After a few extra days to catch some late-arriving abstracts, the abstract submission process for the IPY Oslo Science Conference has now closed. We count approximately 2600 abstracts received, presenting us with the opportunity and the challenge of organizing and conducting one of the largest and most diverse conferences in the history of polar science.
In addition to the broad spectrum of IPY research, the conference will also offer:
Hundreds of early career researchers, excited to carry forward the energy and international cooperation of this IPY;
More than one hundred teachers, each of whom has submitted an abstract, and all of whom will join the full range of talks and events;
A polar information commons, featuring many polar data centers and the new Polar Information Commons (more information soon); and
Films, books, exhibits, food and fun.
Registration has opened. Early bird registration, and favourable access to hotel accommodations, will end on 8 March 2010. The entire team of session convenors, theme chairs, and steering group members make a vigorous effort to review all the abstracts, produce a draft program, and provide a quick response to all who submitted abstracts.
For more information, see the Konferanse web site.
For a media alert, and a press release, please visit the Konferanse media page or the press page on this site.