Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
 

AWI WortBildmarke Farbe RGBThe APECS International Directorate with the Executive Director and Administrative Assistant are currently funded by the generous support of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research. The office is housed at the AWI location in Potsdam.

The APECS International Directorate Office is the essential coordinator without which the organization and running of the various APECS activities and programmes would hardly be possible. APECS is very grateful for the support provided by its Diretorate sponsor.

MASU LogoIn addition, Murmansk Arctic State University funds a part-time APECS Officer for the APECS International Directorate located in Murmansk, Russia from July 2016 to February 2017. APECS is very grateful for this additional staff support.

From 2009 until January 2017, the APECS International Directorate was funded by the Research Council of NorwayUiT – The Arctic University of Norway and the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Norway.

APECS is not a legal entity in its own right but an international network. Finances of the network - other than those of the APECS International Directorate - are handled through the "Association of Polar Early Career Scientists Norge (APECS Norge)", a registered non-profit organization (#995238586) based in Norway.

Contact Info:

APECS International Directorate Office
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.

Detailed information on the current staff members and their contact info:

 

Dr. Gerlis Fugmann - Executive Director

Gerlis FugmannContact:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone (office): +49-331-2882219
Phone (mobile): +49-151-65830885

Bio: Gerlis has been actively involved in the APECS leadership for several years and assumed the position of APECS Executive Director first at UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Norway) from October 2013 until January 2017, and then at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (Germany) from February 2017. She completed her PhD in Geography at the Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany in 2011 and worked afterwards for two years as a post-doctoral researcher at the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD) at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Her research focused on projects in the Canadian Arctic and Sub-Arctic as well as Northern Scandinavia, addressing questions of comparative economic deveopment, entrepreneurship, tourism, resource development and Northern engagement and participation in innovation and the knowledge economy.

Read more ...

Heike Midleja - Administrative Assistant

Heike Midleja colourContact:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone (office): +49-331-2882214
Fax: +49-331-2882215

Bio: Heike Midleja is an experienced office manager and has a long history of working with the international Arctic science community.

As the former administrative assistant for the International Arctic Science Committee (2009-2016), she has cooperated with APECS on several occasions to promote and enhance opportunities for early career development.

She has managed the offices for both the IASC secretariat in Potsdam and the EU-Project office “Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century” (PAGE21, 2011-2015). Heike started her career at the administrative department of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research.

Ready for new challenges, Heike is excited to join the APECS team. Starting February 2017, she will hold the position of the Administrative Assistant at the APECS International Directorate. In addition, she supports the German Arctic Office as the Administrative Officer. Both offices are hosted by the AWI in Potsdam, Germany

Heike is happy to assist the APECS International Directorate regarding all administrative and organizational processes within the next years and is looking forward to make new collaborations with researchers working in the Polar Regions.

Yulia Sultanbayeva - APECS Officer

Yulia masu croppedhosted by and affiliated with Murmansk Arctic State University (Russia)

APECS has become a part of my work in 2016. I consider that the joint collaboration with the APECS is an amazing experience of joint work to shape the future of Polar early career scientists.

I am currently a Master degree candidate of Joint Master Degree program in Borderology, at the jointly both Universities: Murmansk Arctic State University (MASU), Russia and Nord University, Norway. My thesis focuses on the study of a ‘border’ of understanding within Norwegian - Russian dialogue through the communication of both cultures with a help of one ‘tool’ as a smile. I hope with a help of this research It would be studied a ‘bridge’ over cultural borders of representatives of the Northern countries in the Arctic zone.

Also currently I am a Ph.D. candidate at MASU with the Russian language department and the linguistics, culture, intercultural communication focus area. My research focuses on the study of the cultural aspects of the modern russian language. This thesis is support of the research of Master dissertation that was completed in 2013 when I also earned Master in Pedagogy in MASU. I grew up in Kazakhstan, graduated the school there, and earned Bachelor in Pedagogy in 2009. In 2011 I moved to Murmansk for getting Masters and developing my scientific career. Now I am working at MASU with the extended education department. Also I have a joint work with my colleagues from the international department and participation in the international programs and courses.

For me living and working in the Arctic zone is very interesting, because it is good to study and understand the features of living in the Arctic region.

Past Staff Members

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