Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

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

Applications for the current APECS Council 2018-2019 term running from 1 October 2018 through to 30 September 2019 are accepted anytime during the year!

The APECS Council has two catagories 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).

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 what our Council members are working on, see our list of current Council project groups as well as notes from the Counicil 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.

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

How to apply?

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

APECS Directorate Sponsor
AWI WortBildmarke Farbe RGB
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events