Welcome to the latest edition of APECS Newsletter. I'm starting this month’s edition with a short comment on the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) in Bergen. First of all, I would like to thank all APECS members for participating in our short workshop. Thanks also to Martin Bergmann, Odd Rogne and Nick Owens, our mentors, who answered many of our difficult questions and encouraged us to pursue our careers as a polar researcher with passion and dedication. The 10th Arctic Science Summit Week provided also an opportunity to meet leading scientists and participate in eight scientific sessions, which summed up the latest findings in Arctic science and discussed plans for future research projects. The second part of summit consisted of management and business meetings. One of the most important events was the announcement of the new structure of the International Arctic Science Committee, which aims to become more integrative and facilitate international consultation and cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research.
We hope that our further cooperation with IASC will be even better than so far.
Anyway, let's move on to the APECS news of the month - there are plenty new items to explore this month.
- Matt Strzelecki, APECS Vice-President
P.S. In the name of APECS ExCom and Directorate I wish you a Happy Easter.
In this month’s newsletter…
- APECS News and Updates
- Welcome to Angelika Renner, new Council Members
- Amazing Opportunity from SCAR to review Antarctic Climate Change Review
- Council Call Schedule Announced
- Message from the Director in Norway
- Message of Appreciation from Rhian Salmon, IPY Education and Outreach Coordinator
- Important News From APECS partners
- The Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) is announcing the launch of its 2009-10 Fellowship
- Proceedings from the 5th NRF Open Assembly, Anchorage, Alaska “Seeking Balance in a Changing North”
- Upcoming Meetings, Workshops and Conferences