43,3025This day-long seminar, named in honor of long-time AAAS science adviser and Science editor Philip Hauge Abelson, will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude
                                             with a reception at 5:00 p.m.
Seminar Overview:
New and exciting science in the Polar Regions has broad implications for society, in areas such as climate change, energy policy and sustainability. Polar research incorporates a range of disciplines, from biology to physics to anthropology and economics, underscoring society’s dependence on a broad array of scientific approaches to best understand the Polar Regions . In recognition of the Fourth International Polar Year, and the fact that polar climate is changing rapidly, this seminar will focus on emerging scientific opportunities and on anticipated infrastructure and resource needs for the next generation of polar research.

 If you would like more information about this event or to RSVP, please email abelson_seminar@aaas.org .