POLAR2018 is a joint event of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR and IASC and will take place in Davos, Switzerland from 15-27 June 2018. It includes the XXXV SCAR Biennial Meetings, the Arctic Science Summit Week 2018 and the joint SCAR and IASC Open Science Conference.
A template to submit session proposals, including a brief session description, the contact information of the session conveners and other details, is available here. This pages uses google forms; if the use of google forms is blocked by your institute, please email email@example.com to receive a word document. Organizers are looking for sessions that cover a broad range of topics across the spectrum of Polar and high altitude research, such as, but not limited to, climate, glaciology, social and human sciences, ice sheets, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, biology, astronomy, geology, economic aspects, sustainable development, technology and education. There will be oral and poster sessions as well as e-poster sessions with a mini-oral.
- The organizing committee strongly encourages session topics that encapsulate research conducted in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
- We also encourage including early career scientists as conveners and encourage diversity regarding conveners’ nationalities, gender, and where possible, indigenous peoples.
The tasks of the conveners include:
- Soliciting submissions for their session;
- reviewing the abstracts submitted for the session;
- working with the International Scientific Organizing Committee to arrange the program of their session, including oral and poster presentations and
- chairing the session.
Depending on the session proposals received, the International Scientific Organizing Committee might have to merge similar session where necessary and appropriate.
Dates to remember
Session proposal submission deadline: 30 November 2016
Notification of lead conveners: 31 March 2017
Further deadlines can be found here.
Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The co-chairs of the International Scientific Organizing Committee