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SCAR 2020 Workshop “Antarctic Science - Global Connections”

Instagram 1 APECS Workshop SCAR20201We are proud to announce  an early career workshop in collaboration with the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) from 11-13 August, entirely online so join us for this unique event! The theme for the workshop is “Antarctic Science - Global Connections”, aiming to bring together polar ECRs from around the globe. Featured topics are Science Communication in the Southern Hemisphere and Logistical Collaboration. Learn more and register here!

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Apply for the APECS Executive Committee 2020-2021

APECS logoAPPLY for the APECS Executive Committee to help shape our organization over the next year and help influence the future of polar research!

The elections for the 2020-2021 APECS Executive Committee will be held in September 2020 for the term from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021.

Application deadline: 28 August 2020 at 23:59 GMT

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Call for reviewers of the second order draft of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)


The Working Group II (WGII) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) is due to be finalized in 2021. The Second Order Draft (SOD) of the IPCC AR6 WGII report will be open for expert review from 4 December 2020 to 29 January 2021.

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), the Past Global Changes Early Career Network (PAGES ECN), the Permafrost Young Research Network (PYRN) and the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community are coordinating a group review of the SOD of the IPCC AR6 WGII report by early career scientists. 

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USAPECS Response to Current Events

USAPESC newDear USAPECS Members and the Polar Science Community,

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We at the USAPECS Board condemn all acts of police brutality and injustice against Black individuals and the Black community as a whole. Black Lives Matter. The culture of structuralized white supremacy that pervades the very core of our academic, government, and other institutions perpetuate these acts of violence and oppression within our country.

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APECS Statement against discrimination and racism

apecs logo webRallies and discussions against racism and discrimination are currently spreading worldwide originating after recent horrific actions against members of the Black community in the United States. The polar science community is not free from discrimination, and the systemic structure in place has led to injustices throughout organizations, past and present, and ultimately, our field and community have suffered as a result. Now is the time to recognize, support, and amplify the voices of our friends, colleagues, and communities, that have been facing discrimination and racism around the world. We owe it to them to do better and to learn about the history of our own community. We encourage our members to take this time to learn about the many forms of racism and discrimination and intersecting barriers for members of the Black and Indigenous communities, people of colour and other under-represented and marginalized communities worldwide to success in polar science and support those who are being affected by them. Here are some resources to get you started:

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APECS International Directorate
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