Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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APECS Strategic Plan 2021-2025

The Strategic Plan is a result of discussions among the APECS Leadership (Executive Committee, Council and APECS Directorate), the APECS National Committees, and extensive consultation with the wider APECS membership and polar research community.

It includes recommendations of the APECS Organizational Review 2019 and identifies development opportunities for APECS through six main Strategic Goals:

  1. Expansion and Support for Membership
  2. Improving Communication
  3. Strengthening National Committees & Global Connections
  4. Establish a Structure to Grow Sustainably & Improve Internal Functions
  5. Advancing Connections through Virtual and In-person Events
  6. Maintaining & Building Partnerships

The APECS Strategic Plan 2021-2025 was written by the 2019-2020 APECS Executive Committee, with the help of the International Directorate and the APECS Council. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who provided feedback during the process.

We look forward to working with our members, National Committees, partners and sponsors to help us implement the Strategic Plan. It will  provides APECS with a framework in providing opportunities for early career scientists and fostering a continuum of leadership in the polar and wider cryospheric sciences.

Contact APECS

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

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