CANCELED: 26th International Symposium on Polar Sciences

Finding Solutions to Global Issues: Polar Science and Technology

When: 12 May 2020 to 13 May 2020

Where: Korea Polar Research Institute Incheon, Republic of Korea

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We regret to inform you that the 26th ISPS, scheduled on 12-13 May 2020 in Incheon, Korea, is canceled as a proactive measure against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Korea.

The Organizing Committee decided to cancel the symposium in consideration of 1. the current domestic and foreign situation, 2. the government guideline to postpone or cancel the group event, and 3. the risk of infection and any possible inconvenience related to quarantine after traveling to Korea.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need further information. (symposium [at]

Best regards,
The 26th ISPS Secretariat

This symposium aims 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.

Humanity is undergoing dramatic global climate changes and facing global issues such as extreme weather, rising sea levels, food and water shortage. ‘IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate’ has also expressed concern about rapid sea level rise and the possibility of increasing frequency of extreme sea level events in the near future.

The polar region is the place that holds the oldest climate records and shows the environmental changes earlier and clearer than any other place on earth.

During the symposium, we will highlight the findings in polar science and technology to understand the changes we are currently experiencing in the global perspective and to find the solutions to those global issues.

Abstract submission deadline is extended until February 21, 2020.

Registration will be available at the symposium website until April 24, 2020.