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Do you want to get active in APECS and be part of the APECS leadership?

Applications for the APECS Council 2020 - 2021 term - running from 1 October 2020 through to 30 September 2021 - are being accepted now!

The APECS 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 organizational members of APECS (e.g. partner organizations)

More information on the current and past APECS Councils, can be found on our main Council page. A more detailed description of the Council member categories and their tasks, rights and responsibilities can be found in the Council Charter. To find out more about what our Council members are working on, see our list of current Council project groups as well as notes from the Council meetings

No prior experience with APECS is necessary to join the Council and we encourage all APECS members to consider applying!

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

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


How to apply?

The link fo the application forms is below. Application deadline is on 31 July 2020. Applicants will be informed by end of August / early September of the status of their application.

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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Our Sponsors

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Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events