It is the first Polar Week of the year, aligning with the planet’s equinox, between the 17th and 23rd of March, 2019. Because of this special occasion, we are promoting a few things to have a little fun.
First and foremost, because it is polar week, we are encouraging members to wear polar themed clothing to try get conversations going about polar research and APECS Oceania going. As early career scientists and members of APECS Oceania, we are hoping that you can help spread the word about APECS, APECS Oceania and our founding organisation SCAR.
Secondly, we are aware that there are almost 50 members across New Zealand and almost 130 members spread across Australia, making up 5% of the APECS International membership base! We are aware that logistics and travel can be difficult in such a large geography, but we are encouraging local social catch-ups between members to promote a collegial atmosphere within the group.
For those interested, in Hobart between the 17th and 23rd of March, 2019, we are organising a catch-up (be it you live here or you are visiting during polar week). To help us plan an event and to find out what you would like to do, please click on this link and begin voting.
If you are not near, in nor visiting Hobart, we encourage you to contact and reach out to other members in your area to meet-up safely and enjoy the equinox, come Polar Week, together.
Happy voting and have an enjoyable Polar Week.