Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APECS has many opportunities for our members to get involved in our network. Career development, education and outreach, mentoring, and networking all play a role in making APECS a valuable organisation, both for early career researchers (ECRs), and for the wider polar community - the video presents a taste of each, and showcases the many opportunities and successes that have been made possible thanks to the tireless work of ECR volunteers. Hopefully this video and the all the information we have available on the APECS website will exlain not only what we do but also give you ideas how YOU can get involved in APECS! 

Thanks to all those who took part in the filming, and to the much wider community of APECS members who will continue to develop the organisation into the future! This video was filmed in June 2018, during the 2018 APECS World Summit in Davos. Created by Stephen Curtain,  this was produced in conjunction with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the European Polar Board (EPB).

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APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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