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 two International Polar Weeks in 2012

  • 18 - 24 March 2012
  • September 2012

You can find a summary of some of the activities that happened below: 


Polar Week Highlights - March 2012

Here are some of the highlights of activities that were reported back to us after the International Polar Week March 2012. There were lots more however, and we thank all of our members helping us celebrate this week!

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