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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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APECS Art webinar with Andrea Juan: No white Antarctica

465 Andrea Juan APECS Art Poster

With the greatest honour our APECS Art Project Group invites you for a webinar with artist Andrea Juan. Mark your calendar for Friday afternoon, 17 December at 16:30 GMT. Connect with us, prepare questions and good vibes! 

Register here for the webinar on the Antarctica project and Artist Andrea Juan in conversation!

Follow APECS social media updates for more information and read more about Andrea Juan and her inspiring work below. The webinar will be recorded.

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XII Workshop APECS Portugal

apecs portugal finalThe XII Workshop APECS Portugal took place in Porto, the Invicta city, on November 30th, 2021. This was the return of presential events of APECS Portugal and this year we tried a new format, a hybrid model, at CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research). The event received 30 participants presential and another 17 online, to celebrate the XII Workshop. For this edition, the theme chosen was “An Unexpected Journey - Polar Science in a Pandemic crisis” and the goal was 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 learnt.

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Deadline Extended: Antarctica Day Visual Motto

458 Marlen Kolbe Poster Antarctica Day 2021 Poster Visual MottoThe Antarctica Day Project Group decided to create a new tradition: A visual motto announced on each Antarctica Day which will be used as an Antarctic motto for the upcoming APECS year!

We define an Antarctic visual motto as an image that incorporates 2 elements - a short textual motto and a graphic depiction - to deliver a strong message about Antarctica. The idea is to include the general public by inviting everyone to submit their ideas for Antarctic mottos until the 10 December 2021.

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The winners of the Antarctica Day 2021 Photo Contest are...

The votes on our Antarctica Day 2021 Photo Contest are in. More than 130 people voted on the 14 amazing submissions under the overarching theme “My favourite thing about Antarctica”. A big thank you to all the people who submitted a picture and another thank you to everyone who voted and made this photo contest happen. 

We are happy to announce the winners of our photo competition now. 

Congratulations to ... Praveen Thakur,  Wilson (Wai Yin) Cheung and Giuseppe Suaria

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