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We are launching the renewed Research Sites Working Group!

We have a lot of activities for this year and are looking for your help.

248px-troll_research_station_antarcticaThe Research Sites Working Group is composed of APECS members who remember how challenging it was to start field research programs in remote polar regions. We’re working hard to create a map-based interactive resource that you can use to do some research on your future field sites or field stations well in advance of your field season.

We’ll have links to field station websites, similar to other on-line polar resources, but also a section where station users can post comments and tips! This is a great way to find out what equipment, supplies and infrastructure are in place at your future field site – and also a great way to discover other useful tips and tricks.

Tips and tricks can include just about anything: how to ship equipment to your site, where to get a haircut after your field season, fun things to do on days off, where to find free WiFi, the best restaurant in the nearest town, and local “can’t miss” attractions or community events.

We’re also hoping this turns into a resource that APECS members use to meet fellow researchers and form collaborations before heading into the field – and to stay in touch with friends and colleagues once the field season is over.

If you’re interested in joining the Research Sites Working Group, please let us know at research-sites@apecs.is.


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