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APECS is currently finishing up its term and will start a new term on 1 October. We are now inviting all APECS members to join our activities as members of our Project Groups! This is one of the easiest ways to get more involved in APECS and to contribute in a way that is best suited to your interests and skills. Hosting meetings, taking notes, research, writing, graphic design, social media posting, sending emails - these are just a few examples of the ways you can contribute to APECS project groups.

Project groups are working groups of APECS that are led by Council members. Some of the groups have been run over many years while others are newly developing. The duration of APECS project groups is usually for the full term 1 October 2022 - 30 September 2023, but temporary and event-based project groups may be of shorter duration. We strongly encourage everyone who is interested to apply during this application period, but late applications may be considered if the project group has capacity for additional members. If you want to apply for more than one project group, you must fill out the application form multiple times. However, we recommend that you dedicate yourself to one or potentially two groups in order to contribute in a meaningful way. Project Group Leaders will evaluate your application and the APECS International Directorate will inform you of the result and provide you with more information as the term gets underway in October.

We are excited to offer the following project groups for the 2022-2023 term - we hope you will join in! You can read full descriptions for all of these groups here. Please fill out this form by 11:59 GMT Sunday 9 October to apply to be a project group member.


  • Alpine Cryosphere
  • APECS Art
  • APECS Community Development
  • APECS Podcast (Polar Times)
  • Communication of climate change impacts in the Arctic
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Overcoming Barriers to Indigenous ECRs
  • Polar Earth Observation Database
  • ResponsIble SciEnce initiative (RISE)
  • Science and Diplomacy
  • UN Climate Change Conference


  • APECS International Online Conference 2023
  • Antarctica Day
  • APECS International Mentorship Award
  • APECS International Polar Weeks

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

Our Sponsors

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Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events