Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


 F0R7214Each year, the UK community of organisations interested in polar heritage gathers together at a meeting called "Antarctica 100." The meeting is organised by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, was hosted by the Scott Polar Research Institute, and was particularly exciting because it was concluded by a tea reception and lecture for the UKAHT's patron HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne

The UK Polar Network was represented by Dr. Amelie Kirchgaessner and APECS was represented by Allen Pope. APECS and the UKPN were both introduced to the community (the UKPN has participated in previous A100 meetings), and discussions were initiated about potential synergies between the UKPN and other A100 attendees. APECS members maybe be particularly interested in hearing about potential funding for their projects from the Shackleton Scholarship Fund and theTrans-Antarctic Association, as well as connection with educators through the wide range of museums present at the meeting, the International Polar Foundation, and the Fuchs Foundation

 F0R7044The majority of the meeting was spent both summarising events celebrating the Scott Centenary and planning the upcoming Shackleton Centenary (and Shackleton's granddaughter was there, too). There will be lots of great upcoming events all around the UK and abroad! We saw great potential further collaboration with IAATO, the UK FCO, the IPF, and more. We look forward to collaborating with the UKAHT and A100 members in the future. If you have ideas for how to best take advantage of this in the future (or events that you'd like to see happen), please do get in contact with the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events