Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


icarp3 logoiasc webClic logo1apecs logo webThe project “Where are they now?” was conducted in 2014 and 2015 and investigated the subsequent career paths of early career researchers (ECRs) that received support and funding from the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) since the start of the most recent IPY (2007-2008) and beyond.

The goal of this project was to assess how IASC support impacted careers and to find ways to further enhance the support and training of ECRs provided by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere Project and the IASC. The project also highlighted examples of successful careers of ECRs and thus providing a legacy and making an interconnection between the generations.

This project was one of several contributions to the Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III).


The final results of the project were published in the journal "Polar Science":

Majaneva, S., Hamon, G., Fugmann, G., Lisowska, M. and J. Baeseman (2016): Where are they now? - A case study of the impact of international travel support for early career Arctic researchers. In: Polar Science, Vol, 10, Issue 3, p. 382 - 394.

Project Participants: 

  • Sanna Majaneva (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Gerlis Fugmann (APECS / UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)
  • Maja Lisowska (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • Gwénaëllen Hamon (CliC, Norway)
  • Jenny Baeseman (CliC, Norway)

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