Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


NWO logoAPECS 10 year logoThe Netherlands Polar Committee of NWO and APECS Netherlands are pleased to invite you for the annual Symposium of the Netherlands Polar Programme, to be held on 8 December, 2017 in The Hague. The central topic of the symposium is:

The value of International Collaborations and Networks in Polar Research

The 2017 annual symposium of the Netherlands Polar Programme (NPP) aims at highlighting the importance of international collaborations and networks in polar research. Networking and collaborations are essential for the future of polar research in the Netherlands, from early career researchers looking to develop networks for research opportunities to the provision of large-scale international research programmes to address pressing scientific questions in polar regions. Speakers from different career stages and various disciplines are therefore invited to discuss the many aspects of international partnerships, collaborations and communication that can lead to a successful, commended and cost-effective polar research programme. We welcome you to the annual symposium to discuss and celebrate these concepts, and to increase the links already in place within the polar community. 

Manfred Reinke will share his extensive experiences in international networks as the former Executive Secretary of the Antarctic Treaty. Stef Bokhorst from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will talk about his collaborations with multiple international partners and why these are essential for his science and journey home from the Antarctic. Henrik Christiansen from the University of Leuven will share his experiences as chair of APECS Belgium and early career scientist in (inter)national networks. Many more presentations about international collaborations and networks in polar research will be scheduled and an interactive workshop will provide a different perspective on networking within the polar community.

The symposium will be held on 8 December, 2017 at NWO, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indiƫ 300, 2593 CE in The Hague. The symposium will be English spoken.

Participation is free, please register online before 24 November.

You are invited to present a poster during the Symposium and can choose for this option on the registration form. The deadline for submitting an abstract for a poster is 17 November.
*Due to room capacity, symposium attendees limited to 120.

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On behalf of the organising committee:

Gemma Kulk (APECS)
Patrick Rozema (APECS)
Hans Slagter (APECS)
Alison Webb (APECS)
Jacqueline Stefels (NPC)                                   
Dick van der Kroef (NWO-NPC)
Debbie Liauw (NWO-NPC)

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