In addition to the generous support by the organisations funding our APECS International Directorate, APECS is very fortunate to receive funding from various organisations for some of its projects, initiatives and events. For more information on these collaborations you can also visit the career resources, events and research sections of our website. For 2015, we specifially also want to acknowledge the sponsors that provided travel support for the APECS World Summit 2015 and its participants and mentors.
Note: This list is updated every year to lists current financial support received for major APECS activities. In addition, there are numerous sponsors that the APECS National Committees receive funding from for national activities. We also want to thank all those organisations that have contributed to APECS projects in the past.
Antarctic Science Ltd is a charitable company, registered in the UK (Charity Number 1090581), whose role is to promote Antarctic science nationally and internationally. It owns the journal Antarctic Science which is published for the company by Cambridge University Press. All except the last three annual volumes are available free on the CUP web site.
More information http://www.antarcticsciencebursary.org.uk/
More info soon.
Established in 1991, the Commission is Canada’s primary polar knowledge agency and has responsibility for: monitoring, promoting, and disseminating knowledge of the polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic); contributing to public awareness of the importance of polar science to Canada; enhancing Canada’s international profile as a circumpolar nation; and advising government on matters related to the polar regions. In carrying out its mandate, the Commission builds and maintains polar knowledge networks, hosts conferences and workshops, publishes information regarding the polar regions, and works closely with other governmental and non-governmental agencies to promote and support Canadian polar knowledge.
The Commission serves as Canada’s primary point of contact with the circumpolar knowledge community, and is Canada’s adhering body to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR). In addition, the Commission maintains a liaison with research organizations and institutes throughout the circumpolar world, providing guidance into multilateral scientific projects relevant to Canadian interests.
The "Climate and Cryosphere" (CliC) project, encourages and promotes research into the cryosphere and its interactions as part of the global climate system. It seeks to focus attention on the most important issues, encourage communication between researchers with common interests in cryospheric and climate science, promote international co-operation, and highlight the importance of this field of science to policy makers, funding agencies, and the general public. CliC also publishes significant findings regarding the role of the cryosphere in climate, and recommends directions for future study. CliC was established as a core project of the World Climate Research Programme and is co-sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee.
To find out more about CliC go to their website at www.climate-cryosphere.org
COMNAP is the international association, formed in 1988, which brings together its Members, who are the National Antarctic Programs. National Antarctic Programs are those organizations that have responsibility for delivering and supporting scientific research in the Antarctic Treaty Area on behalf of their respective governments and in the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty.
COMNAP’s purpose which can be found in its Constitution is to “develop and promote best practice in managing the support of scientific research in Antarctica". It does this by:
- Serving as a forum to develop practices that improve effectiveness of activities in an environmentally responsible manner;
- Facilitating and promoting international partnerships;
- Providing opportunities and systems for information exchange; and
- Providing the Antarctic Treaty System with objective and practical, technical and non-political advice drawn from the National Antarctic Programs' pool of expertise.
More information: https://www.comnap.aq/SitePages/Home.aspx . COMNAP is providing partial travel support for one partcipant to attend the APECS World Summit.
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) encourages, facilitates and promotes leading-edge multi-disciplinary research to foster a greater scientific understanding of the arctic region and its role in the Earth system. New and next generations of researchers will be faced with increasingly critical challenges due to the impacts of climate change on these regions and their global significance. IASC believes it is of great importance to foster these young researchers and promotes and involves early career scientists working in the Arctic by:
- striving for representation of early career researchers in the organization, including participation in business strategy, planning and other meetings and activities;
- providing endorsement, support and dissemination of information on activities, projects and request for participation;
- providing travel grants to early career scientist for selected conferences
The objectives of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) are:
- to promote studies of cryospheric subsystems of the Earth solar systems
- to encourage research in the above subjects by members of the cryospheric community, national and international institutions and programmes, and individual countries through collaboration and international co-ordination
- to provide an opportunity on an international basis for discussion and publication of the results of the above research
- to promote education and public awareness on the cryosphere
- to facilitate the standardisation of measurement or collection of data on cryospheric systems and of the analysis, archiving and publication of such data.
The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences has provided travel support for participants to the APECS World Summit 2015 as well as provided funding support for the APECS Panel and Networking Event at the IUGG 2015 Conference.
Official Nordic co-operation is channelled through two organisations: the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic Council was formed in 1952 and is the forum for Nordic parliamentary co-operation. The Council has 87 chosen members, representing the five countries and three autonomous territories. The members of the Council are members of the national parliaments, who are nominated by the parliament on the recommendation of the party groups. There is thus no direct election to the Nordic Council. The Council is unique in that parliamentarians and members of the governments meet for political discusssions at the annual Sessions. The Nordic Council, which is led by a Presidium, has met at an ordinary Session every autumn since 1996. Special sessions on specific themes are organised in between. On-going political work in the Nordic Council is conducted through committees and party groups. To learn more,visit their website.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has funded in the past the APECS Virtual Poster Session and is currently funding the APECS Nordic Project through a proposal to their Arctic Co-Operation Solicitation.
The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is a committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU), that is charged with the initiation, promotion and co-ordination of scientific research in Antarctica. SCAR also provides international, independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty system. To meet the objective of developing scientific capacity in all SCAR Members, especially with respect to younger scientists, and promoting the incorporation of Antarctic science in education at all levels, SCAR will take the following strategic approach:
works towards building human and institutional capacity for Antarctic science by a variety of means;
promotes education of the public and of students so as to increase awareness of the value of Antarctic science; and
promotes the development of Antarctic science through appropriate means.
provides fellowships to encourage the active involvement of early career scientists and engineers in Antarctic scientific research, and to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research.