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APPLY for the APECS Executive Committee
to help shape our organization over the next year and help influence the future of polar research!

The elections for the 2021-2022 APECS Executive Committee will be held in September 2021 for the term from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.

Application deadline: 16 August 2021 at 23:59 GMT

The APECS Executive Committee consists of five members, who are elected by the APECS Council to manage the day-to-day decisions of the organization. You can find information about the APECS Executive Committee on the APECS website. This includes some general information, the list of current ExCom members, as well as summaries of their meeting notes.

Elections timeline:

  • 16 August 2021 at 23:59 GMT: Application deadline
  • 17 - 30 August 2021: Review period within the APECS Council including Q&A with ExCom applicants
  • 1 - 8 September 2021: Voting period within the APECS Council
  • 9 - 30 September 2021: Final vote count, review of results, transition process
  • 1 October 2021: Announcement of the 2021-2022 APECS Executive Committee and President

The Executive Committee is a rewarding, high-paced and work intensive committee; its members must be willing and able to contribute actively throughout the term on an almost daily basis via emails (except during e.g. field work, exam periods, holidays of course) and attend the online ExCom calls every two weeks. To apply, you have to be an APECS member with prior experience in the APECS leadership on the Executive Committee, Council and National Committee leaderships or an equivalent other organization.

Go to the Executive Committee Elections page to see the full election announcement including eligibility criteria, how to apply and a more detailed explanation of the election process.

Is this your first time you want to get active in APECS? In order to be an effective member of the APECS Executive Committee, a good background knowledge of our APECS activities, projects and internal processes is required, as one of your roles will be to mentor and advise our many committees, project groups and other activities. If you have not been actively involved in APECS before, we strongly recommend that you gain some experience on our APECS Council, National Committees or Project Groups first before applying for the Executive Committee. 

If you have any questions, please contact the ExCom elections coordinators 2021 (Juan Höfer, Jilda Caccavo, Heike Mildeja and Josefine Lenz) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact APECS

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