The main costs associated with running APECS comes in supporting our International Directorate Office. APECS is very grateful for the support provided by its current and past Directorate sponsors. Below is some information to help you learn more about these great organizations and the opportunities they have for early career researchers:
Main APECS Directorate Location
From February 2017 until January 2022, the APECS International Directorate Office with the APECS Executive Director and APECS Administrative Assistant are funded and hosted by the generous support of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research. The office is housed at the AWI location in Potsdam, Germany.
APECS International Directorate Host and Sponsor February 2017 until January 2022
As the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, the Alfred Wegener Institute is primarily active in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Working together with numerous national and international partners, we are actively involved in unravelling the complex processes at work in the “Earth System”. Our planet is undergoing fundamental climate change; the polar regions and the oceans, which play central roles in the global climate system, are in flux. How will planet Earth evolve? Do the phenomena we’re observing represent short-term fluctuations or long-term trends? Polar and marine research has always been a fascinating scientific challenge; today it is also research into the future. For more information please visit: http://www.awi.de/en.html
From October 2017 until June 2019, an APECS Project Officer will be hosted by UiT The Arctic University of Norway at its Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics in Tromsø, Norway and funded through the two EU Horizon 2020 projects INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) and APPLICATE (Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a Changing Arctic climaTE). This position is responsible for UiT and APECS tasks as part of these two projects, and helping with other activities in the APECS International Directorate.
APECS International Directorate Host and Sponsor 2009 until January 2017
UiT The Arctic University of Norway is the northernmost university of the world. Research and studies offered at our university focus on Arctic and northern issues: marine science, biomedicine, telemedicine, physics, linguistics, multiculturalism, and research related to the Saami and indigenous people. Our university shall contribute to the national Norwegian diversity of basic scientific research and for some research areas we shall be among the best international actors.
Fore more information please visit the website of the University of Tromsø.
INTERACT is an EU HORIZON 2020 EU infrastructure project under the auspices of SCANNET, a circumarctic network of currently 77 terrestrial field bases in northern Europe, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland as well as stations in northern alpine areas. INTERACT specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring in the European Arctic and beyond, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access program. For more information visit the INTERACT website http://www.eu-interact.org/
APPLICATE is an EU HORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation Programme-financed project involving 16 partners from nine countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom). The multinational and multidisciplinary consortium will work to enhance weather and climate prediction capabilities not only in the Arctic, but also in Europe, Asia, and North America, To develop adequate tools to predict when and how severe weather systems will affect Europe, Asia and North America is vital to inhabitants of these regions. For more information on APPLICATE visit http://applicate.eu/