POLARCAT won the race for first proposal
The first session proposal for the 2010 Oslo Science Conference is already in. It is a great idea to make contacts before leaving the conference in St.Petersburg, and work out alternative ways of framing the themes as part of the evaluation of this event.
Stohl from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) came out as
the winner of the informal race, as he proposed an integrating session
on "Short-lived pollutants in the polar regions: Sources, transport,
impacts", together with Kathy Law, a colleague in France. Andreas is
involved in the IPY project POLARCAT.
We would like to remind you that participation is not limited to projects endorsed by the IPY Joint Committee. Anyone who has a
Photo: Kristen Ulstein
Not "sessions" in the strictest sense. The IPY EOC committee expressed concerns during their meeting in St.Petersburg this week.There has been some concern that the term "sessions" could exclude the education, outreach and communication (EOC) projects. For EOC projects other formats for publication and presentation will be facilitated. We urge the community to be creative in terms of both content and formats. Besides standard sessions, we invite proposals for workshops, policy debates, screening of polar film or TV documentaries, bookfairs, art exhibitions and the like.
Use the form (banner on the right hand side of the webpage) to flag your ideas or intentions, and ask for time and space. The deadline remains: 24th of October.
Small photo: The Zeppelin station in Ny Aalesund where the POLARCAT project collect some of their data on airborn pollutans (Photo by Karine Nigar Aarskog)
Last updated: 27.08.2009