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APECS Colombia event at the Colombian SENALMAR 2019 conference

APECS ColombiaAs part of the SENALMAR 2019 side meetings, the NC APECS Colombia, organized a fascinating talk on Tuesday 22 September from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (local time). It was open for ECRs members and non-members of the association, as well as more experienced researchers in the mood to increase our networking. A total of 80 attendants joined to enjoy the evening together. A brief introduction to the talk by Jhon Mojica (in video) initiated the evening. The presentation on APECS association, aims, activities and challenges were given by Diego Mojica.

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APECS event at the XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences - ISAES 2019

apecs logo webISAES2019 logoThe Asociation of Polar Early Career Scientist has a long tradition in organizing events and activities for early career researchers (ECRs) at major scientific conferences and events. In a relaxing atmosphere, ECRs come together and stablish the bases for future networking and professional relationships. During the XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences celebrated between 22 and 26 July 2019 at Songdo Convensia Center in Incheon, Republic of South Korea, a dedicated group of council members from APECS organized an evening event during the first day of the conference (22 July 2019). 

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APECS Colombia at the I Feria de Historia Antártica Latinoamericana 2019 and XIX del Encuentro de Historiadores Antárticos Latinoamericanos

APECS ColombiaThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientist has a long tradition in organizing events and activities for early career researchers (ECRs) at major scientific conferences and events. In this event, the National Committee (NC) of Colombia continues the line of polar networking between Latin American countries, in collaboration with some researchers that visualized the polar work during the first APECS Iberoamerican Online Conference 2019 in Spanish. Our aim was to show APECS to the Colombian Antarctic human sciences researchers community, come together Early Career Researchers (ECR’s) and establish the bases for future networking and professional relationships. 

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Highlights from “Research in Svalbard: An APECS Workshop”

On the 4th November, three APECS National Committees joined forces and coordinated a full-day workshop in Norway's capital city Oslo. The workshop, which was organized by members of APECS Norway, the UK Polar Network and APECS Russia, hosted an early career researcher (ECR)-centered event that discussed all things related to planning and undertaking research and field work in Svalbard. The day was a huge success with over 50 ECR, mid and established career attendees (including from Norway, Denmark, Germany, UK, India, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, USA), many of whom received partial travel support to attend thanks to the funding support. 

APECSSvalbardWorkshop taken by Robynne Nowicki of UKPN

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X Workshop APECS Portugal

The X Workshop APECS Portugal took place in Coimbra, the Portuguese city of students, on October 25, 2019. The University of Coimbra received more than 60 participants of the X Workshop. To celebrate the first decade of the workshop, we chose the topic “A Scientist is born”. The objective was to understand the value of early career researchers (ECR) to Science and vice-versa, such as the value of the ECR in a scientific team and organization like APECS. Understand how ECR can progress in their careers within scientific teams and their importance from the perspective of a senior investigator is key to the development of ECR skills and to the progression of science itself. In the context of the national and international scientific community, we discussed the importance of scientific networks for the ECR and their contribution to these networks.

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Antarctica Day 2019

AntarcticaDayLogoAntarctica Day is celebrated internationally on 1 December, marking the day of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959. 60 years ago, Antarctica became a continent dedicated to peace and scientific international collaboration!

Like every year, APECS joins our partners Our Spaces - Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces, Polar Educators International (PEI) and others around the world to mark this important milestone with fun activities.

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International Mountain Day 2019

Mountain Day Logo KopieAs part of the activities for International Mountain Day on 11 December 2019, the APECS Alpine and Cryosphere Project Group invites you to share your work in mountain regions with submissions in two formats:

  • Photo entries in “Nature” and “Culture” categories
  • Graphical abstracts explaining mountain research
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APECS Iberoamericana online conference 

apecs logo webOn 26 September 2019, APECS hosted the first online conference in Spanish, the APECS Iberoamericana. This event was a joint effort from the National Committees from Spanish-speaking countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Spain and Uruguay. The aim for this event was to offer a space for Hispanic polar early career researchers and educators to share their work in their native language, and create resources for education of the Polar Regions in Spanish. 

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Application deadline extended until 27 November for the CAFF-IASC Science Policy Fellowships 2020

CAFF greenlogo iascapecs logo webThe application deadline has been extended for the CAFF-IASC Science Policy Fellowships 2020 until 27 November 2019. The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are excited to offer the CAFF-IASC Science Policy Fellowships 2020

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