Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


apecs logo webInteract logoThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the International Network of Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT) collaborate on developing the INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook that summarizes many important aspects that need to be considered when preparing a field campaign in the remote, spectacular, but unforgiving Arctic.

Now, we invite you to contribute to the handbook with your most compelling photos from the field in the Arctic! We are particularly looking for photos featuring researchers in the field at INTERACT stations or other locations, scientific research, nature, wildlife, local communities etc. Further, we are looking for pictures relating to the risks involved in Arctic fieldwork. Among many other things, that could be photos of polar bears, pictures of persons wearing a riffle in the field, pictures of river crossings or pictures of different kinds of mountain climbing. Finally, we are looking for pictures of very specifically meetings in groups of young scientists (people sitting around a table talking), meetings between young scientists and their supervisors, and pictures of young scientists sitting working in front of their computer.

You can use this form to submit up to five photos (submit the form a second time, if you want to send us more than five photos). Please indicate your name, number the photos in the filename (e.g., Schneider_1), and indicate basic information about the photo:

  • Photo no. 1 (2; 3; …)
  • Filename photo no. 1: (Schneider_1)
  • Location where was the photo taken and when,
  • Short description of what is shows.
  • Full name of photographer

You can submit photos in JPEG or TIFF file format with a resolution of 200-300 dpi. As a rule of thumb, the file size of the pictures should exceed 1 MB to have enough resolution for reproduction.

By submitting a photo, you agree that we can use your photo for the INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook. Of course, we will credit the photographer for any use of the picture(s). People featured in the photos must also agree with using the photo for this purpose. It is your responsibility to inform and to get relevant permissions of all the people photographed in the submitted pictures.

We invite you share your best shots with us so they can spread from your hard drives, cameras and computers into the world and enrich the INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook! Deadline for submissions is on 10 December 2018. If you have questions or problems, relating to submitting your photo via this form, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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