APECS International Online Conference 2021
The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) organized the 7th annual APECS International Online Conference which took place on Wednesday, 12th May 2021. This year’s theme “Polar Science: Success Stories from the Field and from Home” aimed to involve polar and alpine researchers from around the world.
The theme was designed to encourage contributions from those whose research has been impacted by Covid-19 and had to develop new directions with their research. It also acknowledged that some were able to carry out fieldwork, and so also gives a space for them to showcase their research. The conference was an opportunity for new research to be presented and connections to be made across polar research. After what has been a difficult year for everyone around the world, we wanted to celebrate and learn from your stories related to the polar and alpine regions that happened in 2020. We heard both success stories and stories of learning from failure. The ultimate goal of the project wass to unite the ECR community in a collegial and learning experience organized under the 7th annual APECS Online Conference.