Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) will be published in September 2019. APECS is coordinating the next review by early career experts that will take place between November and December 2018.

From last April, the APECS-IPCC working group went though the first Round of Review of this report, working with up to hundred international selected early career reviewers. This first Round was a success, and we published about it in Nature Correspondence in August. Participation recognizes you not only as an early career expert, but is also an exciting opportunity to gain valuable insight and training in how the scientific review process of such a report is conducted.

We are now looking for reviewers for the second round of review and encourage members from various career stages to participate, from advanced Master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers to early career faculty members! (If you do not fit in these categories and are interested in applying, please email us with a short explanation so we can determine eligibility.) If you want to participate, please fill out this online form, by no later than 8 October 2018 (23:59 GMT). Accepted participants will be assigned to a chapter and contacted by the end of October.

The second round of reviews will take place from 16 November 16 December 2018, so applicants should make sure they have the necessary amount of time available during this period. You need to be intimately familiar with the recent literature in your field and will need to review roughly 10 to 20 pages of the special report. These are not anonymous reviews, so this means you will be individually credited for your contribution, and your comments will be made a part of the public record. Further informations about the reviewing process will be given to the selected participants.

For further details on the general review process for the report go to: . If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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