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The Polar Week is a series of international events with the goal of promoting the science that takes place in polar latitudes, and educating the public about all things polar. For the Polar Week in March 2017 we were specifically highlighting humans and their activities and impacts on the poles. Did you know that there are people living in Antarctica year-round? Or that permafrost thaw is causing infrastructure damage and affecting communities worldwide? During the Polar Week in September 2017 our focus was on the polar world's effects on our longitudes. 

APECS hosted two International Polar Weeks in 2017:

  • 20-26 March 2017
  • 18-24 September 2017

You can find a summary of the Polar Week highlights of 2017 below: 

Polar Week Highlights - March 2017

The theme of the International Polar Week in March 2017 was "People of the Poles: Human Use and Appreciation of Earth's Polar Regions". See here our activities:

Polar Week Highlights - September 2017

During this Polar Week we were specifically highlighting how we are living in a #PolarWorld, where issues happening in the poles affect everyone on the globe. Further activities were the following:

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