Polar week activities!

Regional Polar Pubs and online activities during Polar week 19 – 25 March.

APECS Sweden is holding gatherings across the country during Polar week. Events are being planned for Göteborg, Stockholm, Umeå, and Uppsala. Each event starts with fika and talks followed by a lunch or dinner at a nearby restaurant or pub. Stay tuned for more details from each regional centre or contact your local representative.

There are also many opportunities to engage online and internationally: check out APECS International page for ideas

Gothenburg and Stockholm Polar Week events

Save the date! On Wednesday 20th September, there will be an APECS Sweden event on each coast!

Stockholm starts its Polar Pub series

The concept? Two short talks by volunteers, then social evening at the pub.
If you want to volunteer, contact Corinna or Rhiannon.
Uppsala people, APECS Sweden pays for your travel to Stockholm if you want to attend.

20th September, 16.30, KTH for talks, or directly at 18.00 at the “Man on the Moon” on Tegnérgatan

Gothenburg has its second annual Polar conference

A whole afternoon with a poster session and four invited presentations:

  • Robert Björk, Towards a more comprehensive understanding of Arctic shrub expansion;
  • Aleksandra Mazur, Iceberg classification and tracking in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica;
  • Mauricio Fuentes, Tree-ring climate signal from southern Patagonia and teleconnections with the Southern Ocean;
  • Wiebke Aldenhoff, Radar remote sensing of Arctic sea ice.

20th September, starting at 15.00 in GVC Hörsalen.
If you want to bring a new poster, APECS Sweden pays for the printing costs.
Register here to be included in the fika. Pub to be announced after the registration is closed.

APECS career panel in Umeå 8 June

Studying social sciences gives us all plenty of opportunities to use scientific knowledge and skills, not only for a career in academia, but also in governance, community development, planning and many other areas. Learn with us about opportunities and challenges in career choices for early career Arctic social science researchers, both inside and outside academia!

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) will be organising a panel discussion on “Careers opportunities in Arctic Social Sciences” during the 9th International Congress on Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS) (8-12 June 2017, Umeå, Sweden), where you will have an opportunity to hear career experiences of our excellent panelists that we hope would be inspiring for your future career choices.

Join us on 8 June 2017 at 14:30 at Umeå University in room MC313.

Meet our panelists:

  • Mare Pit (German Arctic Office / AWI, Germany)
  • Anne-Lill Drugge (Centre for Sami Research (Cesam) – Vaartoe, Sweden)
  • Gail Fondahl (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada)
  • Rasmus Bertelsen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)

 

Message copied from the APECS international announcement.