119,3078Hosted by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the conference will be held on 8-11 July 2008, in St. Petersburg, Russia, under the theme, "Polar Research: Arctic and Antarctic Perspectives in the International Polar Year."

Conference attendees are advised to register before Tuesday, 1 April 2008, to benefit from the early bird registration fee.

For more information, including registration, instructions for submitting an abstract, and to apply for an IASC travel grant for early career scientists, please go to:

or contact:
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Phone: +44-1223-336550

International Arctic Science Committee
Phone: +46-8-6739613