Scientists wanted for shaping the future of polar research! We are repeating this sentence as a mantra. However, we still need more mulit-talented polar researchers. Mixture of explorer, researcher, PR specialist and citizen of the globalized world who are characterized by excellence in research AND communication. Polar science, and society in general, will loose a lot if we just stay in our labs or go to field. We have to understand changes around the Poles, but also we need to learn how to describe that new polar world to the public, politicians and our friends. While our scientific future faces melting glaciers, thawing permafrost or degradation of tundra zones; the future of society depends on our skills to understand, predict and explain.
We hope all workshops, field schools, meetings, ice-breakers we already did and those we are going to organise bring us closer to this aim. And to see you all in good shape after field season… next adventure is waiting for all of us.
- Matt Strzelecki, APECS Vice-President
In this month’s newsletter …
1.)APECS News and Updates
· DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply to represent APECS on SCAR Scientific Committees
· Greetings from the APECS /UArctic IPY Polar Field School in Svalbard!
· Contribute to the IPY Polar Resource Book
· APECS in the Spanish National Geographic
· Follow the Arctic Tipping Points Cruise and other APECS member blogs!
· Michele Koppes to represent APECS on ICSU's Science Visioning Meeting
· Jose Xavier to represent APECS on the Science Steering Committee for Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics (ICED) in the Southern Ocean Program
· Want to get more involved in APECS? Join Our Membership-Wide Council Calls
2.) Message from the Director – UNIS: University Centre in Svalbard
3.) Important news from APECS partners
· Arctic Frontiers 2010 – First call for papers
· Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States
· National Snow and Ice Data Center: Spring issue, Number 67
· Arctic Forum Abstracts: "Tipping Points - The Arctic and Global Change" Available
· Live Greenland Science Event! 8 July - open to all and free!
· Deep sea research: Topic in oceanography, special issue on Southern Ocean Shelf Slope Exchange
· POLARCAT "mega-session" at Fall 2009 AGU
· New Issue Available: Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. Volume 41, Number 2
· Latest Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research newsletter available
· Advanced Biology Training Course in Antarctica, January 2010
Meetings, Workshops and Conferences
· APECS at Antarctica New Zealand’s Annual Antarctic Conference
· APECS Polar Careers Panel Discussion at MOCA-09
· APECS Activities at SCAR Biology Symposium
· APECS Climate Session at First World Young Earth-Scientists (YES) Congress 2009
· IPY International Early Career Researcher Symposium – Mark your calendars!
· UK Polar Network workshops