Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events for the 2017 term and beyond include:

APECS Oceania plans to have a presence at each of these events. If you are aware of any upcoming events that should be added to the list, or would like to volunteer to help at any of the events, please do get in touch.

Social Media Workshop

This Polar Week (September 2016), communication was in the spotlight for APECS Oceania. On Monday 19 September (1300 AEST), Indi Hodgson-Johnston from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (Hobart) presented an introduction to “Social Media for Marine and Antarctic Scientists.” Tune in to a recording of the talk to learn about the various social media platforms, how to use a hashtag, networking effectively online, and ways to promote your research.


Social Media for Marine & Antarctic Scientists from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

APECS Online Conference

The 2016 APECS Online conference will be held on 18 May. This conference will encourage scientific dialogues between early career scientists from multiple disciplines and backgrounds, with presentations on new research perspectives from a range of research fields. With increased attention on the changing polar environment and the future challenges this will bring, this conference aims to convey the broad range of new research currently being conducted internationally.

Session Themes

  • Biological – marine/freshwater/terrestrial
  • Geological/Environmental/terrestrial cryospheric environments
  • Atmospherics/Climatology
  • Oceanography/Sea-ice
  • Cultural/Historical/Policy/Education

To register for the audience, and learn all about the future of polar research, please sign up here. For details on conference sessions, click here.

Antarctic Science Travel Funding

Thanks to support that APECS received from Antarctic Science Ltd., APECS is happy to announce the availability of travel funding for early career Antarctic researchers.

Antarctic Science Logo copyapecs logo web

We will offer a limited number of partial awards to present Antarctic research at conferences through October 15, 2016, including the SCAR Open Science Conference in Kuala Lumpur in August 2016.

To apply, please fill out this online application form. Application deadline is on 6 May 2016 at 23:59 GMT. Late applications cannot be considered this time.

If you have questions, please contact info@apecs.is . A word version of the form is available upon request if you have problems accessing the online form.

Are you attending the SCAR Open Science Conference 2016? The APECS workshop on 21 August is now open for registration. You can find more information on the workshop website.

Via http://www.apecs.is


It’s that time of year again – Elections for the 2016 APECS Oceania Executive Committee will be held in December!

Do you want to join the APECS Oceania Executive Committee?

It’s easy! All you need to do is provide us with:

  • A basic biographical information (name, institution, contact details, country of residence and origin),
  • A brief bio sketch about yourself (e.g. research theme and interests, your hobbies, etc.),
  • A photo of yourself that we can use for the APECS website,
  • The names and contact details of two referees, and
  • A short statement detailing
    • Why you are interested in serving on the APECS Executive Committee;
    • How you would like to contribute to APECS as a member of the APECS Executive Committee.

What is the timeline for the election?

The 2016 APECS Executive Committee elections follow a strict timeline.

19th November 2015 Announcement of APECS Executive Committee Elections sent out

19th – 30th November 2015: Accepting nominations

To be eligible, you must reside in Australia or New Zealand and be a member of APECS Oceania. Not a member? Join today


Applications for the APECS Oceania Executive Committee will be accepted from 30th November 2015. Please email your application as one PDF to apecs.oceania@gmail.com

APECS Webinar: “Tell me more!”: Connecting with Lay Readers through Plain Language

 APECS online webinar is pleased to introduce the last webinar of the 2014-2015 series:“Tell me more!”: Connecting with Lay Readers through Plain Language.

May 6, 3:00pm GMT

Registration URL: Click Here

1) Would you like to share your research with popular audiences?

2) Do you find it challenging to write lay summaries for grant applications?

This webinar should help you better respond to both of these situations: in it I outline the basic principles of plain language—simplicity, brevity, and clarity—and show you how to achieve them in writing. We will work with examples from your areas of expertise to illustrate how to apply these principles to scientific discourse. You should leave this webinar with a clear understanding of how to apply these principles to your own writing to communicate effectively with non-specialist readers.

If you would like to see worked examples from your own writing, please email a manuscript draft or publication to heather.graves@ualberta.ca, and I will use some of your text in my illustrations.

Heather Graves is a professor at the university of Alberta working in the following areas: Rhetoric, writing studies, technical communication, business and professional communication. Her specialties are the rhetoric of science, writing studies in Canada, writing theory and pedagogy.

Webinars are interactive presentations and workshops, for which APECS uses the online conferencing program “GoToMeeting”. This live presentation platform allows participants to hear the presentation, see the power points slides and interact via chat box with the presenter the entire time. Webinars allow people to connect and participant in high quality research and skill training discussions from the comfort of their desk!

How to participate? Register and reserve your spot: here

For more information about this Webinar, contact chavarie@ualberta.ca. On behalf of APECS, let me thank-you for attending this Webinar