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APPLY for the APECS Executive Committee to help shape our organization over the next year and help influence the future of polar research!

The elections for the 2020-2021 APECS Executive Committee will be held in September 2020 for the term from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021.

Application deadline extended: 28 August 2020 at 23:59 GMT 9 September 2020 23:59 GMT

The APECS Executive Committee consists of five members, who are elected by the APECS Council to manage the day-to-day decisions of the organization. You can find information about the APECS Executive Committee on the APECS website. This includes some general information, the list of current ExCom members, as well as summaries of their meeting notes.

Elections timeline:

  • 9 September 23.59 GMT: new application deadline
  • 10 - 20 September: Review period within the APECS Council
  • 21 - 25 September: Voting period with the APECS Council
  • 26 - 30 September: Final vote count, review of results, transition process
  • 1 October 2020: Announcement of the 2020-2021 APECS Executive Committee and President

The Executive Committee is a rewarding, high-paced and work intensive committee; its members must be willing and able to contribute actively throughout the term on an almost daily basis (except of course during e.g. field work, exam periods, holidays) via emails and attend the online ExCom calls every two weeks. To apply, you have to be an APECS member with prior experience in the APECS leadership on the Executive Committee, Council and National Committee leaderships or an equivalent other organization.

Go to the Executive Committee Elections page to see the full election announcement including eligibility criteria, how to apply and a more detailed explanation of the election process.

Is this your first time you want to get active in APECS? In order to be an effective member of the APECS Executive Committee, a good background knowledge of our APECS activities, projects and internal processes is required, as one of your roles will be to mentor and advise our many committees, project groups and other activities. If you have not been actively involved in APECS before, we strongly recommend that you gain some experience on our APECS Council or National Committees first before applying for the Executive Committee. To get involved in the APECS National Committees, please contact their leaderships.

If you have any questions, please contact the ExCom elections coordinators 2020 (Jilda Caccavo, Juan Höfer, Josefine Lenz and Heike Midleja) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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