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

The Working Group I (WGI) 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 IPCC AR6 WGI report will be open for expert review from 2 March to 26 April 2020.

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 IPCC AR6 WGI report by early career experts.

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APECS-T-MOSAiC Webinar for ECRs - 19 November

apecs logo webThe APECS-T-MOSAiC webinar “T-MOSAiC for ECRs” will take place on November, 19 (14:30-16:00 GMT). This webinar will provide an overview of the T-MOSAiC project, its goals, current activities within the Action groups and possibilities for early career researchers.

T MOSAiC Logo KopieT-MOSAiC (Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Connections) project is an IASC pan-Arctic, land-based program that will extend the activities for the IASC flagship program MOSAiC.  T-MOSAiC addresses the question, what are the implications of changing sea ice, oceanography and climate of Arctic seas for the surrounding land-based geosystems, ecosystems and human systems.

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2020 IASC Fellowship & CAFF-IASC Fellowship Programs

iasc webCAFF greenapecs logo webThe International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council, in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are excited to announce several Fellowship programs for 2020 for early career researchers:

  • IASC Fellowship Program 2020
  • CAFF-IASC Science-Policy Fellowships

Application deadline for both fellowship types is on 20 November 2019 at 13:00 GMT.

Find out more about the fellowships and how to apply on the APECS website 

Upcoming APECS Colombia Event "Formando el futuro de la investigación polar en Colombia"

As a first event of the National Committee APECS Colombia, we will be going to present and describe all the great opportunities to be part of APECS. This will be developed during the next SENALMAR 2019, October 22-25, in the session “La Ruta Antartica”. The venue is the Centro Cultural Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Colombia. Everyone is welcome to participate in our talk on Tuesday, October 22 from 16:15 – 17:00 (local time), and visit our poster displayed during the full week. 

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Webinar: Tips for a successful Bursary Application and Q+A session

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In coordination with APECS, Antarctic Science are running a webinar to help potential applicants of the 2020 Antarctic Science 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 funding for that exciting idea of yours!

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APECS-Nunataryuk-T-MOSAiC School 2020 - Application deadline on 31 October

The EU Horizon2020-funded project Nunataryuk, in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), and the Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Connections (T-MOSAiC) are organizing the APECS-Nunataryuk-T-MOSAiC School 2020 on the topic of “Arctic Coastal Adaptation - Capacity building and knowledge exchange across borders” at Abisko Scientific Research Station (Abisko, Sweden) from 21 - 30 April 2020.

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