Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

web apecsThe Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere.

APECS Goals and Objectives

APECS' goals include creating opportunities for the development of innovative, international, and interdisciplinary collaborations among current early career polar researchers as well as recruiting, retaining and promoting the next generation of polar enthusiasts. Specifically we aim 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
  • Provide the opportunity for career development for both traditional and alternative polar and cryosphere professions
  • Promote education and outreach as an integral component of polar research and to stimulate future generations of polar researchers


APECS Operating Procedures

All of APECS activities are governed by its organizational Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure. They were originally written and approved by the founding Council of APECS and have since been amended several times reflecting the constant development of the organisation. Find out more on our key documents page

Frequently Asked Questions

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