Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Dreaming of bringing polar and climate sciences actively into classrooms? Then this opportunity might be of interest for you.

The MOSAiC Education team is excited to announce that 2 German teachers (grades 5-13) can participate in the first leg of the MOSAiC expedition, joining the science team on the Russian icebreaker RV Akademik Fedorov. RV Fedorov will accompany RV Polarstern in identifying the ice floe in which RV Polarstern will be frozen and setting up all measuring stations.

The successful candidates will join the expedition from September 20 to October 26, 2019 (ship-time, excluding traveling days). Port of exit and entry is Tromsø, Norway. Travels to and from Tromsø as well as accommodation in Tromsø have to be arranged and paid by the participant. There will be no costs for the teachers on the ship itself.

The selected teachers will be part of the expedition but also take part in lectures of the MOSAiC School offered to 20 Master and PhD students taking place on board the RV Akademik Fedorov at the same time.

It is expected that the teacher 

  •   develop educational materials that can be widely used in German school
  •   give lectures on  teaching methods and how to communicate science in classroom activities
  •   be an active participant on the ship 
  •   serve as a MOSAiC “ambassador” after the expedition.

Please see more information and the application form here.

Submission deadline for applications is May 31, 2019.

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Good luck!

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