Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Greenland data workshop - applications open until Aug. 1 (US-based)

The U.S. National Science Foundation Arctic Natural Sciences is funding a Greenland Data Workshop. The workshop will be held October 5-6, 2022 both in-person at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO and online/virtually.

With the swift expansion of Greenland-focused research, the National Science Foundation and other funders have supported the development of key data, tools, and programs. As these projects mature, coordination and community discussion is required to ensure that projects are working together, that gaps in data, tools, and workflows are identified, and that there is a shared vision for future development that can support efficient and effective research across a broadening group of participants.

Application deadline: August 1, 2022

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Open call for Early-Career Session Co-Leads at the Ocean Best Practice System (OBPS) Virtual Workshop VI

The goals of the Ocean Best Practices System Workshop VI, held online, are to guide the development of best practices and operating practices, to promote their documentation, and to share them widely using the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS). The workshop will consist of plenaries and working groups. For the Plenaries there will be two general themes:

1) Guiding technology evolution and use, and
2) Capacity development/sharing, with an emphasis on developing countries.

The working group will focus on both cross-cutting themes and disciplinary working groups. The call for specific sessions in now open and an initial list of topics will be available in mid-May. If you have a topic you feel strongly should be included, please let us know as part of your application.

Why should you apply?
We - as the global community of ocean practitioners - need to align and improve the methods we use to explore, understand, protect, and sustainably use the ocean. The IOC OBPS Workshop VI 2022 calls on early-career ocean professionals (ECOPs) to help shape how the ocean community - across disciplines, regions, and generations - shares and co-develops existing and future methods. This will be an opportunity for ECOPs to co-lead workshop sessions, actively participate in workshop discussions and the development of recommendations, as well as represent their community and generation while gaining valuable experience in a multi-stakeholder consultation process and enhancing their international network.

When will this happen?
Three plenaries of three hours on 5,6, and 19 Oct. From October 6-18, Working Groups will meet on their own arranged schedules to address key questions in the consultation topics.

Who can apply?
Any self-identified ECOP who: 1
● is motivated to change the way methods are shared and developed in ocean science and/or applications, and
● is motivated to represent their community’s needs in one of the workshop topics/working groups.

Application deadline: May 31 2022
Date of decision: June 30 2022

For contact details and information how to apply see the call here.

ASSW 2022 Travel Funding available by IASC

The  International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is pleased to announce the availability of travel support for the Arctic Science Summit Week 2022 (26 March – 1 April 2022, Tromsø, Norway).

Travel support via this process is currently available for:

  • Early career researchers up to 5 years past PhDwith an Arctic research focus (an allowance will be made for career breaks such as parental leave)
  • Indigenous Arctic experts and knowledge holders of all backgrounds and career stages(defined as researchers and Indigenous knowledge holders who are of Arctic Indigenous heritage, in particular those represented by the Arctic Council Permanent Participants)

Priority will be given to participants with an active role during the conference, including but not limited giving an oral or poster presentation, meeting (co-)organizers, conference volunteers etc.

Please submit your application via this online form before 7 March 2022 at 13:00 GMT. Find further information on the IASC website.

IASSA Online Course: Human Rights on the rights of Indigenous Peoples

IASSAIndigenous Peoples, numbering more than 476 million in some 90 countries and about 5000 groups and representing a great part of the world’s human diversity and cultural heritage, continue to raise major controversies and to face threats to their physical and cultural existence. The Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights on the rights of Indigenous Peoples now launches an online course with the starting date of October 28.

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Registration is open for the Arctic Migration Conference

The Future of the Arctic Human Population: Migration in the North Conference takes place in Rovaniemi, Finland on 28–29 May 2020. This will be the first ever conference on (im)migration in the cap of the north that is a part of series of activities of UArctic Thematic network on Arctic Migration.

Registration for the conference is now open on the conference homepage The conference is free of charge but all participants are required to register by 15 May, 2020. The conference organizers will offer coffee & lunch for all participants.

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SCAR launches its 2020 Antarctic-related Fellowships for early-career researchers

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SCAR launches its 2020 Antarctic-related Fellowships for early-career researchers today. SCAR will offer 3 to 4 fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2020. The Fellowships enable early-career researchers to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating partnerships that last for many years and over many Antarctic field seasons.

The deadline for fellowship applications is 26 August 2020.

Find out how to apply for the fellowship here:
The SCAR Secretariat has compiled a list of frequently asked questions on our website, where you can also find an overview of past and present SCAR Fellows.

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Call for abstracts: One Health, One Future conference

The international One HealthOne Future conference at UAF March 11-14, 2020. The 2020 conference, presented in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, will host internationally recognized keynote speakers across eight themes. There will be something for all stakeholders — community members, health care providers, state and federal agency employees, researchers, educators and students.

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11th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism

The Government of Andorra, the Town Hall of Canillo and the World Tourism Organization invite you to the 11th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism that will take place from 11 to 13 March 2020 in Canillo · ANDORRA. The World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism is an initiative of Andorra’s 7 Communes, the Government of Andorra, and the World Tourism Organization, aimed at setting up a permanent discussion forum on the development and sustainability of tourism in mountain areas. It is held every two years and is organised by each Commune in rotation.

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Polar Ecology Conference 2020

We would like to invite you to the 4th Polar Ecology Conference organised by the Centre for Polar Ecology at University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. The conference will be held on Feb 12-15th 2020 and its theme is “Interactions between Ocean and Terrestrial Ecosystems”. However, we accept submission of abstracts from all polar disciplines. 

Registration is now open and there are no conference fees but the attendee list is limited to 70 participants. More details and regular updates can be found on the conference website  If you have any enquiry, feel free to contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check the Centre for Polar Ecology facebook page

Adrian Dahood-Fritz Memorial Fund

Adrian DahoodDr. Adrian Dahood-Fritz was a dedicated member of the APECS community, serving three years on the APECS Council before her life was tragically cut short. She had many friends, mentors, and mentees throughout APECS, and was generous with sharing her expertise.

In addition to being an incredibly accomplished researcher, Adrian contributed to the organization of several APECS workshops, including at the Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO) and Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) conferences, as well as supporting the annual APECS Online Conference. She drew on her extensive experience in the policy world to create new online resources geared at capacity building for fellow early career researchers (ECR) who were considering a non-academic career path, and played a prominent role in improving the involvement of early career researchers in the review of reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Given her commitment to APECS, a Memorial Fund for Adrian has been established to which anyone can donate in her memory. All donations to the fund will go towards travel support for early career researchers attending international conferences. The donations would therefore facilitate the integration of ECRs into the polar science community as well as the dissemination of their research.

If you would like to donate to the APECS Adrian Dahood-Fritz Memorial Fund, click the "Donate" button below. If you would rather donate via bank transfer, please contact the APECS International Directorate office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the account information. Unfortunately we are not able to receive cheques. 


Rapporteur opportunity for upcoming EPB Autumn Plenary Meeting

epb logo desktop 2015The European Polar Board (EPB) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are seeking a rapporteur to take minutes during the upcoming EPB Autumn Plenary Meeting, to be held in Brest, France on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019. For an early career researcher, this is a fairly unique opportunity to know how an international organisation works on a regular basis, as well as how it views, sets and reviews medium and long term goals.

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