Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Placing your research within the big picture

Opportunities for Early Career Researchers (ECRs)
to be involved in large international initiatives

When: Sunday 8th of April 2018 from 13:30 to 16:30

Where: Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (flexspace), University of Tasmania, 20 Castray Esplanade, Hobart

Organized by: Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Co-organized by: MEASO2018, IDEAL research center

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    Over the past decade many large international initiatives have been developed to address the significant environmental and climatic changes impacting the Southern Ocean, to further our knowledge and to influence international policy. Initiatives and organizations such as SOOS, ACE Expedition, Southern Ocean Research Partnership and ICED are leading interdisciplinary and international research efforts to better understand the causes and impacts of changes in the Southern Ocean. These initiatives are influencing international policy on climate change, fisheries, and environmental practices. But how can you as an ECR get involved in these international initiatives and how can your research influence international policy in the Southern Ocean?

    APECS will be hosting a panel session to address how Early Career Researchers can contribute to and participate in large international initiatives within the Southern Ocean. Our panel will address questions such as:

    1. What are the knowledge gaps that an ECR can partially answer within international initiatives (SCAR, SOOS, etc.)?
    2. What opportunities are there for ECRs to be involved in large international initiatives?
    3. How can an ECR work (thesis, manuscripts …) have a greater impact within global/international initiatives?
    4. How can networking help ECRs become part of large international initiatives?
    5. How can an ECRs work influence policy and how can ECRs get involved/gain experience in Southern Ocean Policy?


    • Dr. Aleks Terauds (Australian Antarctic Division)
    • Indi Hodgson-Johnston (University of Tasmania)
    • Dr. Nadine Jonhston (British Antarctic Survey)
    • Dr. Stephen Nicol (University of Tasmania)
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