Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
 

polar week logo 0International Polar Week September 2014 coincided with the fall equinox in the week of September 23th, one of two times a year when everyone on the planet gets 12 hours of sunlight. We wanted to celebrate on a global scale by focusing on the science being conducted in the Arctic and Antarctic. Inspired by the many great things that came out of the International Polar Year celebrations, we hope that the bi-annual Polar Week celebration will link people in polar science and polar education.

APECS and its partners celebrated polar science and discovery from 20 - 28 September 2014! 

Use Social Media to Promote (Ant)Arctic Literacy during Polar Week 2015!

Did you know APECS has an active Twitter and Facebook following? As part of International Polar Week, taking place next month from 21 - 29 March 2015, the newly formed APECS Social Media committee is planning several activities to grow our online community of polar researchers. As part of these efforts, we are calling for early career scientists who would like to share their projects to get involved.

How can you get involved?

  • Follow APECS on Facebook and Twitter (@Polar_Research).
  • Share pictures of yourself or research team hard at work in the field or lab for us to post throughout during the week (via facebook, twitter, or direct to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for us to post).
  • Volunteer to write a short blog on your research and what it's like being a polar scientist for us to feature on the website.
  • Tweet about your polar week activities using hash tag #PolarWeek.

Sharing your research via Twitter and Facebook is a great way to expand the reach of your work and grow your connections with fellow researchers. By engaging in social media, not only will you expand your professional network, but you will help to promote (Ant)Arctic literacy in the general public and help to recruit the next generation of polar scientists.

We would love to feature early career scientists from a wide range of research disciplines throughout the week, so don't hesitate to get in touch and make the most of this opportunity!

If you are interested in contributing to the social media outreach efforts planned for International Polar Week, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before March 15, 2015.

What happened during International Polar Week - September 2014?

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