World Federation of Science Journalists

Oslo Science Conference

8-12 June Oslo is hosting the largest polar science meeting ever – to celebrate and publish early results from the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY). This conference is the first opportunity after completion of the IPY field activities for direct interaction among all the 160 IPY science cluster projects.

LINK UP WITH VALUABLE CONTACTS AND ACCESS EXCELLENT RESEARCH!
This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to get up to pace with the latest in global climate research - some of which will provide the scientific foundation for COP16 in Mexico in November, as well as the next IPCC report.

REGISTER NOW:
To get full access to the conference activities and content, press will need to obtain a participants card. Press representatives are eligible for waived registration fees. Eligibility for press registration must be substantiated through submission of the Press Registration Form with the required documentation.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROCEDURE FOR PRESS REGISTRATION.
To get the card on arrival make sure you go through registration before 1st of June.

WHAT:
  • More than 2000 participants.
  • Multidisciplinary and international conference. Participation from about 60 nations.
  • Main focus: Climate research - Highly relevant to COP 16 in Mexico in November. The conference will provide direct access to the leading polar scientists of the world, discussing first-hand evidence for change in Polar Regions.
  • Altogether 2600 abstracts received, 1200 oral presentations, almost 40 sessions.
  • Meet the next generation of polar scientists, more than 500 from around the world. Already one of the most successful conferences in terms of young scientist participation.
  • Results and reports from one of the largest infusions of new ideas and new resources into science education and outreach.
WHEN:
Tuesday, June 8 - Friday, June 12, 2010

There are a number of pre-conference and post-conference activities, PolarTEACHERS, Early career workshop, Excursions. Refer to the conference website for details.

WHERE:
Norway Trade Fairs, Lillestrøm, Norway (15 min from Oslo City Centre).

Most participants will stay in hotels in Oslo. Included in the participants card is free transport between the city and the venue, a free lunch at the venue and social events.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Mr Kristen Ulstein, Senior Communication Adviser
The Research Council of Norway
Stensberggt. 26, NO-0131 Oslo, Norway
Email: ku@rcn.no Cell: +47 97 09 08 58

For more informationhttp://www.ipy-osc.no/