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 the International Polar Week in March 2021 and will host another one in September 2021:

  • 14-20 March 2021
  • 19-25 September 2021

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

Polar Week Highlights - September 2021

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the Polar Week Project Group, the Art Project Group, the Social Media Coordinators and the APECS Office and to all other contributors and to all who celebrated the polar and alpine regions with us during the APECS INTERNATIONAL POLAR WEEK from 19-25 September 2021!

The main goal of this event is to engage the global polar studies community to share knowledge, experience, and fun from different perspectives. This time we continue this great tradition through diverse activities such as photo contests, interviews with polar artists, researchers, and educators, participation in virtual polar games, the APECS podcast, and many more all around the world, thanks to our National Committees. 

Looking forward to the next celebration in March 2022!

If you have any questions until then, don’t hesitate to contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here you can check out the activities from this time's Polar Week:  

Flyer and Photo by Juliana Souza Kasprzyk 


Polar Week Highlights - March 2021

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THANK YOU all for celebrating International March Polar Week with us from 14th to 20th of March 2021!

Thank you for joining us in the celebration of the polar and alpine regions. 

During this year’s March Polar Week we kicked the week's excitement off with three keynote speakers spanning the Arctic and Antarctic research - researchers listening to melting glaciers through acoustics, understanding polar microbes through genetics, and learning about the legacy of long term monitoring projects.  There were also amazing musicians and artists' work featured through the Indigenous Art Gallery, and great podcast episodes highlighted in the Polar Times Podcast. We were thrilled with all the contest submission pieces where we also heard about your own experiences through short essays, poems, and photos. Congratulations to the winners!

There were also many international activities through APECS international and its national committees (Iceland, Germany, Switzerland, Norway & Chile, and Colombia) which we hope you enjoyed. 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! See here further Polar Week activities from around the world.

While this Polar Week has come to an end we wish to thank you all once again who made this year’s International March Polar Week a success! A special thanks to the APECS Office and Social Media Coordinators for their incredible patience and work in keeping this page up and running, exactly 24/7 hours support for any rapid changes!

We hope you all had a great Polar Week with us! 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!

See you again in September for another Polar Week. Best wishes!

If you have any questions until then, don’t hesitate to contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Flyer created by Henrietta Hammant
Article written by Allison Cusick

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