Symposium on Polar Science to be hosted by National Institute of Polar Research

The National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo, Japan is going to host the 12th Symposium on Polar Science. The symposium, which aims to present and promote a wide variety of polar scientific research and interdisciplinary studies, will be held with an Online Meeting System from 15 to 18, November 2021.

NIPR began hosting the interdisciplinary Symposium on Polar Science in 2010 in an effort to communicate polar science research results worldwide. This symposium is held concurrently with the annual symposia on Antarctic Meteorites, Space and Upper Atmospheric Sciences, Polar Meteorology and Glaciology, Polar Geosciences, and Polar Biology to discuss the situation surrounding the latest research and field activities in these disciplines.

“Special sessions have been set up in years when intensive discussions were required due to the progress of each research field,” said Masaki Okada, associate professor of NIPR, who is in charge of this symposium.

“Now, the epidemic of the new coronavirus infection has had a tremendous impact on polar research. This year, we did not set up a special session because we thought that this situation required more detailed discussions in each area than discussions focused on specific issues. Researchers who have never participated in the past can think of it as an opportunity to concentrate on discussions in similar fields. We sincerely welcome new and active participants.

Please contact the chair of each session published on the symposium site.”

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