The APECS - Portugal has organized its 5th Edition Workshop of Career Development in Porto (Portugal). As in previous years, the workshop was allocated close to the 6th Portuguese Polar Science Conference in order to enhance the extension of this event within the Portuguese Polar community. The workshop theme for this year was "APECS Portugal: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", and has such it was staged in three distinct parts.
During “Yesterday” we travelled back to the origins of APECS Portugal, and guided by our Today’s mentors (the past earlier career scientists and the founders of APECS Portugal) we learnt about the motivations behind the birth of APECS in Portugal, and realized the Yesterday’s goals achieved Today. “Today” was the place to discuss about the opportunities for young scientist provided by APECS Portugal and also by APECS International, and the outcomes from our educational projects held during polar weeks as well as the impacts of networking.
To discuss about Tomorrow we benefited from the presence of a panel of discussion with our guests to help establish our future goals and provided us with valuable tips towards a successful career development.
To contribute to the success and enrichment of this event, besides all the national speakers we were happy to have Dr. Gerlis Fugmann Executive Director of APECS International, Professor Holger Hintelmann from the Canadian Arctic Program and also three members of APECS Bulgaria - Iglika Trifonova, Denitsa Apostolova and Desislava Petkova-Peneva, (president and boards members of APECS Bulgaria, respectively), who provided a valuable insight of the Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of their National Committee.