POLAR 2018 – Joint SCAR and IASC conference


POLAR2018 is a joint event of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and will take place in Davos, Switzerland from 15 – 27 June 2018. It includes the XXXV SCAR Biennial Meetings, the Arctic Science Summit Week 2018 and the joint SCAR and IASC Open Science Conference.

The organizers of POLAR2018 are now accepting session proposals for the joint SCAR and IASC Open Science Conference “Where the Poles meet“ which will be held on 19 – 23 June 2018.

A template to submit session proposals, including a brief session description, the contact information of the session conveners and other session details, is available here. Organizers are looking for sessions that cover a broad range of topics across the spectrum of Polar and high altitude research, such as, but not limited to, climate, glaciology, social and human sciences, ice sheets, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, biology, astronomy, geology, economic aspects, sustainable development, technology and education. There will be oral and poster sessions as well as e-poster sessions with a mini-oral.

The tasks of the conveners include:

Depending on the session proposals received, the International Scientific Organizing Committee might have to merge similar session where necessary and appropriate.

Session proposals can be submitted until 30 November 2016. Lead conveners will be notified on 31 March 2017 and the final list of sessions will be announced in 2017. Abstract submission will open on 1 September 2017 with a submission deadline not earlier than 1 November 2017 and notification of acceptance after 31 January 2018. Further information can be found on www.polar2018.org.

Any questions should be directed to: polar2018@slf.ch

The co-chairs of the International Scientific Organizing Committee are: Martin Schneebeli, Karin Lochte and Huigen Yang.