Association of Polar Early Career Scientists - Home Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:09:37 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb APECS-Brazil informative - July to December 2012 ]]> (Erli Schneider Costa) Featured Who We Are Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:09:38 +0000 The 2013 APECS Canada-ASA mentor Award goes to Eric Loring!

The inaugural APECS Canada - ArcticNet Student Assocation Award was awarded to Eric Loring from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) during the ArcticNet Annual Science meeting banquet on Thrusday, December 12th, 2013. Jennifer Provencher, representing both APECS Canada and the ASA introduced the award to the crowd.

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Eric was presented his award by two long term APECS and ASA mentors (Lisa Loseto and Nikolaus Gantner) whom Eric has helped support, inspire and enable to work in polar science over the years. As a token of appreciation Eric was given a book that had been made from collected images and messges from students and colleagues he has worked with throughout his career. You can learn more about Eric here.

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Nomninations are now open for the 2014 mentor award. Please visit here to find out more.

]]> (Jennipro) Featured APECS Canada - ASA Mentor Award APECS Canada Members Sun, 15 Dec 2013 19:26:33 +0000
Other Key Resources for Early Career Researchers Working in Northern Canada


OrganizationAreaPermitResearch facilitiesLogistic support (i.e hiring local staff)Research grant & scholarshipFacilitate scientist integration in communitiesEducational outreachDatabases and information organization
Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada All Canadian Inuit Regions         x x x
Inuit Qaujisarvingnat Knowledge Centre All Canadian Inuit Regions         x x x
Inuit Research Advisors All Canadian Inuit Regions         x x x
Inuit studies All Canadian Inuit Regions           x  
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) All Canadian Inuit Regions     x   x   x
The First Nations Information Governance Centre All Canadian First Nations           x x
Assembly of First Nations All Canadian First Nations         x    
Arcticonnexion All northern regions           x  
Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) All northern regions             x
Arctic Connections Southern-Vancouver aquarium All northern regions         x x x
Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) All northern regions   x   x   x x
Arctic Research Mapping Application All northern regions             x
Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) All northern regions             x
ArcticNet All northern regions   x   x x x x
Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) All northern regions       x   x  
Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) International and Canadian Chapter All northern regions           x x
Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN)  All northern regions             x
Canadian Institute of Health Research All northern regions       x      
Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change All northern regions   x   x   x x
Canadian Permafrost Monitoring Network  All northern regions             x
Canadian Polar Commission (CPC) All northern regions   x   x x x x
Canadian Polar Information Network (CPIN) All northern regions   x         x
Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) All northern regions x            
Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO – Arctic) All northern regions x x x       x
Exchange for Local Observation and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) All northern regions             x
EnviroNorth All northern regions       x   x  
International Arctic System for Observing the Atmosphere (IASOA) All northern regions             x
Nasivik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments All northern regions       x   x  
National snow and ice data center All northern regions             x
National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) All northern regions         x x x
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) All northern regions       x      
Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) All northern regions       x     x
Northern Community Research Tool All northern regions             x
Northern Studies Training Program (NSTP administered by AANDC) All northern regions       x      
Parks Canada All northern regions     x x     x
Pauktuutit All northern regions           x  
Polar Continental Shelf All northern regions   x x x      
Polar Data Catalogue All northern regions             x
Québec-Océan All northern regions   x   x   x x
Social Science and Humanities Research Councl (SSHRC) All northern regions       x      
Student on Ice All northern regions           x  
Qikiqtani Inuit Association Baffin region              
Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) Cambridge Bay   x          
McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS)  Central Axel Heiberg Island    x          
Churchill Northern Studies Centre Hudson Bay   x x x   x  
Kivalliq Inuit Association Kivalliq Region              
Labrador Institute Labrador   x       x  
First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec Labrador/ Quebec x       x x  
Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering Labrador/ Newfoundland       x      
Avataq Cultural Institute Nunavik           x x
Nunavik Research Center Nunavik   x x x x x x
Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) Nunavut   x x   x x  
Nunavut Environmental Database Nunavut             x
Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) Nunavut x x     x x  
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) Nunavut              
Nunavut Water Board Nunavut x         x x
Nunavut Wildlife Management Board Nunavut       x     x
Aurora Research Institute (ARI) NWT x x x x   x x
Dechinta NWT           x  
Dene Cultural Institute NWT           x x
Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board NWT       x x x x
Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute NWT           x x
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center NWT   x       x x
Sahtu Renewable Ressource Board NWT     x x x x x
McGill Sub-Arctic Research Station (MSARS) Schefferville   x          
Canadian Museum of Nature Ukaliq           x  
Government of Yukon-Tourism and Culture Yukon x x         x
Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center Yukon   x       x  
Yukon College Yukon   x x x x x x
]]> (Louise Chavarie) Featured APECS Canada Community Collaborative Research Resources APECS Canada Members Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:58:05 +0000
Key Resources for Early Career Researchers conducting community collaborative research in northern Canada


Website Link

Summary of organizations and resources available to ECRs wanting to work with communities in northern Canada

