Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


arctos-logoARCTOS is an international Arctic marine research network. Established in 2002, ARCTOS was the initiative from scientists at the University of Tromsø, the Norwegian Polar Institute, the University Centre on Svalbard (UNIS) and Akvaplan-niva. Later, researchers from the Institute of Marine Research and University of Nordland have joined, as well as scientists in several other institutions in Norway and other countries.

ARCTOS scientists conduct science over a broad range of marine ecology topics in the Barents Sea and around Svalbard, and in most of the northern waters. And after 10 years of its existence, ARCTOS has become an active and important player in the field of Arctic marine ecology in Norway and internationally. Currently, APECS International Directorate Office and ARCTOS Secretariat are co-located under the same roof of Hyperboreum building – a part of the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics on campus of the University of Tromsø.

If you are seeking to extend your Arctic research network in Norway then ARCTOS is a good community to get in contact with. Find out more at

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UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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