Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Call for abstracts: APECS International Online Conference

Conference Date: 18 May 2016, 08:00-23:00 GMT

Event Format: Online conference (webinar)

Abstract Submission Deadline: NOW April 25 2016

View schedule and sign up to join the audience HERE

Abstracts are now being accepted for the APECS International Online Conference, “Polar Sciences: Through New Eyes” which is scheduled to take place on 18 May 2016. Talks are maximum 12 minutes long, with 3 minutes for questions. This conference will encourage scientific dialogues between early career scientists from multiple disciplines and backgrounds, with presentations on new research perspectives from a range of research fields. With increased attention on the changing polar environment and the future challenges this will bring, this conference aims to convey the broad range of new research currently being conducted internationally.

Early career researchers are well placed to present new developments in their own fields through “new eyes,” while the conference provides an opportunity for those in the audience to gain exposure to a range of new techniques, methods, questions and themes. All polar researchers are invited to share their current research findings, but we particularly encourage the submission of abstracts by early career scientists, so they can gain invaluable experience presenting their research projects to the public. There will be a $300 prize given for best presentation at this conference which has been donated by APECS.

Session Themes

  • Biological – marine/freshwater/terrestrial
  • Geological/Environmental/terrestrial cryospheric environments
  • Atmospherics/Climatology
  • Oceanography/Sea-ice
  • Cultural/Historical/Policy/Education

To submit an abstract, fill in the form

Abstract submission guidelines:

  • All abstracts will be written in English.
  • State which session you want your abstract to be submitted to (refer to sessions available above)
  • Include a short title which summarises your presentation
  • Abstract must be limited to 300 words
  • Include your name and any other authors involved in this presentation
  • Include your institution and your additional author institutions
  • State which country and time zone you will be presenting from, so that we can find a sensible time slot for your presentation

Abstract must be lodged online or emailed to Rachel Downey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 25 April 2016.

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