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Winners of the Photo Competition of the Polar Week March 2022

The votes on our March 2022 Polar Week Photo Competition are in. More than 200 people voted on the 16 amazing submissions on Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine photographs. A big thank you to all the people who submitted a picture and another thank you to everyone who voted and made this photo competition happen. 

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

Congratulations to ... Marielle Holmbom, Julius Lauber and Ruth Tchana Wandji!

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APECS Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine

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The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization that does not usually take a stance on current political events, but firmly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Both countries contribute to polar research, which requires international collaboration — the foundation of APECS.

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APECS Switzerland member meeting

We are pleased to announce the annual APECS Switzerland member meeting during the International Polar Week!

Mark your calendars for Thursday 24th March, 16:00-18:00 CET.

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Call for contributions to the Alpine Cryosphere newsletter

Alpine Cryosphere is a project group that represents an increasing number of APECS members working in the mid-latitude and high-altitude environments. We have the aim to connect, gain perspectives from the community, and improve APECS’ resources for non-polar researchers.

In 2021, Alpine Cryosphere created the first Alpine Cryosphere Newsletter. Right now we are looking for contributions for the upcoming edition of the APECS Alpine Cryosphere Newsletter. 

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Call for Nominations: APECS International Mentorship Award 2022

APECS seeks to recognize and honor the efforts of its mentors within the international polar scientific community. The APECS International Mentorship Award is designed to recognize the time and energy that mentors devote to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) each year, and their efforts to build a community of support. APECS will award a mentor who works with the ECR polar scientific community (this covers Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine areas). APECS encourages ECRs around the world to nominate mentors who are deserving of this recognition.

Mentorship Award Maciej Mańko

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APECS Workshop at Arctic Science Summit Week

The APECS Workshop at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2022 project group has organized hybrid sessions on 28 March 2022. To join, participants need to register for online or in-person attendance at ASSW. Online participation is free of charge, and the in-person registration price is reduced 50% for early career researchers and indigenous participants.



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Survey on polar remote sensing │ Building a future online resource

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is currently developing a polar remote sensing resource that will summarize key relevant information about Earth Observation techniques in the polar sciences and improve the accessibility of remote sensing to polar early career researchers (ECRs). To make this resource as useful for the community as possible, we would like to better understand your current needs, expectations, and barriers to polar remote sensing. We thus welcome all early career polar researchers (master students, PhD candidates and professional researchers, both in public and private sectors, up to 8 years after obtaining a PhD) studying the Arctic, Antarctic and/or the Alpine region, to fill out this survey:

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Science Behind the Scenes - APECSSA Photo Exhibition


We all understand the gruelling conditions and the long hours it takes to collect and analyse data, but we very rarely see it. We see the glamorous shots, the final products and plots, but not what it takes to get to that point. APECS South Africa (APECSSA) invites you to submit a photo to showcase #behindthescenesofscience & #howAPECSSAdoscience.

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USAPECS Call for blog contributors

488 Svalbard June2017 ZackLabeUSAPECS is hosting a Becoming a Polar Scientist/Becoming part of the Polar Scientific Community blog series this year! We are looking for US-based scientists and professionals with any polar/alpine/cryosphere connection for this series. Our goal is to gain perspectives from a variety of people involved in polar research in any discipline to help inform the early career community of the current challenges and opportunities in finding a community within the field and ways to get involved in polar research.

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