Call for Papers – 2023 SCAR SC-HASS Conference

For those interested in aspects of the humanities and social sciences in relation to Antarctic conservation, the below call for papers for the 2023 SCAR SC-HASS Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, may be of interest. The conference will happen on the 22nd-24th June 2023, in Lisbon, Portugal. You can find relevant information about the conference, including … Continue reading Call for Papers – 2023 SCAR SC-HASS Conference

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Vote to save Marion Island’s sea birds!

The Mouse-Free Marion Project that aims to eradicate the sub-Antarctic island’s “killer mice” has recently made it to the shortlist of the category ‘Wild Places’ and is in the final round to be awarded funding by the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) which would contribute to the project’s goal. The shortlisted projects go through a public voting … Continue reading Vote to save Marion Island’s sea birds!

Join the APECSSA national committee!

Are you an early career scientist, enthusiast, naturalist, or good storyteller with a passion for Polar Research? Then you have come to the right place! Join our National Committee to psyche up the rest of South Africa (and the world!) about the value of polar science. Any APECS member can apply to serve on the South African National Committee, applications close 31 October 2022!

APECSSA Lecture Series: Strengthening Ocean Science at the tip of Africa – SEAmester, South Africa’s Floating University by Tahlia Henry

Date: 7th September Title: Strengthening Ocean Science at the tip of Africa - SEAmester, South Africa's Floating University Description: SEAmester – South Africa’s Class Afloat was started by Prof Isabelle Ansorge, UCT Oceanography Head of Department, in 2016 and coordinated by Tahlia Henry. The programme was birthed in the wake of DSI’s Global Grand Challenge issued … Continue reading APECSSA Lecture Series: Strengthening Ocean Science at the tip of Africa – SEAmester, South Africa’s Floating University by Tahlia Henry

New open access book: Antarcticness (UCL Press)

Antarcticness, edited by Ilan Kelman. Free download: https://bit.ly/3rSzJ9R ‘Antarcticness’ joins disciplines, communication approaches and ideas to explore meanings and depictions of Antarctica. Personal and professional words in poetry and prose, plus images, present and represent Antarctica, as presumed and as imagined, alongside what is experienced around the continent and by those watching from afar. These understandings … Continue reading New open access book: Antarcticness (UCL Press)