Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Foto World SummitAPECS is organising the APECS World Summit 2018 just before the start of POLAR2018 in Davos, Switzerland from 17-18 June 2018.

The preliminary program for our 2-day summit is available online. Day one (17 June) is a closed meeting for members of our APECS Leadership and APECS National Committee Leaderships only. Day 2 (18 June) will be an open workshop for all early career researchers attending POLAR2018. We will continue to update the World Summit page over the coming months with more information.

The registration form for the summit is available on the summit websiteThere will not be a registration fee for the World Summit (either day), but participants are required to register for the IASC/ASSW business meetings section of POLAR2018, at a cost of 30 CHF.

Registration deadlines will be:

  • 16 February 2018 for APECS Leadership and APECS National Committee leadership reps who want to attend both days of the summit.
  • 31 March 2018 for APECS members and other interested early career researchers wanting to attend the second day of the summit.

There will be also other interesting workshops and events planned for early career researchers around the POLAR2018 conference. We will add information about them to our APECS website as they are scheduled. Current information on all side-meetings of the conference can be found here.

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Further updates from POLAR2018

POLAR2018The abstract submission deadline has been extended for the POLAR2018 conference. It is now on 12 November 2017 at 18:00 CET.

To submit your abstract go to:

Session categories, descriptions and conveners you can find here:

Registration for the Open Science Conference, the SCAR and IASC/ASSW business & satellite meetings and the 2018 Arctic Observing Summit are now also open. You can also book your hotel, hostel or holiday flat within the registration system. Go to the registration page for more information

A facebook group has been established to help early career researchers share accommodation and thereby reduce conference expenses.

For more information on the conference itself go to:

Contact APECS

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