Polar Week is celebrated twice a year by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists – once in March, and once in September. Timed to coincide with the equinoxes, it offers an opportunity for APECS and its members to promote Polar science both within the polar community and beyond.
One of the ways of making research and training accessible to a wider range of people is by using online platforms – my colleagues Alex Thornton, Dr Gerlis Fugmann and I presented a paper to this effect at the SCAR conference back in August. During September Polar Week I put this into practice, organising two webinars under the APECS banner.
The first, by Associate Professor Tema Milstein, is a fascinating talk about eco-cultural communication, with reflections on how this is applicable in the polar regions:
The second is a social media workshop, run by Indi Hodgson-Johnston. This was presented live at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in Hobart, and also broadcast via gotowebinar. To learn all about “Social Media for Marine & Antarctic Scientists,” check out the talk at the APECS vimeo page: