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Rainbow Over Polar Night

473 William Copeland Mike Van Den Berg Marie Hoff APECS Art Rainbow over polar nightThe goal of Arctic Pride was to organise an annual Pride festival in Tromsø, whose purpose is to create a safe and inclusive space for all people that deviate from social norms of gender and sexuality. Through the festival, the Municipality of Tromso also aims to establish dialogue, spread awareness and educate the public, in hope of promoting a society where everyone can freely express their gender identity, love and sexuality without fear of being discriminated, excluded or harassed. Arctic Pride works to promote diversity in an arctic context with focus on the challenges of both indigenous people and others living in the arctic region. Arctic Pride is held annually in November.

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Join the new Anthropocene Reading Group

472 Martin Wittfooth APECS SD PGDear APECS and National Committee Members,

Greeting from the distant future of 2022! Wherever you are in the world, the APECS Science and Diplomacy Project Group hopes you had a wonderful new year’s celebration and are full of fresh inspiration and ideas for the future.

We are writing to inform you of an opportunity we are arranging for all APECS-affiliated ECR’s. Beginning this February, our PG will be hosting a bimonthly reading group to explore and discuss the possibilities and challenges of “Anthropocene” thinking. This group will facilitate dialogue and applied interdisciplinary theory in pursuit of solutions to the major challenges facing the fragile social-ecological systems of the Earth’s cryospheres.

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APECS China co-organized the Glacier Memory Exhibition on Dec. 18th, 2021 in Beijing

APECS ChinaPartner shipping with China Association for Scientific Expedition and the China Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS China) and the Institute of International Rivers and Eco-Security, Yunnan University, Polar Hub launch its very first Glacier Memory Exhibition on Dec. 18th, 2021 at the Indigo shopping mall to celebrate the success of ice core drilling in November, 2021 in Tibet. From the perspectives of natural science and exploration, Glacier Memory showcases how the cryosphere interacts with the atmosphere, the ocean, and land as an indispensable unit of the climate system.

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APECS and its partners gave an overview of the group reviews of the IPCC reports at the AGU Fall Meeting 2021

On 17 December, Marta Moreno Ibáñez (leader of the last two group reviews of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports organised by APECS and its partners in 2020 and 2021) gave the oral presentation “Participation of Early Career Researchers in Group Reviews of the IPCC Reports: Outcomes and Lessons Learned” at the AGU Fall Meeting 2021.

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APECS Season's Greetings 2021

Dear APECS members, partners and friends

Thank you for your contributions and support in 2021!

It has been another exceptional year. Despite the pandemic, we again had many activities and initiatives of APECS’ Project Groups and National Committees. It makes us proud and happy that we are able to provide an increasingly important network for early career researchers. Connections within the polar and alpine cryosphere are not only drawn via various workshops, webinars, events (even some on-site!) and discussions but also via increasing interest of APECS member representation in many professional networks, committees and organizations.

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