Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

21 May 2014

Location:  Room 6-205/211 Conference Centre 

09:00 – 09:10

Opening Remarks

by Heather Gordon

09:10 –09:25

The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)

presented by Gail Fondahl

09:25 – 09:35 Andrey Petrov: Arctic-FROST

Arctic-FROST funds early career scholars to participate in network activities, including annual Arctic-FROST meetings, workshops, and side meetings at various venues.Arctic-FROST builds international interdisciplinary collaborative network that teamstogether environmental and social scientists, local educators and community members from all circumpolar countries to enable and mobilize research on sustainable Arctic development, specifically aimed at improving health, human development and well-being of Arctic communities while conserving ecosystem structures, functions and resources under changing climate conditions.

09:35 - 10:30

Plenary: How to succesfully manage your research project

Presented by NikolausGantner

An enormous challenge for early career researchers is becoming an effective
manager. Your graduate studies have prepared you well to conduct science, but
have they prepared you to manage the people, equipment and resources
necessary for successful research? If not, you should attend this breakout
session, where three mentors with many years of experience managing large
research groups, institutions and projects will share their advice for becoming an
effective manager. (30 – 40 min presentation + 20 – 30 minutes questions)

10:30 - 11:00

COFFEE BREAK Room 6-205/211 Conference Centre 

11:00 - 13:00  

Breakout Groups Room 6-205/211 Conference Centre and 6-305

-- Incorporating Traditional Knowledge into your research/ Science Ethics. Mentors: Dr. Tristan Pearce and Dr.Ross Hoffman

-- Informing Policy and Policy Makers. Mentors: Dr. Anna Kertulla de Echave and Dr. Kathrin Keil

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH Room 6-205/211 Conference Centre (pizza)

14:00 - 15:00

Plenary : Succesful proposal writing and funding your research?

Presented by Arthur Mason

Finding sufficient funding is a challenge that is faced by all graduate students
and early career researchers working in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Training
on identifying funding sources or writing a successful funding proposal is often
lacking in many university setting. This breakout session aims to overcome this
deficiency through presentations and discussions with three mentors with many
years of proposal writing and reviewing experience. (30 – 40 min presentation +
20 – 30 minutes questions)

15:00 - 15:30

Summary Reports from the Breakout Groups Room 6-205/211 Conference Centre

15:30 - 16:00

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

 Presented by Gerlis Fugmann
16:00 – 16:15

Closing remarks and summaries by Heather Gordon


Social Events/ ICASS Icebreaker 

20:00 to close

APECS Social at the Thirsty Moose on campus



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APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
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