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

Event Date: 20 May 2019

Event Format: Online Conference

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is proud to announce the much awaited 5th annual APECS International Online Conference to go live on 20 May 2019. This year’s theme, “Breaking Barriers: Promoting Interdisciplinarity in Polar Science” aims 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.

Registration is now open for audience members to participate in the conference on 20 May! It is completely free to attend from the comfort of your home or office!

How to register? Please register separately for each session of the conference you wish to attend. Once you register you will receive a unique attendance link for each of the sessions you registered for in your email inbox. Please use the attendance links to join the conference as an audience member on 20 May, 2019 and please check that you are using the correct link for each session you wish to join. Please register as early as possible but no later than 30 minutes before the session starting time in order for you to receive your attendance link via email. Sessions are limited to 100 participants each. Note that session timings are subject to change so do keep an eye on the schedule in the run-up to the conference.

  • Session 1 (08:00 GMT - 10:30 GMT): Register to Session 1 HERE
  • Session 2 (11:30 GMT - 14:10 GMT): Register to Session 2 HERE
  • Session 3 (14:50 GMT - 17:35 GMT): Register to Session 3 HERE
  • Session 4 (21:00 GMT - 23:15 GMT): Register to Session 4 HERE

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This year’s theme, “Breaking Barriers: Promoting Interdisciplinarity in Polar Science” aims to encourage collaboration between early career scientists from varied disciplines, working in the polar and alpine regions.

What to Expect: Presenters will address this topic in relation to a wide range of research, including Climate, Biology, Cultural, Education, Geology, Environmental, Cryosphere, Oceanography and Policy research. Audience engagement is encouraged, with time for questions at the end of each presentation.

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

Session 1

Session time: 20 May 2019 @ 08:00 - 10:30 GMT 

Audience registration link to attend SESSION 1

Note: Please register as early as possible but no later than 30 min before the session as the attendance link will be sent to you via email.

Session Chair: Vikram Goel

Technical Support: Lindsey Parkinson

 

Session 2

Session time: 20 May 2019 @ 11:30 - 14:10 GMT 

Audience registration link to attend SESSION 2

Note: Please register as early as possible but no later than 30 min before the session as the attendance link will be sent to you via email.

Session Chair: Rahul Dey

Technical Support: Gabriela Roldan

 

Session 3

Session time: 20 May 2019 @ 14:50 - 17:35 GMT 

Audience registration link to attend SESSION 3

Note: Please register as early as possible but no later than 30 min before the session as the attendance link will be sent to you via email.

Session Chair: Christel Hansen

Technical Support: Prashant Pandit

 

Session 4

Session time: 20 May 2019 @ 21:00 - 23:15 GMT 

Audience registration link to attend SESSION 4

Note: Please register as early as possible but no later than 30 min before the session as the attendance link will be sent to you via email.

Session Chair: Kara Layton

Technical Support: Deniz Vural

 

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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APECS International Directorate
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