Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Polar Week logo2 01APES International Polar Weeks coincide with the equinox, the times a year when everyone on the planet gets 12 hours of sunlight. We wanted to celebrate on a global scale by focusing on the science being conducted in the Arctic and Antarctic. Inspired by the many great things that came out of the International Polar Year celebrations, we hope that the bi-annual Polar Week celebration will link people in polar science and polar education.

APECS organized one International Polar Week in 2013:

  • September 2013

You can find some of the Polar Week highlights from that year below: 

French Polar Week 2013

APECS French polar week photoAbout 600 students in 18 different schools participated in the second French Polar Week, which was organised between September 30 and October 4 by the recently created French national committee. Seven webinars allowed students to learn about polar regions, with topics ranging from biology to geopolitics.

Teachers were also invited to participate in a science & art activity about the Antarctic Food web, where students learned about the different species of the ecosystem, about the links between these species, and about the things that might affect krill abundance such as harvesting strategies or climate change. The students' drawings were compiled to create an image of the Antarctic ecosystem. 

French-speaking APECS members interested in E&O activities are invited to contact APECS-France at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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