Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

 

Are you planning fieldwork in the Arctic, Antartic or other cold regions of the world? Here are some great resources for you that will help you! 

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INTERACT Practical Field Guide

Fieldwork Handbook Logos UpdatedThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the INTERACT Station Manager`s Forum and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) have developed the INTERACT Practical Field Guide for scientists - a pocket guide that is designed to be taken into the field. The INTERACT Practical Field Guide contains information on best practices and specific safety tips for fieldwork in the Arctic.

INTERACT Practica Field Guide TitleIts eight chapters address general safety guidelines; communication; safety during transport and in the field; weather, terrain and wildlife, codes of conduct; local and traditional knowledge; and emergency preparedness and supplements the INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook.
The INTERACT Practical Field Guide is printed on waterproof paper and has special features such as a plastic pocket, a wind chill factor table, first aid basics, and space to add relevant contacts.

The book has been developed and written by early career scientists, station managers and experienced safety professionals, thus reflecting the views of both new explorers and those with years of experience. We therefore hope that the book can be an inspirational source for early career and more senior scientists providing in-depth knowledge and handy tips for fieldwork planning in the Arctic and other cold regions of the world.

The INTERACT Practical Field Guide can be downloaded for free here on the APECS website as well as on the INTERACT website. Printed copies are available upon request through INTERACT and the APECS office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook

Fieldwork Handbook Logos UpdatedThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the INTERACT Station Manager`s Forum, and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) have developed a Fieldwork Planning Handbook for scientists! The handbook will facilitate safe fieldwork and maximise the results of research and monitoring activities in the Arctic and other cold regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

FPH coverThe INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook covers all aspects of fieldwork, from the initial idea, to the actual fieldwork, through to getting safely back home with samples and data to wrap up the project. A particular focus is put on all aspects of planning until you venture into the field and safety aspects when working at INTERACT stations or in the field. We highlight the most common natural hazards that you need to prepare for in the field and outline important environmental considerations. The Handbook also provides comprehensive checklists, contact details and online resources for jurisdictional information pertinent to conducting fieldwork in the Arctic.

The book has been developed and written by early career scientists, station managers and experienced safety professionals, thus reflecting the views of both new explorers and those with years of experience. We therefore hope that the book can be an inspirational source for early career and more senior scientists providing in-depth knowledge and handy tips for fieldwork planning in the Arctic and other cold regions of the world.

The INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook can be downloaded for free here on the APECS website as well as on the INTERACT website. Printed copies are available upon request through INTERACT and the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

INTERACT Fieldwork Communication and Navigation Guidebook

369 INTERACT Fieldwork Communication and Navigation cover Gunhild RosqvistWhen preparing for fieldwork, there is a wealth of things to keep in mind and to make decisions about. Communication and navigation are essential elements of conducting science in cold and remote areas of the world. Therefore, INTERACT and APECS have joined forces to initiate a collection of recommendations and handy tips. This guidebook aims at increasing your understanding of fieldwork-related communication and navigation to make your fieldwork experience safe and successful.

The book has been developed by early career scientists and station managers with the aims of providing a resource for anyone performing fieldwork at arctic research stations and elsewehere in the polar and alpine regions of the world.

The INTERACT Fieldwork Communication and Navigation Guidebook can be downloaded for free on the INTERACT website. Printed copies are available upon request through INTERACT and the APECS office.

 

The guidebook is closely linked with other INTERACT publications such as the INTERACT Management Planning Handbook, the INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook and the INTERACT Practical Field Guide.

 

Cover photo: Gunhild Rosqvist

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