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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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Joined Antarctica Day activity of APECS BeNeLux

The APECS national committees of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg teamed up in 2018 to organize an international outreach project within the context of Antarctica Day for elementary school children. Antarctica Day is a tradition within APECS and usually revolves around outreach projects teaching young children about Antarctica, and polar science in general.

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Student Day at the 2018 ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)

The ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) was held in Ottawa (Canada) December 10-14, 2018 The event was the arena for several APECS Canada related activities, notably the 2018 Student Day. APECS Canada had several representatives on the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) Student Day Planning Committee: Jean Holloway, Marianne Falardeau, Jacqueline Hung.

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Congratulations to the 2019 IASC Fellows

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) have the pleasure to announce the start of the 2019 IASC Fellowship Program. The Program received 108 applications for only 5 slots.

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Call for Reviewers: IPCC Working Group 1 report First Order Draft AR6

The first order draft (FOD) of the Working Group I (WGI) 6th Assessment Report (AR6) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) is due to be published around 2021. APECS, PYRN and YESS, WCPA, and PAGES ECN are coordinating the next review by early career experts that will take place between April and June 2019.

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