As part of this challenge, APECS, together with the organizers of the Antarctic Treaty Summit, are asking all young researchers to share their thoughts and opinions in form of an essay focusing on how to better integrate science and policy, and on the needs for new policy dealing with current issues in the Antarctic as well as the Arctic. Application information is attached.
Winners will receive a travel fellowship to represent the new generation of polar researchers at the Antarctic Treaty Summit, which will be held in Washington , DC 30 Nov – 3 Dec, 2009.
Deadline for submissions is 15 March 2009.
For more information, please visit the Arctic Portal.
APECS Polar Science Policy Essay Contest
Thu, Jan 29, 2009
With the changing climate in the Polar Regions comes an increasing need for better cooperation between scientists and policy makers. As early career researchers, we have an important challenge not only to do great science, but to find ways to work with policy makers to set the direction of cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic. We need to share our thoughts on environmental and political issues with our leaders so they can shape policy that will represent the views of young people throughout the world.