2nd Circular: Call for abstracts
- 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.
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