Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


247 Henrietta Hammant Flyer Polar Week March 2021

It's International Polar Week from 14-20 March 2021

Let's celebrate the importance of the polar and the wider cryosphere! Twice a year, we celebrate Polar Week during equinox when day- and night-time are equal all around the World. During this time, we will share a series of activities through APECS international and its national committees to raise awareness of the polar and alpine areas - their indigenous people, wildlife, facts, stories, scientists, and landscapes, as well as the risks they currently face, especially due to climatic changes.

This year’s Polar Week March highlights are:

  • Photo, Poetry and Essay Competition
  • Polar Times Podcasts
  • Indigenous Art
  • Inspiring Talks
  • APECS Germany Polar-Fieldwork event

See here further Polar Week activities from around the world.

Created by Henrietta Hammant

Photo, Poetry and Essay Competition

For this March Polar Week we would like to share your polar perspectives through photos, poetry and short essays!

If you are interested in participating in the competition, please fill out the Submission Form by March 11th, 23:59 GMT

Following you can find more information on the competition categories:


Please forward this to any others who you think have an interesting perspective to share and may be willing to participate. All submitted content will be featured on the APECS website during the March Polar Week (14-20 March). Public voting will also occur during Polar Week. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places for each category at the end of the Polar Week!

Please read the rules and regulations below before submitting! 

Rules and Regulations:

APECS Germany Polar-Fieldwork event

246 Lena Nicola APECS Germany Polar Week March 2021

On March 18th at 5:30pm (CET) APECS Germany is hosting a special Polar-Fieldwork event, welcoming fellow researchers and interested students alike.

What is the value of undertaking fieldwork?

How to prepare when going to the polar regions?

How can I create fieldwork opportunities for myself?

Joined by a group of early career polar scientists you'll get insights into various fieldwork campaigns and have a casual chat about your questions and other curiosities.

Please register here beforehand, so that you can get access to the zoom session.








Created by Lena Nicola

Polar Week activities around the world

Find out about all activities happening around the world on our APECS International Polar Week activities page.

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Contact APECS

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