The University Centre in Svalbard, Norway (UNIS) and the Centre for Polar Studies, Poland (CPS) together with University of Oslo and University of Sheffield invite to conference and field workshops under the common title Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS).

The IPSiS main goal is to facilitate international and interdisciplinary cooperation in studies on the interactive effects of climate change on Arctic nature and societies. The meeting has a special focus on young scientists and PhD students in particular, and is meant to enable them to share ideas and acquire new skills and experiences in Arctic research, mainly by participating in the field workshops. The conference part of IPSiS will provide a venue where scientists, authorities, entrepreneurs and local inhabitants will have an opportunity to meet, exchange experience and discuss monitoring the current climate change and its effects in the Arctic. The plenary sessions of the conference will be open to general audience including Longyearbyen citizens, authorities and entrepreneurs.

Abstracts of oral presentations and posters are welcomed for submission. A booklet of abstracts will be prepared and available as a PDF file.

Workshop application deadline: 15 May 2015
Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2015
Early registration deadline: 30 June 2015

For abstract submission and registration, please go to

For further information, please contact Maja Lisowska (