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

One week left till Abstract Deadline

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From Knowledge to Action Conference: Submit your abstract by September 30, 2011 to be part of one of the most ambitious conferences focused on the polar regions ever held.

The IPY 2012 From Knowledge to Action Conference will take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 22 to 27, 2012 and will include over 70 sessions dedicated to providing a comprehensive update on the state of the polar regions and the most recent research findings across all disciplines.  A further 26 sessions will encourage interactions amongst researchers, governments, NGOs, industry leaders and key stakeholders to discuss the application of findings to advance programs, inform policies, and contribute to technology and other solutions at all scales.  To submit your abstract, go to

New Pricing

Check out our newly reduced registration fees: 

General $700 à $595 CAD (if you register before February 28, 2012)

Students and Early Career Scientists $400 à $295 CAD

Thought-Provoking and Internationally-Renown Keynote Speakers

An amazing program of plenary keynote and panel speakers is shaping up for the IPY 2012 From Knowledge to Action Conference.  World leaders and visionaries in the areas of polar science and society will be addressing delegates in Montreal. 

  • Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland - former Prime Minister of Norway, Chair of World Commission on Environment and Development, Director-General of World Health Organization and current Special Envoy on Climate Change for the United Nations Secretary General  
  • Dr. Sheila Jasanoff - Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Director of the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Mr. Aqqaluk Lynge - member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council  
  • Dr. Louis Fortier - Scientific Director of ArcticNet, Canada's network of centres of excellence on natural, human health and social Arctic sciences
  • Dr. José Xavier - Martha T. Muse Prize winner and marine biologist with the Institute of Marine Research at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, as well as the British Antarctic Survey

Registration Opens September 21, 2011

Calling all Educators

Please note that the application process for teachers to take part in the PolarEDUCATORS Workshop has just opened.  Educators from around the world wishing to learn more about the polar regions and build their skills to excite students about polar issues are encouraged to apply for this amazing career development opportunity.  Deadline for applications: October 28, 2011.

Students - Do You Need Travel Support?

If you are a student or early career scientist apply today for a chance to receive travel support to attend the conference.  The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is leading this travel support process and more information is available on the website.  Apply today!  Deadline for applications: September 30, 2011.

For more information, go to

Last updated: 23.09.2011