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Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) was created in 2006 by and for young polar researchers to facilitate opportunities to share ideas and experiences and to develop new research initiatives and collaborations. It 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 cryosphere. Comprising over 3300 members, hailing from over 76 countries and representing almost every major and minor Polar Science division and application, APECS is a truly diverse organization.

APECS is planning a variety of activities and opportunities for early career scientists at the SCAR Open Science Conference 2014 including a career development workshop and social functions.

For more information and updates, please see the APECS website.

For any questions or enquiries please contact: 


Joint APECS and Polar Educators International (PEI) Workshop on Science Communication

Sunday, 24 August 2014 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
This workshop is now full. 

What is scientific knowledge worth if we can’t share it with younger or older generations, at home or around the globe, decision-makers or peers? Communication is a fundamental part of every scientist’s job. It’s a skill that everybody can learn. But it’s also an art, mastery of which can make all the difference.
In this full-day workshop we aim to explore the dimensions and possibilities of communicating your science to a variety of audiences. Whether you are a student, early career scientist, senior scientist or educator, this workshop is for everyone with a desire to engage in the art of communicating.
Themes we will cover include:

  • The Art of Communicating in the Classroom
  • The Power of Social Media: Making Use of Social Networks, Blogs, and Podcasts
  • Information Aesthetics: Multiple Methods for Creative Communication
  • Photography: More than Words
  • Media 101: The Do’s and Don’ts When Interacting with the Media
  • In-Reach: Information Exchange Within and Across Disciplines

APECS-Antclim21 Cruise
This cruise is now full.
The Ocean Eagle (formally called ‘Chubasco’ & ‘American Eagle’) is a 72foot Swath Ocean catamaran, designed and built in 1987 in the United States. She was originally built for the owner of a San Diego boat building company ‘Swath Ocean Systems’ as his own personal pleasure vessel. She was designed to travel the world with all her sophisticated systems. You are invited to join an evening cruise on the Auckland Harbour on The Ocean Eagle. This is a great opportunity to mingle with the Antarctic Climate 2100 Steering Committee and other Antarctic climate experts. Seats are limited so ensure to purchase a ticket when completing your registration for the APEC workshop and SCAR Conference.

Date: Tuesday 26 August
Time: Meet at 6.15pm, cruise from 6.30-8.30pm
Meeting point: 6.15pm Berth 14, Viaduct Harbour Basin, Downtown Auckland
Cost: $5 per person. Only open to APECS members and all students, limited to 55 attendees. You can purchase a ticket when completing your registration for the APEC workshop and SCAR Conference.
Dress: Casual, please ensure to bring a rain jacket.