THANK YOU all for celebrating International March Polar Week with us from 14th to 20th of March 2021!
Thank you for joining us in the celebration of the polar and alpine regions.
During this year’s March Polar Week we kicked the week's excitement off with three keynote speakers spanning the Arctic and Antarctic research - researchers listening to melting glaciers through acoustics, understanding polar microbes through genetics, and learning about the legacy of long term monitoring projects. There were also amazing musicians and artists' work featured through the Indigenous Art Gallery, and great podcast episodes highlighted in the Polar Times Podcast. We were thrilled with all the contest submission pieces where we also heard about your own experiences through short essays, poems, and photos. Congratulations to the winners!
Photo competition 1st place: Flore von Maldeghem - Fieldcamp in the midnight sun, Tronfjellet, Svalbard
There were also many international activities through APECS international and its national committees (Iceland, Germany, Switzerland, Norway & Chile, and Colombia) which we hope you enjoyed. We enthusiastically encouraged our early career researchers (ECR) to both join our activities and to create their own events within the framework of the Polar Week. Thanks to the wide collaborations between countries, we could expand and enrich our events and really feel the spirit of the Polar Week everywhere!
While this Polar Week has come to an end we wish to thank you all once again who made this year’s International March Polar Week a success! A special thanks to the APECS Office and Social Media Coordinators for their incredible patience and work in keeping this page up and running, exactly 24/7 hours support for any rapid changes!
We hope you all had a great Polar Week with us! The Polar Week aims to celebrate the importance of polar and alpine regions and the cryosphere in general. It takes place twice a year for one week around the spring and autumnal equinox when daytime and night-time are equal all around the World!
See you again in September for another Polar Week. Best wishes!
Written by Allison Cusick