Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APECS will be organizing a workshop on 22 July 2019 at the upcoming XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES) (22 – 26 July 2019, Incheon, Republic of Korea). The workshop with the title APECS workshop: careers and networking for Early Career Scientists will be from 18:00 – 21:00 in Songdo Convensia 2F, room 207. The workshop is focus on the career challenges that researchers face at different steps of their career, but in particular the personal challenges that you as attendant wish to rise up. It is an opportunity to find out about APECS, meet other Early Career researchers attending the conference, and discuss career options with our panel. 

The preliminary schedule will be:

  • An introduction to APECS and its National Committees
  • Invited talk: 'Broader, Higher, Further for the Dreams' (Dr. Hongkum Lee, KOPRI)
  • Panel discussion “Career uncertainties: Come and ask!” with:
    • Dr. Hongkum Lee (KOPRI), 
    • Dr. Denise Kulhanek (IODP – T&M), 
    • Dr. Alex Burton-Johnson (BAS)

Are you attending ISAES 2019? Would you like to be the fourth member of our panel and inspire others with your career experience? Please send us a short statement of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12thJuly. It will be a great experience to be part of the panel and share your stories!!!

All APECS members and CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS are welcome to join us for the event.

Join us at our workshop and also look for us at the poster session of the conference! Visit our poster at the lobby on the second floor of Songdo Convensia. We will display our poster the whole symposium dates. Come and let's talk about early career polar research every day from 13:30 to 15:00! See you there!  


Contact APECS

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