Societal relevance of polar research

The scientific conference and workshops

27th- 28th November 2018

Venue:  Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences,
Powstańców Warszawy street 55, Sopot 81-712, POLAND

Representatives of natural sciences, in the era of rapidly growing number of projects and plans for the polar research, are encouraged more than ever before to reflect upon the significance and relevance of the scientific research in polar regions for the wider society. This is linked with the other question, namely, how the polar research is perceived and understood by the community, by decision makers, by media and opinion trendsetters.
To stimulate discussion about both topics we would like to examine the relevance of polar research among different countries and particular societies that are rooted in the tradition, history and geographical settings. Due to the 100th anniversary of regaining independence there will be a wider presentation of case studies from Poland.  
The scientific conference and workshop will be devoted to: (1) presentation and discussion of state of art of interdisciplinary scientific knowledge about social relevance of polar research; (2) brain-storming new ideas, that through excellent studies and well-designed outreach could boost the significance of polar research in contemporary societies in different parts of the world; (3) developing a network of institutions interested in establishing closer cooperation on societal relevance of polar research and preparation proposals to international funding programs.
The language of the meeting is English, authors of presentations are encouraged to present their contributions as papers in peer reviewed journals and in Springer thematic book.

Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre for Polar Studies,
Centre for Polar Studies - the Leading National Research Centre
Committee of Polar Research Polish Academy of Sciences (Section of Social Sciences and Polish Polar Research History),
Polish Polar Consortium
with the support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

Organising Committee
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First circular

wiadomość dodano 2 lipca 2018

XXXVII Sympozjum Polarne

8-10 czerwca 2018, Poznań

7.06.2018 - Icebreaker / Spotkanie Komitetu Badań Polarnych PAN
8-10.06.2018 - Termin Sympozjum

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The European Polar Board (EPB) and EU-PolarNet are pleased to announce the launch of the European Polar Infrastructure Database. The database, which includes detailed information on European stations, vessels and aircraft available for Arctic and Antarctic research, provides a valuable information source to support the planning of polar research fieldwork and an up to date inventory of European logistical capabilities in the polar regions. The database is fully updateable, with infrastructure managers able to access and manage information on their facilities, and new facilities can be added.

The European Polar Infrastructure Database was compiled by the EPB in collaboration with EU-PolarNet, with data provided by the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), the International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT), and EUROFLEETS2. Work on the database was led by Yves Frenot (Institut Polaire Francais Paul Emile Victor (IPEV)) and Gonçalo Vieira (University of Lisbon (IGOT-UL)) through their work in the EU-PolarNet project. Other contributors to the development of the database were Luis Encalada (IGOT-UL), Carla Mora (IGOT-UL), Joseph E Nolan (EPB), and Renuka Badhe (EPB).

To access the European Polar Infrastructure Database, visit


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wiadomość dodano 7 kwietnia 2018



57e3c6e0355f8c73308f0645 Logo CCAMLR Vertical ColorThree leading Antarctic organisations announced opportunities for early-career researchers. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) are working together to attract talented early-career researchers, scientists, engineers and other professionals to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in fields such as climate, biodiversity, conservation, humanities, technologies and astrophysics research.


  SCAR and COMNAP have again joined forces to launch fellowships for early-career researchers. SCAR will offer 3 to 4 fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2018 and COMNAP will offer up to 1 fellowship with funding of up to USD $15,000.  The fellowships enable early-career researchers to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating partnerships that last for many years and over many Antarctic field seasons. Note that the application process for SCAR and COMNAP fellowships are now separate and the eligibility criteria differs. The deadline for SCAR and COMNAP fellowship applications is 11 JULY 2018.

  The SCAR and COMNAP schemes are launched in conjunction with the Scientific Scholarship Scheme of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).  The CCAMLR Scholarship provides funding of up to AUD $30,000 to assist early-career scientists to participate in the work of the CCAMLR Scientific Committee and its working groups over a period of two years.  The objective of the scheme is to build capacity within the CCAMLR scientific community to help generate and sustain the scientific expertise needed to support the work of CCAMLR in the long-term.  The deadline for CCAMLR scholarship applications is 1 OCTOBER 2018.

All three schemes are being jointly promoted by the three organisations.

For more information on SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships, visit the SCAR website,

or the COMNAP website

For information on CCAMLR Scholarships, visit the CCAMLR website


wiadomość dodano 7 kwietnia 2018








Podczas spotkania EU-Polarnet w Tallinie (27-28.03) przedstawiono informacje na temat nowych inicjatyw i projektów, które warto spopularyzować w Polsce.

Zapraszamy zatem do zajrzenia na strony:

EU Arctic Cluster:
ARICE: (Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium):
Portugalskiego programu polarnego:


wiadomość dodano 29 marca 2018