THANK YOU all for celebrating International Polar Week with us during 20th to 26th of September 2020!
Thank you for joining us in putting the polar and alpine regions into the spotlight. We were overjoyed about your own stories, photos and experiences shared with us using the hashtags: #PolarWeek, #ScientistsWhoSelfie, #PolarWeekPhoto, #PolarWeekArt and #PolarFunFact.
The Polar Week aims to celebrate the importance of polar and alpine regions and the cryosphere in general. It takes place twice a year for one week around the spring and autumnal equinox when daytime and night-time are equal all around the World!
During this year’s September Polar Week we shared a series of talks and activities through APECS international and its national committees to raise awareness on the polar and alpine areas and its indigeneous people, wildlife, facts, stories, scientists, landscapes and the risks, especially the importance due to climatic changes. We enthusiastically encouraged our early career researchers (ECR) to both join our activities and to create their own events within the framework of the Polar Week. Thanks to the wide collaborations between countries, we could expand and enrich our events and really feel the spirit of the Polar Week everywhere!
© Deniz Vural/Pixabay
While this Polar Week has come to an end we wish to thank once again all of you who made this year’s International September Polar Week happen! Many thanks for taking part in our activities and for organising your own activities around the world. Special thanks go to the APECS Office for their incredible patience and work in keeping this page up and running, exactly 24/7 hours support for any rapid changes!
One last thanks goes to the APECS Art Project Group to help find our guests and carry a step forward in a very short time!
We hope you all had a great Polar Week with us! Because we had so much fun with building connections between continents as well as celebrating Polar Week together!
Photo competition 1st place : Ekaterina Uryupova - A "submarine" iceberg was spotted
in the vicinity of the Antarctic Peninsula during 2019/2020 the navigation season
See you again in March for another Polar Week!
Best wishes from the September Polar Week project group!