Register for the APECS Polarforum Workshop

Once again, all scientists interested in polar research are invited to meet at the yearly  Polarforum, organized by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (SPRS). Polarforum is a platform for discussing possibilities and collaborations within Swedish polar research.

The event takes place on November 22 and 23 at the Maritime Museum in Stockholm. For more information about the event and free registration visit SPRS’s website.

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On the second day of Polarforum, APECS Sweden is hosting a workshop for early career scientists. The workshop will include sessions on

  • career development
  • upcoming funding and expedition calls
  • polar safety training
  • steering committee elections

Register here!

Registration is free and the last day to register is November 16.

SPRS will generously award the first 10 people to register a travel support covering travel costs of up to 1 500 SEK. The requirements for being eligible are

  • being based in Sweden
  • being based outside of Stockholm and Uppsala counties
  • filling in a short motivation statement in the registration form

Building an APECS network in Göteborg

Last week, Céline and Mats, the Göteborg’s branch of APECS, organized a great social event for early-career scientists in polar research.


The event put together about 30 participants with diverse background, including a Bachelor student looking for a career outside of Academia, young researchers advertising a PhD position and interns interested in networking.

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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


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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