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

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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

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

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