Upcoming Events

When: 
Mon, 02/22/2021 to Fri, 02/26/2021
Where: 
Neuharlingersiel, Germany

Note: The 5th OGGM workshop was originally scheduled to take place from June 8th to 12th 2020, but was postponed to February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The OGGM workshop is an annual, informal meeting for developers, users, and future users of the Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) model. The workshop is open to any interested scientist (within the limits of our capacities!).

Who can participate?

Polar Regions, Climate Change and Society
When: 
Sun, 02/28/2021 to Thu, 03/04/2021
Where: 
Potsdam, Germany

Note: The 28th International Polar Conference was originally scheduled for 6 September to 11 September 2020 in Cologne, Germany, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The 28th International Polar Conference of the Germany Society of Polar Research had to be postponed and will now be held in Potsdam, 28 Feb – 04 March 2021.

From Past to Present
When: 
Mon, 03/01/2021

This meeting was originally scheduled for 28th September - 2nd October 2020 at the University of Pisa, Italy, but was postponed to 24-28 May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new registration, abstract submission and fee payment deadline is 1st March, 2021.

When: 
Tue, 03/02/2021 to Thu, 03/04/2021
Where: 
Reykjavík, Iceland

The International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region was originally scheduled to be held 28-30 September 2020, but will now be held 2-4 March 2021 at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel, (https://www.hilton.is/) Reykjavik, Iceland.


The Government of Iceland in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers is hosting an International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region in April 2020 in connection with the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

The Arctic: Regional Changes, Global Impacts
When: 
Fri, 03/19/2021 to Fri, 03/26/2021
Where: 
Lisboa, Portugal

Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is an annual gathering of international organizations involved in Arctic research. It is designed to strengthen collaborations across academia, government agencies, local communities, industry, non-governmental organizations and other Arctic stakeholders.

When: 
Sat, 03/20/2021 to Fri, 03/26/2021
Where: 
Lisbon, Portugal

Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO) is a country membership organization that promotes dialogue on logistics and operational support for scientific research in the Arctic.

FARO facilitates information exchange, establishment of cooperation and development of new ideas among national operators of ships, stations and aircrafts in the Arctic. FARO enables countries to optimize logistics and operational support for scientific research in the Arctic.

When: 
Mon, 03/29/2021 to Thu, 04/01/2021
Where: 
Höfn, Iceland

Save the date for the Polar Educators International Workshop that will take place in Höfn, Iceland. The link above will eventually have more information for this workshop.

Celebrating the Scientific Legacy of John T. Andrews
When: 
Thu, 04/15/2021 to Sat, 04/17/2021
Where: 
Boulder, Colorado

Note: The 50th Arctic Workshop was scheduled for 29 August – 1 September 2020 but was postponed to 15 – 17 April 2021.

Read the full statement here.


Founder of the Arctic Workshop, John T. Andrews has been a pioneer in advancing our understanding of Pleistocene ice sheets, their interaction with adjacent oceans, and their profound influence on the Earth system.

When: 
Fri, 04/30/2021

Frozen Pasts 5 was originally scheduled for 15-18 September 2020, but was postponed to 7-10 September 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Frozen Pasts 5 will be held 7-10 September 2021 in Chico Hot Springs Resort in Pray, Montana.

These are unsettled times, but we are holding out hope for convening the 5th International Frozen Pasts Conference (FP5) on the human dimensions of glacial and ice patch environments at all latitudes and on all continents.

When: 
Mon, 05/03/2021 to Thu, 05/06/2021
Where: 
Tvärminne Zoological Station, 120km southwest of Helsinki, Finland

Unfortunately the Polar Microbes Symposium has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and rescheduled for May 3-6, 2021. We hope that you and your families stay safe during this uncertain time and we look forward seeing you in 2021.


The 2nd Symposium on Polar Microbes and Viruses will take place at Tvärminne Zoological Station, 120km southwest of Helsinki, Finland, Monday May 4 to Thursday May 7, 2020.