Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Welcome to the latest edition of the APECS Newsletter. This is the first newsletter being published since you entrusted me with the job as APECS President for 2009-2010, and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you and I hope that we all can work together during the coming year to build on the great achievements that APECS has research in the last few years. As you can see, this issue of the APECS Newsletter is filled with many opportunities for early career polar researchers – meetings, workshops, jobs, and opportunities to share our experiences.  I encourage all of you to actively get involved in our organization, so please take a few moments to look for possibilities for yourself.

-Gerlis Fugmann, APECS President 2009-2010

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In this month’s newsletter …
1.) APECS News and Updates

  • IPY Oslo Science Conference – Abstract Submission and Travel Fellowship Application Open
  • Young polar researchers on “Researchers’ Night”
  • Polar careers panel at the Antarctic Climate Evolution Symposium
  • IASC supports early career scientists at the IPY Oslo Science Conference 2010
  • Pavlov to serve on ASSW 2011 Scientific Steering Group
  • Travel funding available: Jokkmokk Winter Conference on Climate Change Impacts in the North
  • SCAR Social Science Action Group approved
  • APECS in the Chilean Society of Ecology and INACH
  • UKPN Arctic Marine Science Workshop

2.) Message from the Director – The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project

3.) Important news from APECS partners

  • Morrison joins CliC Office
  • Emerging STEM Education Leaders organization
  • IPY October report available
  • IASC Fall newsletter available
  • IPY archiving
  • Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) update
  • World Glacier Monitoring Service: Call for data
  • NOAA Arctic Report Card 2008/2009 launched
  • Inuvialuit settlement region database

4.)  Meetings, Workshops and Conferences

  • 3rd European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP III)
  • Southern Ocean Benthic Biodiversity and Biogeography
  • Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) workshop
  • Antarctic Treaty Summit
  • Jokkmokk Winter Conference
  • APECS Mentor Panel at the VICC, Valdivia, Chile
  • APECS at IPY Oslo Science Conference
  • UK Polar Network Cryospheric Science Workshop
  • APECS luncheon dialogue at the Antarctic Treaty Summit
  • IPY International Early Career Researcher Symposium
  • Providing Climate Policy Makers with a Strong Scientific Base – Session at AGU
  • BSG Post-graduate research training workshop
  • DISCCRS V: Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
  • UKPN conference day
  • Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millenium – APECS Panel
  • Sea-level changes: the Science of a Changing World – APECS Panel
  • 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting – APECS Panel
  • 2010 State of the Arctic Conference – APECS Panel

5.) Recent Literature Discussions on the APECS website

  • Evidence and implications of recent climate change in northern Alaska and other Arctic regions
  • Viral-mediated lysis of microbes and carbon release in the sub-Antarctic and Polar Frontal zones of the Australian Southern Ocean
  • Sexing pinnipeds with ZFX and ZFY loci
  • Extensive dynamic thinning on the margins of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets
  • The Antarctic Treaty 1959

6.) Jobs/Opportunities

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