Screening of the documentary “Antarctica, sur les traces de l’empereur”

Screening of the documentary  “Antarctica, sur les traces de l’empereur”, directed and written by Jérôme Bouvier and Marianne Cramer, with kind permission of Paprika Films, Wild Touch Production, Andromède Océanologie and CNRS Images. This non-for-profit screening is organized in the frame of the Polar Week (

Where? Salle Gothot, Bat.A1, Place du XX Août, 4000, Liège, Belgium
When? Wednesday 27 septembre 2017 at 18h30.

We hope that this event will represent a moment of reflection to gaze at the beauty of the Antarctic continent, but also to bring the attention to its fragility and vulnerability against environmental threats.

We hope to see you there!

Valentina Savaglia, Benoit Durieu and the APECS Belgium team.


POLAR18 Abstract fee waiver

Planning to go to Switzerland next year? Abstract submission for the big POLAR2018 conference is open since a couple of days.

Short on funds? The organizers offer some abstract fee waivers, but you have to apply before the end of the abstract submission period! Find all info here.


APECS Workshop at SCARBio17

One day ahead of the recent 2017 SCAR Biology Symposium, APECS organized an early career scientist workshop for conference participants (and anyone else interested). Lovely weather, sci-comm, fabulous guests, … read further for some impressions.

Accomodation SCAR Biology Symposium

We are happy to announce that there are some budget accomodation options available during the SCAR Biology Symposium via the University of Leuven and APECS:

Low fares accommodations will be provided by KU Leuven to participants of the SCAR Symposium, with availability going from Saturday 8th July to Saturday 15th July.

Booking is only possible for the full week. You can leave earlier if you want but you will still pay the full amount. Key arrangements will be organized by APECS Belgium members.

Number of rooms are limited, so please provide the following information to justify your demand:

1) Are you presenting either a poster or talk at the symposium?  If so please provide the title.

2) Please provide a few sentences on why you require these student rate accommodations.

Write to:

More information about the available options can be found here.

APECS workshop at SCAR Biology Symposium 2017

The next SCAR Biology Symposium comes to Belgium. Just one day ahead an APECS Early-Career Workshop will take place under the overarching theme of “Communicating with a non-scientific audience – or: how to explain your research to your grandparents?”. Most will agree that communication is key in promoting science and education, but what are characteristics of good communication? We want to tackle this from different perspectives (not only scientific that is) and plan insights given by seniors and hands-on practice. The program is still developing, but make sure to sign up early as it’s first-come-first-serve!

Time: 9 July 2017, 9:30 – 16:30
Location: KU Leuven, Kolenmuseum, room KOL 0.04, Charles Deberiotstraat 32, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

The workshop is free of charge, but please do register here before 25 June 2017!