Scott Zolkos PhD student from the University of Alberta (Canada) was appointed last week in Ottawa as the 1st early career scientist member (ECS) of the T-MOSAiC EXCOM. Scott studies the effects of permafrost thaw on carbon cycling in the western Canadian Arctic and has been involved in T-MOSAiC since the beginning of the project. APECS will manage a call for a 2nd ECS member to the EXCOM in early January. T-MOSAiC is strongly committed with the ECS involvement in all phases of the program. Welcome aboard Scott.