Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APECS logoDo you want to get (or remain) active in APECS and be involved in the APECS leadership?

This is a reminder to send your applications for the APECS Council 2020-2021 term! 
The application deadline is 31 July 2020 at 23:59 GMT.

The APECS Council is the larger of the two leadership committees of APECS. Its members work on projects (e.g. webinars, workshops, Polar Weeks), coordinate APECS activities, and govern the organisation.

The 2020-2021 Council term is from 1 October 2020 through 30 September 2021. In September 2020 we will run several orientation webinars for new Council members and you will get an introduction to our Council project groups, so you are well prepared to start your term on 1 October.

More information about the Council can be found on the Council website. No prior experience with APECS is necessary to join the Council, and we encourage all APECS members to consider applying!

If you are not yet a member, or you are interested to learn more about the APECS Council activities and how you can contribute, you are welcome to register for one of the three Council Application Information Sessions. These Zoom sessions will provide an overview about the APECS Council activities, how the Council collaborates, and give an opportunity to ask your questions to current experienced Council members.

Session 1 on Tuesday July 21, 20:00 GMT:

Session 2 on Monday July 27, 08:00 GMT:

Session 3 on Thursday July 30, 14:00 GMT:

Why should you get active in APECS? Being involved in the APECS Council provides you with opportunities to engage internationally and across disciplines with other early career researchers and professionals who are interested in the Polar and Alpine regions and the wider Cryosphere. Within our projects, you can develop valuable skills in project management, leadership and communication skills in a friendly and supportive environment that will help you in your future careers no matter if they will be in academia or non-academic professions. APECS Council members value the international networks they develop through the Council, as well as the recognition and accomplishments through their work. You should be prepared to spend a few hours per week, on average, on APECS related activities.

Contact APECS

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