The International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) was an undertaking in globally-urgent science that attracted more than 50,000 participants from 60 countries. The IPY Oslo Science Conference (IPY-OSC) will gather the full community to celebrate the accomplishments of the IPY, to display and explore the richness of IPY data, and to chart future directions for polar and global science.

The conference will consist of over thirty sessions designed around the following six themes:

Theme 1 - Linkages between polar regions and global systems
Theme 2 - Past, present, and future changes in polar regions
Theme 3 - Polar ecosystems and biodiversity
Theme 4 - Human dimensions of change: Health, society, and resources
Theme 5 - New frontiers, data practices, and directions in
polar research
Theme 6 - Polar science education, outreach, and communication

For further details about the themes and their correlating sessions, including specific session contacts, please click on the links in the left sidebar at:

Submission of abstracts will be accepted through Wednesday, 20 January 2010. Abstracts must be submitted to a specific session. To read the complete call for abstracts, please go to:

Registration for the IPY-OSC will open in mid-December.

For further information, please go to:
Or contact:
Asgeir Knudsen