Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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APECS International Polar Weeks coincide with the equinox, the times a year when everyone on the planet gets 12 hours of sunlight. We want 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 links people in polar science and polar education. APECS uses this opportunity to plan & develop polar science related activities alongside teachers, educators and those interested in polar education. 

APECS organized two International Polar Weeks in 2015:

  • 21 - 29 March 2015
  • 19 - 26 September 2015

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

Polar Week Highlights - March 2015

Polar Week Highlights - September 2015

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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