Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



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APECS Antarctic Treaty Essay Contest
  • Students (undergraduates in college or university)
  • Students (graduate and post-docs)
This essay contest was organized with the support of the International Board for the Antarctic Treaty Summit and was publicized in conjunction with the Summit. As part of this contest, young polar researchers were asked to discuss one of five essay questions focused on how to better integrate science and policy and on the needs for new policy dealing with current issues in the Antarctic as well as the Arctic. The winning essay dealt with the principles of the Antarctic Treaty's Article IV to the Siachen Glacier in the disputed region of Kashmir. The second and third prizes were given to a young researcher analyzing the spread of commercial exploitation into Antarctica through bioprospecting and a high-school student applying the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) principles to the high seas.
  • Competition
APECS, International Board for the Antarctic Treaty Summit
no timeline given
Both Poles
Oslo Science Conference

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