Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Executive Committee 2017 2018The elections for the 2018 - 2019 APECS Executive Committee will be held in September 2018 for the term from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.

APPLY for the APECS Executive Committee to help shape our organisation over the next year and help influence the future of polar research!

Application deadline: 7 September 2018 at 23:59 GMT

The APECS Executive Committee consists of five members, who are elected by the APECS Council to manage the day-to-day decisions of the organization. You can find information about the APECS Executive Committee on the APECS website including some general information, the list of current ExCom members; as well as summaries of their meeting notes.

Elections timeline:

  • 7 September 2018 at 23:59 GMT: application deadline
  • 10 - 18 September 2018: Review period within the APECS Council including Q&A call with APECS Council and ExCom applicants
  • 19 - 23 September 2018: Voting period within the APECS Council
  • 24 - 30 September 2018: Final vote count, review of results, transition process
  • 1 October 2018: Announcement of the 2018 - 2019 APECS Executive Committee and President

The Executive Committee is a rewarding, but high-paced and work intensive committee and its members must be willing and able to contribute actively throughout their term (except of course during e.g. field work, exam periods, holidays). To apply you have to be an APECS member and have prior experience being engaged in APECS or equivalent.

Go to the Executive Committee Elections page to see the full election announcement including the eligibility criteria, how to apply and a more detailed explanation of the election process. If you have any questions, please contact the election committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Is this your first time you want to get active in APECS? If you have not previously been involved in APECS (or equivalent organization) and want to gain some experience, we encourage you to rather apply to the APECS Council. The APECS Council is the larger of the two leadership committees of APECS and its members work on various projects, coordinate APECS activities, and govern the organization. Unlike in the Executive Committee, no prior experience in APECS is necessary to join the APECS Council, and we encourage all APECS members to consider applying. Working with APECS as a Council member is a great first step towards becoming active and gaining experience in the APECS leadership. Application deadline for the APECS Council is already on 31 July 2018!


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