Numerous international and interdisciplinary research projects are carried out in Svalbard every year. Furthermore, such research projects involve both senior and early career researchers (ECRs), some of whom may have never previously set foot on the archipelago. The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) proposes to host a 1-day workshop for ECRs attending the Svalbard Science Conference. The workshop is being coordinated by four chapters of APECS; namely APECS Norway, the UK Polar Network, APECS Germany and APECS Sweden. The workshop will focus on sharing practical advice for planning successful field sampling campaigns as well as covering online tools available for sharing research and science outreach. By bringing a diverse group of polar ECRs together, we foster the ideal conditions to promote networking and future collaboration. The agenda will include 5 sessions including keynote (several confirmed speakers, pending project
approval), oral and poster presentations.