11th edition of ‘Pool tot Pool dag’ – 11 March 2017

On March 11th 2017 the 11th edition of 'Pool tot Pool dag' was held in the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. 'Pool tot Pool dag' is a yearly returning polar outreach event organised by Jack Kauw, Michelle van Dijk and Frieda van Essen, where people from different disciplines in polar research/art present their work for … Continue reading 11th edition of ‘Pool tot Pool dag’ – 11 March 2017

Arctic Frontiers 2017 – Tromsø

In January this year several APECS Netherlands members joined the yearly Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway. Below you’ll find short personal reports on the different experiences of APECS members Max Holthuis, Fokje Schaafsma and Douwe Maat who joined the meeting and associated programs. We want to encourage APECS Netherlands members to consider application to … Continue reading Arctic Frontiers 2017 – Tromsø

Evaluation Report APECS Netherlands/ Belgium Symposium 2016!

In the fall of 2016 the national APECS committees of the Netherlands and Belgium joined efforts in organizing a shared symposium. Organizers of the symposium were Ariadna Szczybelski and Douwe Maat from the APECS NL board and Henrik Christiansen and Igor Stelmach Pessi from the APECS BE board. The symposium was held on the 2nd of … Continue reading Evaluation Report APECS Netherlands/ Belgium Symposium 2016!

Winner(s) of the APECS BE/NL “Antarctica Day” Photo competition

This is it, the big day has arrived, Antarctica Day is happening today and with it, we can announce the winners of our photo competition. But before releasing the name of the winners *** drum rolls **** both the Belgian and and the Dutch APECS committee would like to thank you all for making our competition such … Continue reading Winner(s) of the APECS BE/NL “Antarctica Day” Photo competition

Outreach event Antarctic Research – by Patrick Rozema

In March 2016, I received an email from a coordinator at a primary school with the question: “Would you like to give one or two guest lectures about your experiences in the Antarctic?” and I thought to myself: “Yes, of course!.” Thus, after a few emails, we’ve settled on a date at the end of … Continue reading Outreach event Antarctic Research – by Patrick Rozema

Record high temperatures in the Arctic!

As you might have noticed in the news, temperatures in the Arctic are exploding at the moment. Extreme warm temperatures are being measured and while November normally is the peak month for sea ice growth, currently the sea ice extent is declining. Scientists from all over the world are worried about the recent developments and … Continue reading Record high temperatures in the Arctic!

World’s largest protected marine reserve in Antarctica

On the 27th of October of this year the news that the Ross Sea will become the world's largest protected marine reserve, reached us. Of course, we as polar enthusiasts were very happy with this decision, which was made by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. As a result, one of our … Continue reading World’s largest protected marine reserve in Antarctica

APECS BE/NL “Antarctica Day” Photo Competition

Celebrate Antarctica Day (1stDecember) with APECS Belgium and APECS Netherlands, by participating in our Antarctic Photo Competition! HOW TO PARTICIPATE? You’ve been to Antarctica – including the Southern Ocean – as part of a scientific mission? Great! see below how to submit your best photos. You’ve never been to Antarctica? Don’t worry, you can still go to … Continue reading APECS BE/NL “Antarctica Day” Photo Competition