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Recordings available: APECS Council Training Sessions

We are happy to let you know that the current APECS Leadership organized some training sessions for you! These shall be interesting for everyone who is very new to APECS or who considers taking a leadership role in the future or who really wants to learn how APECS works, as we really want you to take the most out of your APECS experience and involvement. A short presentation was followed by a Question and Answer session.

9 Sept. 2021 14:00 GMT
Getting ready for the new term in APECS - An Introduction 
10 Sept. 2021 13:00 GMT
Getting ready for the new term in APECS - National committees and Representatives

10 Sept. 2021 17:00 PM 
Getting ready for the new term in APECS - Organizing online events and meetings in APECS 
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Looking for Early Career Scientist to join the Editorial Board for the 4th State of Environmental Science in Svalbard Report

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbSvalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) is a consortium of international institutions with research infrastructure in and around Svalbard. SIOS is building an integrated observing system ( for long-term measurements addressing Earth System questions.

SIOS publishes an annual State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report ( The first issue was released in January 2019. The report summarises the state of current knowledge of key Earth System Science parameters and analyses how these parameters influence one another. The SESS report outlines the work that has been done in the previous year within the SIOS cooperation to optimise the observing system and recommends research priorities for the following year(s).

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Sign up for APECS Project Groups 2021/2022!

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APECS is currently finishing up its term and will start a new term on 1 October. We are now inviting all APECS members to join our activities as members of our Project Groups!

Project groups are working groups of APECS who are led by Council members. Some of the groups have been established over many years, others are newly developing. See a full list of offered Project Groups and a description below!

- Registration for now closed - Evaluation is ongoing -

New round for registration will potentially open after the start of the new term 2021/22.

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Polar Week September 2021 is approaching!

359 Juliana Souza Kasprzyk Poster Polar Week September 2021APECS International Polar Week from 19-25 September 2021 is a celebration for everyone who has an interest in the coldest regions of our planet, a diverse and vibrant international community that includes students, researchers, teachers, artists, and members of indigenous nations. 

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Welcome back, APECS Project Officer Lisa!

Lisa Grosfeld credits Kerstin Rolfes small We welcome Lisa Grosfeld as our Project Officer in the APECS International Directorate! Together with Franziska and Svenja, along with Heike and Josefine, we built the APECS Office Team.

Lisa will contribute to the education and training activities in the EU Project Arctic PASSION and support the APECS Office in administrative tasks for the coming 4 years. We are happy to have you back, Lisa!

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APECS Council 2021 - 2022: Application deadline extended!

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Do you want to get (or remain) active in APECS and be involved in the APECS leadership? The applications for APECS Council 2021-2022 are still open!

The application deadline for Project Group Leaders and National Committee/Partner Organization representatives is extended until 22 August 2021 at 23:59 GMT. The application deadline for Council leadership positions (Council Co-Chair, National Committee Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator) is 15 September 2021 at 23:59 GMT.

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2021 APECS International Mentorship Award: Congratulations to Dr. Shridhar D. Jawak

352 Shridhar Jawak International Mentoship Award 2021APECS is very pleased to announce our 2021 APECS International Mentorship Award Congratulations to Dr. Shridhar D. Jawak! The mentorship awards were established in 2016 as a meaningful way to recognize the efforts of mentors within the international polar science community, and to honour those who have devoted significant time and energy towards building a supportive community for early career professionals.

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