Societal relevance of polar research
The scientific conference and workshops
27th- 28th November 2018
Venue: Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences,
Powstańców Warszawy street 55, Sopot 81-712, POLAND
Representatives of natural sciences, in the era of rapidly growing number of projects and plans for the polar research, are encouraged more than ever before to reflect upon the significance and relevance of the scientific research in polar regions for the wider society. This is linked with the other question, namely, how the polar research is perceived and understood by the community, by decision makers, by media and opinion trendsetters.
To stimulate discussion about both topics we would like to examine the relevance of polar research among different countries and particular societies that are rooted in the tradition, history and geographical settings. Due to the 100 th anniversary of regaining independence there will be a wider presentation of case studies from Poland.
The scientific conference and workshop will be devoted to: (1) presentation and discussion of state of art of interdisciplinary scientific knowledge about social relevance of polar research; (2) brain-storming new ideas, that through excellent studies and well-designed outreach could boost the significance of polar research in contemporary societies in different parts of the world; (3) developing a network of institutions interested in establishing closer cooperation on societal relevance of polar research and preparation proposals to international funding programs.
The language of the meeting is English, authors of presentations are encouraged to present their contributions as papers in peer reviewed journals and in Springer thematic book.
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre for Polar Studies,
Centre for Polar Studies – the Leading National Research Centre
Committee of Polar Research Polish Academy of Sciences (Section of Social Sciences and Polish Polar Research History),
Polish Polar Consortium
with the support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Jan Marcin Weslawski firstname.lastname@example.org – local host, chairman
Michał Łuszczuk email@example.com – scientific chairman
Magdalena Łącka firstname.lastname@example.org and Tymon Zieliński – Tymon@iopan.gda.pl – conference secretariat
27th November – Tuesday:
11.00 – 13.00 welcome, invited presentations (20 minutes each)
13.00- 14.00 lunch
14.00 – 17.00 invited presentations (20 minutes each)
19.00 – dinner
28th November – Wednesday
09.00 – 12.00 – panel discussion /workshop
13.00 – lunch
Meeting is estimated for some 50 participants.
All persons who are interested in, to present contribution or take part in the discussion, please email the abovementioned committee members.