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

Time to get a booth at PolarEXPO!

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PolarEXPO invites all related industries and businesses, as well as all governmental and private organisations operating in the polar sciences, to meet in Oslo in June. We look forward to see state-of-the-art equipment, products and services.

Download the full PolarEXPO brochure - and the Exhibitiors Contract - from the Downloads section/ Programme updates.

The exhibition will be held in conjunction with IPY-OSC 2010. The conference covers all aspects of the polar sciences and aims to demonstrate, strengthen, and extend IPY's remarkable accomplishments in science and outreach. The IPY-OSC 2010 will emphasize the breadth and global impact of polar research during the IPY. About 3000 participants are expected.

The IPY-OSC 2010 provides a meeting spot for people from a huge variety of companies, private and governmental research institutions, universities as well as all the organisations coordinating and facilitating polar research in the Arctic and Antarctica.

The 350 meters long indoor street connects conference- and EXPO-halls and is ideal for mingling and networking.Photo: Norway Convention and Exhibition Centre
The 350 meters long indoor street connects conference- and EXPO-halls and is ideal for mingling and networking.
PolarEXPO is the ideal venue for contacts, exchange of experience and business opportunities for all those who work either as scientists or business operators in the relevant fields. It is also an ideal setting for science publishers to display their most recent books and journals. A large number of students will be present at the conference, and exhibitors should also consider the PolarEXPO as a unique venue for recruitment.

Some exhibitor categories will be particularly relevant to the IPY-OSC participants:

  • Polar logistics providers
  • Field equipment and supply industry
  • Space and satellite technologies
  • Suppliers of instruments/laboratories
  • ICT - technology
  • Mineral / petroleum / energy industry
  • Environmental associations / NGOs
  • Publishers - books, journals, maps
  • Universities or research institutes


The PolarEXPO will be held at Norway Convention and Exhibition Centre. The venue is located midway between Oslo International Airport and the city centre, and encompasses a total of 38000 m2. All coffee breaks will be served in the exhibition area, and the location within the Convention Centre ensures a constant flow of participants through the exhibition area. PolarEXPO 2010 can accommodate more than 200 exhibitors.

Booths and prices


Expo hall layout.Photo: Norway Convention and Exhibition Centre
Expo hall layout.

Standard stand                 

Price pr sq.m. Euro 460 + VAT
Depth is always 3 meters. Includes: floorspace and standard white walls and stand sign.
(Not for profit org. price is Euro 230 + VAT per sq.m.)

Stand plus      

Price per sq.m. Euro 520 + VAT
Depth is always 3 meters.includes 1,5 Kw power, carpets, Spotlights.
(Not for profit org. price is Euro 290 + VAT per sq.m.)

Open stand

Price per sq.m. Euro 400 + VAT
Depth is always 6 meters. Open stand price comes with only floor space and must be at least 36 sq.m. in total.              
Prices for stand equipment for open stands can be found on separate pricelist, sent out 3-4 months before the exhibition.

All stands include:

  • One free registration providing entry to all scientific sessions, lunches and barbeque
  • Coffee breaks served in the Polar-EXPO Hall
  • Acknowledgement in the IPY OSC 2010 programme and website
  • 50-word description of exhibiting organisation in the meeting programme

Please fill in the Exhibitor Contract also available as a Download item (top menu).


If you have practical questions or specific  requirements, please contact

Mads Vold,   Tel: + 47 22 56 19 30

If you want to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please tick off in the Exhibitors Contract form or contact the IPY-OSC Secretariat:

Asgeir KnudsenTel: +47 22037296  (direct line) +47 40040210 (cell)

Important dates

  • 8th of March 2010 - Rooms guaranteed hotel reservation deadline
  • 7th of April 2010 - Deadline - company description for the IPY-OSC programme
  • 5th - 7th of June 2010 - Exhibition set-up
  • 12th -13th of June 2010 - Exhibition break down

Download full PolarEXPO brochure here

Last updated: 03.12.2009