Webinars are one way APECS provides online education and training for our members. This Polar Week we had members vote on which webinar topics they wanted to see (Figure below). The topic “Proposal and Grant Writing” had the most votes so it was selected, and we also had a lot of positive feedback about the “Harassment in the Field” topic so it was selected as the second topic.

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Figure 9: Poll where members voted on which webinar topics they wanted during March Polar Week.

The Proposal and Grant Writing webinar was held on March 21, 2018 at 16:00 GMT. We had four speakers: Chuck Amsler, Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States; David Walton, Emeritus Professor, British Antarctic Survey, UK; Chandrika Nath, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, UK; and, Imke Fries, Alfred-Wegener Institute, Germany. A recording of the webinar is available in the APECS Webinar Archive. We had 16 people present at the webinar and the recording has 40 plays.

The Harassment in the Field webinar was held on March 23, 2018 at 16:00 GMT. We had five speakers: Robin Bell, president of AGU and associate professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Dawn Sumner, chair of the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis; Tracy Sheeley, head of field logistics for CPS Polar Services; Lisa Rom, the program director for NSF Division of Ocean Sciences and Education Liaison for the Office of Polar Programs; and, Meredith Nash, Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania. A recording of the webinar is available in the APECS Webinar Archive. We had 25 people attend the webinar, and the recording has 103 plays.

Polar Week March 2018 Fig 8