APECS in a Non Polar Country: A Study Case on How Education and Outreach Stimulated Polar Science during IPY and Beyond!
IPY From Knowledge to Action Conference 2012
22-27 April 2012
This presentation aims to show how APECS played an important role in Portugal, how it became established within IPY, provide examples of interdisciplinary research and educational innovative activities/events nationally and internationally, within the national educational program LATITUDE60!, and how these actively played an important role in promoting Portuguese Polar science beyond IPY in connection with the teaching community and politicians by addressing key polar issues important to society. This presentation will also aim to look to the future and identify new directions on how polar science should be addressed by early career scientists in order to shape the future of polar research and outreach.