Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Mountain Day Logo KopieMountains are incredible and unique landscapes that offer a wealth of natural and cultural resources on every continent. Mountain ranges have distinct climatic, ecological, and geological characteristics. They are a crucial component of the cryosphere and hydrosphere, providing water storage and distribution that extends to lower elevations. Mountains also occupy a central cultural and social role, with many cultures considering them as sacred places and sources of inspiration for histories and sagas. Alpine regions represent the opposition between refugee and hazard, solitude and danger, and environmental sensitivity and harsh conditions.

As part of the global activities for International Mountain Day on December 11th, we invite you to share your mountain experiences both artistically and scientifically through contributions in two formats: photo entries and graphical abstracts. All eligible submissions will be displayed on the APECS website and social media. The form to submit contributions is available on the APECS website

For graphical abstracts:

Are you conducting or participating in a research project in the mountains? Tell us about it!

We invite you to submit a graphical abstract about your research in mountain environments. The graphic should be targeted for a general (non-scientific) audience or undergraduate level. It must be able to stand alone (no caption), include a title (20 words maximum), and contain no more than 100 words on the image. The graphic should convey the following information:

  • What do you study/which questions are you trying to answer?
  • Where is your study site?
  • Which methods are you using?
  • Why is this work important?

Please also include the name and affiliation of the picture author.

Floor van den Heuvel
Floor van den Heuvel
Hanne Hendrickx
Hanne Hendrickx
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