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The 7th APECS International Online Conference was held on 12th of May 2021. This year’s theme was: “Polar Science: Success stories from the field and from home.” and the event ran over 10 hours to accommodate contributions from all timezones. The abstracts and session recordings of all 41 oral presentations and 11 poster presentations can be found on the Online Conference 2021 webpage. Including those of the following prize winners for each category!

  • Alpine:
    Felipe Ugalde, University of Chile, Chile - Fieldwork through COVID-19? Getting results during pandemic in the Chilean Andes in the 2020-2021 summer season - Session 4

  • Antarctic:
    Nuno Pereira, Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal - AIM Antarctic Induced Music - Session 4

  • Arctic:
    Deborah Bozzato
    , University of Groningen, The Netherlands - Smelly molecules and phytoplankton - Session 4
    Erin McLean
    , Arctic Data Center, USA - Highlight curated collections of data through portals on the Arctic Data Center - Session 6

  • Collaboration:
    Cristiane Caetano
    , Institute of Biology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Polar science outreach in Brazil: online resources during the pandemic scenario of COVID-19 -
    Session 6

  • Poster:
    Ludovic Landry-Ducharme, University de Quebec a Rimouski, Canada - Seasonal habitat selection in Arctic hares: explaining mass movements on Ellesmere Island - Session 6

APECS congratulates the prize winners, all of whom have won funds towards future conference travel.

A very big thank you to our keynote speaker, Daniela Liggett (University of Canterbury), who opened the conference with a bang talking about the Antarctic COVID-19 project.

We are also grateful to all the presenters and volunteers who made the conference possible. Also thank you to all audience members for making the day a huge success!

Best wishes from the APECS International Online Conference 2021 project group!

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