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XII Workshop APECS Portugal

apecs portugal finalThe XII Workshop APECS Portugal took place in Porto, the Invicta city, on November 30th, 2021. This was the return of presential events of APECS Portugal and this year we tried a new format, a hybrid model, at CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research). The event received 30 participants presential and another 17 online, to celebrate the XII Workshop. For this edition, the theme chosen was “An Unexpected Journey - Polar Science in a Pandemic crisis” and the goal was to discuss the negative and positive effects of the pandemic on polar science expeditions, data collection, science outputs, networking and education; as well as lessons learnt.

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Deadline Extended: Antarctica Day Visual Motto

458 Marlen Kolbe Poster Antarctica Day 2021 Poster Visual MottoThe Antarctica Day Project Group decided to create a new tradition: A visual motto announced on each Antarctica Day which will be used as an Antarctic motto for the upcoming APECS year!

We define an Antarctic visual motto as an image that incorporates 2 elements - a short textual motto and a graphic depiction - to deliver a strong message about Antarctica. The idea is to include the general public by inviting everyone to submit their ideas for Antarctic mottos until the 10 December 2021.

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The winners of the Antarctica Day 2021 Photo Contest are...

The votes on our Antarctica Day 2021 Photo Contest are in. More than 130 people voted on the 14 amazing submissions under the overarching theme “My favourite thing about Antarctica”. A big thank you to all the people who submitted a picture and another thank you to everyone who voted and made this photo contest happen. 

We are happy to announce the winners of our photo competition now. 

Congratulations to ... Praveen Thakur,  Wilson (Wai Yin) Cheung and Giuseppe Suaria

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Arctic Observing Summit 2022: Call for Early Career Co-Chairs

FlyerAOS2022webinar creditsLisaGrosfeld3The Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2022 is inviting Early Career Co-Chairs (ECC) for engaging in the upcoming hybrid AOS, convening 30 March - 1 April 2022, in Tromsø, Norway and online on the theme “Arctic observing at the intersection of health, understanding, and resilience”.

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