Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


      © Ricardo Matias, Jukes Liu, Linde van Bets, Henrik Christiansen, Quentin Jossart (left to right)

 Polar 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 2019:

  • 17-23 March 2019
  • 23-29 September 2019

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

Polar Week Highlights - September 2019

APECS International Polar Week September 2019 from 23 to 29 September 2019 had several highlights and activities organized by Polar early career researchers from around the world. The seven-day programme included a #ScientistsWhoSelfie photo challenge and Live Twitter events and more.

We also encouraged members to share their own experiences with us using the hashtags: #PolarWeek, #ScientistsWhoSelfie, #PolarSTEAMM, #PolarArt, #PolarFilmFest


Polar Week Highlights - March 2019

For APECS International Polar Week March 2019 from 17 - 23 March 2019, we featured some great activities from Polar photos and art to Twitter games, such as #PolarFail and #ArcticORAntarctic. We also encouraged members to share their experiences with us using the hashtags: #PolarReseach, #PolarArt, #PolarWildlife, and #PolarInclusion.


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