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

Make sure your media contacts are invited

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- Now is the time to invite your contacts in the public media to come along to Oslo, says Kristen Ulstein, communication adviser at the IPY-OSC secretariat. - Science institutions are urged to pick up their contact lists and ensure that this unique opportunity is considered by science journalists in all strands of the media.


The 2nd MEDIA ALERT is now being distributed. The PDFs can downloaded here. Kristen Ulstein is counting on the help of individual scientist in mobilising the media: - Together with the conference brochure, the Media Alert should be attached to a personal reminder email to your best media contacts.

The communication adviser is convinced that most science writers will benefit from participation: - As long as Polar Regions or climate research are within the sphere of interest, the IPY-OSC will allow journalists to link up with valuable contacts, excellent scientist in a wide variety of fields and door-openers at the best science institutions. But first and foremost the conference will give access to cutting edge polar science.

He points in particular to the opportunity to meet the next generation of polar scientists: - This is one of the most successful conferences in terms of early career scientist participation. More than 600 students and young scientists from around the world will participate.

- The IPY-OSC conference will provide an excellent opportunity even for news journalists. Here the newsrooms can get up to pace with the latest in global climate research - some of which will surely provide the scientific foundation for COP16 in Mexico in November, as well as the next IPCC report, says Mr. Ulstein.

To get full access to the conference activities and content, press needs to obtain a participants card.  Press representatives are eligible for waived registration fees. Eligibility for press registration must be substantiated through submission of the Press Registration Form with the required documentation.

- We depend on the public media to get the science out and ensure that the public debate is informed by the latest scientific findings, says Mr. Ulstein. He sees no conflict between attention for the science and for the institution or individual scientist. On the contrary he urges science institutions to take this opportunity to promote themselves, their capacity and their competence. - Please note that institution based press officers are eligible for waived fees in line with media based journalists and science writers.

More information on the procedure for press registration is to be found in website Press Room.

Altogether 2600 abstracts have been received for this event, and participants will present early scientific results from all the IPY themes in almost 40 sessions. The message of IPY is loud and clear: What happens in the Polar Regions affects the rest of the world and concerns us all. Polar changes are critical because of various feedbacks involving the ocean, the cryosphere and/or the biosphere, each of which has the potential to accelerate the rates of global changes. The need for polar research has never been greater.

- The conference programme provides the arguments you will need to convince your media contacts that they should join you, says Kristen Ulstein. - In addition we will make sure that working condition for journalist are the best possible. A serviced press centre, briefings, pool photo and well informed advisers are included in the onsite


The last version of the full conference programme is always available on the website.

Last updated: 26.04.2010