Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



ipa logo with white frame

«A Frozen Ground Cartoon» is a scientific outreach project that aims at presenting and promoting international permafrost research via a series of comic strips and illustrated media products. The project is officially supported by the International Permafrost Association as a targeted ‘Action Group’ and will run from February 2016 to January 2018.

The final outcome of the project will be a series of comic strips, each ranging from 5 to 10 pages (letter/A4 format). These strips will show the diversity of permafrost research activities at the international level, with a special emphasis on fieldwork. The target audience is the general public, focusing more specifically on teenagers and young students who have to choose career paths at high school or college levels.

Interested? Please send a one page letter of motivation (A4 or letter format) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31 January, presenting your past experience and own vision for this particular project. Also, a few portfolio samples or link(s) to online material must be provided.

Full details of the project and a timetable of deadlines can be accessed here.


Contact APECS

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

Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events