POLAR2018 Joint Meeting Set for June in Switzerland

Published: 18 October 2017

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and the International Arctic Science Committee will hold their POLAR2018 joint meeting from June 15 to 26, 2018, in Davos, Switzerland.

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) and the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) are co-hosting POLAR2018, which brings together research from the poles and high-altitude areas.

During the Open Science Conference from June 19 to 23, the annual Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs symposium will be held along with keynote presentations, mini-symposia, extended poster sessions, exhibitions, and a plenary lecture from the 2018 Arctic Observing Summit.

The program will include 65 sessions across 12 categories, including the session “Observing with autonomous vehicles in polar regions,” which focuses on topics such as scientific results from self-operating platforms and technological capabilities that assist research efforts in the polar environment. The abstract submission deadline to be considered for oral or poster presentations is November 1, 2017. To submit an abstract, go to POLAR2018’s Abstracts page.

For a full timeline of events or to learn more about POLAR2018, including travel and visa information, visit the POLAR2018 page.