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Annette Scheepstra
Coordinator external affairs
Arctic Centre
University of Groningen
the Netherlands
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Human and Social
Social science
Arctic social Science, Stakeholder involvement, Interdisciplinary research
  • Arctic
Annette Scheepstra has a background in social sciences and works as a coordinator of the Arctic Centre, University of Groningen Netherlands. She runs the Dutch polar research network and from 2014-2017 she represented the Netherlands in the sustainable development working group of the Arctic Council. In EU-PolarNet she is responsible for the stakeholder mapping and makes sure that social sciences and humanities are well represented in the project. In the past she has worked as a knowledge broker and she has a lot of experience in outreach activities. Besides her job at the university she also works as an expedition guide in Svalbard.
  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Email Exchange
  • Arctic Science Summit Week
  • International Arctic Social Sciences Assn
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