Association of Polar Early Career Scientists - EGU 2008

Baeseman, J. and Baker, N. and Lantuit, H. and Xavier, J. (2009) Association of Polar Early Career Scientists - EGU 2008. In: European Geosciences Union Meeting, Vienna, Austria.

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The International Polar Year 2007–2008 (IPY) is advancing our fundamental understanding of the Polar Regions and the cryosphere as a whole. To ensure the legacy of these scientific advances, the next generation of polar scientists must be recruited, nurtured, educated, and mentored. To retain the current cohort of early career polar scientists and recruit the next generation of researchers, professional development and networking activities must be expanded to address difficulties in international and interdisciplinary collaborations, rapidly developing technologies, logistical requirements of field work, and the increasing need to disseminate science results to the public and policy makers. The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), founded in 2006, is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members and educators with interests in polar regions and the cryosphere. By providing networking and career development opportunities, APECS activities aim to raise the profile of polar research, develop effective leaders in education and outreach, and stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations. APECS builds on extensive national and disciplinary networks to develop integrated research directions, meet career development needs, and communicate the urgencies of polar science to a worldwide audience. In addition to being a networking organization, APECS facilitates mentoring by and liaises with senior researchers. APECS’ primary objective is to assist young researchers in addressing the challenges of polar research as they progress through the early stages of their careers. Education and outreach is a high priority of APECS members for a number of reasons, including the stimulation and engagement of the next generation of polar scientists that will be needed to meet growing scientific challenges. APECS’ membership includes more than 700 early career researchers from every continent ranging from undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and new faculty members. For more information, visit:

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Antarctic, apecs, Arctic, career development, early career scientist, international, organization, polar, young researcher
    Subjects: Organizations and Networks > International Network
    Organizations and Networks > NGOs
    Organizations: Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
    Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2009 10:10

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