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IPY 2012 – Abstract submission deadline is Sept. 30

logoIPY2012 The IPY 2012 Conference is going to be held from 22 to 27 April 2012 in Montréal, Canada. The conference is targeted to the "Polar scientists, policy makers and academics, government and industry representatives from around the world."

The abstract submission deadline is September 30, 2011 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

The abstract should only be submitted online and the organizers have told that they won’t accept other forms of submission. Details on the procedure is given in the Abstract submission page of the conference website.

Themes of the conference presentations are divided into four different areas:

Area 1 – Science Highlights

Area 2 – Synthesis and Integration

Area 3 – From Knowledge to Action

Area 4 – Public Engagement, Education and Outreach

Specific themes are:

  • Polar regions and linkages to global systems and beyond.
  • Past, present and future changes in the Polar Regions.
  • Polar ecosystems, biodiversity and effects of human activities
  • Polar changes: health, society, culture and resources
  • New frontiers, technologies and data practices in polar research.
  • The knowledge-action interface: major lessons & findings emerging from the Polar Regions that require, and have potential for action.
  • Creating the conditions for action: factors affecting who uses polar knowledge, when, where, how and for what purposes.
  • Polar knowledge in action in sectors and projects: IPY findings that require, have potential for, or have resulted in action.
  • Realizing knowledge-to-action in policies, management and decision-making processes at all levels: local to global.
  • Enhancing knowledge to action: moving forward on maintaining collaborations and integrating knowledge.
  • Engaging the public in polar science and issues.
  • Inspiring the next generation: fostering education and outreach initiatives on polar science.
  • The role of the media in influencing political, business and societal decision-making.
  • Engaging consumer society in the value of polar science for underpinning policy and business decisions relating to energy, climate and food security.
  • Harnessing the power of digital media for citizen engagement in polar science.

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