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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.  

Research opportunity to join the ECS R/V Mirai 2023 Arctic Cruise



JAMSTEC, in collaboration with APECS, calls for proposals for research and observation projects to be conducted on the early career scientist (ECS) R/V Mirai 2023 Arctic Cruise. The target area of the cruise is the Pacific Arctic region including the Beaufort, Chukchi, and northern Bering seas. Participants have two options for embarkation: Shimizu, Japan on 24 August 2023 or Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA on 4 September 2023. All participants will disembark at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA on 4 October 2023.

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Join APECS Project Groups 2022-2023

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APECS' new term began on 1 October. We are now inviting all APECS members to join our activities as members of our Project Groups! This is one of the easiest ways to get more involved in APECS and to contribute in a way that is best suited to your interests and skills. Hosting meetings, taking notes, research, writing, graphic design, social media posting, sending emails - these are just a few examples of the ways you can contribute to APECS project groups.

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It's APECS International Polar Week September 2022

486 PolarWeekMarch2022FlyerJoin us in celebrating International Polar Week from 26 to 30 September! Click here for more info, the programme and further activities organised by APECS National Committees. 

APECS International Polar Week is a traditional APECS event held twice a year during the equinoxes (March and September), that is, the dates when the Sun is exactly above the Equator, making day and night of approximately equal length in the northern and southern hemispheres.

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Webinar: Alternative view on the Arctic – Arctic video game that challenges our human-centric perspective of the northern regions

On the 12th of September (National Video Game Day in the US) at 5PM (GMT), APECS organizes a webinar in collaboration with Alterna (see below) on the use of cartography, mapping, and scientific data in creating a video game as an alternative way to visualize climate-driven changes in the Arctic to the wider public. The project is called Monsters and Ghosts of the Far North: Collective cartographies.

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