Event Type

Polar Regions, Climate Change and Society

Event Dates
2020-09-06 - 2020-09-11
Cologne, Germany

*Update: The 28th International Polar Conference unfortunately has to be cancelled. Due to the special situation caused by the Corona crisis, currently large meetings cannot be realized allover in Germany until end of August, and furthermore, the venue at the University of Cologne might not be available because of possible shifts of lectures and seminars until the end of the summer term, that means, end of September 2020. We very much regret to take this decision. We hope to carry out the 28th International Polar Conference at a later time.

Any registration fees that have been already paid by bank transfer will be refunded. For any further question, please contact the DGP office at geschaeftsstelle at polarforschung.de*

The German Society for Polar Research invites you to attend the 28th International Polar Conference to discuss the polar regions, climate change and consequences for the earth system and society. Contributions are welcome in the field of polar and high mountain research covering the following and related topics:

  • Polar Research in a Changing Society
  • Humans in the Changing Arctic
  • Coole Klassen – Polarbildung in der Schule
  • Atmosphere, Sea-Ice, and the Polar Ocean
  • Glaciers, Ice Sheets and Sea-level Rise
  • Hunting the Oldest Ice
  • Tectonics and Geodynamic Processes of Polar Regions
  • Stratigraphy and Evolutionary Dynamics at High Latitudes
  • Facing Polar Climate Change: Insights from the Past
  • Permafrost in a warming World: Impacts and Consequences
  • Organisms in the face of Climate Change: Discoveries and New Approaches
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics in Polar Regions
  • Needs for Innovative Polar Infrastructure
  • Polar Resources and Governance: Chances and Risks
  • Polar Ecosystems: State, Changes and Management
  • Polar Research through the Lens of an Artist

Conference language: English (special German Sessions are possible).

Deadline for registration as well as for the submission of abstracts: 30 April 2020.