Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


One of the goals of APECS is to create a network of polar researchers across disciplines and national boundaries to meet, share ideas and experiences, and develop new research directions and collaborations. Our members represent all natural and social sciences research disciplines involved in research in the Polar and Alpine regions and the wider cryopshere. 

@ Tayana Arakchaa, Ruth Hindshaw, Iglika Trifonova, Caroline Coch, Victorio Maximiliano Rocchi (left to right)

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APECS Projects

This section highlights the APECS involvement in longer-term projects funded by various funding sources. Some projects were initiated by APECS and in others APECS is involved as a partner responsible for certain tasks related to the training of early career researchers, education and outreach.

Polar and Alpine Research Areas

One of the great opportunities that APECS presents for early career researchers is its ability to connect researchers of the same, or similar disciplines, as well as motivate researchers who might have an interest in broadening their academic spectrum into new fields of research. Find some short introductions to some of the research areas involved in Polar and Alpine research.

Research Online Events

In this section we highlight some of our members research presented over the years as part of APECS online events, such as APECS webinars, the APECS International Online Conference, Virtual Posters Sessions and Research Features.

Academic Journals

Here you will find a list of the key journal titles publishing research related to polar regions.

Data Management

A vast amount of information is being collected which is only useful for future scientists if it is properly managed and archived. The majority of funding organisations now require clear data management policies as a condition of funding. This section explains the importance of metadata and provides links to data management guidelines and to existing databases of relevance to polar researchers.

Who's who in Polar Research

The APECS "Who is Who in Polar Research Database" explaining many of the acronyms you might see in Polar, Alpine and cryosphere research. If you see one missing, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact APECS

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

APECS Directorate Sponsor
AWI WortBildmarke Farbe RGB
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events