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Celebrate Antarctica Day with APECS on 1 December 2021

193 Robert Izett Antarctica Day 2021 Banner webThe international polar community celebrates Antarctica Day on the 1st of December to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. During this year, the APECS Antarctica Day Project Group (PG) has planned a series of activities for all our members and national committees to raise awareness of the importance of Antarctica in a fast changing world.

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APECS Project Groups seeking members!

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The Mentorship Database, Mental Health, Art and T-MOSAiC vlogs Project Groups are looking for additional members in their groups! Are you interested in getting involved? See their project description and call for members below. Please note that all Project Groups are open for registrations but the groups below are seeking members in particular.

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Antarctic Science Bursary: tips for potential applicants - 2022 and Q+A session

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Antarctic Science Bursery

In coordination with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), Antarctic Science Ltd. is running a webinar to help potential applicants of 2022 Antarctic Science International Bursary. This bursary runs every year and is for up to £6000 to support PhD or early career researchers to extend the scope of an existing research project. More details here: A great opportunity to get top-up funding for that exciting idea of yours!

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Women on Arctic Fieldwork

431 Esther Horvath MOSAiC AWI Women on Arctic Fieldwork WebinarThink about the last time you had to pee in the wilderness… how cold did you get? Did you count the bug bites? And what about the folks there with you, how did they feel about it? People of all shapes and sizes are invited to participate in Arctic field work, but the work might not quite fit everyone quite as well, and sometimes that can affect the safety and wellbeing of polar researchers.

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XII Workshop APECS Portugal - “An Unexpected Journey - Polar Science in a Pandemic crisis”

430 Cármen Sousa XII APECS Portugal Workshop Nov 2021The XII Workshop APECS Portugal is finally here and will focus on how polar science and scientists adapted to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic: “An Unexpected Journey - Polar Science in a Pandemic crisis”. Through a hybrid format, the event will be completely free and our objective will be to discuss the negative and positive effects of the pandemic on polar science expeditions, data collection, science outputs, networking and education; as well as lessons learned.

Event date: 30th November, 9:00-17:00 GMT. 

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2022 IASC Fellowships Webinar on 25 October 2021

iasc webAPECS logoThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) are organizing a webinar for all those interested in applying to the 2022 IASC Fellowship Program. We will be introducing the IASC Fellowship Program, and several of the current and past IASC Fellows as well as working group chairs will be introducing themselves and discuss their work with the IASC Working Groups. The webinar will also provide the opportunity for potential applications to ask questions about the program and the application process.

The IASC Fellowship Webinar will be on 25 October 2021 at 14:00 GMT and you can attend it via this link. We have a capacity limit of 100 participants for the webinar.

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