Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APECS will be organizing a workshop on “Socio-ecological interactions in the Arctic for Integral Sustainability" at the upcoming Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia  on 23 May 2019. 

The Arctic in its geographical holistic context is the basis for the coherent existence of socio-ecological systems. Being both the populated region and environment for many vulnerable species, the Arctic calls for the complex and integral research in order to reach sustainable development goals. The workshop programme includes both scientific and career development parts which are outlined in a unique format. During the workshop, we aim to look into the Arctic socio-ecological interactions as a complex system which facilitates and forces interdisciplinary research and the convergence of social and natural sciences in order to aim sustainable development goals for Arctic agenda. The career development part is structured within the scientific and practical (work within break-out groups) parts to frame the understanding of Arctic research planning. At the end of the APECS Workshop day, we will work on general Statement which will include young scientists’ voices and will be passed on to the IASC for future Arctic research planning and community input to the Arctic Council’s Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation.

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