Are you looking for a way to get or remain active in APECS and the APECS leadership? Apply for the APECS Council 2017-2018!
The 2017-2018 Council term is from 1 October 2017 through 30 September 2018. We encourage YOU to consider applying to help us shape our organisation and the future of polar research!
The APECS Council is the larger of the two leadership committees of APECS. Its members work on projects, coordinate APECS activities, and govern the organisation. The Council has two categories of members:
- individual Council members (any APECS member who wants to serve on the APECS Council as an individual);
- representatives from APECS National Committees and organisational members of APECS (i.e., partner organisations).
For a more detailed information on the these categories and their tasks, rights and responsibilities please read the Council Charter.
Additional information about the Council can be found on our Council pages. Get to know our current Council members and read notes of our meetings. No prior experience with APECS is necessary to join the Council, and we encourage all APECS members to consider applying.
The Council elects the APECS Executive Committee (ExCom), which manages the day-to-day decisions of the organisation. We are also accepting applications for the ExCom at the moment! You can find more information about how to apply, on the ExCom elections page. Any APECS member can apply for the ExCom, but some prior experience with APECS or equivalent is generally recommended.
How to apply?
National Committee / Partner Representatives: For first-time applicants who have been nominated by an APECS National Committee or partner organisation to join the Council as their representative, please fill out this nomination form by 8 September 2017 at 23:59 GMT.
The Council Chairs will send you information about how you can re-apply for the upcoming 2017-2018 term via email.
For both first time applicants and returning applicants, the Executive Committee will vote on your application at the end of September and inform you of the outcome of your application.
We really appreciate all our APECS volunteers and their commitment to paving the way for the future of polar research!