Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
 

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is hosting the International Polar Week from 19-25 March 2018. Polar Week is a series of international events with the goal of promoting the science that takes place in polar latitudes. This March, we will focus on celebrating YOU, the members of APECS through a series of fun and professional activities.Polar Week logo2 01

  • Blog series throughout the week showcasing outstanding APECS members
  • Polar Image Contest
  • Live Online #PolarPride Party
  • #PolarPride on Twitter
  • Biotweeps featuring APECS members (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’re interested in participating)
  • Professional Development Webinars, chosen by YOU including the following topics:
  • Polar Haiku on Social Media
  • and many more activities!

Check on the website for links, dates, and more details as Polar Week approaches! Included in our schedule are regional events being put on by various APECS National Committees, so you can attend in person and participate in events. If you are hosting an event, don’t forget to fill out the Google Form on our website and get your event added to our calendar!

Lets interact, share, learn and enjoy the polar sciences together!

APECS International Polar Week March 2018 Photo Contest

image_comp_flyer_small-01.jpgDuring the APECS International Polar Week, 19-25 March 2018, we invite all APECS members to submit an image that represents “My #PolarPride.” The idea is to share photos and images from your research or your fieldwork that makes you proud to be a researcher at, or of, the poles. Whether you get to physically travel to the polar regions or if your work keeps you largely indoors, we welcome your #PolarPride images. For the image competition we will have two categories: My Polar Pride - Working Environment, and My Polar Pride - Research and Laboratory.

For the “Working Environment” category, we want you to submit a photo of your research or fieldwork that represents whatever you are proud of about your work. This includes photos of fieldwork, landscapes, wildlife, people and places.

For the “Research and Laboratory” category, we want you to get creative and think indoors! You can submit an image (photo, figure, map) that shows your #PolarPride even if you don’t work outdoors in the field. For example, you might like to show off a figure of your research results, a map of your study area, artwork depicting your research questions, or photos of yourself or colleagues indoors in the lab.



VOTE NOW on our favourite photos!!
Thank you for the amazing photos that were submitted for our contest.

Voting will close on 27 March at 23:00 GMT. The winners will be announced afterwards as soon as the voting results have been varified. 

Find out more on how to Vote!

Polar Week Blog

APECS is hosting the International Polar Week from 19-25 March 2018. Polar Week is a series of international events with the goal of promoting the science that takes place in polar latitudes. This March, we will focus on celebrating YOU, the members of APECS through a series of fun and professional activities. What better way to celebrate our members than to recognize the work of our wonderful volunteers on the Executive Board and Council. Keep checking out our blog this week as we highlight the accomplishments of some of our outstanding leaders and members!

APECS Polar Week Webinars

APECS will be hosting two webinars during Polar Week on topics chosen by our members!

The first will be an informational webinar on proposal and grant writing on 21 March at 16:00 GMT. It will be a discussion on how to approach writing a proposal or grant application as an early career scientist covering topics such as productive writing strategies, helpful dos and don’ts when approaching writing, and how to find hidden grants you may be eligible for.


The second webinar on 23 March at 16:00 GMT will be on harassment in the field. It will be a panel discussion on changes to field logistics in the context of the #MeToo movement and recent allegations of harassment in the McMurdo Dry Valleys focusing on what to do as a member of a field team or a team leader if you witness harassment, helpful best practices to avoid it in the first place, and systemic changes needed within polar science organizations.

More info about the webinars: Polar Week Webinars page.

The recordings of the webinars are now available in our webinar archive.

 

Live Online #PolarPride Party

We invite all APECS members to participate in a live online party to celebrate Polar Week and share your #PolarPride. The Online Party will be March 24, 2018 at 20:00 GMT. Come hang out with other early career researchers! Events include networking and career development discussions, polar themed trivia, and a polar play-off where you can vote for all your favourite polar related things! To register for the event please visit: https://goo.gl/suw9vt and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Polar Haiku

Share your #PolarPride with us in the form of a Haiku!

Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry. It has several typical characteristics, which we have modified slightly for our Polar Week theme:



+ The juxtaposition of two images or ideas 

+ 17 syllables, in three phrases of 5, 7, 5.
+ A polar reference
+ 
Avoid rhyming, metaphors and similes



For example:

I am very cold.
Ice surrounds my every inch,

sitting on the earth.

Tweet at us (@Polar_Research) throughout Polar Week (March 19-25, 2018) using #PolarPride and we will showcase your Haiku. We encourage the use of an image as well as text.

Biotweeps

During Polar Week APECS will be hosting Biotweeps! Biotweeps is a Twitter account, blog and Facebook page which features a different biologist every week. Check out their website here: https://biotweep.wordpress.com/. We want to give APECS Members the opportunity to participate in education and outreach by posting with us between March 19-25th, 2018! If you have expertise in polar biology or are interested in participating, please contact Jean Holloway (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Polar Week activities around the world

Find out about all activities happening around the world on our APECS International Polar Week activities page.

You are organizing an activity that is not listed yet? Just fill out the form below so we can add it to our list of events. If you do have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ideas for Participating in Polar Weeks

Polar WeeksYou can find others some good suggestions for education and outreach activities in the Polar Outreach Catalogue on the APECS website or have a look at the Polar Resource Book - Polar Science and Global Climate: An International Resource for Education and Outreach. You can contact the APECS Polar Weeks Group with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We'd love to know what you are doing for Polar Weeks. Send pictures and stories to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
Germany
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