There are a number of other organizations that have been formed to help early career scientists and professionals. APECS is proud to work with several of these groups to ensure a strong communication of opportunities between our members. Learn more about these groups below (in alphabetical order).
Arctic scientific Network developed and steered by early-career scientists, which aims at studying the impact of environmental changes on the Arctic marine ecosystem. ART has a focus on bridging across time-scales, by incorporating paleo-studies with modern observations and modeling. Initially endorsed by the IASC MWG, ART recently transited to a new status by becoming an official IASC Network. ART is now in the process of broadening its scientific vision to address the changing marine realm as an integrated system fully ramified with other components of the Arctic. Within this framework, ART will continue to propose inter-disciplinary workshops targeted to students and post-docs, and will support the development of joint projects and collaborations that should deliver innovative knowledge on biogeochemical and ecological implications of Arctic changes.
For more information visit http://iasc.info/networks/arctic-in-rapid-transition
The mission of the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) is to broaden the ArcticNet student experience by promoting student learning, leadership, research and networking opportunities between students, academics, governmental partners, and northerners. ASA members include all undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows working in collaboration or under the supervision of researchers affiliated with ArcticNet. Students and fellows not directly affiliated with ArcticNet are welcome to participate in the ASA as non-voting members.
The main objectives of the ASA are as follows:
- To encourage and initiate collaboration between students, and with other ArcticNet members;
- To foster interaction between ArcticNet students and Northerners to improve cross-cultural understanding;
- To give students a value-added education in their specific discipline, and to support multidisciplinary training;
- To promote excellence and fortify the aspiration of students in Canadian Arctic research.
For more information go to http://www.arcticnet.ulaval.ca/students/asa.php
The Early Career Researchers Network of Networks (ECR NoN) was created in 2016 to facilitate cooperation between early career researcher organisations worldwide. Its goals and objectives are to:
- connect early career researcher organisations across the globe and serve as a platform for them to coordinate, (re)present, exchange information and share experiences on issues of early career researchers (ECRs) and their professional development.
- break silos across disciplinary backgrounds to engage with interdisciplinary issues to identify and engage with collaborators across disciplines and interact with academia and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
- provide early career researcher opinion in international interdisciplinary initiatives such as Future Earth, the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and other relevant groups and organisations
- facilitate the inclusion and influence of early career research professionals in global science-policy fora and promote opportunities for participation in these and tackling specific ECRs challenges. facilitate the uptake and impact of research by engaging with external partners
For more information visit http://earlycareerresearchersnetwork.weebly.com/
The Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) is an international organization established under the patronage of the International Permafrost Association (IPA) fostering innovative collaboration, seeking to recruit, retain and promote future generations of permafrost researchers. Initiated during the 4th International Polar Year (IPY), PYRN directs the multi-disciplinary talents of its membership toward global awareness, knowledge and response to permafrost-related challenges in a changing climate. PYRN was officially founded in November 2005 at the International Conference on Arctic Planning (ICARP II) and grew steadily since then to now reach 947 permafrost researchers and educators in the world on behalf of the International Permafrost Association. It built partnerships with large organizations such as Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) and the IPA, and got acknowledged by the International Polar Year (IPY) as an official activity.
PYRN is now developing innovative activities based on the needs of its members and tries to open new paths. To do so, it has multiplied actions aimed at building up the community (workshops, meetings, etc.) and will now aim at improving the curricula vitae of tis members by furthering transdisciplinary activities.
PYRN is part of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, the global network for early career scientists and engineers involved and interested in Polar and Cryospheric Research.
For more information go to: pyrn.org
The YES Network is an international association of early-career geoscientists who are primarily under the age of 35 years and are from universities, geoscience organizations and companies from across the world. The YES Network was formed as a result of the International Year of Planet Earth in 2007. In 2009, in collaboration with the IYPE and under the patronage of UNESCO, the YES Network organized its first international Congress at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing, China. The Congress focused on climate, environmental and geoscience challenges facing today's society, as well as career and academic pathway challenges faced by early-career geoscientists. The YES Network aims to establish an interdisciplinary global network of individuals committed to solving these challenges, and furthering the IYPE motto of "Earth Sciences for Society".
For more information go to: http://www.networkyes.org/
An interdisciplinary community among and for early career researchers from Earth system research institutes and universities across the globe.
YESS is devoted to
• establishing an independent, new way of communication for the diverse field of Earth system science,
• initiating and strengthening collaboration across different graduate schools and institutes,br />• spreading local initiatives and events (meetups at big conferences),
• providing opportunities for direct personal contacts by organizing retreats and interdisciplinary conferences, and
• doing what you want to do in a free and evolving framework of like-minded young researchers.
For more information go to: http://www.yess-community.org