IPY 2012 Conference: From Knowledge to Action

April 22-27, 2012
Montréal, Canada

The IPY 2012 From Knowledge to Action Conference to be held in April 2012 features the latest polar research results from global leaders in Arctic and Antarctic science. Endorsed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Council for Science (ICSU) as the third and final conference of IPY 2007-2008, the “From Knowledge to Action Conference” will be hosted in Montréal, Canada from April 22-27, 2012.

The previous IPY conference held in Oslo June 2010 marked the official closure of IPY 2007-2008 activities and presented the first opportunity for direct interactions among all 160 IPY science cluster projects and an opportunity to publish early results from the IPY activities. At this Montréal IPY Conference, highlights and findings from IPY 2007-2008 as well as recent polar science assessments that are advancing our knowledge of the Polar Regions will be featured. This conference will contribute to the translation of new polar scientific findings into an evidence-based agenda for action that will influence global decisions, policies and outcomes over the coming years.

For more information, go to the conference web site: http://www.ipy2012montreal.ca/

Students and investigators involved in all aspects of polar research were invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster sessions to the meeting. The conference program includes four major program areas:

  • Science Highlights
  • Synthesis and Integration
  • From Knowledge to Action
  • Public Engagement, Education and Outreach

Travel Grant Opportunity: Applications are sought from students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty, and investigators at U.S. institutions for partial travel support for expenses to participate in the 2012 IPY Montréal Conference. Young investigators, students and members of under represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Travel support will also be offered to a small number of educators who are actively engaged in presenting information on polar studies in their classrooms.

Eligibility and Application: Successful applicants must present a talk or poster at the symposium and must be enrolled at or employed by a U.S. institution. Selection of applicants will be based upon relevance of research topic to conference themes. Priority will be given to students, young scientists, and members of under represented groups. The awards are expected to be in the $1500 to $2000 range with lesser amounts awarded to more well established applicants. All associated air travel must be on US-flagged carriers. Complete the IPY 2012 Montréal Travel Grant Application and submit it by e-mail to Tohru Saito at saitoiarc [dot] uaf [dot] edu.

Deadline for Applications: January 23, 2012.

If you have questions regarding this opportunity please contact:

Tohru Saito
International Arctic Research Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks
930 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
saito iarc [dot] uaf [dot] edu