In the face of the worldwide coronavirusis outbreak and taking into consideration limited healthcare facilities at the Hornsund Polish Polar Station, in order to ensure safety of the crew residing at the Station we hereby inform that as a preventive measure the Hornsund Polish Polar Station will remain closed to visitors for a period of 30 days, i.e. until April, 11 or until further notice.

    We therefore request all visitors, including Svalbard residents, to suspend their travel plans to the Hornsund Station. Hoping for your understanding, we appologize for all the inconvenience resulting from this decision.

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  • 38th International Polar Symposium “Environmental changes in polar regions: New problems – new solutions” – Toruń, Poland, 15-17 October 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 “Environmental changes in polar regions: New problems – new solutions” to be held on 15-17 October 2020.

    The IPS is a recurrent bi-annual scientific conference on widely understood polar topics. The conference has been very popular within the research communities in Poland and abroad for years. Now it gives again a great opportunity to exchange experiences, to discuss and to integrate experts from various fields who conduct their research in the Arctic, the Antarctic and elsewhere in the world.

    The IPS in 2020 is exceptional, since accompanied with a plenary meeting under an umbrella of the European Polar Board. We expect researcher from numerous countries, who will be participating in special topic sessions.

    Last but not least, the 45th anniversary of the NCU Polar Station on Spitsbergen will be celebrated during the IPS.


    Hotel Filmar, ul. Grudziądzka 39-43, Toruń


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  • A.B. Dobrowolski Polish Antarctic Station – Reactivation after years of neglect

    Bunger Hills – Marek Lewandowski and German Leichenkov about plans for joint scientific research

    We would like to invite you to watch the video from the meeting held on September 30–October 1, 2019 at the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
    In the video, Marek Lewandowski from the Institute of Geophysics PAS and German Leichenkov from the All-Russia Research Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources of the World Ocean speak about plans for joint scientific research in the Bunger Hills and the reactivation of the A.B. Dobrowolski Polish Antarctic Station.

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  • The Invited Lectures on Polar Research

    I N V I T A T I O N   T O   L E C T U R E

    Dr Heikki Lihavainen’a
    Director of the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS)

    lecture titled: “Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System
    -An international research infrastructure
    for Arctic Earth System Science (ESS)”

    to be held October 18, 2019 at 9:30 AM at the Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Silesia
    Assembly Hall (Będzińska st., 60, Sosnowiec)


    Also, the International Environmental Doctoral School associated with the Centre for Polar Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice are pleased to invite to the ceremony of inauguration of the academic year 2019/2020 to be held October 18, 2019 at 11 AM at the Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Silesia Assembly Hall (Będzińska st., 60, Sosnowiec).

    Inaugural lecture titled “Rapid Arctic change challenges our scientific approaches; are we equipped?” will be given by Prof. Dr. Kim Holmén, International Director Norwegian Polar Institute, The Chair of the Svalbard Integrated Earth Observing System (SIOS) Board of Directors.

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