Save the Date – 12th Annual Pole Symposium

Thursday 21st November | 09.00 to 18.00 NWO Headquarters | Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300 | The Hague You are warmly invited to join the 12th annual Pole Symposium. NWO Polar Programme and APECS Netherlands are once again able to present a day full of state-of-the-art polar science,relevant results and networking opportunities. This year’s symposium … Continue reading Save the Date – 12th Annual Pole Symposium

INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook

A wonderful  product from APECS, UNIS and INTERACT: The INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook! Many of you will be travelling to wild and remote places this summer for the Arctic fieldwork season. Written for and by scientists, this guidebook covers many aspects of Arctic fieldwork, ranging from logistics and safety to maximizing the output and collaboration … Continue reading INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook


Graduate school WIMEK of Wageningen University is looking for participants in a Wilderness First Aid course, highly relevant for ERCs working in remote areas.    Topics: Dealing with emergency situations Hypo- and hyperthermia Workshops on patient assessment Drowning and lightening Broken bones and fractures, treatment of wounds Medical emergencies Workshops on splinting and stabilizing Workshop … Continue reading WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE

APECS BeNeLux Solargraphy project on the APECS news

Our recent collaboration with APECS Belgium, APECS Luxembourg and artist Udo Prinsen is featured on the APECS news page! Go have a look to see how the project is unfolding. In the meantime, the pinhole cameras are hanging all over the globe, collecting the sun's rays to reveal our images around the summer solstice. Stay tuned … Continue reading APECS BeNeLux Solargraphy project on the APECS news

APECS Benelux teams up for Antarctica Day!

The APECS entities of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg have, after some skype sessions last fall, decided to team up to organize an international outreach project within the context of Antarctica Day for elementary school children. Antarctica Day is a tradition within APECS and usually revolves around outreach projects teaching young children about Antarctica (or, … Continue reading APECS Benelux teams up for Antarctica Day!

Symposium of the Netherlands Polar Programme

NWO and APECS Netherlands are pleased to invite you for the annual Symposium of the Netherlands Polar Programme, to be held on Friday the 7th of December, 2018 in The Hague. The title of this year’s symposium is: ‘Polar Impacts’ The symposium programme will cover the following three themes: Theme 1 | International collaboration, governance and … Continue reading Symposium of the Netherlands Polar Programme

Antarctica Day

Each year on December 1st, APECS commemorates the signing of the Antarctic treaty in 1959. Traditionally, this is done through the organization of outreach activities around the world. You can see older activities organized by APECS here. The APECS boards of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg are joining forces this year to provide an interactive … Continue reading Antarctica Day

Apply for IASC fellowship

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), invites Early Career Scientists (ECS) to apply for the 2019 IASC Fellowship Program. For more information please see the IASC website or contact the IASC Fellowship Coordinator Maja Lisowska ( or the APECS Executive Director Gerlis Fugmann ( … Continue reading Apply for IASC fellowship