Polar Systems Under Pressure

Event Dates

The German Society for Polar Research invites you to the 27th International Polar Conference at the University of Rostock, Germany, 25th – 29th March 2018, to discuss the cold region changes and consequences.

The cold regions of the Earth – Arctic, Antarctica and the high mountain ranges – are exposed to fundamental changes due to global warming and direct anthropogenic pressures. The Arctic sea ice as well as glaciers in Greenland and Alpine mountains are not only losing huge areas, but also habitats for many unique organisms depending on the cold habitats. The terrestrial permafrost is thawing leading to increased greenhouse gas emissions. However, these changes ranging from loss in cryospheric extent to coastal erosion or neobiota have many but yet unknown consequences for polar physico-chemical, biogeochemical and geological processes as well as for polar organisms and their ecosystems.

Contributions are welcome in the field of polar and high mountain research covering the following and related topics:

  • Cryosphere – Glaciology, Sea Ice, Permafrost
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Climate and Atmosphere
  • Polar Oceans
  • Biological Responses, Acclimation and Adaptation
  • Biogeochemical Cycles and Food Webs
  • Modern Methods in Polar Research
  • Historical and Socio-Economic Aspects
  • Report Colloquium of the DFG SPP 1158
  • "Cool Classes“: Polar Topics at Schools

Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts: extended to 22 December 2017.