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

Unique opportunity for science teachers

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PolarTEACHERS is a great offer to 120 lucky teachers from all over the world. Karl Thorstein Hetland and the rest of the committee encourages teachers and educators to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with colleagues and the most prominent polar scientists worldwide.

Educators and science teachers with an interest for polar sciences are invited to the international PolarTEACHERS programme in Oslo, June 6-12, 2010. PolarTEACHERS is part of IPY-Oslo Science Conference.  The offer includes pre-service teachers.

- As participant you will meet teachers from all over the world and together we will explore new ways to use polar science in the classroom, says Karl Thorstein Hetland. He is coordinating the planning.

The teachers will meet two days before the science conference for an introductory programme. During the science conference participants will have full access to the conference programme, which includes 39 science sessions and wide array of education and outreach activities, a polar film cinema, a polar festival, expo and attractive social events.

Karl Thorstein Hetland has many years of experience from organising

and international science education activities. During IPY he was in charge of the Norwegian polar education programme and organised a number of highly attractive teachers courses in Svalbard and in Sapmi. - We can promise an
experience. We will combine fun with the useful, like introduction to hands-on educational tools, he says.

Hetland underlines that conditions for selected participants are favourable: Reduced conference registration fee of EURO 245 (full registration fee is EURO 490).

- This fee covers accommodation in Oslo from Saturday June 5 until Saturday June 12. The fee also covers two dinners as well as breakfast and lunch from Sunday to Saturday. Participants will also receive a copy of the new IPY resource book "Polar Science and Global Climate". An application formula for travel assistance will be sent to the selected participants. You will get the stipend when you attend the conference.

There are two ways to be selected:

  • Present a paper at the EOC parallel session at OSC2010 by submitting an abstract on a project or activity done during IPY.
  • Write an application describing how you plan to use polar science in your classroom. Submit the application as an abstract for the session Teacher conference.

Application deadline January 20, 2010.

Polar scientists and research institutions are encouraged to convey information about PolarTEACHERS to educators and teachers in their networks.

Learn more about PolarTEACHERS

Application to particpate in PolarTEACHERS


Oslo has a lot to offer to tourists in summer. The capital of Norway is home of the viking ships, the polar vessel Fram and the papyrus raft KonTiki. The writer Henrik Ibsen and the painter Edward Munch lived and worked here. You can experience and learn, or simply chill out in the city or take a cruise on the fjord.NoneOslo has a lot to offer to tourists in summer. The capital of Norway is home of the viking ships, the polar vessel Fram and the papyrus raft KonTiki. The writer Henrik Ibsen and the painter Edward Munch lived and worked here. You can experience and learn, or simply chill out in the city or take a cruise on the fjord.

Last updated: 07.01.2010