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APPLY for the APECS Executive Committee
to help shape our organization over the next year and help influence the future of polar research! The elections for the 2021-2022 APECS Executive Committee will be held in September 2021 for the term from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.

Application deadline: 16 August 2021 at 23:59 GMT (Applications closed)

The APECS Executive Committee (ExCom) consists of five members, who are elected by the APECS Council to manage the day-to-day decisions of the organization. You can find information about the ExCom on the APECS website, including some general information, the list of current ExCom members, as well as summaries of their meeting notes.

Elections timeline:

  • 16 August 2021 at 23:59 GMT: Application deadline
  • 17 - 31 August 2021: Review period within the APECS Council including Q&A with ExCom applicants
  • 1 - 8 September 2021: Voting period within the APECS Council extended until Friday, 10 September, 23:59 GMT
  • 9 - 30 September 2021: Final vote count, review of results, transition process
  • 1 October 2021: Announcement of the 2021-2022 APECS Executive Committee and President

For any questions, the ExCom Election Coordinators 2021 (Juan Höfer, Jilda Caccavo, Heike Midleja and Josefine Lenz) can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Who is eligible to apply?

The Executive Committee is a rewarding, very high-paced and work-intensive committee, and its members must be willing and able to contribute actively throughout their term on a daily basis via emails (except during e.g. field work, exam periods, holidays of course) and attend the online ExCom calls every two weeks. This is why we require applicants to meet certain criteria:

Please note that for the work on the APECS Executive Committee a good background knowledge of our APECS activities, projects and internal processes is required as one of your roles will be to mentor and advise our many committees, project groups and other activities. If you have not been actively involved in APECS before, we strongly recommend that you gain some experience on our APECS Council, National Committees or Project Groups first before applying for the Executive Committee.

More information about how to apply to Council or get involved in Project Groups will be announced in the coming weeks.

How to apply?

What is the process for applicants after the application deadline?


Applicants for the 2021-2022 APECS Executive Committee

The application period for the 2021-2022 APECS Executive Committee has closed and we are not accepting late applications. You can find all 8 applicants listed below in alphabetical order (by last name):

Contact APECS

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