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Arctic Early Career News - July 2023

Arctic Early Career News

USAPECS + IARPC Early Career Forum

Periodically USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Forum will share research from, and opportunities for, early career researchers working in the polar regions. This regular round-up aims to highlight and celebrate the work being done by early career researchers in Arctic research. If you have information you would like to submit, please see the link below.

Are you or do you know an early career researcher who has recently published work related to the Arctic? We at USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Forum want to highlight your work! Please fill out this form with any Arctic publications, webinars, posters, etc. and we will share on the IARPC Early Career Forum and with our USAPECS Twitter followers. Anyone who identifies as early career is eligible to submit! Any questions? Email for more information. Submit documents here:


Risa Madoff, Jaakko Putkonen

“Global variations in regional degradation rates since the Last Glacial Maximum mapped through time and space.”

Date of Publication: April 2022

Keywords: Arctic, subarctic, Last Glacial Maximum, late Quaternary climate, erosion rates, soil creep, sediment flux, topographic diffusivity

Type: Paper

Twitter: @geomorphrisa

Hari Vishnu, G. Deane, M. Chitre, O. Glowacki, D. Stokes, M. Moskalik and H. Johnson

“Spatial variation in acoustic field due to submarine melting in glacial bays.”

Date of Publication: October 2021

Keywords: Arctic, glacier, melting, acoustics, cryo-acoustics

Twitter: @harivn


USAPECS Webinar: Launching Your Online Science Persona

July 20, 2023 10:00 am-11:00 am Alaska / 2:00 pm-3:00 pm Eastern

The United States Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS) will be hosting a “Launching Your Online Science Persona” webinar on Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 10:00am-11:00am AK/2:00pm-3:00pm EST. This virtual panel focuses on strategies for getting you and your research out to the public through the use of social media, other online platforms (e.g., ranging broadly from ResearchGate to YouTube), and communication with traditional media sources. The event will include short discussions from early career polar researchers that actively communicate their work through these methods with a question-and-answer session following. More information on webinar registration details will be provided in the coming weeks.

Meet our panelists:

  • Austin Carter, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Catherine Bruns, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

  • Ariel Morrison, Colorado State University

7th Annual International Polar Film Festival - Call for film submissions!

In conjunction with International Polar Week, the US Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS) is hosting the seventh annual international Polar Film Festival in September 2023! For five days, the Polar Film Festival will showcase short videos on topics related to the Polar regions to the public and broader APECS community. Films will be hosted digitally on our website each day during Polar Week, and we are planning an online panel discussion with interested filmmakers during International Polar Week in September 2023.

Deadline for film submissions is August 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.

If you would like to submit or suggest any short films or videos (1-30 minutes long) for viewing, please submit them using this google form or send them directly to

Submissions of independently created films (created by you or someone you know) are welcomed and encouraged. In the past, we’ve featured a range of works, from feature films and academic documentaries to independently-produced videos, interviews, and news reports. We welcome a diversity of submission types and topics. Information and videos from previous years’ film festivals can be viewed at:

We are also looking for people to host in-person screenings this fall, so if you’re interested in doing so, please indicate this on the film submission form or email We look forward to another exciting Polar Film Fest!

IARPC Mentorship Circles - Registration for the 2023-2024 session of the IARPC Collaborations Mentorship Program is now open. The IARPC Collaborations Mentorship Program brings together small groups of Arctic researchers and other professionals from a variety of career stages and paths to learn from and support one another. Learn more and register to participate here by 31 July.

ARCUS Witness Community Highlights Issue out now:

The June 2023 issue of Witness Community Highlights is now available. This issue includes three articles focused on Arctic Indigenous food security: Arctic Community Observations and Western Science Document Impact of Climate Change on Food Security, Developing a Framework for Arctic Agroecology, and The Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network.

AGU Session Call for Abstracts - Abstracts are now being accepted for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting taking place in San Francisco, CA from 11–15 December 2023

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