Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Banner 4

                               © Alexey Pavlov, Caroline Coch, Alice Bradley, Adrian Dahood, Elizabeth Erickson (left to right)

In our Polar and Alpine Community News we feature news from the many partners that APECS is working with, as well as other news from a variety of sources related to research in the Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine regions as well as the wider Cryosphere. Many thanks to APECS members and the wider Polar research community for contributing to this shared resources!  

If you want to submit Polar or Alpine News for this page, please use the link below. If you have any questions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We keep only the news of the last 3 months on this page. Older news can be accessed in our Polar and Alpine News Archive

IASC is looking for new photos for use in the 2021 IASC Bulletin!

iasc webFor photos, IASC depends solely on what Arctic scientists send us. IASC welcomes images depicting all areas of Arctic science including scientists in the field, everyday life, animals, landscapes, and more. Please submit your new photographs no later than Monday 25 January 2021 if you want them to be considered for the bulletin. IASC is not able to pay for use, but photographers are always credited.

More information can be found here and you can submit your photo here.

The EGU Cryoblog is looking for guest authors

Need a break from reading academic papers but still want to read about cryospheric sciences? Then have a look at the EGU Cryosphere Division blog ("> We post every Friday to divulge scientific news and fun cryo-facts to the larger scientific community but also the general public. Most of our posts are written by guest authors who are free to write about any topic related to the Cryosphere Division.

Read more ...

Call for Input: Assessing Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Svalbard Science Community

SIOS logo ORIGINAL rgbThe Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System Knowledge Centre (SIOS-KC) and the Remote Sensing Working Group (RSWG) invite input in their survey on assessing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Svalbard science community. This survey will be used to develop a strategy for the upcoming (2021) field season in Svalbard.

Input deadline: 7 January 2021

Read more ...

Norwegian Polar Institute published a book “Life of the Antarctic Ice”

Norwegian Polar Institute published a book “Life of the Antarctic Ice”. This book conveys rich knowledge about Antarctica’s ice sheet and ice shelves aimed at a broad readership, including high-school students. Beautiful pictures, carefully prepared maps and short summary quotes help readers to grasp the story quickly. The text is written by international experts (please see author list below) using many analogues such as “ice is like ketchup”, so it is easy to follow. Advanced readers enjoy facts presented in did-you-know boxes and deepen their understanding with supplementary information of the illustrations at the end of the book.

Read more ...

Call for Paper: Earth System Science Data (ESSD) (IF: 9.197, ISSN:1866-3508) - Special Issue "Extreme environment datasets for the Three Poles"

The journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD) (IF: 9.197, ISSN: 1866-3508) is currently running a Special Issue entitled " Extreme environment datasets for the Three Poles". Dr. David Carlson, Dr. Mike Sparrow, Dr. Xin Li, Dr. Min Feng, and Dr. Tao Che are serving as Guest Editors for this issue. We would like to invite you to submit articles for consideration and possible publication in this ESSD special issue. 

Read more ...

NSF Office of Polar Programs seeks Programs Directors for Arctic Sciences

nsf logoThe Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) at the National Science Foundation, reserves several Program Director positions to be filled by Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignments ( These IPA positions come available periodically, and the Arctic Sciences Section is currently looking to fill openings.

Read more ...

Podcast Episode Available: The IcePod Episode Eight – Snowflakes, Pee Bottles, and a Mosaic of Floes

the icepod logo 072019The IcePod announces the release of episode eight, Snowflakes, Pee Bottles, and a Mosaic of FloesThe IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the people. Hosts talk to scientists who went on board Polarstern, the German research icebreaker, for the biggest research expedition in the Arctic, The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC). It is produced in collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute and Radio Weser.TV, where the full episode with music will be played.

Read more ...

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
AWI WortBildmarke Farbe RGB
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events