Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The EU Horizon2020-funded project Nunataryuk, in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), and the Terrestrial Multidisciplinary distributed Observatories for the Study of Arctic Connections (T-MOSAiC) are organizing the APECS-Nunataryuk-T-MOSAiC School 2020 on the topic of “Arctic Coastal Adaptation - Capacity building and knowledge exchange across borders” at Abisko Scientific Research Station (Abisko, Sweden) from 21 - 30 April 2020.

The field school aims to connect indigenous and non-indigenous early career researchers (ECRs) from different scientific disciplines with international experts as well as local experts and stakeholders from Arctic coastal communities to share state-of-the-art and Traditional Knowledge and best practices for adaptation strategies in the Arctic coastal areas to respond to permafrost thaw.

The field school focuses on different components of the Arctic coastal system and impacts on local communities. The unique combination of social and physical sciences aspects in one field school will provide participants with an exclusive interdisciplinary view, helping them to understand and address challenges caused by changing Arctic coasts from multiple angles.

The school will provide lectures, workshops, practical hands-on exercises, and excursions. International scientists from the Nunataryuk project and T-MOSAiC, as well as local stakeholders and experts will be invited as mentors leading the various lectures and activities of the school.

The school will be open for up to 30 early career researchers from both physical and social sciences disciplines related to the school topic (focus on PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) from around the world. Application deadline is on 31 October 2019

To find out more, please visit the APECS-Nunataryuk-T-MOSAiC School website.

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