Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Below is an exciting opportunity for early career researchers with expertise in Ocean science and interest in Arctic region to join the international team developing the Arctic Action Plan of the United Nation’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UNDOS) 2021 – 2030.

The UNDOS Arctic process includes several online meetings in Autumn 2020, and the Task Force is currently seeking volunteers to join working groups and contribute to the discussions before the launch of the Decade in 2021.

The working groups are formed around the key goals/societal outcomes of the Decade, namely:

Group 1. A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified, reduced or removed.
Group 2. A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are understood and managed.
Group 3. A productive ocean supporting sustainable food supply and a sustainable ocean economy.
Group 4. A predicted ocean where society understands and can respond to changing ocean conditions.
Group 5. A safe ocean where life and livelihoods are protected from ocean-related hazards.
Group 6. An accessible ocean with open and equitable access to data, information and technology and innovation.
Group 7. An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean in relation to human wellbeing and sustainable development.

To apply to join one of the working groups please fill in short application form:

To learn more about the process, follow the link:

Please note, that deadline for applications is 25th September and first meeting is on the 1st October.

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