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Complete our mentorship survey!

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists of South Africa (APECSSA) is launching a mini-project to gain insights on how we can improve our mentorship program to better serve the Polar Early Career Scientists in South Africa. Please complete the survey below to assist our efforts. For more information on the Association of Polar Early … Continue reading Complete our mentorship survey!

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Joint statement by SCAR & the IASC- Planning for the 5th International Polar Year (IPY) 2032-33

Following their recently renewed partnership agreement, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) are pleased to confirm that preparatory work has started for a 5th International Polar Year (IPY) in 2032-33. Organizing the 5th IPY 25 years after the last IPY in 2007-08 reflects the urgent need for coordinated international research to tackle the … Continue reading Joint statement by SCAR & the IASC- Planning for the 5th International Polar Year (IPY) 2032-33

Support the Mouse-Free Marion Island Project

Romario Valentine's Xmas appeal via BackaBuddy for the Mouse-Free Marion Project is now live at https://mousefreemarion.org/eleven-year-old-romario-valentines-seabirds-christmas-gift-campaign-aims-to-raise-r-10-000-for-the-mouse-free-marion-project/. Please consider supporting this important initiative by making a donation at https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/romarios-seabirds-christmas-gift.

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

APECSSA Lecture Series 3: Field research lessons from cheesy clichés by Prof Werner Nel

Join us for the 3rd edition of our lecture series! Title: Field research lessons from cheesy clichés Date: 2nd November Time: 15:00 (GMT+2) Format: Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82287641834?pwd=QmtkVkMxSExSMFF5UGNzUDFxSHlxZz09. Passcode: 695874 Bio: Prof Werner Nel is a Professor in Physical Geography in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Fort Hare. He is a member of the South African … Continue reading APECSSA Lecture Series 3: Field research lessons from cheesy clichés by Prof Werner Nel