Materials covering ethics and guidelines for working with northern communities and including Traditional Knowledge in research


Inuit Tuttarvingnat – Permits and Licences (Four Inuit Regions in Canada)

Inuit Research Advisors (Four Inuit Regions in Canada)

Nunavut Research Institute

Nunavik Research Center

Aurora Research Institute – Working together: A guide for researchers working in NWT

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatmi – Negotiating Research Relationships with Inuit Communities

Inuit Circumpolar Council – Declarations

Yukon Territory – Protocols and Principles for Conducting Research with Yukon First Nations

First Nations Centre – Considerations and Templates for Ethical Research


The First Nations Principles of OCAPTM (Ownership, Control, Access and Possession for data and knowledge management)

First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Research Protocol

Assembly of First Nations – Ethics in First Nations Research

Resources connecting researchers and northern communities in Canada

]]> (Jana Tondu) Featured APECS Canada Community Collaborative Research Resources APECS Canada Members Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:16:00 +0000
APECS Canada members help the Canadian Polar Commission

The Canadian Polar Commission (CPC) was established in 1991 and is responsible for: monitoring, promoting, and disseminating knowledge of the polar regions; contributing to public awareness of the importance of polar science to Canada; enhancing Canada's international profile as a circumpolar nation; and recommending polar science policy direction to government.

With this in mind the CPC is teaming with APECS Canada to get feedback, suggestions and comments during constuction of a new and improved CPC website that will help better reach its a variety of audiences. Together the CPC and APECS Canada is making sure that early career reserachers and educators are helping to shape how the CPC can better share knowledge about Canadian polar programs.

Keep an eye on the CPC website for the new website that APECS members help shape over the coming months.  Check it out here (

]]> (Jennipro) Featured APECS Canada News Members Thu, 28 Jun 2012 01:38:48 +0000
UBC Polar Club: Arctic-Wise Speaker Series 1

The UBC Polar Club recently hosted the first of a series of presentations at Green College titled Arctic-Wise: Bridging Northern Knowledges of Change. The theme of this talk was 'Arctic War or Arctic Peace? The Stakes for Canada', and featured interesting points on national security and sovereignty from Rob Huebert (Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary) and Michael Byers (Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, UBC).

Check out the video for this talk here

And stay tuned for the next speaker series and check out the UBC Polar Club facebook page for related events and info!

]]> (Meagan Grabowski) Featured Canadian Polar News Members Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:22:23 +0000
NASA video captures unusual Beaufort Sea ice breakup

A video on the NASA website shows dramatic satellite pictures of the sea ice breaking. People who live in the area and those who watch the Arctic are discussing what may have caused this unusual breakup. Dustin Whalen, a physical scientist for the Department of Natural Resources Canada, said the huge open water area is larger than ever seen before that close to shore. "I think that the ice will be melting not only from the influx of the warmer river water coming into it but also from the open water being so great that it can then create waves that it can eat away at the ice from the outside. So I expect that the ice in the Beaufort Sea will be clear earlier this year," he said. Robert Kuptana, a hunter in Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., said he’s worried about how this phenomenon will affect the wildlife in the area.

]]> (Jana Tondu) Featured Canadian Polar News Members Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:19:39 +0000
Mackerel Processing in North East Coast of Iceland: Social- and Adaptability Analysis of the Municipality of Vopnafjörður

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Sigmar Arnarsson M.Sc. International Fisheries Management

Author Affiliations:
Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Conference Where Poster was Originally Presented:
Arctic Frontiers 2014

Vopnafjörður is a small fisheries dependent community on the North East coast of Iceland. 
The community has experienced fluctuations in the fishing industry over the recent years and had to adapt. In the end outside investors were brought into the community. 
The merger was a success and fish processing in the community is stable. 
In the recent years mackerel has been migrating more northwest into Icelandic waters and that has benefitted the town of Vopnafjörður, even though that Icelandic mackerel fisheries are of dispute. 
A social- and adaptability analysis was structured to see effects and the adaptability process towards mackerel processing in the community.
Mackerel processing has had positive effects on the community. The industry adopted quickly to the new resource and only minor changes to the processing facilities were made to adapt to mackerel. The income of the outside investors has been a success.

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]]> (Sílvia Lourenço) Featured Human and Social Systems Virtual Poster Session Sun, 09 Feb 2014 17:51:27 +0000


Senatore, M.X.* & A. Zarankin**

*CONICET, Instituto Multidisiciplinario de Historia y Ciencias Humanas, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

**Universidade Federal Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Conference Where Poster was Originally Presented: 

XXXII SCAR Open Science Conference, Portland 2012
Session 36: Voicing Silences in Antarctic History


The aim of this paper is to present the analyses of archaeological evidence and historical cartography linked to whaling and sealing activities in the South Shetland Islands during the 19th century. In order to contribute to the rethinking of the history told by the Master Narratives, the efforts were directed to studying the contribution of whalers and sealers to the knowledge of Antarctica.

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]]> (Meagan Grabowski) Featured Human and Social Systems Virtual Poster Session Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:20:14 +0000