Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
 
Location: Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Arcade 3 & 4 (Lower Ground)

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome

09:15 - 09:45

Networking Skills: an important soft skill for a scientist? - Jose Xavier, British Antarctic Survey / University of Coimbra, UK / Portugal

09:50 - 10:20

International cooperation / interdisciplinary work - Renuka Badhe, European Polar Board, Netherlands

10:20 - 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:00

Introducation to Quantarctica - George Roth, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway

11:00 - 11:10 Ice Flows - an interactive computer game / app all about ice sheets in Antarctica - Anne Le Brocq, University of Exeter, UK
11:10 - 11:15 Survey on Antarctic Science - Policy making engagement - Gabriela Roldan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
11:15 - 11:25 The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists and how to get involved - Gerlis Fugmann, APECS / UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
11:25 - 11:40

APECS National Committees

  • APECS Oceania - Hanne Nielsen, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • USAPECS - Alex Thornton, University of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
11:40 - 11:50 Discussion

11:50 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:00

Plenary Discussion: Career Paths

  • Louise Huffman, Dartmouth College, United States
  • Renuka Badhe, European Polar Board, Netherlands
  • Anne Le Brocq, University of Exeter, UK
  • Victoria Metcalf, National Coordinator of the Participatory Science Platform, Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser - New Zealand

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee Break

15:20 - 16:50

Breakout Sessions:

  • Topic 1: Writing funding applications
    • David Walton, British Antarctic Survey, United Kingdom
    • Pete Convey, British Antarctic Survey, United Kingdom
    • Daniela Liggett, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Topic 2: Bringing 'cool science' to non-science audiences: Sharpening your communication skills
    • Louise Huffman (Chair), Dartmouth College, United States
    • Michael Becker - BBC Natural History Unit
    • Tim Naish, University of Wellington, New Zealand
    • Jan Strugnell - La Trobe University, Australia
    • Kenny Matsuoka - Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway

16:50 - 17:00

Break

17:00 - 17:30

Discussion and closing

17:30 - 17:40 Break
17:40 - 18:30 Informal APECS Malaysia Meeting (open to all APECS members from Malaysia)

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Sponsors

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