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5th national conference of APECS Italy

Tenti Martina ApecsItalyConference November2023 Marianna DamicoThe 5th national conference of APECS Italy took place on November 8-9, 2023, in Venice. The event was made possible by a collaboration with the Italian Institute of Polar Sciences (CNR-ISP) and the Venice Institute of Science, Literature and Arts (Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti). This year, the national conference was formally dedicated to the conquest of Mount Everest as 2023 is the seventieth anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's ascent to the summit (May 29th, 1953).

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Apply to join the AntClimNow Antarctic Climate Indicators project group

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR, are looking for an early career researcher (ECR) to join the Near-Term Variability and Prediction of the Antarctic Climate System (AntClimNow) Antarctic Climate Indicators project group. This project group aims to document and display a range of Antarctic Climate Indicators (ACIs) relevant to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Candidate variables include the Southern Annular Mode / westerly winds, Southern Hemisphere sea ice extent, and Antarctic Peninsula temperatures. The project group is working on defining which of the candidate variables will become the final set of ACIs and how these might be presented. The ACIs will be updated regularly, and an annual “state of the Antarctic climate” document is envisioned. 

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Call for nominations for the APECS Canada-ASA Mentor Award 2023

Nominate mentors for the mentorship award organized by APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Student Association, with the support of ArcticNet. 

Early-career researchers (ECR) are encouraged to nominate mentors who deserve recognition for their exceptional guidance and expertise in an Arctic context. We encourage nomination packages from a variety of backgrounds, including academia, industry, professionals, community members, Elders, educators, public servants, and anyone else that has made a meaningful impact on polar early career researchers.

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APECS Town Hall on 25 October

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Would you like to meet with other polar early career researchers (ECRs) around the world? Would you like to know what is happening in APECS around the world? Would you like to know what is going on in the APECS Council? 

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Welcome to the APECS 2023-2024 term!

Dear APECS Members,

As we, your new Executive Committee, begin our term, we would like to thank everyone that’s trusted us to lead APECS over the next twelve months. We are incredibly excited to help you this term and take on this new role. Most of all, however, we’d like to thank you, the members. It is thanks to everyone in APECS who, since 2007, has written this organization’s history and made us a key organization for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) working in the polar, alpine, and wider cryosphere regions. 

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We need you to review!

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Fellowship Program is meant to engage early career scientists and Arctic Indigenous scholars and knowledge holders in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs) — Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human and Terrestrial — and the work of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Network (SAON)'s Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS).

The APECS International Directorate organizes the application review process and invites anyone who did not / will not apply for the IASC Fellowships this year to help.

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Apply now for the IASC Fellowship Program 2024

Apply for IASC Fellowships


IASC Fellowship Program 2024

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (PA2F) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), is launching its IASC Fellowships Program 2024.

The application deadline is on 18 October at 13:00 GMT. All of the information below is also available on the IASC Fellowship Program webpage.  

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