APECS Belgium Board 2017-2018:
Henrik Christiansen (chair), Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics, KU Leuven; Florian Deman, Analytical, Environmental and Geo-Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Benoit Durieu, Cyanobacteria Group, Centre for Protein Engineering, Université de Liège; Yi Ming Gan, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences; Alexandra Gossart, Regional Climate Studies, Department of Geography and Tourism, KU Leuven; Franz M. Heindler, Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics, KU Leuven; Caroline Jacques, Laboratoire de Glaciologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Eveline Pinseel, Research Group Protistology & Aquatic Ecology, Universiteit Gent & Botanic Garden Meise; Valentina Savaglia, Cyanobacteria Group, Centre for Protein Engineering, Université de Liège
APECS Brazil Executive Committee June 2018 - May 2020:
President: Claudineia Lizieri (Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte-UniBH); Vice President: Roberta da Cruz Piuco (Colégio La Salle Esteio); 1st Secretary: Graciéle Cunha Alves de Menezes (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais-UFMG); 2nd Secretary: Ana Olívia Reis; 1st Treasurer: Douglas Lindemann (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande); 2nd Treasurer: Luiz Antônio Costa
1st Coordinator: Ailim Shwambach
2nd Coordinator: Sandra Freiberger
1st Coordinator: Francyne Elias-Piera (Korea Polar Research Institute)
2nd Coordinator: Juliana Souza (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro-UFRJ)
1st Coordinator: Adriana de Lira Pessoa (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro-UFRJ)
2nd Coordinator: Hugo Mariz
1st Coordinator: Rodrigo Paidano Alves (Antarctic Vegetation Studies Center)
2nd Coodinator: Gerusa Radicchi (Universitàt Politècnica de Valencia - Spain)
1st Coordinator: Silvia Dotta (Universidade Federal do ABC)
2nd Coordinator: Elaine Alves (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)
Website (English): http://apecsbulgariaeng.weebly.com/
Website (Bulgarian): http://www.apecs-bulgaria.com/
APECS Bulgaria Board Members:
Iglika Trifonova (Science Communication); Denitsa Apostolova (Geochemistry); Stefan Velev (Geology)
NC Representative: Nadya Yanakieva, Bulgarian Antarctic Institute, Bulgaria
APECS Canada Board 2017-2018:
Marianne Falardeau (McGill University), Chair, Education and Outreach (E&O) Working Group; Jean Holloway (University of Ottawa), Co-Vice-Chair International relations, E&O Working Group; Martine Lizotte (Université Laval), Co-Vice-Chair International relations; Tonya Burgers (University of Manitoba), Vice-Chair Communications, E&O Working Group; Andrew Medeiros (York University), Vice-Chair Administration; Jill Rajewicz (Carleton University), Webinar coordinator and Education and Outreach co-coordinator; Cécile de Sérigny (University of Montreal), Education and Outreach co-coordinator; Michael Moloney (University of Calgary), E&O Working Group; Jacqueline Hung (Queen's University), ehPECS-ASA Mentor Award Committee Chair, E&O Working Group; Gwyneth Anne MacMillan (University of Montreal), E&O Working Group; Allyson Menzies (McGill University); Gurpreet Singh (York University), E&O Working Group; Christiane Uherek (University of Alberta); Vladislav Petrusevich (University of Manitoba); Evgeniia (Jen) Sidorova (University of Calgary); Shailyn Drukis (Council of Yukon First Nations); Benoit Faucher (University of Ottawa), Coordinator of the Polar Knowledge Canada Working Group; Pauline Pic (Université Laval), E&O Working Group
APECS Chile Leadership:
Claudia Maturana (President), University of Chile, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity; Jose Araos (Vice President), University of Humanismo Cristiano; Sebastian Ruiz (Secretariat), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; Javier Naretto (Treasurer), University of Chile, Costa Humbold
Info coming soon.
