Last updated July 2019

November 23, 2019

Schedule of USAPECS events at AGU

  1. Early Career Workshop (YESS, YHS, USAPECS) – Saturday December 7th, 1 – 5 PM @ the Hyatt Regency San Francisco

  2. USAPECS Navigating Your Early Career Panel – Monday December 9th, 2 – 3 PM @ Career Center Theater, Poster Hall, Moscone South Rooms 5-6 LL

  3. USAPECS Early Career Social Event – Monday December 9th, 7PM @ Golden Gate Tap Room

  4. USAPECS Meeting – Wednesday December 11th, 1 – 2 PM @ Hotel Nikko San Francisco Monterrey II Room

  5. 2019 Arctic Research Community Reception (USAPECS collaboration) – Wednesday December 11th, 7:30 – 9 PM, Hotel Nikko Monterrey I, II Rooms

  6. Keep on the lookout for more events as we get closer to the the Conference!!!

Click here to learn more out these events!

November 4, 2019

This panel session focused on discussing: (1) Navigating Your Early Career and Beyond; (2) With panelists from the polar and alpine early career researcher communities; (3) This panel will continue the discussion stared from our blog series that discusses the challenges and opportunities encountered in your early career. 

Date: Monday, Dec. 9th 2019

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Place: Career Center Theater Poster Hall, Moscone South Rooms 5-6 LL​

Join us Monday evening @ 7pm for an Early Career Social Event at Golden Gate Tap Room.

September 22, 2019

The 2019 Polar Week is happening right now! Head over to our 2019 Polar Film Fest page to check out all the exciting films showcasing the Arctic, Antarctic, and wider cryosphere.

The 2019 Polar Film Fest has a different theme for every day of the week:

MondayUnfrozen: A Story of Melting Polar Regions
Tuesday - The Shape of Ice: Watching the Polar Regions Through an Artistic Lens
Wednesday -  Destination Unknown: New Frontiers in Polar Research
Thursday - Living the Change: Engaging with Arctic Communities

Friday - Friday Favorites

September 12, 2019

The 2019 Polar Film Fest will take place from September 23 – 27.  The event has received a selection of exciting and diverse film submissions that span five categories including:

  • Ecology of the Arctic

  • Melting Polar Regions

  • Ice through an Artistic Lens

  • New Frontiers in Polar Research

  • Engaging with Arctic Communities 

Watch Parties: Use the “HowToWatchParty” document that details the procedure for viewing movies.  Movies will be available on the USAPECS website at the beginning of Polar Week and can be found at: 

Of course, this wouldn’t be a film fest without your participation.  Be sure to use the #PolarFilmFest and/or tag @US_APECS when tweeting about your watch party. 

May 15, 2019

We are excited to announce the start of both a new Blog Series and Webinar Series beginning this month (May 2019)!

Head over to our Blog section and check out our new Blog series: ‘Navigating your early career and beyond’. We’ve asked volunteers from various stages of their career and from a variety of fields (academia, government, private sector) to answer a series of questions that address the challenges and sometimes tough choices they’ve had to make along the way.

Head over to our Webinar section and check out our new Webinar series: ‘Polar Science 101’. Early career scientists from polar disciplines will be presenting introductory webinars on their field of expertise for this series. The goal of the series is to share polar science in an easily and accessible way, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration amongst APECS members. Each short ‘Polar Science 101’ talk will share a bit about the early career scientist presenting, what their science is about, and will give an introductor...

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APECS is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere. Our aims are to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, and develop effective future leaders in polar research, education and outreach. 


To join US APECS, you must be an APECS member. Membership is free - join on the APECS website here and make sure to indicate that you are in the US. You'll be automatically added to the USAPECS email list. 

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Use of the USAPECS email list is limited to announcements that (a) specifically target early career researchers and (b) are specific to the US. If you have questions about use of the list or would like something distributed, contact

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