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In our APECS News, you can find news from and about the wider APECS network and our many events, activities and resources organized and developed by the APECS leadership, project groups and National Committees

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Apply for the APECS Council 2021 - 2022

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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 now open! The application deadline for Project Group Leaders and National Committee/Partner Organization representatives is 15 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.

The APECS Council is the larger of the two leadership committees of APECS. Its members lead Project Groups (e.g. webinars, workshops, Polar Weeks), coordinate APECS activities, and govern the organisation.

The 2021-2022 Council term is from 1 October 2021 through 30 September 2022. In September 2021 we will offer orientation webinars for new Council members so that you are well prepared to start your term on 1 October. Note that the 2021-2022 term will be the first term during which the APECS Council will only be composed of Project Group Leaders, Council leadership positions (Council Co-Chair, National Committee Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator), and National Committee and Partner Organization representatives. As a Council 2021 - 2022 Project Group Leader you would need to be available throughout September 2021 to review applications for your Project Group. 

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Survey: Climate and Polar Research - The Role of Travel

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We are inviting you to participate in a survey "Climate and Polar research - the role of travel" that has been developed by the APECS Project Group “CO2 Reduction in Arctic Science”. We are curious about your experiences and opinions regarding sustainable research practices, particularly, concerning travel. Responses will be used to inform the creation of a pocket guide on the same topic.
Deadline for completing the survey: 31 August 2021
We are looking forward to your responses!
Thanks a lot!

Apply for the APECS Executive Committee 2021-2022

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APPLY for the APECS Executive Committee
to help shape our organization over the next year and help influence the future of polar research!

The elections for the 2021-2022 APECS Executive Committee will be held in September 2021 for the term from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.

Application deadline: 16 August 2021 at 23:59 GMT

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First ever comprehensive platform on permits for and regulation of scientific fieldwork in the Arctic

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Doing scientific fieldwork in the Arctic often means many hours spend on getting the right permits from governments and other authorities for travels, collection and export of samples, movement of equipment etc. We all know of projects that were delayed or otherwise troubled by confusion over permits and related paperwork.

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Summer Solstice SciArt Soiree on 20 June 2021

339 APECS Art PEI Summer Solstice SciArt Soiree June 2021It's Summer Solstice! The APECS Art Project Group is happy to collaborate on a special event with Polar Educators International (PEI): Join us for Summer Solstice Polar SciArt Soiree online, 20 June 7-9 pm GMT.
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APECS International Online Conference 2021 - prize winners

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The 7th APECS International Online Conference was held on 12th of May 2021. This year’s theme was: “Polar Science: Success stories from the field and from home.” and the event ran over 10 hours to accommodate contributions from all timezones. The abstracts and session recordings of all 41 oral presentations and 11 poster presentations can be found on the Online Conference 2021 webpage. Including those of the following prize winners for each category!

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