POAC has a long and proud tradition as the premier international conference on ice engineering issues and topics related to coastal and offshore engineering in ice-covered waters. Around 200 participants from over 30 countries are expected to participate in four days of exciting presentations and discussion of research ideas.

The objective of POAC is to improve knowledge of ice-related problems by having scientists, technologists, and design and development engineers discuss and exchange ideas on relevant topics. In addition to personal communications, one major objective is to have other national and international organizations, industries, and research institutes engaged in work on the Arctic and Antarctic of interest to POAC, report their work at the POAC Conference.

Everyone is welcome to attend. The conferences have a very loyal following since they provide current information on the state-of-the-art of ice engineering in a friendly, informal atmosphere. People who attend POAC Conferences continue to attend on a regular basis.

The POAC 2023 conference will be held at the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK from June 12-14, 2023. Learn more and register here.