Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The partnership between IASC and APECS got a little stronger last month when APECS was invited to the annual IASC Canada meeting, held on December 14 2010 in Ottawa, in conjuction with ArcticNet's Annual Scientific Meeting. Many Government of Canada representatives, Canadian IASC Working Group Representatives, and other IASC affiliates were in attendance. The meeting included updates from each of IASC Working Group's, changes to the governance structure, and presentations from other organizations (including SAON and FARO).

The need to increase the representation of young researchers was mentioned within several presentation, including from within the Working Groups. At present there is no official representation for young researchers within IASC and its Working Groups. However, Working Group meetings hosted in Potsdam, Germany from January 12-14, 2011, might bring about some changes or at least begin dialogue towards improved young researcher capacity within IASC. The idea for creating an APECS Canada was also pitched to the IASC Canada group. APECS Canada would be a subsidiary group within APECS that could help to organize members for events and opportunities specifically available for members within Canada. The meeting was attended by APECS Member Harry Borlase, questions and details can be sent to him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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