Who We Are
Our mission is to empower and elevate early career scientists in the Polar Sciences, support a vibrant community, provide opportunities and resources, offer skill trainings and work together towards a more just, inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible polar science environment.
PSECCO's first panel on careers outside of academia a success!
On January 24, 2023, PSECCO held its first panel sharing careers outside of academia for polar scientists, featuring: Dr. Will Burt, Senior Marine Chemist at Planetary Technologies; Dr. Sam Dorsi, Science Project Manager for Polar Field Services / Battelle ARO; Dr. Morgan Seag, Global Mountains Director for the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative; Dr. Gifford Wong, a Research Staff member at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute; and Dr. Colleen Strawhacker, Program Director for the Arctic Sciences Section in the Office of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation. Read More
NSF to host a Sexual Assault Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHPR) Virtual Listening Session *specifically for polar early career scientists*
The National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs is hosting a Sexual Assault Harassment Prevention and Response (SAHPR) Virtual Listening Session *specifically for polar early career scientists* on February 15, from 12:00-1:30pm ET | 10:00-11.30am MT | 8:00am-9:30am AKT. PSECCO encourages any and all Antarctic early career scientists who have done or intend to do research in Antarctica to attend. Read More
PSECCO Launches its First Polar Postdoc Leadership Workshop!
PSECCO is excited to announce that our first Polar Postdoctoral Leadership Workshop (PPLW) will be taking place from May 15 to 19, 2023 at the CU Mountain Research Station, near Boulder, Colorado. The workshop will bring 20 US-based postdoctoral researchers studying Antarctic and Arctic topics together from across the country to activate leadership skills that they can bring into their future careers. Read More
Polar Data Accessibility Webinar shares a breadth of information/data with folks and how to access it!
Access a recording of PSECCO's Polar Data Accessibility Webinar sharing information on data and how to access it from: Polar Geospatial Center (PGC), National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Arctic Data Center, United States Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC), Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA), and QGreenland! Read More