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In our APECS News, you can find news from and about the wider APECS network and our many events, activities and resources organized and developed by the APECS leadership, project groups and National Committees

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We keep only the news of the last 3 months on this page. Older news can be accessed in our APECS News Archive.  

Webinar: Alternative view on the Arctic – Arctic video game that challenges our human-centric perspective of the northern regions

On the 12th of September (National Video Game Day in the US) at 5PM (GMT), APECS organizes a webinar in collaboration with Alterna (see below) on the use of cartography, mapping, and scientific data in creating a video game as an alternative way to visualize climate-driven changes in the Arctic to the wider public. The project is called Monsters and Ghosts of the Far North: Collective cartographies.

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APECS Speed Networking Event

We appreciate that it has been a very active term for Project Groups as well as National Committees! It is now time to spend some quality time together as part of APECS Social Gathering activities! Thanks to our members' votes, we are going to have a Speed Networking event on 12 August 2022 at 11.30 GMT! Please save the date and note that the event has a limited capacity of 100 people in order to ensure interactive involvement.

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EU-PolarNet 2 & APECS webinar "Who owns the Arctic? – an Introduction to Arctic Governance"

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Due to the increasing interest and awareness of the global significance of the Arctic, questions about stewardship and governance of the region are being asked more frequently. Governance structures suitable for effectively addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the circumpolar North are becoming more relevant than ever. This EU-PolarNet 2 and APECS webinar gives an overview of the legal regime of the Arctic and outlines the existing Arctic governance structures.

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APECS publishes Correspondence in Nature condemning academic sanctions and calling for climate science collaboration

apecs_ukraine_colors.jpgFollowing the shocking events of the spring and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, APECS thought it was important to issue a statement.  

The following events showed strong international support for Ukraine, and APECS is open to support these initiatives and will push for more help for Early Career Scientists in difficult situations, like those exiled from their homes.

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Call for 2 National Committee Coordinators (temporary position)

APECS members — here is your chance to get a temporary position on the APECS Council Leadership before the opening of next term's election!

We are looking for two people to replace two National Committee Coordinators (NCCs) until the end of the term (30 September 2022). Note that this position requires a high degree of commitment (around 1 hour/week), so before applying you should ensure that you will have the time to fulfill the responsibilities of this role.

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Art in the time of conflict - APECS Art webinar 27 May 2022

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The APECS Art webinar “Art in the time of conflict” addresses the importance of dialogue and collaboration during times of geopolitical crisis, exemplified by the current conflict in Ukraine.

The webinar will feature innovative artists and researchers from Russia and Norway, working across borders, to discuss the power of cultural collaboration and their own transdisciplinary and transnational work in our present moment.

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