Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Polar Week logo2 01APECS organized International Polar Week March 2012 during the March Equinox of 2012 from 18 – 24 March. The Equinoxes are the only times when everywhere on earth the day length is 12 hours, a perfect opportunity to celebrate the poles on a global scale!


What happened during International Polar Week - March 2012?

Here are some of the highlights of activities that were reported back to us after the polar week. There were lots more however, and we thank all of our members helping us celebrate this week!

Who Celebrated International Polar Week - March 2012?

Our goal was to connect as many people interested in the polar regions as possible through our activities and encourage our members to launch a virtual balloon.

Each balloon on this map represents a person or a huge group of people participating in the Polar Week March 2012.

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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