2nd Circular out for IPY 2012 in Montreal
In a little less than a year the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference will be held in Montreal, Canada. The dates are April 22 to 27, 2012. The overall purpose is to move From Knowledge to Action on Polar Issues. Now is the time to start planning your participation.
- Download the 2nd Circular as a PDF (PDF-file)
This conference will bring together Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, non-government, education, Arctic communities, and circumpolar indigenous peoples. Together these groups will address challenges, share and apply knowledge from the polar regions and discuss opportunities and solutions for adapting to global change.
Occurring at a pivotal time for the environment of our planet, the The IPY 2012 Conference will contribute to the translation of new polar scientific findings into an evidence-based agenda for action that will influence global decisions, policies and outcomes over the coming years. What is happening at the Poles will alter the polar environments and change the course of human and economic development.
Down to practicalities
In the 2nd Circular you will find all the information needed to make decisions on your contribution and participation:
These are the key dates:
Key dates Opens Closes
Call for Abstracts June 15, 2011 September 30, 2011
Application for Student and Early
Career Scientist travel grants June 30, 2011 October 31, 2011
Early Bird Registration opens September 15, 2011 February 28, 2012
Late Registration March 1, 2012 April 27, 2012
Request a Side Meeting or Event April, 2011 February 15, 2012
Registration and fees:
Qouted in Canadian dollars, which are usually priced fairly close to USD.
Registration Opens September 15, 2011
Early Bird Registration until February 28, 2012 CDN $700
Late Registration March 1st - April 27, 2012 CDN $800
Student and Early Career Scientists CDN $400
Polar Educators Workshop TBD
The Conference includes four major program areas:
- Science Highlights (Area 1)
- Synthesis and Integration (Area 2)
- From Knowledge to Action (Area 3)
- Public Engagement, Education and Outreach (Area 4)
Science Highlights (Area 1) and Synthesis and Integration (Area 2)
- Polar regions and linkages to global systems and beyond
- Past, present and future changes in polar regions
- Polar ecosystems, biodiversity and effects of human activities
- Human dimension of changes: health, society, culture and resources
- New frontiers, technologies and data practices in polar research
From Knowledge to Action (Area 3)
- The Knowledge-Action Interface: Major lessons & findings emerging from the polar regions that require, and have potential for, action.
- Creating the Conditions for Action: Factors that affect who uses polar knowledge, when, where, how and for what purposes.
- Polar Knowledge in Action in Sectors and Projects: IPY findings that require, have potential for, or have resulted in action.
- Realizing Knowledge-to-Action in Policies, Management and Decision-Making Processes at all Levels: Local to global.
Public Engagement, Education and Outreach (Area 4)
- Harnessing the power of digital media for citizen engagement in polar science.
- Inspiring and enthusing the next generation in the importance and value of science that benefits all.
- Engaging consumer society in the value of polar science for underpinning policy and business decisions relating to energy, climate and food security.
- Making an impact through the role of the media in influencing political, business and societal decision-making.
For more information on the Conference Program, please download the 2nd Circular and follow news on the From Knowledge to Action Conference website.
Last updated: 13.05.2011