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Call for Nominations - APECS Canada-ASA Mentor Award 2019

APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Student Association are looking to recognize a mentor who has contributed significantly over a period of several years to the mentoring and fostering of polar early career researchers in Canada. The deadline for nomination package submissions is September 15, 2019.

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Extended Deadline - Participate in the APECS Organizational Review Survey!

apecs logo webThe first Organizational Review of APECS was conducted in 2015, and the results were used for developing the APECS Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020. In preparation for the drafting of the next APECS Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025 a second Organizational Review is being conducted throughout 2019. Findings will help the APECS leadership to better develop and adjust the strategy for APECS in the coming years.

You are invited to participate in this process and to provide feedback to the ORC by filling out a survey, which will take 20-30 minutes: The deadline has been extended to 30 June 2019!

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Registration open for APECS-APPLICATE-YOPP Online course

APPLICATE course logos 2We would like to draw your attention to the APECS-APPLICATE-YOPP online course on “Advancing Predictive Capability of Northern Hemisphere Weather and Climate”. The online course is designed for early career researchers (e.g., Master and PhD students, Postdocs) with a specific interest in Arctic weather and climate prediction and modelling. The course will run from September to December 2019.

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Floor van den Heuvel to join the editorial board of the 2019 SESS report

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We are delighted to announce that Floor van den Heuvel (EPFL and MeteoSwiss, Switzerland) has been selected to join the editorial board for the 2nd issue of the State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report published by SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System). SIOS plans to publish the report in January 2020 during the SIOS Polar Night Week in Longyearbyen.

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Looking for rapporteurs for upcoming IMBeR conference

The international programme Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics (ICED), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), is looking for 6 early career scientists to help out as rapporteurs for the session “Managing the effects of change on Southern Ocean ecosystems: Understanding, challenges, and solutions” at the IMBeR Future Oceans2 Conference. The session is scheduled for Wednesday 19th June, 11am-3.30pm. Application deadline is on monday 10th of June 2019!

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Second China Polar Youth Forum

The second China Polar Youth Forum, hosted by China Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS China), was successfully held at the International Conference Hall on the 5thfloor of Student Activity Center in East Campus of University of Science and Technology of China(USTC) by Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Polar Environment and Global Change of School of Earth and Space Sciences of USTC from May 25 to 26, 2019.

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USAPECS Webinar Polar Science 101: Arctic Policy on 7 June

USAPESC newUSAPECS is hosting a ‘Polar Science 101’ webinar series this summer! The goal of the series is to share polar science in an easily and accessible way, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration amongst APECS members.

The June - Polar Science 101 webinar is titled Polar Science 101: Arctic Policy by Kelsey Aho on June 7th at 19:00 UCT. The 30 minute webinar (15 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A) will introduce Kelsey and the Center for Arctic Policy Studies and will address the following:

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