On Monday 5 October at Akvaplan-niva in Tromsø, Norway, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) signed a partnership agreement with Arctic Frontiers.
Both parties recognize the importance of bringing forward and establishing meeting places for young scientists. As part of this agreement, APECS will help to organize a pre-conference career development workshops, the Young Scientist Forum, coordinate outstanding presentation awards for young researchers, and help with a ‘speed-dating’ reception to help new polar researchers meet more established colleagues. APECS will also be invited to become a member of the Arctic Frontiers Advisory Board.
Reinhold Fieler, Manager of the Arctic Frontiers conference calls this partnership a “Dream Team.” “APECS is very excited to be working with the organisers of this great conference that aims to bring together both policy and science and create an open dialog across national and disciplinary boundaries. This agreement will also help to build a continuum of knowledge in the fields of Arctic Research” commented Dr Jenny Baeseman, Director of APECS.