Save the Date – Symposium of the Netherlands Polar Programme

NWO and APECS would like to invite you to the annual Symposium of the Netherlands Polar Programme (NPP). This year’s polar symposium will take place December, 7th at NWO in The Hague. The symposium is entitled ‘Polar Impacts’.
The symposium programme is centered around three themes concentrating on the topic of Polar Impacts:

  • 1.“Environmental and climatic impacts”. We discuss recent research developments in the impacts the polar regions are facing, including climate change, economic activities, geopolitical issues, and societal developments.
  • 2.“Societal and cultural impacts”. We discuss the impacts of polar science on policy, society and arts.
  • 3.“Funding and governance impacts”. Recent developments at the European Polar Board, NWO, and specifically the Netherlands Polar Programme will be discussed, including changes in funding instruments, programme management and programme funding.

Apart from a poster session and presentations, there will be discussion groups revolving around the main themes, and a special APECS discussion group and an informal APECS NL dinner aimed at early career researchers.

More information and a detailed programme for the symposium will follow later.

You are invited to present a poster during the Symposium and can choose for this option on the registration form.The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is the 18th of November.

Due to room capacity, the symposium is limited to 120 attendees.

The symposium will be held on the 7th of December 2018 at NWO, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, 2593 CE in The Hague. The symposium will be English spoken.

For more information please contact

On behalf of the organising committee,
Dick van der Kroef (NWO-NPP), Debbie Liauw (NWO-NPP), Daan Blok (NWO-NPP), Rúna Magnússon (APECS-WUR), Linde van Bets (APECS-Wing), Esther Kokmeijer (APECS -freelance artist)

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