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APECS Denmark Seminar: Arctic Biogeochemistry and Carbon Cycling

324 APECS Denmark Seminar May 2021Welcome to the APECS Denmark Seminar on 7 May 2021, this time on Arctic biogeochemistry and carbon cycling! Here we will get to hear not just one, but two exciting talks. Rafael Gonçalves-Araujo (Technical University of Denmark) will tell us about dissolved organic matter as a potential tracer for Arctic water masses, and Maria Lund Paulsen (Aarhus University) about the effect of glacial runoff on the coastal bacterial and phytoplankton communities.

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APECS, YOPP, and YESS at Arctic Science Summit Week 2021

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2021, organized by Portugal, took place from the 19th to 26th of March 2021. The virtual conference gathered international and interdisciplinary researchers to discuss topics framed by the overarching theme “The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts”. This included science community and business meetings, a cultural day, and a science symposium.

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Thank you for celebrating International Polar Week March 2021 with us

THANK YOU all for celebrating International March Polar Week with us from 14th to 20th of March 2021!

282 Flore van Maldeghem Polar Week March 2021 Photo CompetitionThank you for joining us in the celebration of the polar and alpine regions. 

During this year’s March Polar Week we kicked the week's excitement off with three keynote speakers spanning the Arctic and Antarctic research - researchers listening to melting glaciers through acoustics, understanding polar microbes through genetics, and learning about the legacy of long term monitoring projects.  There were also amazing musicians and artists' work featured through the Indigenous Art Gallery, and great podcast episodes highlighted in the Polar Times Podcast.  We were thrilled with all the contest submission pieces where we also heard about your own experiences through short essays, poems, and photos. Congratulations to the winners!

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Call for Applications as Arctic Representative in the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors Program

All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance
The All-Atlantic Ocean Alliance is recruiting an European Arctic Representative for the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors Program. The Arctic Representative would join the ongoing term until December 2021 with the option to re-apply for the following term to continue successful collaborations where these were initiated.

All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors are dedicated individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds, who promote sustainable development and stewardship of the Atlantic Ocean. They are currently either in training or education programmes, or in the early stages of their profession. Within the context of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, Ambassadors will develop campaigns and communication strategies to reach out to local communities, students and civil society, engage decision makers as well as work with local media to conserve and protect the Atlantic Ocean for future generations. In developing online or local campaigns and events, Ambassadors will be integrated into the collaborative Atlantic pilot actions and supported by All-Atlantic research and innovation projects.

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Deadline extended: Contribute to the Mental Health Survey

311 Lina Madaj Mental Health PG surveyDear APECS members,

It is increasingly clear that being an ECR in academia is stressful and challenging, especially with all the current uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the newly formed APECS “Mental Health Resources” project group is to create a database compiling online information, tests, tips, contacts, etc. from reputable sources on the issue of mental health (MH) and academia. APECS members and the wider community will be able to access, and contribute further to this resource through the website.

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Deadline Extended - Call for Abstracts: APECS International Online Conference 2021

242 Carla Tapia BaldisFreepik International Online Conference 2021 Banner

Conference theme:
 Polar Science: Success Stories from the Field and from Home
Conference date: Wednesday, 12th May 2021

Abstract submission deadline extended: Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Who this conference is for:
 We invite polar and alpine researchers from around the world and from various academic levels to present stories related to the polar and alpine regions that happened in 2020. We hope to hear both success stories and stories of learning from failure. The ultimate goal of the project is to unite the ECR community in a collegial and learning experience organized under the 7th annual APECS Online Conference.

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Call for Nominations: APECS International Mentorship Award 2021

APECS logoAPECS International seeks to recognize and honor the efforts of its mentors within the international polar scientific community. The APECS International Mentorship Award is designed to recognize the time and energy that mentors devote to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) each year, and their efforts to build a community of support. APECS will award a mentor who works with the ECR polar scientific community (this covers Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine areas). APECS encourages ECRs around the world to nominate mentors who are deserving of this recognition.

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