Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



Antarctica Day 2017 will be on 1 December 2017 and APECS will be again joining Our Spaces - Foundation for Good Governance of International Spaces and other partners in supporting the commemorations. This event was created to celebrate the spirit of international peace and scientific cooperation that signified the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959.

Antarctica Day 2017 is an international effort to share knowledge about Antarctica. APECS is proud to take part, helping to inspire a new generation of polar researchers. The day is for everyone, so take some time to celebrate with your co-workers, family and friends!

This year will see many events and classroom activities take place, centered around Antarctic science and exploration. Who goes there? What happens in Antarctica? And why is Antarctica important to the planet as a whole? We look forward to having these discussions all over the globe.

As a highlight for this year, we will be organizing an Antarctica Day Photo contest - Antarctica Alive! We encourage you to submit your best Antarctic photos for the following two categories:

  • Antarctic teamwork in the field
  • Antarctic fauna

Please read the rules and regulations for the contest before submitting your photo. Submissions are due 24 November 2017 at 18 GMT and should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See also the announcement of the photo contest for more information.

Are you planning to organize something for Antarctica Day 2017? See all of what is happening at the APECS Antarctica Day website, and add your events to the list of activities for Antarctica Day 2017.

To include your support for Antarctica Day 2017, you can also insert your information on our map.

Happy Antarctica Day 2017 from APECS!

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