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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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XII Workshop APECS Portugal - “An Unexpected Journey - Polar Science in a Pandemic crisis”

430 Cármen Sousa XII APECS Portugal Workshop Nov 2021The XII Workshop APECS Portugal is finally here and will focus on how polar science and scientists adapted to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic: “An Unexpected Journey - Polar Science in a Pandemic crisis”. Through a hybrid format, the event will be completely free and our objective will be 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 learned.

Event date: 30th November, 9:00-17:00 GMT. 

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2022 IASC Fellowships Webinar on 25 October 2021

iasc webAPECS logoThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) are organizing a webinar for all those interested in applying to the 2022 IASC Fellowship Program. We will be introducing the IASC Fellowship Program, and several of the current and past IASC Fellows as well as working group chairs will be introducing themselves and discuss their work with the IASC Working Groups. The webinar will also provide the opportunity for potential applications to ask questions about the program and the application process.

The IASC Fellowship Webinar will be on 25 October 2021 at 14:00 GMT and you can attend it via this link. We have a capacity limit of 100 participants for the webinar.

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Breaking News: The APECS Directorate is moving…

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A new host for the APECS Directorate has been found: The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) in Tromsø in partnership with the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) and the High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (FRAM) will be hosting the APECS Directorate for the coming 5 years, from the beginning of 2022 until the end of 2026!

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Polar Pint of Science

uk polar network logoIn the run-up to COP26 and in collaboration with the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT), the UK Polar Network is organising a series of online Pint of Science talks:

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Applications now open for IASC Fellowships 2022

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council, the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), the Sustaining Arctic Observing Network (SAON)  in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are excited to announce several fellowships this year: 

  • IASC Fellowship Program 2022
  • SDWG-IASSA-IASC Fellowship 
  • SAON-IASC Fellowship

Please note that you can apply for all three fellowships but can only be accepted to one of them.

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