Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

In our Polar News we feature news from a variety of sources related to research in the Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine regions as well as the wider Cryosphere. Many thanks to APECS members and the wider Polar research community for contributing to this shared resources! If you have an article to contribute, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..       

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                               © Alexey Pavlov, Caroline Coch, Alice Bradley, Adrian Dahood, Elizabeth Erickson (left to right)

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Call for contributions: Reflections from the field

Let’s share the lasting yet unpublished creativity of the polar community in an anthology of “Reflections from the field”. For many in our community, the field season conjures creativity. Those days when you battle against wind and rain to collect that precious sample, nights where stories are shared around the campfire; and the pangs of realization when you see, at first hand, the effect of climate change on your field site.  

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Seminar on the changing Arctic in Paris 19 - 20 June

The Arctic is a major priority of scientific collaboration between France and Norway. Building on the success of the 2016 Franco-Nordic seminar in Tromsø, the Institut français de Norvège and the Research Council of Norway in cooperation with the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) invite you to participate to the new event taking place on June 19th and 20th in Paris on: Contribution of traditional ecological knowledge and modern technologies in a Changing Arctic.

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Polar CORDEX meeting Copenhagen, 7-9th October

Polar CORDEX is a very friendly community of regional climate researchers specializing in both Arctic and Antarctic climate simulations. We welcome abstracts on all topics related to high resolution modelling in the polar regions, including coupled regional modelling (any or all of atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, land surface, vegetation,  ice sheet!), climate projections, impact studies and climate services, climate reanalysis and model evaluation.

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