Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Foto World SummitDo you want to get (or remain) active in APECS and the APECS leadership? The applications for APECS Council 2018-2019 are open now! Application deadline is 31 July 2018 at 23:59 GMT

About the Council

The APECS Council is the larger of the two leadership committees of APECS. Its members work on projects (e.g. webinars, workshops, Polar Weeks), 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).

The 2018-2019 Council term is from 1 October 2018 through 30 September 2019. In September 2018 we will run several orientation webinars for new Council members and you will get an introduction to our Council project groups, so you are well prepared to start your term on 1 October.

More information on the Council, the Council member categories and their tasks, rights and responsibilities can be found in the Council Charter and on our Council pages. Please also 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!

Why should you get active in APECS? Being involved in the APECS Council provides you with opportunities to engage internationally and across disciplines with other early career researchers and professionals who are interested in the Polar and Alpine regions and the wider Cryosphere. Within our projects, you can develop valuable skills in project management, leadership and communication skills in a friendly and supportive environment that will help you in your future careers no matter if they will be in academia or non-academic professions. APECS Council members value the international networks they develop through the council, as well as the recognition and accomplishments through their work.

How to apply?


For both new applicants and returning applicants, the Executive Committee will vote on your application at the end of August and inform you of the outcome of your application.

If you have any questions, or you want any general information about the APECS Council please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We really appreciate all our APECS volunteers and their commitment to paving the way for the future of polar research!

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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