Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Arctic summer is approaching, that unique time when the sun never sets and Arctic nature has just a couple of weeks to blossom. This summer, APECS would like to blossom with questions and make young polar scientists inquire about our research milestones, concepts and dreams.  The Research Activities Committee prepared for us a great platform for discussion and dialogue between disciplines, schools and various research approaches.  Please be active on our literature discussion forums and tell us about your understanding of polar systems.  I would also like to encourage all members, before their move to the field, before all samplers and measurements will be set in motion, to take a few minutes to update your membership profile on our webpage and let us know about the place that you are visiting to explore and learn all these things, which we cannot discover within university walls.  Share ideas, share places, share your Arctic and Antarctic with us..

- Matt Strzelecki, APECS Vice-President

In this month’s newsletter …

1.) APECS News and Updates

  • - new section to explore -
  • APECS Virtual Poster Session – awarded by the Nordic Council of Ministers
  • News from the ExCom – APECS invited to Staszic Palace in Warsaw for post-IPY conference
  • Become an APECS representative on SCAR Scientific Committees
  • Upcoming Council Calls
  • Two new members of APECS Council – Welcome Cassie and Matteo!!!
  • A warm hello from the Research Activities Committee
  • APECS Antarctic Treaty Summit Essay Competition

2.) Message from the Director – The University of Tromsø

3.) Important news from APECS partners

  • IPY June Report Available
  • NSF polar news (see news section) You can find the following NSF news at our website:
  • Latest IASC newsletter
  • The International Institute for Sustainable Development Report
  • The 2008 Annual Report of the Arctic Institute of North America 

4.)  Meetings, Workshops and Conferences

  • Report from APECS at the 10th Conference on Polar Meteorology & Oceanography
  • Report from A ‘getting to know APECS social’ in Riverside, California
  • APECS Polar Careers Panel Discussion at MOCA-09
  • SCAR Biology Symposium APECS Panel Discussion
  • APECS at Antarctica New Zealand’s Annual Antarctic Conference
  • APECS Climate Session at First World Young Earth-Scientists (YES) Congress 2009 

5.) Jobs/Opportunities

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Contact APECS

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

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