This month I announced that I will be leaving APECS - but thankfully staying in the wonderful city of Tromsø! I will be moving from the University of Tromsø to the Norwegian Polar Institute. Over the past few years, I have gotten to know some of the great researches who are working there and am very excited about the move.
One of the great collaborations I have been part of is working with the Ice Rises project scientists as they started their new project this year. APECS is helping the team with their outreach efforts. We set up a Facebook Page and Blog for the researchers that easily allows them to post an update to the Facebook Page and Blog with one simple email from the field. This is not that difficult to set up, and really is a great way to share the great research being done through our adventures in the field. I encourage you all to take a look at the Ice Rises Facebook page and Blog and hopefully set up your own. And congratulations to the Ice Rises team for their dedication to sharing their jounrey with everyone!
One of my personal hopes for APECS is that all members would set up something like this system and encourge their friends and family to follow them... and you can even get your former teachers to have their classrooms follow you! We are all very lucky to be working in the Polar Regions (and some of us are lucky enough to be living here!) so its our responsibility to share with the world the great work we do and how changes at the Poles affects us all.
Read more about the Ice Rises project and the great researchers, including several APECS members, are working on.