REMINDER: Opportunity for Early Career Scientists | Call for reviewers of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (Deadline: 23 September)

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REMINDER: Opportunity for Early Career Scientists | Call for reviewers of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (Deadline: 23 September)

Marta Moreno
The Working Group II (WGII) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) is due to be finalized in 2021.The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), the Past Global Changes Early Career Network (PAGES ECN), the Permafrost Young Research Network (PYRN) and the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community are coordinating a group review of the second order draft of the WGII contribution to the IPCC AR6 by early career scientists.

We are now looking for reviewers to participate in this group review. Participants will be asked to review a minimum of 10 to 20 pages of the report. These are not anonymous reviews; experts reviewers will be recognized for their valuable contribution with their name, affiliation, and country of residence being published in the Annex of Reviewers of the WGII report, once it is published. Moreover, reviewers not only get recognized as early career experts, but also gain valuable training and insight on the scientific review process for reports addressed to policy makers.


Who can participate in this group review?
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We encourage early career researchers at various career stages to participate in this review. Early career researchers are applicants who fall into one of these categories:

  *   Masters degree students.
  *   PhD students.
  *   Postdoctoral researchers.
  *   Early career scholars (up to 5 years from PhD completion).

Reviewers need to be familiar with the recent literature in their field. Their field of expertise should be related to the content of the report.

Please ensure that you will be available to participate in the review from December 2020 to mid-January 2021, which is when this group review will take place. Previous reviewers spent on average 40 hours on the process, including training and reviewing.


***|| Deadline: September 23, 2020 ||***

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For information about how to apply, please see:

https://www.apecs.is/news/apecs-news/4146-call-for-reviewers-of-the-second-order-draft-of-the-working-group-ii-contribution-to-the-ipcc-sixth-assessment-report-ar6-2.html

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Marta Moreno Ibanez
PhD student in Earth and atmospheric sciences
Centre for the Study and Simulation of Regional-Scale Climate (ESCER)
University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)
Project leader of the ECR group review of the IPCC report
organized by APECS, MRI, PAGES ECN, PYRN and YESS

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