APECS Polar Meeting in Göteborg

On 22 September 2016, during the APECS International Polar Week Autumn, we organize an OPEN social and networking event for young scientists with an interest in polar research.

BSc, MSc, PhD, Postdoc and other young scientists are welcome!

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Our aim is to get an overview of the polar research taking place in Göteborg and to stimulate interdisciplinary exchange and networking.
The meeting will include oral presentations and  a poster session accompanied by ‘fika’. In the evening, you are welcome to join us and continue with an informal social activities and dinner.

So please come and present your research, recycle your old conference poster or just come enjoy a day of polar science.

The event is free of charge, including the fika (but not the dinner).

To sign up, please follow the instruction found here before the 13th September 2016.

Feel free to share the event. The event poster can be downloaded here.

Polar Week Film Screening – I am a mountain, to measure impermanence by Hanna Ljungh

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A pair of events on the 15th March organised by APECS Sweden in collaboration with the artist Hanna Ljungh to celebrate International Polar Week Spring 2016. APECS Sweden are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Hanna, and to screen her film I am a mountain, to measure impermanence (see below) in two prestigious locations on the 15th March 2016.

The first screening takes place in the Lilla Hörsalen room at Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm, from 11.00 to 16.30, and is an open, drop-in format where those interested are encouraged to spend as long as they wish watching in real-time the day envelop and develop on Sweden’s iconic summit. During the day APECS Sweden will be on hand to explain the work and also hold popular polar science workshops for school children and others visiting the museum.

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APECS International’s Polar Week photo competition

Do you have amazing pictures from your polar fieldwork? Do you want to show the others how much fun you had, how cold you were, what a beautiful sunset you saw or how close you got to a penguin?

Share your memories with the APECS International community and if your photo wins, you will get financial contribution for conference travels: 1st Prize (150 Euros); 2nd Prize (100 Euros) and 3rd Prize (50 Euros).

Submit your contribution (up to two photos) by email to polar-weeks@apecs.is including:

  • Name, affiliation and email address of the photographer
  • Where and when the photo was taken? (e.g. Tromsø, Norway, February 2016)
  • Permission for APECS to use the picture on its website.

The deadline for submitting a picture will be the 13th of March.

Be the designer of APECS Sweden’s new logo!

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In order to make APECS Sweden more representative, we have decided to announce a competition for a new logo design. Any graphic-design enthusiast among our community of polar scientists is welcome to submit a logotype design that will be used as the main logo of APECS Sweden on its website and social media channels.

There are a few criteria

  • The design should be consistent with the logotype of APECS International. You can find the original logo in various formats here.

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  • But it should also be original and should reflect the character of Sweden. You can find inspiration in some of the other national committee’s logos.

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  • The logo should be delivered in a scaleable vector format.

The prize

We don’t expect you to invest effort without a reward. The Steering Committee will choose the best logo and its designer will receive a prize – a beautiful blueyellow softshell jacket from the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat!

How to submit your contributions

Your contributions should be sent before 21 March 2016 to apecs.sweden@gmail.com, with “logo design” as a subject.