APECS is an international network of young researchers involved in polar sciences. One of the main goals of APECS is to promote interdisciplinary and international collaboration among polar researchers.
Why is this important? Because the polar regions are complex and dynamic systems that affect many aspects of the Earth and life. To understand and protect the polar regions, we need knowledge from various disciplines, such as biology, geology, climatology, sociology and more. Moreover, the polar regions are not isolated areas, but connected to other regions and processes on the planet. Therefore, it is essential to collaborate with researchers from different countries and cultures, who can bring different perspectives and experiences.
How does APECS facilitate this collaboration? APECS organizes various activities and events to strengthen and expand the network of polar researchers. For example: