announce the winners of our competition. Congratulations to our Photo/ Poetry/ Essay Competition winners!

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Contribute to the Mental Health Survey

311 Lina Madaj Mental Health PG surveyDear APECS members,

It is increasingly clear that being an ECR in academia is stressful and challenging, especially with all the current uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the newly formed APECS “Mental Health Resources” project group is to create a database compiling online information, tests, tips, contacts, etc. from reputable sources on the issue of mental health (MH) and academia. APECS members and the wider community will be able to access, and contribute further to this resource through the website.

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Share your Arctic research with T-MOSAiC video blogs!

309 APECS T MOSAiC Vlogs PG video blogsThe awareness of the Arctic and its relevance to climate and ecosystems are increasing. While there is broad knowledge of Arctic science, few people have experienced Arctic environments and scientific research. Bringing the public to a journey into Arctic field research will foster a deeper appreciation for northern environments and science.

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Happy International Polar Week!

247 Henrietta Hammant Flyer Polar Week March 2021Let's celebrate the importance of the polar and the wider cryosphere! Twice a year, we celebrate Polar Week during equinox when day- and night-time are equal all around the World. During this time, we will share a series of activities through APECS international and its national committees to raise awareness of the polar and alpine areas - their indigenous people, wildlife, facts, stories, scientists, and landscapes, as well as the risks they currently face, especially due to climatic changes.

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Reminder: International Polar Week March 2021 - Photo, Poetry and Essay Competition

Polar Week logo2 01For this March Polar Week we would like to share your polar perspectives through photos, poetry and short essays!

If you are interested in participating in the competition, please fill out the Submission Form by March 11th, 23:59 GMT

Following you can find more information on the competition categories:


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