Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Webinar: From Icebreakers into Classrooms - Opportunities for Educators and Scientists

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS, and the Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE, invited to a science communication webinar 5 May 2020 2-3:30 pm GMT.

The aim of this webinar was to provide insights into education activities during the MOSAiC Expedition ( and highlight outreach projects adressing classrooms.

In September 2019, the German icebreaker Polarstern and the Russian research vessel Akademik Fedorov set sail into the Central Arctic sea ice. With the aim to collect data around the coupled Arctic climate system Polarstern will drift through the Arctic for an entire year as part of the MOSAiC project. MOSAiC education and outreach activities aim to create visibility of field research and awareness for globally important topics of Arctic change. Training of early career researchers was facilitated with a field camp for graduate students - the MOSAiC School ( Further, educator and teachers collected materials and data which is now shared in classrooms and in online learning tools. During this webinar, the wealth of learning resources created through participation in the MOSAiC Expedition was demonstrated.

Speakers are Mauro Hermann (MOSAiC Ambassador, ETH Zurich), Rainer Lehmann (Polar Educators Germany), Friederike Krueger (Integrierte Gesamtschule Bothfeld), Falk Ebert (Herder Gymnasium) and Anne Gold (CIRES, CU Boulder). Moderation: Josefine Lenz (AWI & APECS)

Lecture Slideshow

APECS-ARICE Webinar: From Icebreakers into Classrooms - Opportunities for Educators and Scientists from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

Webinar: Data Management

The Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) and Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS, invited for a webinar on Data Management, on 17 Dec 9-10:30 am GMT.

The aim of this webinar was to provide an overview of current statues in data management, planning and best practices as well as advances in data presentation, integration and interpretation.

Halldór Jóhannson, Executive Director or Arctic Portal, gave an overview introduction and touched on topics of policy and best practice of data management, as well as engagement with stakeholders. Topics of data presentation and the ARICE 3D Icebreaker were discussed by Anseok Joo, Programmer at Arctic Portal.
In a second part, Øystein Godøy, senior scientist and data manager at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and Stein Sandven, director of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center and project coordinator of INTAROS (Integrated Arctic Observation System), spoke about the INTAROS data management practices with emphasis on meta data and federated search. Øystein and Stein are leading the Data Management in the EU Arctic Cluster.

Lecture Slideshow

ARICE Webinar: Data Management (17 Dezember 2019) from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

Webinar: Pre-cruise preparation and risk reduction

ARICE invited for a webinar dedicated to pre-cruise planning and preparing for ship-based research activities organized by APECS and IOPAN on 19 February 2019 . Dr Agnieszka Beszczynska-Möller, physical oceanographer at Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN) with extensive experience as a cruise leader of multiple Arctic scientific expeditions, talked about planning ship-based and long-term oceanographic field studies and pre-cruise logistics. Dr Allison Fong, biological oceanographer and microbial ecologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), is a coordinator of the ecosystem team in MOSAiC and talked about planning large-scale sea ice and oceanographic research, and the challenges of combining multiple interests of different scientific teams during expeditions. Dr Monika Kędra, biological oceanographer and ecologist from IOPAN, shared her practical experience on planning and preparing Arctic multidisciplinary research with a main focus on marine ecology and biological oceanography. The webinar recording provides advice and shares good practices with early career researchers who are planning their field research and cruise sampling. 

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ARICE Webinar: Pre-cruise preparation and risk reduction (19 Feb 2019) from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

Webinar: Proposal Writing

APECS and ARICE invited for a webinar on Proposal Writing, on 25 April at 9:00 am GMT. The webinar was organized in two parts:
In the first part, Research Support Officer Imke Fries (Alfred Wegener Institute) gave a general introduction to successful proposal writing. Imke has been supporting the drafting of numerous national and EU project proposals and provided tips and tricks on successful proposal writing.  
In the second part, we talked about how to write a ship-time proposal, with a focus on the ARICE Call for ship-time proposals 2019. Dr Nicole Biebow, ARICE project coordinator and Dr Verónica Willmott, ARICE Project Manager, discussed the application process and how to prepare a realistic work plan.

ARICE Webinar: Proposal Writing (25 April 2019) from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

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