Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

apecs logo webicarp3 logoThe third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) process lead by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is currently identifying the most important Arctic research needs for the next decade as well as providing a roadmap for Arctic research priorities and partnerships. As the next generation to shape the future of Arctic research, fostering and supporting early career researchers (ECRs) working on Arctic research issues and providing opportunities and training to prepare them for a successful career is of vital importance.

As part of the ICARP III process, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) wants to assess whether current funding, support, and training for early career researchers involved in Arctic research have helped foster their careers, in order to provide recommendations on how to better support them in the future. Note: This project is looking at support and training opportunities offered in Arctic research in general and not particularly at those provided by APECS.

This survey asks you for your opinion on support and training opportunities available to you as an early career researcher and is looking for your input on how they could be enhanced in the future. Answers to these questions will be used for the purposes of this project and when published, no names will be used and your identity will be protected.

Results of the survey will be presented at the Workshop on "Goals of the ICARP III – the future of Arctic research from the perspective of early career researchers", and to the ICARP III partners in at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2015 in Toyama, Japan.

Project leaders:

  • Sanna Majaneva
  • Gerlis Fugmann
  • Karolina Paquin

The survey is now closed. Thank you very much to all that have participated in it. We will be publishing the results of the survey on this webpage in a few weeks.

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