Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Polar Week logo2 01Polar Week is a series of events happening globally, with the goal of promoting the science taking place in polar latitudes.

APECS hosted two International Polar Weeks in 2018:

  • 19-25 March 2018
  • 17-23 September 2018

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

Polar Week Highlights - March 2018

This March, our theme was #PolarPride with a focus on appreciating APECS members from all aspects of polar sciences. We have fantastic members and wanted to show our pride! Our goal was to provide a range of activities where members could interact, participate in professional development training, and showcase their research. We also hoped to recognize individuals that are traditionally underrepresented either because of what they study or because of systemic issues of diversity within polar sciences. Overall, we had good engagement with members during this Polar Week, especially on social media, and you can find a summary of the specific activities below:

Polar Week Highlights - September 2018

This September, our theme was #PolarNumbers with a focus on showcasing quantitative aspects of your own polar education and research interests. Everyone deals with numbers - whether it be, for example, the number of penguins in your study, the number of days you spent in the field this summer, the year of a historical event, a statistically significant data point in your recent research, or just your favourite polar-related number - we wanted to know. We encouraged everybody to share their #PolarNumbers through a series of fun and professional activities online. Of ocurse, also local events through your National Committee were organized.

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