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Rapporteur opportunity for upcoming EPB Autumn Plenary Meeting

epb logo desktop 2015The European Polar Board (EPB) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are seeking a rapporteur to take minutes during the upcoming EPB Autumn Plenary Meeting, to be held in Brest, France on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2019. For an early career researcher, this is a fairly unique opportunity to know how an international organisation works on a regular basis, as well as how it views, sets and reviews medium and long term goals.

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Join us in celebrating APECS International Polar Week September 2019!

Polar Week logo2 01It's APECS International Polar Week September 2019!

Join us in celebrating the icy and Polar Regions of the world, and create further awareness of the science and activities being conducted in the Arctic and the Antarctic.

The APECS International Polar Week September 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting party! From the 23 to 29 September, we will be featuring some great activities organized by Polar early career researchers from around the world. This seven-day programme includes

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New INTERACT Practical Field Guide published!

Fieldwork Handbook Logos UpdatedThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the INTERACT Station Manager`s Forum and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) are proud to share exciting news with you: Together, we developed the INTERACT Practical Field Guide for scientists - a pocket guide that is designed to be taken into the field. The INTERACT Practical Field Guide contains information on best practices and specific safety tips for fieldwork in the Arctic.

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Upcoming APECS Conferencia Iberoamericana

APECSIberoamConferencia Iberoamericana Online aims to create a space where Polar Early Careers Researchers and Educators from Spanish-speaking countries can share their work in their native language among peers and interested public.

Conference Date: 26 September 2019 (starting 19:00 GMT)

Abstract submission deadline on 20 September at 23:59 GMT

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In Memoriam: Adrian Dahood-Fritz

It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the news that one of our APECS Council members, Adrian Dahood-Fritz and her husband Andrew Fritz recently passed away in the Conception diving boat accident in California (USA). Adrian had been involved in the APECS Council for the past three years, and was well loved within the APECS community.

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Call for Applications – Joint Early Career Researcher Workshop

“Water Cycle in a 1.5°C warmer world: interdisciplinary approaches” – Joint Early Career Researcher Workshop

YESS-APECS-YHS, supported by WCRP and AGU
& ‘under the auspices of the WCRP Climate Science Week‘
December 7, 2019 @ AGU Fall Meeting, Afternoon (Tentative time: 1-5 PM)

Application deadline extended to 21 September 2019!

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Call for Reviewers of the IPCC Working Group 2 report First Order Draft AR6

The first order draft (FOD) of the Working Group 2 (WGI) 6th Assessment Report (AR6) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) is due to be published around 2021. APECS, PYRN, YESS, PAGES-ECN, MRI and IMECaN, are coordinating the next review by early career experts that will take place between October and November 2019.

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IPRN Panel Discussion on 20 August

APECS in association with NCPOR (National Center for Polar and Ocean Research), India and the Indian Polar Research Network (IPRN) will be organizing a Panel Discussion as a side event of National Conference on “Polar Sciences” (NCPS-2019) from 20th- 22nd August 2019 at NCPOR, Goa, India. The theme of the Panel Discussion: 'Role of Social Media in Effective Science Communication and Collaboration'

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Share your Arctic research with T-MOSAiC video blogs!

The public is increasingly aware of the Arctic and its importance to global climate and ecosystems. Yet, few people have experienced Arctic environments and the excitement scientific research in remote northern regions, despite the interconnectedness that technology offers. Our mission for the video blogs (vlogs) initiative is to help bring the public on a journey to the Arctic, to foster a deeper appreciation for northern environments and science!

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Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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