Get involved


Are you interested in becoming a member of APECS Sweden?

APECS membership is free and is valid for three years. As a member you will automatically receive our announcements and a newsletter.

To sign up, visit APECS International’s webpage and fill in the registration form. By choosing Sweden as your country of residence you will automatically be included in our mailing list.

Get active!

Do you want to help organize events and promote early career scientists? Do you have ideas for improving APECS Sweden’s activities? Send us an email to or fill in the contact form.

Join the APECS Sweden board

APECS Sweden elects a new executive secretary and new steering committee members every year. This typically occurs at our annual meeting in November in conjunction with Polarforum. Being part of APECS Sweden is an exciting career opportunity. It means broadening your network and collaborating with APECS members across Sweden. It helps you to engage with other polar researchers, e.g. by arranging and coordinating events on a local level. You also become part of the international APECS community with members from different countries, institutions and disciplinary backgrounds. As part of the APECS leadership, you can join APECS working groups and projects that match your professional interests, and get the opportunity to travel and attend international events.

Executive Secretary – Tasks, Eligibility, Compensation

Among other things, the executive secretary

  • coordinates APECS Sweden’s activities
  • calls for regular board meetings
  • documents APECS Sweden’s activities through a yearly report to APECS International
  • performs or delegates administrative tasks of daily operation.

Early career researchers based in Sweden working in polar or alpine research from all disciplinary backgrounds are eligible to apply. The executive secretary is elected for one year. PhD students are especially encouraged to apply for this position as APECS Sweden has 10% of full-time compensation agreements with several Swedish universities. Other universities and departments sometimes establish ad-hoc agreements to enable this compensation. To find out whether your department is part of this agreement, please contact us.

Would you like to become our next executive secretary? Send us your letter of interest to – and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

The Steering Committee

The tasks of the steering committee include, but are not limited to

  • maintaining and broadening the APECS Sweden network through communication and outreach, for instance through networking events, newsletters, social media etc.
  • budget planning & application
  • organizing the annual meeting
  • collaborating with APECS International.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the steering committee, please send us an e-mail to and tell us why you want to get involved!