Upcoming Events

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.

When: 
Sat, 05/08/2021 to Sun, 05/09/2021
Where: 
Tokyo, Japan

Note: The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial was originally scheduled for 21-22 November 2020, but was rescheduled to 08-09 May 2021.


In order to engage with Arctic scientists and knowledge holders on multiple levels, the ASM3 organizers plan to engage researchers at the several science meetings throughout 2020. These meetings will give the research community an opportunity to shape and develop the science-to-policy process resulting in the Arctic Science Ministerial Joint Statement to be signed in Tokyo.

When: 
Mon, 05/10/2021 to Fri, 05/14/2021
Where: 
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Please save the dates 10-14 May 2021 for the 7th ABoVE Science Team Meeting and Research to Operations Workshop. These back-to-back events, if held in person, will occur in Fairbanks, and look much like what we had planned for 2020, with the addition of some sort of virtual attendance option. If circumstances require us to hold an all-virtual meeting, we intend to conduct it over the same dates.

Note that the 16th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium in Fairbanks was recently postponed to 17-21 May 2021.

Environmental Changes in Polar Regions: New Problems - New Solutions
When: 
Thu, 05/13/2021 to Sat, 05/15/2021
Where: 
Toruń, Poland

Note: The 38th International Polar Symposium was originally scheduled to take place October 15-17, 2020.


The Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and the Polar Research Center in cooperation with The Committee on Polar Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Polar Consortium jointly organise the 38th International Polar Symposium.

Convergence at the Poles
When: 
Sun, 05/16/2021 to Fri, 05/21/2021
Where: 
University of Alaska Fairbanks

*This conference was originally scheduled to take place 14-18 September 2020, but was rescheduled to 16-21 May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.**


The symposium provides a platform for the exchange of current applied research and best practices, the presentation of new technology and further innovation, and the advancement of international cooperation in the circumpolar regions of the world. We look to build on the more than 100 participants and the record 50% attendance by students and early career researchers at the 15th ICRSS!

Towards an Understanding and Assessment of Human Impact on Coastal Marine Environments
When: 
Mon, 05/17/2021 to Fri, 05/21/2021
Where: 
Liège, Belgium

Note: The 52nd Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics was originally scheduled for May 2020, but was postponed to May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Past to Present
When: 
Mon, 05/24/2021 to Fri, 05/28/2021
Where: 
University of Pisa, Italy

This meeting was originally scheduled for 28th September - 2nd October 2020, 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: 
Wed, 06/02/2021 to Fri, 06/04/2021
Where: 
Portland, Maine

Held in Portland, Maine, USA, the Assembly of UArctic meeting is co-hosted by the University of New Hampshire, the University of Maine, the University of New England, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, the University of Southern Maine, and Dartmouth College.