APECS France Leadership:
Gwenaëlle Gremion (Institut des Sciences de la mer de Rimouski); Lydie Lescarmontier (Office for Climate Education)
APECS Germany Board 2018-2019:
Josefine Lenz, Chair, Alfred Wegener Institute Potsdam; Tim Carlsen, Co-Chair, University of Leipzig; Johanna Grabow, Co-Chair, Leipzig University / Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge; Andreas Preußer, Co-Chair, University of Trier; Cynthia Sassenroth, Saint Petersburg State University; Caroline Coch, Alfred Wegener Institute Potsdam; Stefanie Arndt, Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven; Neele Meyer, Senckenberg am Meer, Wilhelmshaven; Heike Link, University of Rostock; Liv Heinecke, Alfred Wegener Institute Potsdam; Kathrin Stephen, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam; Christian Katlein, Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven; Loeka Jongejans, Alfred Wegener Institute Potsdam; Thomas Ronge, Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven; Luisa von Albedyll, Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven; Donovan Dennis, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Anant Pande (Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun); Swati Nagar (NCPOR, Goa), Rupa (Durham University, UK)
APECS Italy Leadership:
Jilda Caccavo, University of Padova; Andrea Spolaor, CNR-IDPA; François Burgay, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
APECS Netherlands Leadership:
Linde Van Bets (consultant at Wing), Rúna Magnússon (PhD srudent at Wageningen University) and Esther Kokmeijer (artist)
APECS Norway Board 2018-2019:
President: Grace Shephard
Vice-President: Bob McNabb and Ruth Vingerhagen
Secretary: Danielle Hallé
NC Representative: Erin Kunisch
Social Media: Nathalie Carrasco
Polar Weeks: Rosalie McKay, Pierre-Marie Lefeuvre, Sergey Chernikov, Hannah Marie Hernandez
Arctic Frontiers: Hanna Kauko (lead), Oda Nyborg, Julia Grosso
APECS Oceania Leadership:
Meagan Dewar, Federation University; Hanne Nielsen, University of Tasmania; Gabriela Roldan, University of Canterbury; Jasmine Lee, University of Queensland
Website (Portuguese): http://apecsportugal.wix.com/apecsportugal
APECS Portugal Leadership 2019:
President: Sara Pedro (University of Conneticut, USA)
Vice-President: Hugo Guimaro (University of Coimbra, Portugal);
Vice-President: Ricardo Matias (University of Coimbra, Portugal);
Executive Committee: José Queirós, Filipa Carvalho, Carmen Sousa, Patricia Pescadinha, Inês Ribeiro, Carolina Viceto e Joana Fragão, Beatriz Bento
UK-Russia collaborations Website: https://ukrussiaarctic.wordpress.com/
APECS Russia Board:
Yulia Zaika, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Maria Korneykova, Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences; Pavel Konstantinov, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Ludmila Voronina, Arkhangelsk Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences; Kirill Kivva, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO); Elena Shestakova, St.Petersburg State University; Aleksandr Vasilenko, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Vladimir Kazantsev, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences
APECS South Africa Leadership
Christel Hansen (University of Pretoria); Elizabeth Rudolph (University of the Free State); Marius Rossouw (Stellenbosch University); Rosie Dwight (Texas A&M); Camilla Kotze; Clare Earys (New York University Abu Dhabi)
APECS Spain Leadership:
President: Greta C. Vega (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
Vicepresident: Carlos Angulo-Preckler (Universidad de Barcelona)
Treasurer: Luis R. Pertierra (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
Secretary: Rafael P. Martín Martín (Universidad de Barcelona)
APECS Sweden Leadership:
Corinna Röver, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Executive Secretary 2018; Rhiannon Mondav, Uppsala University, Treasurer & Communications Officer 2018; Joachim Jansen, Stockholm University and Bolin Centre for Climate Research (until May 2018); Dr Juri Palmtag, Stockholm University; Dr Céline Heuzé, University of Gothenburg; Dr Mats Björkman, University of Gothenburg; Dr Samo Grasic, Luleå Technical University; Dr Andrea Luciani, Luleå Technical University; Linus Lundström, Umeå University
APECS Switzerland Leadership:
Carla Perez Mon (WSL, Switzerland); Rebecca Gugerli (University of Fribourg, Switzerland); Saskia Gindraux (WSL/ ETH, Switzerland)
APECS Turkey Leadership:
Deniz Vural, Özgün Oktar, Meriç Karahalil
President: Archana Dayal (University of Sheffield)
Vice president: Kyle Mayers (University of Southampton)
Secretaries: Chelsey Baker (University of Southampton) & Emma Lewington (University of Sheffield)
Finance: Elaine Mawbey (University of Bristol)
Head E+O: Anna Belcher (British Antarctic Survey)
Antarctic Flags: Sammie Buzzard (University College London)
School visits: Gemma Clarke (British Antarctic Survey)
Leeds/Edinburgh science festival: Malu Avila (Outreach Officer/Science Consultant)
Pint of Science event: Robynne Nowicki (Outreach Officer)
UK-Russia events: Joseph Cook (University of Sheffield)
E+O: Nabih Asif (STEM Ambassador Coordinator at STEM Learning UK)
Social Media: Anya Schlich-Davies (University of Leeds); Guy Doza (UK Antarctic Heritage Trust); Georgia Hole (University of Oxford)
Members at large: Julia Feuer-Cotter, Laura Hobbs, Madeleine Brasier, TJ Young, Ruth Hindshaw
USAPECS Board 2018-2019:
Mariama Dryak (University of Maine); Angela Bliss (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center); Amy Kirkham (University of Alaska Fairbanks); Jukes Liu (Univerity of Maine), John Read, Jennifer Cooper (University of Kansas); Chris Trivedi (Colorado School of Mines); Chelsea Wagner; Erika Schreiber; Katia Kontar; Josephine Rapp; Lance DiAngelis; Helena Angot; Alex Taitt
Ex-officios: Ellyn Enderlin (University of Maine); Alex Thornton (ARCUS); Alice Bradley (Williams College)
APECS has many different groups to get involved with, and for many people connecting with other young researchers in their own country is a first step to meeting new colleagues and getting involved. Some countries have well developed national APECS committees, some are just getting started - and others are just a mailing list of all the APECS members in that country. Below is more info on these groups, including how to contact them...
