Event Dates
2019-05-13 - 2019-05-15
Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, Republic of Korea

The 25th International Symposium on Polar Sciences organized by Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) will aim to bring polar scientists together to discuss their research findings and to promote international collaborative research. We cordially invite you to share your knowledge and perspectives on future outlook in Polar research.


Korea’s first icebreaking research vessel, Araon, was launched in 2009 and made her official maiden voyage to the Antarctica in 2010. Since then, she has made a series of research and supply cruises and became one of the world’s busiest research icebreaker, spending nearly 300 days away at sea every year. With Araon, KOPRI has devoted its passion and commitment to unveil the mysteries of Polar regions. In commemoration of the scientific dedication over the years and celebrating the 10th anniversary of Araon, the theme of the 25th International Symposium on Polar Sciences will be “Araon’s Journey through the Decade: Findings in Ocean, Earth and Paleoclimate Science”.


The following six sessions are proposed:

  • Response of the Southern Ocean to the Changing Climate
  • Changing Arctic Ocean: Understanding the impacts of climate changes and their global consequences
  • Geological and Geophysical (& Biological) processes in Circum‐Antarctic Ridges
  • Rapid change in Arctic sub‐seabed
  • Late Quaternary Ocean‐Cryosphere interactions in the Antarctic Ocean
  • Past analogue for future Arctic: Glacial and oceanographic perspective

The symposium website is currently under renovation. More information including the overview and preliminary program of the 25th International Symposium on Polar Sciences will be provided on the symposium website from January 14, 2019.

Abstract submission deadline is extended until February 28, 2019. Please register and submit your abstract at the symposium website.

Registration will be available on the symposium website from February 13 to April 26, 2019 .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: symposium [at] kopri.re.kr

Event Type
Conferences and Workshops