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  1. United we stand: polar scientists from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists: APECS National committees The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, APECS, is an international and interdisciplinary organisation for students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and anyone with interest in the polar regions. The aims are to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations and develop effective future leaders in polar research, education and outreach. On a national level, APECS Belgium and now also APECS BeNeLux, will promote education and outreach as an integral component of polar research, stimulate future generations of polar researchers, facilitate networking, and provide opportunities for professional career development. Who is who in the APECS Benelux team? Ines Tavernier palaeoclimatology lake sediments Holocene Frigga Kruse archaeology exploitation geopolitics Francesca Pasotti meiofauna benthic macrofauna ecology Morgane Philippe ice core palaeoclimate major ions Denis Callens ice sheet modelling radio-echo sounding GPS Tania Gibéryen community planning permafrost capacity building Shaping the future of polar research Elizabeth Jones carbon dioxide Antarctica Southern Ocean Marie Dierckx compression experiments glaciology ice rheology Julie Janssens sea ice biogeochemistry (iron) modelling Anton Van de Putte biodiversity marine ecology open access Marie-José Mano Cyanobacteria Antarctica terrestrial habitat Freija Hauquier meiofauna metacommunity concept population genetics Hendrik Schoukens environmental law Antarctic Treaty regime global commons Uniting countries and nationalities Dagmar Obbels microbiology Antarctica biodiversity How do we operate? The core group of APECS Belgium has bimonthly meetings in Brussels. Our main activities are a yearly event on the first of December, which has officially been named ‘Antarctica Day’ worldwide. Activities occur then all over the globe. APECS Benelux plans a biennial event, once in Belgium, once in The Netherlands, and if feasible in Luxembourg. Pedro De Carvalho Maalouf biogeography Cyanobacteria Antarctic lakes Uniting disciplines What did we do? Antarctica Day (Brussels - Belgium): poster presentations and a discussion afternoon about the Antartic Treaty Meeting in 2013 in Brussels. Visit to the New Belgica project (Boom - Belgium): researchers made construction plans from the Belgica research vessel from Adrien De Gerlache that sunk near Norway, allowing long-term unemployed people to receive training as carpenters and construct a replica. Besides this social role, the project has an educational component, aiming to learn people about climage research and the historic role of pioneers such as Adrien De Gerlache. Launch of APECS NL (Hilversum – The Netherlands): talks from people representing the UK polar network, the Willem Barentsz Polar Institute, and the Dutch Science Organisation who will become important allies. This was followed by a workshop on the visualization of polar research. • How can YOU be involved? • Be involved as little or as much as you like • Come to our events or bimontly meetings • Be a contact person for your lab to spread polar news • Join the APECS Belgium mailing list • Join us on Facebook • Become a member of APECS (it’s free!) • If you’re a more experienced scientist, become a mentor • Join the Virtual Poster Session or a webinar • Talk to any of us and express your interest  • What do we do for YOU? • Occasions to present your research • Networking opportunities, both on a national and an international level • Career development workshops • Find jobs, explore the polar outreach catalogue and find funding resources on • www.apecs.is Next big event The next Antarctic Treaty Meeting will be held in Brussels in 2013. The perfect timing to get some public attention for polar sciences! The main idea is to organise a science fair for families with kids and a picture exhibition to show the beauty and vulnerability of the poles. Contact: apecsbelgium@gmail.com