Students (undergraduates in college or university)
Students (graduate and post-docs)
The Chilean committee of APECS has started to create a Chilean-network of young national researchers, which are actively integrated in polar activities. The group is now growing and several professional development activities are being organized for the near future. One featured activity is planned during the glaciological conference in Valdivia, Chile (VICC, 2010) organized by the Centre of Scientific Studies in Valdivia (http://www.cecs.cl/vicc/). A panel discussion between APECS members and distinguished scientists will give the young scientists new perspectives on the most actual polar related research. One of the next steps of the Chilean Committee is to develop a council of senior researchers to help the new generations of young researchers. In this poster we present the role and history of the Chilean Polar research and exploration and the important role of early career scientist in this enterprise.