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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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*DEADLINE EXTENDED* APECS Italy is seeking a new National Committee Coordinator!

Burgay Francois APECS Italy Advertisement February 2021 Jilda Caccavo*DEADLINE EXTENDED to MARCH 10*

APECS Italy is an association of early career polar researchers that aims to bring together those conducting polar and cryosphere research in Italy in order to organize outreach and capacity building events, and foster collaborations.
Despite organizing many successful events in recent years, the members of APECS Italy leadership have taken on new roles in their careers, and can no longer continue to lead the organization. For that reason, we are now seeking to nominate a new coordinator of APECS Italy.

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APECS Podcast: Polar Times

175 APECS Podcast PG LogoHi polar people! Just a reminder that Polar Times, the APECS Podcast, comes out fortnightly on Fridays. We are always looking for guest suggestions and please feel free to volunteer yourself- we welcome anyone and everyone from polar life!

You can contact our PG leaders Jack and Ryan at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. respectively!

APECS-ARICE: Online Technical Training

Are you looking to bolster your skills for working on a research icebreaker? The online technical training series organized by the Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium and the Association of Early Polar Career Scientists may be what you are looking for! Exciting training modules taught by experts looking to share their knowledge and experience await in March and April of 2021.

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Welcome, APECS Project Officer Franziska!

Franziska Pausch Kerstin Rolfes AWIWe welcome Franziska Pausch as our 3rd Project Officer in the APECS International Directorate! Together with Boris and Svenja, along with Heike and Josefine, our APECS Office Team is (for now) complete.

Franziska will contribute to the education and training activities in the EU Project ARICE and support the APECS Office in administrative tasks.

2020 APECS Canada-ArcticNet Student Association Mentor Award

APECS Canada Logo webAPECS Canada, along with the ArcticNet Student Association coordinated the adjudication and virtual presentation of the 2020 APECS Canada-ASA Mentor Award. This award is presented annually at the ArcticNet ASM banquet to an individual who has contributed significantly to the fostering and mentoring of polar early career researchers in Canada. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, this award was presented virtually for the first time. This year, five excellent nomination packages were put forth by polar ECRs across the country. The award was presented to Dr. LeeAnn Fishback from the Churchill Northern Studies Centre for her work in mentoring and supporting ECRs in their scientific research around Churchill, MB as well as her commitment to education and outreach in her community.

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Contribute to the Polar Remote Sensing Survey!

243 Vikram Goel Remote Sensing PG Survey
The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) Council 2020/21 are working on a project to synthesise and review the applications of Satellite Remote Sensing across the Polar sciences. Our goal is to develop a database and accompanying document that summarises key information about satellite platforms, including (but not limited to): technical characteristics, applications in Polar science, data accessibility and processing requirements.

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Seeking a new host for the APECS International Directorate

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Call for Bids
to host the International Directorate
of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is launching an international call for bids to host the International Directorate Office for the organisation starting January 2022. 

The deadline for bids is 31 May 2021. 

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APECS and its partners successfully organised a group review of the WGII contribution to the IPCC AR6 by early career researchers


The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), PAst Global ChangES Early-Career Network (PAGES-ECN), Permafrost Young Research Network (PYRN), and Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community successfully organized the group review of the Second Order Draft (SOD) of Working Group II (WGII) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report (AR6) by early career scientists.

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VI APECS-Brazil Symposium

The VI APECS-Brazil Symposium will be held online between February 2 and 4, 2021 with the theme "The importance of polar science in the face of global issues".

The event aims to provide the exchange of knowledge on polar topics and connect polar researchers from all over the world. The event is aimed at all people interested in polar science.

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Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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