Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

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The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) invite the international polar and high altitude community to their joint meeting POLAR2018, hosted by WSL and SLF in Davos, Switzerland.

  • 1 September 2017 Abstract submission opens (session program)
  • 1 November 2017 Deadline abstract submission, early-bird registration opens
  • 31 December 2017 Side meeting requests close
  • 31 January 2018 Acceptance notification with oral/poster information
  • 19 - 23 June 2018 SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference, including the COMNAP Symposium

The goal of POLAR2018 is to bring together excellent research from both poles, as well as from high altitude areas, focusing on the similar challenges those regions face. The program features 65 different sessions, structured into 12 categories. In addition to the parallel sessions, central elements of the Open Science Conference (OSC) will be keynote presentations, mini-symposia, extended poster sessions, and exhibitions. The annual COMNAP symposium will be held during the OSC, as well as a plenary lecture from the 2018 Arctic Observing Summit as an opening to this biennial summit immediately after the OSC. A range of excursions and trips will allow participants to make the most of coming to the Swiss Alps and enjoy science, nature, culture, and sports.

Authors wishing to submit an abstract are required to pay a submission fee of CHF 30 for each abstract. However, the organisers of POLAR 2018 are pleased to announce that a limited number of abstract fee waivers are available to help support participants to attend the conference. This is primarily intended for those who would otherwise struggle to attend e.g. early career scientists and those from low-income countries.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Davos in June 2018!

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