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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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We keep only the news of the last 3 months on this page. Older news can be accessed in our APECS News Archive.  

Science transformed to art during Norwegian polar nights

The APECS Art project group organised a “Science&Art” workshop led by Dr. Oliver Vanderpoorten. Oliver Vanderpoorten is a Postdoctoral fellow at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in the Nanoscopy group within the Physics department. His nanotechnology research often produces creative and aesthetic microscopy footage which he uses for exhibitions, outreach and science communication. Formerly, he was part of the Centre for Misfolding Disease at the University of Cambridge where he conducted research on nanolithography and nanoscopy methods. During his time at UiT he was mentor of the “Arctic OPTICA” chapter - a student organisation focused on optics. This gave him inspiration to form an outstanding, prize-winning collection of microscopic photography and supported him as a performing artist who uses light and optical phenomena as a media and art tool to communicate science to the general public at local events.

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Contribute to APECS social gatherings — complete our survey

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We have already arrived at the mid-term of our APECS year 2021-2022. We want to take this opportunity to provide a platform for our APECS members to get to know each other while enjoying our social gathering series. 

We have prepared a survey for you in order to find out your favorite spare-time activities. Please fill in the survey by May 8 to help us come up with some ideas for our first activity together!

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APECS workshops at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2022

The Arctic Science Summit Week 2022 took place in Tromsø between 26 March and 1 April. On Monday 28 March, APECS organised four workshops focused on early polar career scientists. The event took place in a hybrid format, in person at the University of Tromsø (UiT) and online via zoom.

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Join the survey now: Knowledge, needs and expectations of ECRs in Polar Remote Sensing

The APECS Project Group "Remote Sensing Database" is launching its survey "Knowledge, needs and expectations of ECRs in Polar Remote Sensing" in order to create a free online resource to navigate the world of remote sensing and compare and find the best tools for polar research. All students, PhD candidates and researchers (up to 8 years after obtaining their PhD) studying the Arctic, Antarctic and/or the Alpine regions are invited to complete this survey.

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The bumpy road of publishing scientific papers

Workshop 1 May as part of the 28th International Polar Conference

Under the motto "the bumpy road of publishing scientific papers" you will lean about publishing peer reviewed articles and, most importantly, have the opportunity to ask questions and exchange thoughts. What is the publication process like from the editors' point of view? What are typical problems? Why is an article rejected? To answer such questions we have invited two experienced editors.

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Dutch Polar Symposium 2022

The annual "Poolsymposium" brings together polar scientists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, artists and other stakeholders with polar activities. DAC (Dutch Arctic Circle), APECS-NL (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) and NWO (Dutch Research Council) jointly organize this polar day full of activities around various themes.

Read more about the event and register here and check out the program PDF

Nocturnes on Ice: Scientific Photography Exhibition

Communication is becoming increasingly important in the scientific world, whether in the context of project deliverables or to inform the general public of current scientific challenges and breakthroughs. We always say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not convey your current polar research issues through your most beautiful expedition photographs? 

This year, APECS Belgium teams up with the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the International Polar Foundation for the Museums Nocturnes of Brussels. We are organizing a polar photography exhibition at the Natural Sciences Museum between the 19th and the 22nd of May.

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Active Witnesses online exhibition tour: Socially engaged art from the heart of Lapland curated by Raphael Vella

With great pleasure, the APECS Arts Project Group invites the public to an online tour of the Active Witnesses exhibition, an introduction to the project concept, and a Q&A session about socially engaged art in the Arctic and Lapland, specifically. The session will be held by the exhibition curator Raphael Vega. Please register here and join us on April 22 at 12 pm GMT.

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Arctic Youth and Early Career Scientist Survey: Tell Us About Your Capacity Sharing Needs

ArcticPASSION Logo D3 shortThe EU project Arctic PASSION plans activities for early career scientists and Arctic and Indigenous youth to exchange knowledge, experiences and learnings multilaterally and also to promote the next generation in the use of Arctic observing systems. But most importantly, it is learning from you! With combined capacities, visions and ideas we can improve relevant Arctic observations together in order to better understand Arctic environmental change, and to adapt technologies and data acquisition for societal needs. 

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Winners of the Photo Competition of the Polar Week March 2022

The votes on our March 2022 Polar Week Photo Competition are in. More than 200 people voted on the 16 amazing submissions on Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine photographs. A big thank you to all the people who submitted a picture and another thank you to everyone who voted and made this photo competition happen. 

We are happy to now announce the winners of our photo competition. 

Congratulations to ... Marielle Holmbom, Julius Lauber and Ruth Tchana Wandji!

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