Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


As a side event at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, a group of Crysopheric organizations met to discuss progress on a joint Memorandum of Understanding. This group, including representatives from APECS (Allen Pope), the Climate and the Cryosphere Project (Vladimir Ryabinin), the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (Chuck Kennicutt), the International Arctic Science Committee (Volker Rachold), the American Geophysical Union Cryosphere Focus Group (Anne Nolin), the European Geosciences Union Cryosphere Division (Hilmar Gudmundsson), the International Commission on Snow and Ice Hydrology (Regine Hock), the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (Charles Fierz), the International Permafrost Association (Inga May), and the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (Kristina Creek), aims to increase coordination of activities and events with the Cryospheric community. One output of this agreement has been the development of a Cryosphere Community Calendar, hosted by CliC. The group expressed the desire to also have a planning calendar, including the 5-year strategic aims of each organization, so as to be able to better work together. The attendees reaffirmed the need to support the training and engagement of early career researchers, and APECS is committeed to helping them make that happen. If you have ideas of how you would like to work with any of these organizations or see APECS better represented, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Opportunities to get experience in leadership, management, and coordination such as this are regularly provided to interested APECS members. Be sure to stay tuned for future similar opportunities! 

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