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To get involved in the Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) Community, join our listserv and newsletter mailing lists here. Stay tuned via these outlets, the 'News' channel of our website, and our Slack channel to follow the activities PSECCO has going on, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter @polarsecco (links on buttons below)!
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PSECCO Community Slack Channel
Are you a polar early career scientist looking to make informal connections, ask questions about polar science, papers, or data, plan meet-ups at conferences & more?! You can do any of these things and be part of our virtual community by engaging with other polar early career scientists on PSECCO's Community Space Slack space. Join the PSECCO Community Slack channel here.
PSECCO in-person socials at conferences
Keen to build community in-person at polar or polar-adjacent conferences? Post about it in the #conferences-and-events channel on the PSECCO Community Slack and/or get in touch with email@example.com for support in helping make that happen!
Check Out These Additional Polar or Polar-Adjacent Organizations
There are many wonderful polar science-related organizations supporting the full diversity of the early career community. We've listed some of them here, and this list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of an organization we've missed that you think should be listed, please get in touch, and if it fits within our mission we will be sure to add it.
|Accessibility in Polar Research
A group of disabled researchers signposting accessibility in the polar field, and connecting the disabled community, and allies, with resources
|Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Geosciences
"Organization committed to building a community that supports Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders within geosciences"
|Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
International cross-disciplinary network for polar early career scientists
Shares resources and best practices related to building and fostering "a more equitable, diverse and inclusive community and culture" across the cryospheric community
Aims to embrace, empower, and inspire Latinas to pursue and thrive in careers in Earth and Planetary Sciences
An accessible field course and mentoring program at the University of Florida that aims to increase the success of students from traditionally marginalized and underserved identities, especially students with disabilities, in transitioning from undergraduate to graduate programs and careers in the geosciences.
|IARPC Collaborations Early Career Forum
A forum for early career scientists that encourages sharing information, news, and events relevant to early career development and fostering connections within the Arctic sciences
|Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS)
Network of early career scientists dedicated to the study of polar and alpine ice cores and ice core-related sciences
|Inspiring Girls Expeditions
Inspiring Girls Expeditions empowers young women to lead and succeed through science, art, and wilderness exploration. There are multiple versions of the program, some of which include: Girls on Ice, Girls on Rock, Girls in Icy Fjords. The program is always looking for volunteers to run the program, and opens up instructor positions annually as well.
|International Association for Geoscience Diversity
Aims make the geosciences more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities
|Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN)
International organization that fosters collaborations and seeks to promote future generations of permafrost researchers
|Permafrost Young Researchers Network: North America (PYRN NA)
Organization that facilitates networking efforts between permafrost researchers based in North America
An inclusive network of racial & ethnic minorities and allies in the polar research community
Polar STEAM offers facilitated collaborations with educators, artists, and writers to support broader impacts work related to polar research. Annual cohorts also include mentorship and guidance on building your broader impacts toolkit.
|Pride in Polar Research
A network to support and bring together marginalized queer professionals in polar science
|United States Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS)
Cross-disciplinary network for polar early career scientists in the USA
|Women in Polar Science (WiPS)
WiPS is showcasing the work done by Women in Polar Science and wants to inspire women at the early stages of their careers through shared stories, exciting experiences and professional mentoring
|Women in the Arctic and Antarctic
Promotes the views, work and voices of women researching, representing, experiencing and living in the North and the Polar Regions
|Women of the Arctic - Plan A
Raises awareness, support, and maintains a focus on women’s and gender-related issues in the Arctic
|Young Earth System Scientists (YESS)
Organization supporting early career Earth scientists