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Online Conference Logo 2019APECS International Online Conference 2019, “Breaking Barriers: Promoting Interdisciplinarity in Polar Science”

Event Date: 20 May 2019

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) organized its 5th annual APECS International Online Conference on 20 May 2019. This year’s theme, “Breaking Barriers: Promoting Interdisciplinarity in Polar Science” aimed to encourage collaboration between early career scientists from varied disciplines, working in the polar and alpine regions.

Science is about understanding the nature and mechanism of the world. But, understanding the mechanisms related to the “three poles” requires an integrated approach. Interdisciplinarity was one of the main discussion topics during the 2nd APECS World Summit, and it was clear that to achieve big results several tools from different disciplines must be incorporated. One example is climate change; to truly understand climate change and its impacts, we need to bring together the relevant disciplines of climate, environment, social sciences, and others under a multidisciplinary ceiling and assess various ways to understand its complex and interrelated causes and effects. No single approach will work for all. Climate change is not the only topic that can benefit from the integration of cross-disciplinary expertise; understanding how polar oceans function, how continents and alpine regions form, contamination pathways, and many other questions related to the three poles calls for interdisciplinarity. With that intent, APECS calls for ECRs to come forward with their interdisciplinary take on an otherwise contemporary science, by presenting their approach to developing research goals, methods, and outcomes as a short presentation in our one-day Online Conference.

The detailed conference programme including all abstracts can be found below:

Session 1

Session Chair: Vikram Goel; Technical Support: Lindsey Parkinson. The recording of the session is available below. 

 

APECS Online Conference 2019 - Session-1 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

Session 2

Session Chair: Rahul Dey; Technical Support: Gabriela Roldan. The recording of the session is available below.

 

APECS Online Conference 2019 - Session-2 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

Session 3

Session Chair: Christel Hansen; Technical Support: Prashant Pandit. The recording of the session is available below.

 

APECS Online Conference 2019 - Session-3 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

Session 4

Session Chair: Kara Layton; Technical Support: Deniz Vural. The recording of the session is available below. 

 

APECS Online Conference 2019 - Session-4 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

Prizes

Antarctic Science Logo copyapecs logo webAPECS will award TWO prizes this year!

  • Best Antarctic Oral Presentation: APECS will award the Best Oral Presentation having the Antarctic as the main region of the presentation. The winner will receive an award of 300 Euros to be used to cover travel costs for a polar-related conference of their choice.
  • Best Arctic/Alpine Communication: APECS will award the Best Oral Presentation having the Arctic or Alpine regions as the main region of the study. The winner will receive an award of 300 Euros to be used to cover travel costs for a polar-related conference of their choice.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Thanks to APECS and the Antarctic Science Ltd. for sponsoring the conference prizes. The prize for this year's Best Antarctic Oral Presentation was donated by a bursary from Antarctic Science Ltd that was facilitated by the late Emeritus Fellow, Professor David Walton.

Organizing Committee

In alphabetical order:

  • Rahul Dey (National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, India)
  • Clare Eayrs (New York University Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates)
  • Vikram Goel (University of Oslo / NCAOR (Goa), Norway / India)
  • Kara Layton (The University of Western Australia, Australia)
  • Prashant H. Pandit (TERI University, India)
  • Ankit Pramanik (National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, India)
  • José Queirós (MARE - Marine and Environmental Science Centre, Portugal)
  • Neelu Singh (Mangalore University - India / Norway)
  • Deniz Vural (Istanbul Technical University Polar Research Center, Turkey)

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