Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The international programme Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics (ICED), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), is looking for 6 early career scientists to help out as rapporteurs for the session “Managing the effects of change on Southern Ocean ecosystems: Understanding, challenges, and solutions” at the IMBeR Future Oceans2 Conference. The session is scheduled for Wednesday 19th June, 11am-3.30pm. Application deadline is on monday 10th of June 2019!

Roles of the rapporteurs: The early career researchers (ECR) will prepare and give the final summaries of the ICED session, which will cover three themes: 1. Southern Ocean species and ecosystems research, 2. Modelling and Projections research, and 3. Input of this research into conservation, management and policy. Each theme will comprise of a keynote seminar, posters with speed talks, and a Q&A discussion. The conference organizers have asked speakers to highlight their thoughts on future priorities to improve research under each of these themes, and some of the challenges and solutions that may be involved. Two ECRs per Theme (i.e. 6 in total) will work together in summarising the main points arising from the seminars, speed talks and Q&A discussion in their allocated theme and present a 3-5 min summary at the end of the session. The summary of this session should include achievements to date, and highlight the key research that needs building upon to take ICED research into the future in support of sustainable ocean governance. The selected ECRS will also aid the session’s organizers to oversee the smooth running of the presentations.

These are a volunteer positions. No travel or other financial support is available at this point for the rapporteurs.

If you are interested, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10 June your:

  • CV;
  • 500-word statement of interest;
  • Which of the three session themes you are most interested in

Preference will be given to candidates in related scientific fields to the conference.

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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