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

PolarCINEMA committee very satisfied with the turnout

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- We got altogether 81 correct submissions before the deadline 15th of February. That leaves us enough material for more than 40 hours on the screen, says PolarCINEMA coordinator Mare Pit. She and the committee are overwhelmed by the response.

- The most amazing outcome is that two out of three are actually IPY films, says Pit.- We got films from 17 different countries, 19 from the USA, 15 from Canada, 9 from South Africa and 8 from Norway

During the conference the PolarCINEMA will run in parallel with the science sessions. There will be a full cinema programme for the duration of the conference.

In a couple of weeks 6 juries around the globe will be screening and rating the submissions. The entrants will be informed about the result, and the committee hope that some of producers will be present to present their films in Oslo. The PolarCINEMA will show the films that are getting high rating from the juries. In addition there will be presentations and discussions in connection with some films. Awards will be distributed for best film in various categories.

Other statistics:

Statistics are shown below. The submissions are almost totally dominated by documentary films. 73/81 films (90%) fall into that category. Only 1 drama and 7 experimental/art films were submitted.

I term of formats there are a bit more variation: 31 longer feature films, 3 animated films, but as many as 41/81 entries (50%) are short/news reports.

- It is quite an achievement that we got 10 amateur films and 15 student productions. But 56/81 (70 %) films are produced by professionals, says Pit. A couple was produced by "Professionals, volunteers, students, community members"

As many as 20 films were produced for television and most of them have been shown on public TV. 14 were meant for film theatres. But the most important channels seams to be the internet (24) and classroom/educational/museums or conference/community use (26).

In order to supplement the submissions, the committee will invite a few outstanding polar films. The PolarCINEMA coordinator, Mare Pit, is ready to receive proposals from those of you who are likely to make up the PolarCINEMA audience in June.

Last updated: 23.02.2010