There's still time for media to register for the largest polar science meeting ever held. The conference will celebrate and publish early results from the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY).
WHAT: International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference
WHEN: June 8 to 12, 2010
WHERE: Norway Trade Fairs, Lillestrom, Norway (15 minutes by train from Oslo)
MEDIA REGISTRATION: http://www.ipy-osc.no/article/2010/1265207747.88
The conference is the first opportunity after completion of IPY field activities for direct interaction among participants from all 160 IPY science cluster projects. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for journalists to keep up to date with the latest in global climate research some of which will provide the scientific foundation for COP16 in Mexico in November, and the next IPCC report.
REGISTER NOW: To get full access to the conference activities and content, media will need to obtain a participant card. Media representatives are eligible for waived registration fees. Eligibility for press registration must be substantiated through submission of the Press Registration Form with the required documentation.
For more information on the procedure for press registration: http://www.ipy-osc.no/article/2010/1265207747.88
Included in the participant card is free transport between the city and the venue, a free lunch at the venue, and access to social events. To receive your card on arrival, register before June 1.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THIS CONFERENCE:
IPY was an intensive, internationally coordinated scientific research campaign in the Arctic and the Antarctic sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). In two action-packed years, IPY researchers observed exciting new phenomena, made fundamental scientific discoveries, developed new methods and tools, advanced interdisciplinary and international links in polar science and, most importantly, gained new understanding of the role of the Polar Regions in the total Earth system.
The IPY Oslo Science Conference will emphasize the breadth and global impact of polar research during IPY. It will highlight the extraordinary interdisciplinary and multinational efforts in research and in communication of research to the public. Participants will present early scientific results from all the IPY themes, particularly in the urgent areas of:
To view the conference program: http://elsevier.conference-services.net/programme.asp?conferenceID=1976
ONSITE MEDIA SERVICES:
Plenary speakers will be urged to make themselves available for questions from the press immediately after their lectures. Suitable backdrops and the necessary lights will be provided at these improvised press conferences.
|Contact: Mr. Kristen Ulstein|
Arctic Institute of North America