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KOPRI smallThe 26th International Symposium on Polar Sciences (ISPS), organized by Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), will be held on May 12‐13, 2020 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. This symposium aims to bring polar scientists together to discuss their research findings and to promote international collaborative research. The organisers cordially invite you to share your knowledge and perspectives on future outlook in polar research.

The title of the Symposium is 'Finding solutions to global issues: Polar science and technology'. 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.

Acid nc scenery icebergsThe following six themes for sessions are proposed:

  • Polar climate and its global perspective;
  • Earth’s cryosphere and sea level change;
  • Advances in understanding the sea ice variability and changes in polar oceans;
  • Research for living organism adapted to the polar environment;
  • Innovative technologies in polar sciences;
  • Integrated approaches to climate change: IPCC SR1.5 and SROCC.

Abstract submission is open until 7 February 2020.  Registration opens on 7 February until 24 April 2020.

For full details, including the Circulars, please visit the 26th ISPS website.

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