-> 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
-> 1-2 September: local field workshop /Isfjorden region/ a cruise to Petuniabukta and a guided walking trip to Adventdalen
TARGET GROUPS: ECRs & Svalbard research community
August 30, 9:00 am – opening of the IPS-2023 at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), in Møysalen;
August 30, 9:30 am – 7:30 pm – 1st day of the scientific conference incl. five keynote lectures, participants’ talks, poster session & standing reception;
August 31, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm – 2nd day of the scientific conference incl. three keynote lectures, participants’ talks, panel session with discussion, poster session, closing remarks & wrap-up;
OPTION 1: Hornsund & Isfjorden region on the Horyzont II board
August 31, 6:30 pm – transfer to m/s Horyzont II;
August 31, 7:30 pm – dinner on shipboard;
September 1 – 2 – Hornsund, Werenskioldbreen and visiting the Polish Polar Station (PPS);
September 3 – Brepollen workshop from the ship’s deck;
September 4 – Petuniabukta workshop based on AMUPS-Adam Mickiewicz University Polar Station;
September 4, approx. 6:00 pm – return to Longyearbyen;
OPTION 2: Billefjorden & Adventdalen region
September 1 – Petuniabukta workshop based on AMUPS-Adam Mickiewicz University Polar Station;
September 2 – Longyearbyen – a guided walking trip to Adventdalen valley or Longyearbreen.

IPS-2023 PROGRAMME and useful information


-> 250 Euro for the conference & field workshop
-> 50 Euro for plenary sessions and meetings in LYR only / local field workshop (Petuniabukta, Adventdalen)
incl. coffee breaks, lunches, the first-day reception

To reduce the cost of participation in IPS-2023, we have IASC travel grants support for ECRs (9 x approx. 500 EUR),
and we have booked hotel in LYR at a special price (approx. EUR 100 in a single room per night or half price in a double room)!
-> The call for abstract submissions is available here: https://forms.gle/g7rnQXXZ9WYE6rSq7 and is extended to 14th April 2023! 
-> Decision on abstracts (talk/posters) up to 5th May 2023
-> Registration with payment was available until 📆 June 5, 2023: https://forms.gle/meaFy5CdNBKXeQhx5
On May 5, we will open a call for travel grants supported by IASC.
You can apply for a travel grant if you meet the following criteria:
1️⃣ IASC funds may be used to support participants from IASC member countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA),
2️⃣ ECRs may receive funding from IASC a maximum of four times within any five-year period during which they are considered early career (up to five years past final degree),
3️⃣ your abstract has been accepted by the scientific committee.
-> 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)

CONTACT: polarknow@us.edu.pl



Granted by the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Poland (Program Społeczna Odpowiedzialność Nauki / Doskonała Nauka DNK/SP/513817/2021).

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