Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Organizers invite abstracts for the Polar Technology Conference (PTC) 2020. This conference will convene 10-12 March 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. The PTC brings together polar scientists, technology developers, and field technicians from academia, state and federal agencies, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. This interdisciplinary space provides an opportunity for technical and theoretical exchange on challenges impeding polar research and field operations. The goal of the meeting is to link experts in polar science and technology development to discuss current technological resources for polar research and identify barriers to research and application of technology for problems unique to polar regions.

This activity is a cooperative effort among the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, and the polar research community.

Organizers welcome abstracts for oral and poster presentations that address one or more of the six conference themes and topics:

  • Science Drivers,
  • Power Systems,
  • Instrumentation,
  • Communications,
  • Data Access and Sharing, and
  • Overarching and Integrative Technology.

There is no registration fee for the PTC. Registration is limited to 100 participants, and will be first-come, first-served. Presenting authors of submitted abstracts will be given priority registration until Friday, 24 January 2020. Submitters will receive an email confirmation that contains a link to the priority conference registration form. General registration will open for all attendees on Friday, 24 January and close either on 9 March 2020 or when the conference has reached capacity.

Abstract submission deadline: 24 January 2020

For more information, including detailed information on abstract submission and conference themes, go to:
Conference webpage

For questions, contact:
Lisa Sheffield Guy
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Phone: 907-474-1600

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