Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

 

The APECS International Directorate is the essential coordinating body without which the organiszation and running of the various APECS activities and programmes would hardly be possible. APECS is grateful for the continued support provided by its Directorate sponsors. Our current locations and sponsors are: 

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Directorate location: 

The APECS International Directorate is currently located at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Potsdam Germany and is generously funded by AWI with two positions (a full-time Executive Director and a part-time Administrative Assistant) as well as operational expenses for the APECS office. The current funding agreement is in place until January 2022

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In addition, part-time project officer positions are funded through

  • the EU Horizon 2020 project ARICE (Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium), October 2018 - December 2021
  • the EU Horizon 2020 project INTERACT III (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic), January 2020 - December 2023 with an APECS project officer supported February - December 2021
  • a new EU Horizon 2020 to be announced soon

Other projects (INTERACT II, APPLICATE) and an associated project officer position was located at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway until November 2020.

 Find out more about our APECS International Directorate Sponsors as well as the organizations that have supported our office in the past and further partners and sponsors

APECS is not a legal entity in its own right but an international network. Finances of the network - other than those of the APECS International Directorate - are handled through the "Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) Deutschland e.V.", a registered non-profit organization based in Germany.

Contact Info:

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

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Detailed information on the current staff members and their contact info:

Dr. Josefine Lenz - Director

Josefine Lenz 2018Affiliation and Location: Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany

Contact:
Email: Josefine.Lenz(at)apecs.is
Phone (office): +49-331-288 2219

Bio: Josefine has been working in the permafrost regions of the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic for 8 years. During that time her engagement in young researchers’ networks and science communication has continuously increased. She was part of the APECS Executive Committee 2016/2017, co-founded APECS Germany in 2016 and was its Chair in 2018/2019. Her previous involvement included active leadership in the international and national executive bodies of PYRN, an IASC Fellowship 2015 and the position as Young National Correspondent in GTN-P.

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Heike Midleja - Administrative Assistant

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Affiliation and Location: Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany

Contact:
Email: Heike.Midleja(at)apecs.is
Phone (office): +49-331-2882214
Fax: +49-331-2882215

Bio: Heike Midleja is an experienced office manager and has a long history of working with the international Arctic science community. As the former administrative assistant for the International Arctic Science Committee (2009-2016), she has cooperated with APECS on several occasions to promote and enhance opportunities for early career development.

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Svenja Holste - Project Officer

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Affiliation and Location: Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany

Contact:
Email: Svenja.Holste(at)apecs.is

Bio: Svenja is a political scientist with a strong focus in Polar studies. In February 2021 she starts her work as a project officer at the APECS International Directorate Office. She coordinates APECS tasks in the EU Horizon 2020 project INTERACT III and supports the Office´s administrative tasks.

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Franziska Pausch - Project Officer

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Affiliation and Location: Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany

Contact:
Email: Franziska.Pausch(at)apecs.is

Bio: Franziska is a marine biologist, specialised in the ecology and biogeochemistry of Southern Ocean phytoplankton. In February 2021, she starts her work as a part-time APECS project officer in the EU Horizon 2020 project ARICE (Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium) and supports the APECS International Directorate Office in administrative tasks.

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Past Staff Members

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
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Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events