1. The programme framework is ready
  2. Venue stood the test
  3. Committees ready to start working
  4. 1st Circular: Call for session proposals
  5. Oslo's new signature
  6. POLARCAT won the race for first proposal
  7. All programme proposals welcome
  8. IPY Open science in St.Petersburg
  9. Programme of 39 sessions
  10. Offer to registered participants: 30 percent discount on excursion to Svalbard
  11. IASC provides travel support to early career scientists
  12. 2nd Circular: Call for abstracts
  13. Time to get a booth at PolarEXPO!
  14. PolarCINEMA ready to receive polar films and TV-documentaries
  15. Steven Chown to be awarded the Martha T Muse Prize at IPY-OSC
  16. The IPY ‘From Knowledge to Action’ Conference to be held in Montreal in 2012
  17. Unique opportunity for science teachers
  18. A new precedent for the involvement of early career scientists
  19. Several opportunities to get travel support
  20. More than 2200 abstracts submitted on deadline
  21. Registration now open
  22. 400 stipends distributed to early career polar scientists
  23. Get your Letter of Invitation
  24. Invitations out for the PolarTEACHERS conference
  25. PolarCINEMA committee very satisfied with the turnout
  26. More than 2500 abstracts accepted
  27. RV Oceania to Oslo for IPY-OSC
  28. Institutions invited to indicate interest for the PolarFESTIVAL
  29. Poster guidelines
  30. Time slots allocated for sessions
  31. Book before 6th May: Glaciers and fjords - excursion to the scenic highlights of Western Norway
  32. Draft programme ready
  33. HRH Crown Prince Haakon will open the IPY-OSC 2010
  34. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will attend the conference
  35. 9th June Keynote: Katherine Richardson
  36. 10th June Keynote: Ole Henrik Magga
  37. Tinker Foundation travel grants for Latin American participants
  38. 11th June Keynote: David Barber
  39. 12th June Keynote: Alexander Frolov
  40. 2200 have registered so far
  41. Make sure your media contacts are invited
  42. PolarEXCHANGE with Sue Nelson
  43. Patrick Webber awarded with the first IASC Medal
  44. Arctic sea ice cover heading towards another record low?
  45. Teachers and young scientists join forces in Oslo
  46. Making marfu and melting ice
  47. Preparing for tomorrows polar science
  48. Launch of the Polar Information Commons (PIC) Tuesday afternoon
  49. Cruising the Oslo Fjord for polar history
  50. Warm opening of a cool conference
  51. A territory of dialogue
  52. From policy to action
  53. Signing agreement for cooperation
  54. Rising sea levels on the agenda
  55. Prestigious prize for work in Antarctica
  56. Polar expedition to the FRAM Museum
  57. More cold and snowy winters to come
  58. Arctic and Antarctic partners sign agreement on polar education
  59. Medal for science and inspiring mentorship
  60. Science should incorporate indigenous knowledge
  61. A road movie on ice
  62. Data on ice loss in the Arctic Ocean can be misleading
  63. On the making of polar documentaries
  64. Encounters on Polar Street
  65. Morning plenary: Vladimir Kattsov
  66. International Polar Year officially closed
  67. Survey shows Norwegians believe in science
  68. 1st Circular out for IPY 2012 MONTRÉAL
  69. 2nd Circular out for IPY 2012 in Montreal
  70. Reminder: Call for abstracts
  71. One week left till Abstract Deadline
  72. Updating the IPY Publications Database for the IPY 2012 Conference in Montreal
  73. Time to register for the IPY 2012 conference

2nd Circular: Call for abstracts

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- We will present the freshest and most urgent polar science side-by-side with the most creative and energetic polar education and outreach, says Dr David Carlson, Director of the IPY International Programme Office.

The 2nd Circular can now be downloaded from the webpage.

The abstract system can receive submissions. To submit you need to go through a preliminary registration. Please follow instructions. The deadline is 20th of January 2010.

An author may submit more than one abstract.


He urges the polar community to take full advantage of this opportunity. - With your participation, we can make the Oslo 2010 Science Conference the most informative, exciting, inclusive and enjoyable yet in IPY 2007-2008.

- The IPY Oslo Science Conference is a timely and auspicious gathering of the full polar community to celebrate the accomplishments of this IPY, to display and explore the richness of IPY data, and to chart future directions for polar and global science, says the Cambridge-based polar science coordinator.

- We invite the entire IPY community, students, researchers, educators, artists, and journalists, to submit abstracts to the IPY Oslo Science Conference.  Please join us to share the remarkable discoveries and achievements of our global partnership in polar research and outreach, says Carlson. 

He makes it clear that the Oslo conference will welcome initial results, first looks, and tentative conclusions as well as integrated assessments and long-term plans and products. 

The steering committee is committed to offer the best possible framework for the publication and discussion of science. -  We offer formal and informal sessions, workshops, and the time and space for an all-IPY plenary as well as small-group discussions. 

The International Polar Year 2007-2008 represented an ambitious multidisciplinary and international collaboration in science. Through international projects and partnerships, covering nearly every scientific specialty, this IPY set new standards for technical achievement, data access and visualization, and recruitment of new polar researchers. IPY attracted more than 50,000 participants.

In addition to the diversity in participation, Dr. Carlson pinpoints three notable features:

- The breadth; The IPY-OSC will include a broad mix of researchers, from anthropology to astronomy, genomics to glaciology, psychology to physiology, and ecology to economics. The truly international character of IPY and this conference; More than 30 IPY national committees, 19 countries produced new polar research funding, participants from more than 60 countries. All member nations of the Arctic Council (8) and of the Antarctic Treaty system (28) play key roles.

But first and foremost there is urgency: - Disappearing snow and ice, world-wide impacts of the polar changes, and the vulnerabilities of northern cultures and communities - these compelling issues remain prominent and timely to the international press and is of concern to all global citizens, says the IPY Director.

Last updated: 05.11.2009