Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


 Join APECS for a series of webinars as part of the Polar Week March 2024!

Comparative assessment of regional economic potential of the remote Arctic Zone subjects
Date: 14 March 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 GMT

Water in a Frozen Arctic: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
Date: 14 March 2024, 17:00 - 18:00 GMT

Observations have shown that heavy precipitation and other thawing events are increasing around the Arctic, including more frequent rain-on-snow occurrences, and global climate models project that these extremes will only continue to increase in likelihood over the next few decades. This virtual event will feature different perspectives on the changing water cycle around the Arctic with a focus on its causes, impacts, and implications for the region and the globe. 

The event will include short presentations from four leading early career polar researchers that are actively working to expand our understanding of the many far-reaching societal and physical impacts of an increasingly wetter and warmer Arctic.

Meet our presenters:

  • Dr. Sophie Elixhauser, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna and Austrian Polar Research Institute, Austria

  • Jorrit van der Schot, University of Graz and Austrian Polar Research Institute, Austria

  • Dr. Michelle McCrystall, Research Fellow University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Dr. Kristin Poinar, University at Buffalo, Department of Geology and RENEW Institute, NY USA

This webinar is organized and hosted by the United States Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS).

Climate Change from the Perspective of ECRs
Date: 15 March 2024, 14:00 - 15:00 GMT

Barentsburg (Svalbard) celebrated 100 years. Past, Present and Future.
Date: 15 March 2024, 16:00 - 17:00 GMT

Exploring the Climate Interactive project: En-Roads simulator
Date: 18 March 2024, 14:00 - 14:30 GMT

Developing an international art project in the modern Arctic realities
Date: 19 March 2024, 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
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The national competition of essays and other artistic productions on polar themes for pupils and students organized by the National Commission for Antarctic Research of the Romanian Academy
Date: 20 March 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 GMT

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Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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