IPSiS Meeting

Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS) Meeting

Scientific Conference & Field Workshops

18-24 September 2015
Longyearbyen & Hornsund, Svalbard, Arctic

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The University Centre in Svalbard, Norway (UNIS) and the Centre for Polar Studies, Poland (CPS) together with University of Oslo and University of Sheffield invite to conference and field workshops under the common title Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS). 

The IPSiS main goal is to facilitate international and interdisciplinary cooperation in studies on the interactive effects of climate change on Arctic nature and societies. The meeting has a special focus on young scientists and PhD students in particular, and is meant to enable them to share ideas and acquire new skills and experiences in Arctic research, mainly by participating in the field workshops.

The conference part of the IPSiS will provide a venue where scientists, authorities, entrepreneurs and local inhabitants will have an opportunity to meet, exchange experience and discuss monitoring the current climate change and its effects in the Arctic. The plenary sessions of the conference will be open to general audience including Longyearbyen citizens, authorities and entrepreneurs.


Important dates:

  • Abstract submission, application for workshops: 25 May 2015
  • Notification on acceptance of abstracts and participation in workshops: 15 June 2015
  • Registration with regular fee rate (fee 1000 NOK): 30 June 2015
  • Late registration: 31 July 2015 (fee 1500 NOK)

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