-> The goal of the IPS-2023 is to strengthen the holistic approach to studying and better understanding environmental changes and their implications due to the accelerated warming of the Arctic.
-> Preparation of a new generation of scientists for creative involvement in the 5th International Polar Year 2032/2033 by broader participation in the Ocean Decade (2021-2030) and in the IASC ICARP IV (2025) process.
-> An enhanced and coordinated monitoring of landscape and seascape evolution in Svalbard is needed for profound studies of mechanisms of interaction with glaciers and other components of the cryosphere.
-> Identification of gaps, coordination of international efforts and unification of methods will be presented during the conference and discussed directly in the field.
LOCATION: Longyearbyen and Hornsund & Isfjorden region on board of r/v Horyzont II
TIME: 30 August – 4 September 2023
-> 30-31 August: IPS-2023 scientific conference sessions in Longyearbyen
-> 1-4 September: field workshop /Hornsund & Isfjorden region/ – using the m/s Horyzont II + Zodiacs – up to 20 persons
TARGET GROUPS: ECRs & Svalbard research community
DAY 1: PLENARY SESSION 1: ”Amplification of Svalbard warming”, incl. Invited lectures;
DAY 2: PLENARY SESSION 2: ”Shrinking glaciers and thawing permafrost – Speedup of landscape and seascape changes” incl. Invited lectures.
PLENARY SESSION 3: ”Looking into the future – The IPY 2032-2033 challenge” – incl. Invited lectures; A brief “Ignite session of discussions on the ICARP IV priority themes”.
POSTER SESSION and exhibition during the first two days
DAY 3 – DAY 6: glaciology and permafrost, marine and terrestrial environment & ecosystems, hydrology, atmosphere
and pollutants ISFJORDEN and BILLEJORDEN REGION & HORNSUND AREA FIELD WORKSHOP
-> 250 Euro for the conference & field workshop
-> 50 Euro for plenary sessions and meetings in LYB only
REGISTRATION & ABSTRACT SUBMISSION – IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
-> The call for abstract submissions is available here: https://forms.gle/g7rnQXXZ9WYE6rSq7 and will be open up to 31st March 2023
-> Decision on abstracts (talk/posters) up to 21st April 2023
-> Registration with payment from 22nd April to 22nd May 2023
ORGANIZERS & EXPECTED PARTNERSHIP & PATRONAGES:
-> Centre for Polar Studies (CPS): University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of Geophysics PAS, Institute of Oceanology PAS
-> Polish Polar Consortium (PPC)
-> International Environmental Doctoral School (IEDS)
-> Committee on Polar Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (CPR PAS)
-> Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS)
-> University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
-> International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
-> Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
Granted by the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Poland (Program Społeczna Odpowiedzialność Nauki / Doskonała Nauka DNK/SP/513817/2021).