It’s the end of my election period as the Executive Secretary and I would like to give you a brief overview of what we’ve achieved in the revived APECS Sweden this year.
- We organized a screening of Hanna Ljungh’s film ‘I am a mountain, to measure impermanence’, followed by a mingle and discussion with Hanna Ljungh and Prof. Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, Director of Tarfala Research Station
- We tried to spread important or useful information through our social media channels – including our Twitter profile, Facebook page and Facebook group.
- We used the new logo for branding and during Polarforum we distributed dozens of our new beautiful mugs and bags.
We are looking forward to meeting all early career scientists in polar research in Sweden at this year’s Polarforum.
On November 23, 2016 at the Maritime Museum, we’ll spend an afternoon with networking and activities supporting young scientists in developing a successful career.
To REGISTER, fill in the form available HERE.
A preliminary program is now available:
13:00-13:30 – Welcome and APECS Sweden info
13:30-14:30 – Career Development: Panel discussion with Veijo Pohjola, Åsa Lindgren, Karen Assmann, Sandrine Testaz
14:30-15:00 – Upcoming calls and expeditions: Information from SPRS
15:00-15:30 – Fika
15:30-16:30 – Polar safety with Henrik Tornberg (SPRS): Getting things in order. Communication devices
16:30-17:00 – Elections of the new Executive Secretary and Steering Committee (More info)
Early career scientist who travel from other locations in Sweden outside Stockholm and Uppsala counties can apply for a travel grant to participate in Polarforum. To apply, fill in the relevant fields in the registration form.
Exciting times in APECS Sweden!
We have decided to formally turn APECS Sweden into a non-profit organization and the first and most crucial step will be establishing the organization statutes. This will take place during our first official annual meeting at Polarforum2016. Free registration, travel grants and awesome gifts HERE.
At the meeting, we will elect the Executive Secretary of APECS Sweden for 2017 and the new Steering Committee. Therefore, we call for applications for these positions. The advantages of leading Sweden’s network for polar early career scientists, responsibilities, as well as requirements for being eligible are described below.
The deadline for application is 22 November 2016.
APECS Sweden leadership = opportunities
Being in the leadership of APECS Sweden is an exciting responsibility for a polar early career researcher. The position not only provides the opportunity to help build upon a growing network of early career scholars in Sweden, it also creates connections to an international network of other APECS branches around the world, as well as the central APECS organization.
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.
APECS workshop at Polarforum
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
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
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.