Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The IGS has established a new Early-career Glaciologist Group (EGG). The group is open to any early-career scientist in glaciology or related snow and ice sciences. Our aims are to enhance the cryosphere early-career community (socially and professionally), particularly within the IGS, and to provide additional support to early-career scientists in cryosphere-related fields. We’re planning social events, workshops, and panel discussions at upcoming meetings, including EGU and the IGS symposium in Durham in July. By holding these events, we are hoping to build a better community for early-career scientists, where we can exchange ideas and discuss problems, foster career development, and get to know each other. 

Am I an ECS?

We’re happy for anyone self-identifying as early career to get involved. We do want to make sure we’re creating a group for researchers at early stages of their career and therefore working through similar problems, including getting started on publications, learning how to apply for funding, presenting at conferences, and thinking about future career paths. We will likely adapt the IGS definition of early career — being in school or <6 years beyond a degree (with an extra year per child if you took time off to be the primary caregiver) — as we look to include funding opportunities. 

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

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