...if you don't see your country here, be sure to check out the article at the end of this page that provides some ideas on how to start your own national committee.
With so many events and projects being organized within the APECS network, it is important for all committees to regularly report on their activities so we can keep our members and partners updated about them. Here are some important form that APECS National Committees should fill out on a regular basis:
2) Do you need some financial support for organizing your event? APECS has some very limited financial support that every National Committees can apply for once a year. Applications are processed on a first comes, first served basis as long as funds are available. The guidelines for this funding you will find here and the applications form is here. We strongly encourage you to do additional fundraising for the event, as the APECS support can only cover a small part of the costs in most cases.
3) After an event or project is completed, fill out this form to let our members and partners know how it went. You can also use this form, if you want to give a progress update on a longer series of events or longer-term project.
4) APECS is always publishing its Annual Report at the end of September. To make sure we include all the activities of our National Committees, please submit your Annual Report update to APECS before 15 August of each year.
A mailing list under the APECS umbrella can be a great first step. The APECS International Directorate can make one for you and update this list for you once a month. It is a lot easier to stay connected this way. And it is free of course. You can also find new APECS members by contacting institutions, departments, professors or the secretary to get in touch with their graduate students, postdocs etc. and ask those that are interested to register for APECS on the APECS website and list your country as "country of residence".
Your NC's contact info will be added on the APECS website on our National Committees page.
In addition, a lot of our National Committees have a Facebook page or group. Others are creating a website using e.g. Wordpress, Blogger and Google Sites. Or you could set up a page on the APECS website under the National Committees pages (see. e.g. the APECS Canada pages). If you do want to build a website, brainstorm about who will maintain it and what will be on it. In general, starting simple is always the best idea!
National Committees can do lots of things. Some examples:
- workshop for writing/presentation skills
- webinar on funding resources in your country
- education & outreach activities in schools (e.g. as part of the International Polar Weeks or Antarctica Days)
- seminar series with early career and senior researchers
- APECS panel at a conference
This depends on what you really want and how your group works. You need a small group of active people leading things. It is up to you if you want to put names on that (president, chair etc.). Find people at different levels in their studies so that not all of you will be leaving in a year. Think about replacement for the longer term. Also look for people in different institutions and cities.
This is something you can do at a later stage and is not necessary. How you do it depends on the country you live in. It is best that you find someone who has formed a registered organization before and ask some advice.
A National Committee has a minimum of one representative in the Council to form the link between the national and international part of APECS. In addition up to 3 representatives of each National Committees are added to a special National Committees Representatives emails list to help with the communication between the international and national levels in APECS. That way, we stay in touch, learn from each other and can inform our members. The APECS Council also has two National Committee Coordinators who will regularly stay in touch with all National Committees. And of course the APECS International Directorate is also regularly communicating with and assisting the National Committees.
Starting a National Committee takes thought and planning but shouldn't be a soul-crushing experience. Just remember that it's all about having fun in connecting with other polar researchers in your area! Here's a quick summary of the important first steps to take in founding your own national committee:
- Create a mailing list - with help from the APECS International Directorate
- Recruit members and get people involved
- Ask the APECS Director to create a contact page for you on the website and add you to our National Committee representatives mailing list (and decide if some of you want to apply for the APECS Council)
- Have some concrete goals for people to focus on
- Always think of the future of the committee!
And contact the Executive Committee or Director if you need any more help!
The APECS logo should be used on all websites and social media accounts. The goal is to keep the APECS community web presence unified through the use of the logo. The full APECS logo with the text and snowflake should be used in addition to any national logos on websites, publications, and social media.
For social media accounts, the APECS logo is not necessary in the profile picture (the main image that is associated with every post), but should be included in the background or banner picture. This can be accomplished by editing the image used for the background image to include the APECS and optionally the NC logos. NC websites should feature the APECS logo somewhere where it is visible on the landing page.
The APECS logo is available in various resolutions here.