Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions
POAC is the acronym for the International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions. This conference addresses the unique issues related to coastal and offshore engineering in ice-covered waters. POAC began in 1971 in Trondheim, Norway, and since then, it has been held on a regular basis every two years at different international venues. Over the years, this conference has been the mainstay of Arctic engineering conferences and typically attracts over 150 participants to each conference.

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