We would like to congratulate all of our South African students and researchers that presented at the 3rd International APECS Online on 20 March. Anché and Johan (both from Stellenbosch University), as well as Christel, Jenna and Nicola (from Rhodes University) presented during Sessions 2 & 4. Johan talked about The Benefits of Interdisciplinary Studies: a Biogeochemist’s Perspective from 10:45-11:00 GMT (12:45-13:00 SAST), and Anché Louw from the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (also based at Stellenbosch University) presented on Using the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) Project as a tool for Outreach in the form of Science Communication from 11:30-11:45 GMT (13:30-13:45 SAST). Both of these presentations took place during Session 2. Finally, Jenna together with Christel and Nicola, prepared a presentation titled Communicating Polar Research in South Africa, which was presented during Session 4 from 19:00-19:15 SAST.
A big thank-you goes out to APECS and the organizing committee for putting on such an excellent conference again, the third year running! It was great to be able to attend as both as an audience member and an author. Online conferences seem the way to go – cheap, accessible from the comfort of your home, still able to ask questions and engage with the presenters, and incredibly informative. More importantly, it gives a platform for students and young emerging researchers to showcase their work without any significant costs involved.